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Chartering Protocol

Booking procedure

A. Your enquiry should be made by e-mail or fax. In order for us to offer you a good quotation, it is necessary you send us the following information.

  1. The name of the charterer.
  2. The type of the required yacht and alternative.
  3. The desired charter dates.
  4. The desired marina of departure.
  5. The number of persons onboard.

Once we have received your enquiry, we will inform you about the boats available and price, as soon as possible.

B. When you have received our quotation and offer, you can either confirm the booking or request an option. Options can be held for a maximum of one week. Should it be necessary to extend the option, please contact us and we will try to extend it.

C. With your charter confirmed, you will receive by email, a Yacht Charter Agreement and payment schedule.

Upon receipt of your Zaba Sailing Yacht Charter Agreement, a minimum payment of 50% of the total charter fee is due.

The 50% balance payment to be made 4 weeks prior to embarkation.

Terms & conditions

Security Deposits

Refundable Security deposit: Range between €1.300 - €3.100 depending on the size of the yacht. This deposit is returned to you upon completion of your charter, less the cost of any losses or damages.

Non Refundable Premium: Set at €250 for yachts up to 39 ft and €350 for larger vessels. This payment relieves you of any responsibility for loss or damages during your charter.

Which ever Security Deposit type you choose for your charter, it needs to be paid by either a Bank cheque issued at Zaba Sailing yacht charters and brokers or Cash or a major credit card at the time of embarkation.


In the event that you should have to cancel your trip , the following terms apply as per the Zaba Sailing Yacht Charter Agreement.

  1. 90+ days prior to embarkation: An administrative fee of €150
  2. 30+ days prior to embarkation: 25% of the total charter fee
  3. 30- days prior to embarkation: 35% of the total charter fee

For your own interest, you are strongly advised to take an appropriate holiday insurance which will cover your losses in an undesired cancellation case.

Charter Schedule

All charters begin at 17:00 on the day of departure (normally Saturdays) and typically end at 09:00 on the day of arrival (normally Saturdays). However you will be kindly asked to return to base on the last evening of your charter (normally Friday evening). We require this time between charters to do the necessary cleaning/maintenance/service on the vessels.


All our yachts are fully insured for third party personal injury and damages to other yachts. Yet, for your personal safety -which is not covered from the above insurance- you are strongly advised to take an appropriate holiday insurance.

Zaba Sailing yacht charters and brokers can not/will not be held liable for any injury to any person, nor to the loss or damage of any personal property of the charterer or other persons onboard.

Skippered Bareboat

We can recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you have experienced sailing, you may still require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers' local knowledge. There is a set daily fee €120 per day for the professional skipper, regardless of the number of people on board. Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.

Please notice that we only suggesting skippers and make no commission on their payment, which you do. Your charter is still a bareboat charter -in distinction with a crewed vessel- and therefore you are in full responsible towards the company for the vessel you are hiring, thus you still need to leave with Zaba Sailing yacht charters and brokers a refundable deposit for the duration of your trip.


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