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10 Reasons for Luxury Yacht Charter Customers to Purchase Travel Insurance

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Anyone who has booked a Benetti yacht charter or a Feadship yacht charter vacation knows that charter agents heavily promote trip cancellation insurance.For mega yacht charter agents, trip cancellation insurance is a substantial profit point.  Commissions of 20% of the insurance cost for selling this product for a Feadship yacht charter or a Benetti yacht charter are common.

Charter brokers often offer this coverage to their Caribbean yacht charter customers who fear trip delays due to summer tropical weather disturbances.   Mediterranean yacht charter customers also hear the pitch to purchase this coverage, as concerns for lost baggage are common with long, international flights.

Putting aside the fact that someone “profits” from the sale of these policies, a luxury yacht charter customer should give serious consideration to this coverage option.  Whether you rent a private yacht, a megayacht, or a superyacht, for a Caribbean yacht charter or elsewhere, or whether you plan crewed catamaran charters or sail boat charters – the facts remain the same: you are spending a lot of money and you may wish to protect your investment!

There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early, or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling.  What if you booked a MIPIM yacht or a Monaco Grand Prix yacht for the yearly event in Cannes and Monte Carlo, and suddenly you could not attend?

To demonstrate the importance of purchasing travel insurance, and emergency travel services, here are 10 common examples of what could go wrong.

  1. CANCELED FLIGHTS — It’s 10 p.m. and you and your immediate family arrive at the airport for a connecting flight, only to find that your flight has been cancelled. Who can assist you with finding new flights to get everyone home?
  2. INSULIN IN LOST LUGGAGE — Your bag is lost with your insulin inside. You need help to locate your bag as soon as possible and have your emergency prescription filled. Who do you call?
  3. PASSPORT AND WALLET STOLEN — It’s your first visit to Europe, and your passport and wallet are stolen before you board your Monaco Grand Prix yacht. Where do you turn for emergency cash, and how will you get your passport replaced?
  4. MEDICAL EVACUATION NEEDED — You’re involved in an accident during your Benetti yacht charter, and adequate medical treatment is not available. Who will help arrange and pay for a medical evacuation?
  5. ILL CHARTER PARTY MEMBERS — Your sister-in-law becomes seriously ill and you must cancel your MIPIM yacht trip. What happens to your non-refundable deposits or pre-payments?
Marina of yachts
6.  LOST LUGGAGE — You arrive for your Feadship yacht charter in Jamaica, and your luggage doesn’t. If it’s lost, who will help you find it? If it’s delayed, who will pay for your necessities? If it’s stolen, who will pay to replace it?
Woman sitting on an empty baggage carrousel holding head - lost luggage

7.  BANKRUPTCY OF TOUR OPERATOR — Your luxury sailing charter tour operator goes bankrupt. Who will pay for your non-refundable expenses? Who will help get you to your destination?

8.  MEDICAL HELP NEEDED — You’re walking down a street in Rio and twist your ankle. Who can help you find an English-speaking physician?

9.  TERRORISM — Three weeks before your scheduled arrival for your Croatia yacht charter, a terrorist incident occurs in the city that you are planning to visit. Who will pay if you want to cancel your trip?
10. HURRICANE — You are at a beach resort in the Florida Keys during your luxury sailing charter vacation, and you are forced to evacuate due to an approaching hurricane. Who will help you evacuate and who will reimburse your lost vacation investment?
There are so many circumstances where your vacation may be interrupted.  It’s important to understand your options to safeguard your holiday investment.  Remember travel insurance is optional and should be analyzed before each vacation begins.

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Baglietto yacht NATORI ready for Film Festival

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Motor yacht NATORI is ready to attend the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. Book NOW!
The 42 meter motor yacht NATORI is ready to join the festivities at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
The Mediterranean yacht charter, blue-hulled beauty is the second Baglietto yacht to announce availability for these events, joining motor yacht APACHE II
 
For meetings and cocktail parties, the maximum number of guests allowed on board at any time, while in port, is 60.The newest and one of the largest yachts to enter the marketplace in 2009, the yacht boasts a distinctive and avant garde exterior, styled by Francesco Paszkowski, and a beautiful interior designed by Bannenberg Design. 
The interior is a combination of Italian cabinetry, complemented with African materials to create a sophisticated and unique décor.Guests will enjoy fantastic accommodations for 10 passengers in five cabins, including a full width master suite on the main deck with its own private ensuite full beam his and hers bathroom, two VIP cabins and two cabins (one Pullman) on the lower deck – all with ensuite bath.The roomy interior areas are enhanced with a large bridge deck offering room for sun loungers as well as a shaded dining area for up to 12 guests.
The sun deck features a large Jacuzzi and ample sunbathing spots, along with wet bar and a sitting area. The main deck has plenty of space for shaded dining, and exercise buffs can stay fit and trim in the yacht’s gym.The vessel boasts a full array of watersports equipment and all the latest entertainment systems.

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Foreign phrases you should know for your Monaco Grand Prix Yacht Charter

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Yachts docked in the marina next to the Monaco Grand Prix racetrack. At least 100 yachts in the photo

You are planning a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter on one of the largest yachts in the world.  You speak English, but you’d like to be polite to the people of the area.

Here are some tips:

Monaco’s official language is French, so a few basic French phrases will be most helpful.

The people of Monaco also speak English and Italian, but they also speak Monegasque and Occitan (the southern French dialect) within their areas, although they are becoming more rare as the population changes.

Basic phrases to know:

English = hello
French =  bonjour

English = goodbye
French =  au revoir

English = please
French =  s’il vous plat

English = Thank you
French =  merci

English = you are welcome
French =  de rien

English = excuse me
French =  pardon

English = good morning
French =  bonjour

English = good night
French =  bonne nuit

English = Do you speak…?
French =  Parlez-vous…?
English = anglais
French  = francais

English = How are you ?
French =  Comment allez-vous?

English = yes
French = oui 

English = no
French = non
English = passport
French =  le passeport
English = post office
French =  la poste

English = bank
French =  la banque

English = postcard
French =  la carte postale

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