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Yacht Charter and Coronavirus: Everything You Need to Know

  •  09/03/2020
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The impact of Coronavirus has left many boat hirers with questions about those bookings, and that’s understandable. Get all the important information and up-to-date information to make a informed decision about your yacht rental holiday this summer.
The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making headlines around the world, and concerns about getting the virus have urged tenants to question their summer plans.

Private Yacht Rental: A Safer Alternative to Hotels and Cruise Ships

It is important that the spread of Coronavirus can be mitigated in warmer months, but time will tell and not allow media hysteria and panic to affect your decision.

To help manage the situation, take a closer look at what’s being done in the yacht industry and read the latest on cancellation and insurance.

Rental Agreements and Insurance Policies

Brokers are starting to add custom attachments to the MYBA contract for cancellation. It is strongly recommended that your contract now contains an additional clause to take into account cancellations arising from the effects of Coronavirus.

Personal Insurance

Independent insurance companies also offer private insurance if you decide to cancel your yacht vacation. Such a company is iTravel LX. In addition to paying the cost of yacht rental, the policy of coverting airfare and hotel costs can also be written.

The policy can be written to cover 100 to 150 percent of the cost of renting a yacht in the event of a travel ban or extended delay, and will cover 75 percent of the costifs if you decide you don’t want to proceed according to your goal. The policy can be purchased 20 days after booking the agreement. Policies typically range from 8 to 10 percent of the contract, and variables include the number and age of guests.

At these uncertain times, it is much better to be responsible for only 25% of 100% if you decide to cancel. Although there are currently no travel bans, governments are more likely to issue advice and bans on virus spreads.

Private yacht rental: A safer alternative to hotels and cruise ships
It is important to note that not all travels are completely risk-free, but private yacht rental is much safer than cruise ships or hotel stays.

In renting a private yacht, your direct contact with other people is very limited. End-to-end transportation is provided by private flights and cars, so you don’t need to use public transport during your holiday.

What’s more, brokers are now extra vigilant with the crew to ensure that everyone on board is safe and healthy. The crew also works tirelessly to provide a clean, hygienic environment for you and your charter party.

  1. Limited Contact with Members of the Public
    In renting a private yacht, your direct contact with other people is very limited. End-to-end transportation is provided by private flights and cars, so you don’t need to use public transport during your holiday.
  2. Squeaky Clean and Sterile
    What’s more, brokers are now extra vigilant with the crew to ensure that everyone on board is safe and healthy. The crew also works tirelessly to provide a clean, hygienic environment for you and your charter party.
  3. Choose a Route Away From the Crowd
    If you are concerned about Coronavirus, talk to your company about setting up a itinerary with quiet and peaceful destinations. There are many secluded beaches and beautiful bays along the Mediterranean, where you can explore. Even if you spend time on the shore and visit all the popular places and attractions, it should be noted that your risk of catching Coronavirus is still very low as long as you take appropriate precautions. However, those with prior medical conditions, the elderly and infants should be extra cautious.
  4. Make the most of Your Time on Your Yacht
    You can also choose to spend more time in the anchor, play with water toys and wet the great sunlight! Spend more time on deck, enjoy your yacht and eat delicious food prepared exactly for your taste.

If you wish, you can review the rental boats in all of Turkey through our marinayacht website and create an appointment instantly. For more information, visit the Boat Rental page.

Preventive Measures

According to the World Health Organization, you can take precautionary measures to stop the spread of the disease.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Leave 1m distance from anyone who coughs or sneezes
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth in public places
  • Cough your elbow, sneez, wash your hands immediately after, and apply respiratory hygiene.
  • Don’t be fooled by the media. Although Coronavirus is a serious disease, it is important to remember that the rate of transmission is lower than the common flu.

Infants, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more likely to be affected by the disease. Most people will make a full recovery. It is also worth remembering that some health professionals suggest that coronavirus’s effects will ease when the summer comes and temperatures warm; But we have to wait and see if that’s the case.

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