Ed Hamilton & Co.


Guidelines for Arranging a Luxury Yacht Charter

Where Can I Charter?
Virtually anywhere, but the popular spots are The Caribbean (November-April), Mediterranean (May-September), Florida/Bahamas (year-round), New England (June-September), Thailand and S.E.Asia (year-round but May-October is the windy season), Australia and New Zealand (best November – April).

What is a Mega Yacht?
The definitions vary. We consider any yacht over about 90′ that accommodates a small number of guests in luxury as a mega yacht.

What Does It Cost?
Prices start around $4,000 per person plus expenses, for 6 guests, for a week. For a 160′ yacht, expect to pay $14-18,000 per person for 10, plus expenses. Larger yachts can cost considerably more.

How Do I Book?
Selecting the right broker is crucial. Ideally, your broker should be independent of any yacht fleet, should take the time to listen to your requirements and have the personal knowledge to suggest just the right yacht. Make sure your money will be held in a secure account and that the broker uses the correct contract. We are members of the prestigious ‘American Yacht Charter Association’ and have been honored by Conde Nast Magazine. Although we book charters all over the world, we are primarily known for our intimate knowledge of the Caribbean where we book more charters than any broker worldwide.