Yacht Charter Check-out Procedure - What to Expect
After a week of sailing excitements and enjoyments, it is time to get back to the harsh reality. The first thing you have to do is to get through the yacht charter check-out procedure.
Getting back to base
Although your charter period is from Saturday to Saturday, you are expected to come back to the charter base on Friday evening. You are, naturally, allowed to spend the night on board. However, if you are unable to return to the charter base on Friday, you must inform the charter base about it. Needless to say, you must have a valid reason for it. If this should happen, be sure to arrive to the charter base before 8 a.m. so that the check-out could be done and the yacht could be ready for the following charter.
During the check-out, the boat documents are handed to the charter base staff. The yacht is then checked by the skipper and a member of the charter base staff. If they find no damages and all the yacht's inventory intact, the security deposit (paid at the yacht charter check-in) is returned to you. If, however, there are any damages to the yacht, or any of its inventory is missing, you are left without your security deposit. Note that you may have to pay extra if the damages to the yacht cannot be entirely covered by the security deposit.
After the entire check-out procedure is done, you may leave the charter base and head home.