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Reserve your charter yacht online

Reserve your charter yacht online

With the introduction of IYC’s easy-to-use online platform, reserving a superyacht for your next charter vacation is now simpler than ever. In just a few steps, you can place an instant reservation request on your vessel of choice, expediting the process of booking your next yachting adventure.

Currently IYC offers over 140 yachts to choose from, with the Reserve functionality enabled. These yachts are located year-round in all top cruising destinations around the word including the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Bahamas.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with our superyacht charter reservation system.

How online reservation works:

The Reserve feature on IYC.COM allows users to quickly and easily place a reservation request for a yacht charter of 7 days or more for their desired dates.

Once the user has selected their preferred vessel and dates, they are asked to authorize 5% of the total charter fee on their card, with a minimum required amount of €2.500, to place a priority reservation request on the yacht. This 5% deposit acts as a placeholder for the reservation until the yacht owner accepts the request, a contract is signed, and the remaining charter deposit is paid. At this point, the reservation will become a confirmed booking with the 5% deposit being charged to the user’s credit or debit card. Users have full flexibility in the reservation process, and can choose to cancel at any time before signing the Charter Agreement.

A secure process

IYC’s online charter yacht reservation process is secure, utilizing the latest SSL encryption technology to protect all personal and financial information. We also maintain PCI compliance and use advanced fraud detection methods to ensure your payment is safe.


1. Select your desired dates and destination

2.  Choose your preferred yacht on IYC.COM

3. Fill out the Reserve form

4. Add details for card authorization

5. Receive confirmation e-mail

6. Talk with your assigned IYC Charter Consultant to confirm Charter Details

7. Owner Acceptance

8. Complete KYC (Know your Client) Process

9. Sign Charter Agreement

10. Charter Deposit

11. Plan your charter details

12. Enjoy your yachting vacation


“Reserve” places a booking request / hold on the yacht’s calendar and prioritizes your request for the specific dates. The Reservation will turn into a confirmed booking once (i) the Owner has accepted the charter request, (ii) a contract has been signed and (iii) the remaining charter deposit has been paid. The reservation amount will be authorized on your credit or debit card and will only be charged upon the yacht owner's acceptance and signing of the Charter Agreement.

The Reservation amount is 5% of the total estimated Charter Fee as calculated on our website, not including APA, taxes, or other additional fees. The minimum required authorisation amount is €2,500.

Your credit or debit card will only be charged upon the acceptance of your reservation by the yacht owner and the signing of the Charter Agreement. If your request is not accepted or the contract not signed for any reason, no charges will be incurred.

You may cancel your reservation at any time before signing the Charter Agreement; simply notify your charter consultant in writing. The amount that has been authorized on your card will be released.

To cancel your reservation, notify your charter consultant in writing. Our team will take the necessary steps to ensure the authorized amount on your credit card is released as soon as possible.

You will receive an email confirmation that your reservation has been canceled and that we have instructed for the authorized amount on your card to be released. 

The number of business days for your authorization to be released depends on the issuing bank or credit card provider.

Upon completion of the online Reservation process, you will receive a confirmation email. 

In the case that you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours please contact [email protected].

  1. Talk with your Charter Consultant to confirm Charter Details: A Charter Consultant will contact you, using the details you provided when submitting your reservation request, to discuss the particulars of your charter, including itinerary and any special requests or inquiries that you may have.
  2. Owner Acceptance: We will coordinate with the Yacht Owner regarding your reservation, confirming all charter details. Once the Owner has agreed to the charter, we will provide you with a reservation acceptance and the final cost information, based on your itinerary and preferences, to proceed with the booking.
  3. KYC: IYC will request specific documentation, including proof of identity and address, to conduct the necessary Know Your Client (KYC) checks as required by regulatory authorities and financial institutions before the conclusion and execution of the Charter Agreement.
  4. The Charter Agreement: Once the KYC process is complete, you will receive a Charter Agreement that specifies the terms and conditions, rights and obligations of each party.
  5. Charter Deposit: Upon signing the Charter Agreement, a deposit of 50% of the total confirmed charter fee is required to confirm the booking. The Reservation amount will be charged to the credit card provided, and the remaining amount up to the 50% deposit will be due for payment. The remaining 50% of the charter fee, Advance Provisioning Allowance, delivery/redelivery fees, VAT taxes, and any other agreed charges must be paid four weeks prior to the commencement of the charter.

Your Reservation is contingent upon the Yacht Owner's approval of the charter. If the Reservation for the specified yacht cannot be fulfilled, we will  cancel your reservation and the authorised amount will be released from your card. However, your assigned Charter Consultant can work closely with you to find another yacht that could suit your needs. 

The completion of the booking process typically takes up to seven business days but this may vary. The first step for your reservation to advance is for the yacht owner to accept the Reservation request, which typically takes up to 48 hours. Your Charter Consultant will provide an initial confirmation that your reservation is okay to progress and will work with you to complete the booking process. If the Owner does not accept your Reservation request your authorization will be released, but you can work with your Charter Consultant to find different yacht options that fit your requirements.

In case a legally binding contract has not been agreed and executed within 21 calendar days from the date that you receive the confirmation email that your reservation request has been received by IYC, the authorised amount will be released.

You have the option to reserve more than one yacht online; simply visit the yacht's page on IYC’s website and complete the reservation process for each yacht that you are interested in. 

You can pay the remaining deposit fee via wire transfer. 

No. An online Reservation will place a booking request / hold on the yacht’s calendar and prioritize your request for the specific dates. The Reservation will turn into a confirmed booking once the Owner has accepted the charter request, the Charter Agreement has been signed and the full charter deposit has been paid. 


Browse our selection of yachts that are available to Reserve Online. 

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