What is a "One Way" charter?

A One Way charter is simply a yacht charter that starts in a different port to the finishing port.

Is proof of competency required?

Proof of competency requirements vary from country to country with some areas (such as Greece, Croatia and Majorca) insisting on written proof. This can be in the form of a sailing certificate or, in some cases, a letter from a recognised yacht club. Other areas (notably the Caribbean) simply require a single page signed sailing resumé. It is worth remembering that all charter companies reserve the right to place a skipper on board (at the expense of the client) if they feel there is any question of safety - although we have never heard of this occurring.

What does the price include?

The prices shown are per boat for the period stated. All our operators differ in exactly what is included on your charter and a guide to the extras and inclusions is shown on the "more details" link next to each offer. On confirmation you will be advised exactly what is included, but please feel free to check with us for any specific requests. As a minimum: the yacht and all equipment, linen, all safety equipment, charts and cruising guide, etc.

Do you only book 'one way' charters?

SailOneWay.com only lists one way charters, however if you would like to check listings of other worldwide discounted yacht charters please visit www.latesail.com

Please explain the date and number of days format

Each date is shown as day/month e.g. 10/5 is the tenth of May. If we show (say) 10/5 to 27/7, 7 days, then we show the seven day price. However the yacht is available for ten, fourteen or twenty one day charters in that period. It is likely that a longer charter will attract a bigger discount, so please contact us for price information.

What paperwork and information can I expect, and when?

When you confirm your booking we send you two forms for completion - our booking form and the yacht operator's contract. Once you return the completed/signed forms we send you another pack containing base information, contact details and boarding pass (if required).

Can you help with flights?

If you are flying from the UK and would like a flights quotation, we recommend the independent and personal service offered by 2Bookaholiday. Please call 2Bookaholiday on 01252 353 890 quoting reference LateSail or click here for a brief flights quotation request form.

If you are travelling from the US or Canada, to the Caribbean we recommend Caribbean Travel. Please call 1-800-327-5540 and quote discount code 1227 or click here for a quick quote.

I wish to pay by bank transfer, what are your bank details?

NatWest Bank
Canterbury City Centre Branch
11 The Parade
England CT1 2SQ
Sort Code: 60-04-27
Account Number: 45457379
Swift code: NWBKGB2LXXX
Account name LateSail Ltd

Do I need insurance?

We strongly advise our clients to have comprehensive holiday insurance. On all yacht charters it is necessary to leave a refundable security deposit, this is normally paid by credit card on embarkation. It may be possible to insure this subject to whether an insurance scheme is run by the operator.

How often is the site updated?

We have somebody ready to amend the site daily, including weekends. During the height of Mediterranean season (July, August) the site is usually updated daily. Outside that period changes are made to the site every couple of days. The largest number of changes we have ever made in one day is over 300 boats in 17 areas.

Does the site cover every charter operator?

We certainly try to cover every operator and currently we have over ninety on the books. Please note that some operators are occasionally slow in advising us when a boat has been booked and is no longer available - so please check availability with us.