The cost of your yacht charter depends on the yacht you are chartering. There is the charter fee, which covers the cost of the yacht, plus VAT calculated as a percentage of the charter fee and dependent on the country of embarkation, plus the APA – Advanced Provisioning Allowance. This is an account of your money managed by the captain to pay for fuel, marina/berth fees, food and drink provisions etc. throughout the charter. It is traditionally calculated at 30-35% of the charter fee. A breakdown of all APA costs incurred together with a proof of purchase will be presented to you on the last day of your charter and any remainder can be held on account or reimbursed. There is also a crew gratuity, which is customary but given at the client’s discretion. As an industry standard, this is generally between 10-20% of the charter fee.