Charter terms may vary according to the location of the charter and contract requirements. Here is a brief explanation of terms used in New England, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In all cases, the contract does include the yacht, all equipment, linens, and the professional crew. Additional costs can be - delivery charges to the port you have determined, VAT or port taxes. Crew gratuity, dockage and personal communications are never included.
Provisions, bar, and running expenses are included.
Provisions and running expenses are included. Liquor and soft drinks are extra.
The charter rate does not include meals or beverages for guests and crew,
or running expenses, including fuel.
(Western Mediterranean Terms) Provisions for guests, plus running expenses, are extra.
(Eastern Mediterranean Terms) Breakfast and lunch and some fuel are included. Dinners are extra.