But what is the accepted amount?
The issue was solved to some extent when the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) issued a tipping policy guidelines that listed 5-15 per cent as the customary range. These now seem to have taken hold as the accepted norm, and it also provides a charterer a means to have a reference point even before the charter. By asking your charter broker if the yacht supports the MYBA recommended guidelines, you’ll know what is expected.
Remember two things when calculating your gratuity
First, a charter crew normally works 16-18 hour days from dawn to midnight to make sure that the charter guests receive seamless attention, often going out of their way to deliver exceptional service.
Second and equally important, always remember that a tip should be proportional to the service you have received.
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