Enhance Your Private Yacht Charter with a Hostess: Benefits and Duties

Enhance Your Private Yacht Charter with a Hostess: Benefits and Duties

If you're planning a private yacht charter, hiring a hostess can take your experience to the next level. Not only will it enhance your vacation, but it will also provide you with the ultimate luxury experience. In this post, we'll discuss the benefits of hiring a hostess for your private yacht charter and the duties she'll be responsible for.

Duties of a Hostess on a Private Yacht Charter

Food provisioning

For crewed yacht charters with a hostess, you might be asked to pay the APA (Advance provisioning allowance) before the charter, or at check-in. Yacht operating costs during the week, including the provision of food and beverages, are covered by the APA. Before the charter, you will receive a preference list which should be filled out and returned to the charter company. The preference list is a base for food and beverage provision. The crew will keep an accurate record of all receipts and will represent them to you at the end of the week. If the initial APA budget was not enough, you will be asked for additional funds to cover the expenses. 

Meal planning

Meal planning is a big part of a hostess'  job. If you have any changes regarding your meals, let her know on time. This is because she may need to make an additional trip to the store or plan her ingredients differently. Also, she needs to agree with the skipper if there is a change of route, as some ingredients or shops are not available everywhere.

Meal Preparation

A hostess is responsible for preparing and serving half-board on the yacht which includes breakfast, light lunch, snacks, and tea/coffee. As for lunch, you can expect simple meals such as pasta, risotto, and salads. Please keep in mind that a hostess is not a chef, so do not expect or request haute cuisine. If you are looking for a gourmet experience, you can hire a chef. 


A hostess is responsible for keeping the yacht clean and tidy during your charter. She will make sure that the common areas are kept tidy: the saloon, galley, and cockpit. If you need a laundry service, the hostess will help you with that. 

Itinerary Management

A hostess will work with the captain to plan the itinerary for your charter. She will ensure that all activities and land tours are arranged and that everything runs smoothly.

Assisting the skipper with docking and moorings


Lunch served on a luxury motor yacht

Benefits of Hiring a Hostess on a private yacht charter

Personalized Service: A hostess can provide you with personalized service during your yacht charter. She can take care of everything from meal planning to itinerary management, making sure that everything runs smoothly.

Relaxation: With a hostess on board, you can relax and enjoy your vacation without worrying about the day-to-day details. She will take care of housekeeping and cleaning, allowing you to enjoy your time on the yacht.

Local Knowledge: A hostess can provide you with valuable local knowledge, making your trip more enjoyable. She can suggest the finest restaurants, attractions, and activities in the area, ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience.

Attention to Detail: A hostess is responsible for ensuring that everything is taken care of during your yacht charter. From setting the table to arranging transportation, she will make sure that every detail is taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy your vacation.


Important notes:

  • When chartering a yacht with a hostess, please make sure to secure one sleeping cabin for the hostess and access to one head/shower. She has a lot of duties and a full schedule, therefore a good night's sleep is essential. 
  • The food for the hostess is to be covered by the client`s budget. In practice, the breakfast and lunch are onboard, but the dinners are outside. You can invite the crew/hostess to join you, or if you prefer your privacy, you can give them an extra budget for dinners. This budget is appx 30 EUR per day for each crew member.
  • If there is anything a hostess can assist you with, or improve her service, let her know right away. Good communication is the key to a successful service.

Hiring a hostess for your private yacht charter can provide you with an unforgettable experience. From personalized service to attention to detail, a hostess will take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your vacation. With her duties ranging from meal preparation to itinerary management, she is an essential part of any luxury yacht charter. So, if you're planning a private yacht charter, consider hiring a hostess to take your experience to the next level.