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Why choose Ocean Independence?

Discover the pinnacle of luxury yachting with Ocean Independence, blending high-touch service with unrivalled expertise for your ultimate charter experience.

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  • 14 offices worldwide provide global reach and local expertise wherever you want to go
  • The world’s largest fleet of luxury yachts for charter
  • Service personalised to you and dedicated staff to make your trip totally seamless
  • End-to-end service and 24/7 support while you are travelling

Yacht Charter Offers Special rates on select yacht charters

A variety of private yachts from our outstanding charter fleet are offering special rates on specific upcoming dates in a range of destinations. Whether you are looking for a last-minute getaway on a modern motor yacht or a classic sailing yacht charter, don't miss the chance to take advantage of these bespoke yacht charter offers. Contact us to find out more about our luxury yacht rentals.

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What you can expect A Step-by-step guide to yacht charter

Choose your destination

Whether you have a specific charter destination in mind or are looking to be inspired, our specialist brokers can guide and advise you with this important first step in planning your private yacht charter experience.

Your requirements

From budget and type of yacht to number of guests and onboard facilities, understanding your requirements is of course key to crafting the perfect yacht vacation. We will consider everything from your preferred ambience to onboard activities and shore-side excursions.

Find the perfect yacht

Our mission is to deliver you the ultimate luxury yacht charter experience and matching you with the ideal yacht is an essential ingredient. The next step in our yacht charter guide is for your broker to take into account factors such as the crew, facilities, cruising areas, tech and toys to identify a shortlist of yachts for your consideration.

Book your charter

Once you have decided that you wish to proceed with booking the charter and have selected the dates you would like to travel, you will be issued a contract. Your dedicated charter consultant will be on hand throughout the entire booking process to answer any questions that you may have.

Create your itinerary

A superyacht charter provides the ultimate personalised holiday. Your dedicated charter consultant will work with you to plan every aspect of your itinerary, from where you drop anchor each day to dining, activities and excursions.

Your Captain and crew

Your Captain and highly trained crew members will be fully briefed on your preferences and needs so that, no matter what time you want to sleep, eat or play, your needs will be pre-empted. Every detail will be taken care of to assure you and your guests the ultimate charter experience.

The Charter Lifestyle Private yacht experiences beyond compare

The Highest Standards In Yacht Chartering

With the world’s largest luxury charter fleet, our yachts offer the best in marine technology, design, entertainment, equipment and crew. By visiting the private yacht on a regular basis, we ensure that the high standards of Ocean Independence are maintained so that you can enjoy first-class service and facilities.

Discover The World's Best-Kept Secrets

Visit remote and unusual destinations from the comfort when you hire a luxury yacht. From Antarctica to Southeast Asia, go where you want, when you want, and visit secret hideaways and remote islands that can only be reached by water.

Your Private Luxury Resort At Sea

A superyacht charter is the ultimate holiday. Wake up to stunning views of your choice every morning and spend the day relaxing or seeking adventure, whilst enjoying round the clock 7-star service dedicated entirely to you and your guests - all in complete privacy.

A Different View Every Day

Flexibility is one of the biggest advantages of chartering a private luxury yacht, with each and every day of your yacht charter offering a different view and a new and exciting experience. Your tailored itinerary takes into consideration the preferences of every guest and is easily adaptable if your plans change while on board.

Entertainment At The Fore

Your superyacht rental will come equipped with a selection of toys to suit your itinerary – while inside and on deck, you can expect high-grade AV, Wi-Fi and entertainment systems. For those who want to relax and unwind, many private yacht charters come with full spa facilities. Onshore excursions, entertainment and dining can be arranged by the crew at your request.

The Ultimate Personal Service

Even the very best hotels in the world cannot deliver the level of personal service you will receive on board our superyachts for charter. Your Captain and crew are on hand day and night to orchestrate every detail, while a dedicated chef will create world-class cuisine tailored to your individual requirements and preferences.

Everything you need to know about the charter lifestyle Your Guide to Yacht Charter

Charter Guide

Your guide to chartering a yacht

Let us guide you through the superyacht charter process, from finding the perfect motor or sailing yacht and destination, to the contracts and onboard etiquette.

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Bespoke luxury yacht charter experiences

No matter what type of yacht charter vacation or holiday you are looking for, we will craft a unique rental experience just for you, where the unimaginable becomes reality.

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Why charter a yacht with Ocean Independence?

At Ocean Independence, our Team is passionately committed to ensuring that your superyacht charter is designed and tailored specifically to you. We focus on every detail of your luxury yacht rental to create an unforgettable, unsurpassed experience of a lifetime.

Supported by 14 offices worldwide with 23 languages spoken, your dedicated yacht charter broker will use their unrivalled knowledge, contacts and insights to help you choose the ideal luxury charter yacht. Alongside your yacht hire, you also select a cruising area and itinerary to suit your interests, whether it’s a family holiday, a romantic break or a corporate event.

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The Ocean Independence Difference

The World's Largest Luxury Charter Fleet

Operating the largest luxury yacht fleet available for charter in the world today, Ocean Independence’s yacht charter brokers offer huge diversity. Whether you are planning a family holiday, a catch-up with friends, a jet-set adventure or a significant corporate event, and whether you require a motor yacht or sailing yacht, our yachts for charter include the very best in design, technology, entertainment and crew.

The Ultimate In Personalised Service

You will have a dedicated consultant from the moment you first get in touch until after your holiday has ended. We will work with you to guide your yacht charter and craft your perfect experience, with every detail carefully considered and personalised – from the food prepared by your private onboard chef to ensuring you have every comfort catered for during your stay.

Local Knowledge And Expertise

Chartering is about more than just the yacht – it is discovering unusual yachting destinations only accessible by water, exploring the extraordinary and capturing those perfect Instagram moments. With our local knowledge, specialist contacts and complete flexibility, we can create a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

A Dedicated End-To-End Experience

In addition to helping you choose the perfect yacht and itinerary, your dedicated yacht charter broker can assist in providing private jets, transfers, hotels and luxury cars to complete your charter experience. Our service is 24/7 so that, whatever you need, wherever you are, there is always a member of our team on hand to help.

We Work With Captains And Crew To Create A Totally Unique Experience

"Your Ideal Yacht With An Amazing Crew In The Perfect Location - Add In The Little Details, Like Knowing The Best Spot To Watch The Sunset, For The Definitive Bespoke Holiday."

Saul Varndell-Baxter - Charter Broker

The Ultimate End-to-End Yacht Charter Experience Private Aviation

Through our private aviation department, we offer the same 7-star service in the air as we do at sea. From light private jets and helicopter transfers to VIP airliners, let us arrange your all your private travel for the ultimate end-to-end yacht chartering vacation.

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Our Expertise Your Dedicated Yacht Charter Consultant

When choosing Ocean Independence to organise your luxury yacht charter, you will benefit from a dedicated charter broker who will be committed to creating and delivering your perfect fully personalised luxury experience. Your highly experienced consultant will use their unrivalled knowledge, contacts, and insights to help you choose the ideal cruising area, itinerary and yacht for charter.

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Charter Management Getting the most from your private yacht

Thinking of offering your private yacht for charter? Our Team of professional charter management specialists have years of experience in all aspects of the yachting industry, allowing us to efficiently market, book and manage your yacht for charter.

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Find the Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Yacht Charter Yacht Charter FAQs

Why should I use a broker when booking a superyacht for charter?

As the ultimate luxury holiday, a superyacht rental can be tailored uniquely to your needs and preferences. Our experienced brokers work with you to understand which private yacht for charter is perfect for you. Then, using their global network of over 3,000 luxury yachts for charter, they will find all available yachts that match your requirements. Using their extensive local knowledge, your Charter Broker can work with the Captain to advise a charter itinerary that is totally unique to you. Should you have questions at any stage of the charter process, your broker will be available to assist.

Is there a contract involved in my yacht booking?

Once you have decided you wish to proceed with booking your superyacht for charter, we will issue you with a contract. This is likely one of two standard contracts depending on the cruising region. The most common is the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) charter agreement, endorsed by a leading London maritime lawyer. This contract has evolved over the last 20 years and is now regarded as the reliable industry standard. The two-part American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) agreement is primarily used in the U.S. and with U.S.-flagged vessels, also adopting terms from the MYBA agreement.

What additional costs will I pay on top of the yacht charter rate?

What is and is not included in the price of your superyacht for charter varies from yacht to yacht and you may be expected to pay the following in addition to the set charter rate:
– APA – The APA, or Advanced Provisioning Allowance, represents the operating expenses that you will incur during your stay on board, including but not limited to fuel, berthing fees, customs charges and food and beverages.
– Shipping/supply agent fees
– Local taxes
– Delivery fees

Your broker will gladly advise you on all additional charges during the process of selecting your luxury yacht for charter.

When do I transfer funds?

In most cases, you will be required to pay (by wire transfer) a 50% deposit of the total yacht hire fee upon signing the Charter Agreement. The remaining 50% of the charter fee plus the APA and any applicable taxes, delivery fees and security deposit are due one month before the beginning of your charter.

How does the chef know our likes and dislikes?

Culinary excellence is often the highlight of any yacht charter, and your personal chef will ensure your dining experience is no different. Prior to your charter, we will ask you to complete an information sheet noting your culinary preferences or any special dietary requirements, beverages, newspapers, flowers or other special requests. Details on any medical issues, allergies and special occasions can be noted. We encourage you to divulge as much information as possible to give the crew a detailed understanding before you step on board your luxury yacht for a charter like no other.

Will the steward / stewardess deal with my laundry?

It is common practice on most luxury yachts for charter that small quantities of personal laundry are carried out by the yacht’s crew as a service. Please note that these terms also allow the crew to refuse politely to do excessive quantities of laundry on board or to handle particularly delicate items. It may be possible to have certain laundry done ashore professionally if time allows, the cost of which will be deducted from the APA.

Do I pay a gratuity?

If your time on board a private yacht rental has been everything you hoped it would be, by all means, show your appreciation with a gratuity. However, please note that, on all superyachts for charter, although crew gratuities are customary, they are left at your sole discretion. As a guideline, we would suggest between 10% and 20% of the charter fee to be split equally between the crew depending on the level of service.

Can I smoke on board?

Generally, on luxury yachts for charter, smoking is not permitted inside the yacht for safety reasons. Many private yachts operate a policy of smoking permitted on deck only; however, please check the policy as each yacht varies in its approach to smoking on board.

How long is a yacht charter season?

Typically, two seasons are ideal for chartering a private yacht. The summer season lasts from the beginning of May until the end of October and mainly revolves around the Mediterranean, whereas the winter season runs from November until April when the Caribbean and Bahamas are traditionally the destination of choice. We have many superyachts for charter during these periods in destinations around the globe, however it is crucial to keep in mind that popular yachts in the most exclusive destinations are typically booked months in advance.

How much to charter a yacht?

The total cost of your private yacht hire will depend on a variety of factors. This includes the size and type of yacht you charter, alongside your cruising area, travel itinerary and any other special requirements you have for your luxury yacht experience. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our specialist team to find more information on our yacht rental prices and our services.

Make a Charter Enquiry

Please get in touch to discuss your charter enquiry. One of our charter consultants will get back to you as soon as possible.

Need help or advice?

The yachting journey can be complex with many decisions to be made. Get in touch with Ocean Independence, and one of our specialist consultants will help you make the right choices.

As a truly global company with 14 offices worldwide, we’re available 24/7 to help with any enquiries.

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