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CKIM’s Guide To Chartering

Whether you’ve chartered before, or are new to luxury yacht chartering, our First Time Yachter Guide can help you. Packed with FAQs, a boat comparison guide, experiences, and infographics, it’s a great way to learn all about chartering. Get started by viewing our 9 step yacht charter booking journey below.

Our 9 Step Booking Journey​

CKIM Introduction

  • History
  • Team
  • Mission

Client Information Gathering

  • Your preferred dates?
  • Occasion?
  • Travelers and relationship?
  • Charter cost range?
  • Activities?
  • Interests?

Yacht Selection

  • Destination?
  • Yacht type?
  • CKIM provides quotes
  • Review yacht quotes and select a boat best-suited to your group’s needs

Confirmation & Contracts

  • Confirm charter availability
  • Sign contracts
  • Pay first deposit
  • Provide all group details to CKIM for Insurance quote & manifest

Pre-Trip Planning

  • Complete preference forms
  • Introductory call with Captain & Crew
  • Receive Axus Travel App
  • Pre-departure call with CKIM Group (7-10 days prior to trip).

Yacht Arrival

  • Meet Captain at embarkation
  • Introduction to your crew and yacht
  • Safety briefing
  • Welcome activities

During Trip

  • Daily briefings with Captain and crew
  • Receive check-in from CKIM Group


  • Settlement of APA balance if applicable
  • Payment of customary tips
  • Farewell to Captain and crew

Post Trip

  • Receive and complete your trip survey
  • Debrief call with CKIM Group
  • Dream of your next charter

First Time Yacht Charter Guide


Your questions answered

How To Choose:

Boat Comparison and Yacht Experiences

Why Choose CKIM Group?


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Yacht Charter Vs. Luxury Vacation

What to Expect Onboard

Day in the Life

How to Choose a Boat & Destination

Boat Comparision



When can you charter?

Why Choose Us?

About Us

Mission Statement & ESPs


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