What is Yacht Charter APA

The Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) plays a pivotal role in the chartering process, offering a comprehensive solution to manage expenses and ensure a seamless experience for both the charter party and the yacht owner. By encompassing a wide range of additional costs that may arise during the charter period, the APA serves as a convenient and transparent financial arrangement that allows the charter party to focus on enjoying their time on board without worrying about the intricate logistics.

What is APA used for?

While the APA covers a multitude of expenses, it is important to understand that the list is not exhaustive.  One significant component of the APA is the provision of food and beverages for the charter party. Another essential aspect covered by the APA is the navigation expenses that arise during the charter period. This includes fuel consumption for the yacht and auxiliary vessels like tenders and Jetskis, port and marina fees, yacht delivery or redelivery, as well as fees for charter licenses that may be required in other jurisdictions if the client decides to venture beyond the waters of Croatia. Additionally, the APA can cover the costs associated with national park entrances, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of protected areas.

How is APA paid?

To facilitate the smooth operation of the charter, the APA is typically provided in cash on board or through a wire transfer to the shipping agent's account. This ensures that the necessary funds are readily available to cover any expenses that arise during the charter period, offering convenience and peace of mind to both the charter party and the yacht owner.


The APA serves as a comprehensive financial arrangement that covers a wide array of additional expenses during a yacht charter. By including costs such as food and beverages, port and marina fees, navigation expenses, delivery or redelivery fees, national park entrances, fuel consumption, shipping agent's fees, customs fees, and charter licenses if cruising outside Croatia, the APA provides a robust and all-encompassing framework for managing these costs. Whether it's exploring stunning coastlines, indulging in gourmet delights, or immersing in the natural wonders of protected areas, the APA ensures that the charter party can focus on creating unforgettable memories while the logistical aspects are expertly taken care of.

Author: Pjero Kusijanovic

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