Charter Index has been providing the international superyacht charter Central Agency and Charter Brokerage industry with consolidated data services since the industry was borne in the early 1980’s fundamentally providing the industry technological backbone and marketplace. The revenue streams are derived from listing fees and subscription fees to the online services supplied to Central Agents and Charter Brokers exclusively.
The original (U.S. based) business was acquired by UK based Charter Index Limited in 2002, since when our fully developed digital platform has evolved to the point that we are now able to provide access to our services to consumers, without charge.
Charter Index offers consumers comprehensive search data on all the known crewed superyachts available for charter on a worldwide basis, along with details relating to the principal cruising areas destinations around the globe world in which they operate.
Charter Index Limited is a registered UK corporation operating from offices in London, UK and Fort Lauderdale, USA.
Using any of Charter Index's multiple search criteria, you can select the yacht(s) most suited to your needs, operating in the area in which you want to cruise, before specifying the ideal dates for your charter and forwarding your enquiry to Charter Index for processing.
Charter Index will then make direct contact with you in order to validate and fine tune your enquiry and to provide any additional information that you may require, before connecting you with the exclusive Central Agent representing the yacht(s) selected or to a carefully chosen professional retail charter broker. The process ensures that you receive completely unbiased advice and are able to view and enquire upon the entire worldwide fleet with more efficiency.
The services provided to you on this site by Charter Index are free of charge and will therefore not increase the cost of your charter. In many instances, indicative charter rates quoted on the site may also prove negotiable.
Chartering a yacht involves various different costs, sometimes included ‘all inclusive’ in the charter rate and sometimes charged as extras ‘+ all expenses’ or ‘all inclusive - except’’. Some examples of elements which may be charged as extras (apart from the cost of chartering the yacht itself, which always includes the full crew) are fuel, dockage charges (which are the charges made by marinas and some anchorages), utility charges when consuming them, charter cancellation insurance, the cost of some or all food and drink, various facilities, services and toys (e.g. diving equipment and lessons). This list is not comprehensive!
You need to bear all of the above in mind in the context of what you want to do and where you want to go on your charter. Obviously if you want to be cruising from place to place every day you might be covering significant distances, which would have a consequential effect on the amount of fuel used - unless you are in a sailing yacht and the wind is sufficient to get you there! Alternatively, if you want to remain in a harbour or marina enjoying the local environment, marina charges might be significant depending on where you are.