How much does it cost to charter a private catamaran and sail the USVI?
Planning a catamaran sailing charter is an exciting chore, but it’s also a challenge – especially when budgeting your cost. Sailing catamarans that charter within the USVI and beyond, have a base price, which is the weekly rate to rent the boat. But in addition to base costs, what other expenses, like food/drink, local taxes, or fuel, are charterers required to pay?
The good news: It’s easy to grasp the basics of yacht charter pricing. This can help you more accurately estimate the cost of your next once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
The cost of a catamaran charter is dependent on a number of factors, including the type of boat, the charter destination, local taxes, and the base cost. Therefore, catamaran sailing charters have a wide range of base prices. Starting usually at $17,000 base price to sail in the USVI, or beyond.
In the world of sailing charters, there are two types of crewed yacht charters available to you – “All-Inclusive” and “Plus Expenses” charter experiences. What do these terms mean exactly? Here’s a quick rundown of each one!
- All-Inclusive Sailing Charters – Some charters (mainly catamaran and monohull charters in the Virgin Islands) offer all-inclusive rates. That means rates are based on the number of guests, and they include all food and drink, water sports, and fuel costs. Dockage and taxes, though, are usually charged separately. The BVI now has a 4% additional immigration fee for their charters.