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WHAT IS APA?

APA stands for Advanced Provisioning Allowance. It is a fee used within yacht charter that covers any costs that arise during the rental.

What is APA in yacht rental?

Mr Charles and other renowned companies within luxury yacht charter all use APA to manage all costs that are associated with the rental of the yacht.

When you charter a yacht from us the price includes:

In addition to the rental price, we add a 30 % Advanced Provisioning Allowance – APA. This fee is charged to cover:

The use of APA is the standard system to pay for expenses when chartering a luxury yacht in most places in the world.

HOW DOES APA WORK?

When you rent a yacht from Mr Charles we will charge you 130 % of the price. In other words, the price of the yacht rental plus the 30 per cent APA.

It gives you peace of mind during the trip that all your expenses are covered. Your captain will keep record of all the expenses and save every receipt for your reference. He or she will also keep you updated about the expenses during your journey if you like.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I
DON´t SPEND THE APA?

At the end of the yacht rental any exceeding APA will be returned to you. Your captain will present all the expenses and refund the remaining part of the Advanced Provisioning Allowance that you have paid.

WHAT IF I OVERSPEND MY APA?

As a client you may choose where to go, what to eat and drink and so on. The APA is calculated to cover for most situations. However, if you plan to use the yacht for longer trips or if you have special requests for particularly expensive food and beverages it may happen that the APA does not cover all the expenses.

Your captain will keep track of your daily spend and let you know if the APA might become overspent. Overspending the Advanced Provisioning Allowance is perfectly possible. If this happens you may be offered to make another payment during the trip or before leaving the yacht.

WHY NOT SIMPLY RENT THE YACHT ALL INCLusivE?

There is a reason why practically all luxury yacht charter companies in the world use the APA system to cover for expenses.

The reason why APA is used is that it gives you as the client full flexibility in choosing what to have on the yacht. On an all-inclusive trip everything is standardized. When chartering a yacht from Mr Charles you can get your favorite Champagne or cigars, wine, fine meat, or caviar. Anything!