About Our service
Bartal Yachtbit is a professional yacht charter brokerage based in Israel.
With more than 20 years of experience in the nautical field, we believe that only a quality service that meets the needs of our clients can bring us lasting success.
Our mission is to fulfill our clients' needs in the best way and offer our professional guidance and experience in the yachting industry.
We offer a selection of yachts for charter in the most beautiful places in the World.
For crewed charters, we offer the best Motor Yachts, Catamarans, Motor sailers, and Gulets, all equipped with all facilities and comfort, with a professional crew on board. The crewed yachts are 20 to 50 meters long and offer 3 to 12 cabins.
For yacht charters, we offer high-level motor yachts, sailing yachts, and catamarans, fully equipped for groups and individual rentals.
The purpose of our service is to make your unique vacation unforgettable & we are looking forward to welcoming you on board!
Limor & Assaf Bar-Tal
Once you contact us with your charter inquiry, we will propose you a list of the best available yachts hoping to meet all your requirements. As soon as the yacht has been chosen and all details have been agreed between all parties, we will proceed with the signing of the official contract.
Yacht Charter Agreement
When booking a yacht an official Yacht Charter Agreement is signed between the Owner and The Charterter. The charter contract will include dates and locations of the charter, details of the payment structure, and set out any rights, obligations and cancellation policies. The charter contract is carefully constructed to protect both the charterer and the yacht owner. Charterers must be aware of the maritime rules and regulations and the contract is therefore built to ensure that the laws of the country to which a yacht is flagged and cruising are abided by.
What's included in the Charter Rate?
The charter rate includes the hire of the yacht and its crew, the yacht insurance, the crew insurance, the crew's wages, uniforms, and food.
On EMT contracts (East Med Terms), it is also common that the charter rate includes covers some crusing hours, the water and cooking gas of the yacht, the use of air conditioners according to the yacht terms, local transit log and sometimes pablic harbour fees.
The brokerage commissions are also included in the charter fee.
What is A.P.A ?
The A.P.A. (Advance Provisioning Allowance) is used to cover the expenses during your trip such as; fuel consumption for the motor and the generators, tender and mortised sports, gas & water consumption, food & beverages, harbors & marina fees, customs agents handling fees, transfers, etc,. These expenses are all extra to the charter rate, which includes only the hire of the yacht and its crew. Customarily in crewed yacht charters, the client pays upfront an amount for all these charges and it is the captain's responsibility to manage the funds and to present to the client an analytical report of all the expenses with as many supporting receipts. The upfront paid amount called A.P.A and its purpose is to enhance the level of services rendered, by allowing clients to remain un-distracted by day to day expenses. The A.P.A depends on the type of vessel and it's fuel consumption and the level of provisioning that the client requires. As crewed charters usually include breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with beverages and alcohol drinks, 25-40% for the A.P.A is a considerable amount of money.
If at the end of the charter A.P.A is not exhausted, the remaining balance is returned to the client. On the other hand, if more expenses have occurred, the client is kindly requested to make up the balance to the Captain onboard in Cash.
What is the VAT?
The VAT ( value-added tax) varies from country to country and depending on the cruising area. If any additional VAT is required during the charter time, at the charter area, then this cost will be paid extra by the charterer with the balance payment.