6 ways to do TYW on a budget
By The Yacht Week
Posted on 12th May 2021
1. SAIL ON A CLASSIC MONOHULL FROM
You heard correctly. This year we’ve introduced the Classic Monohull for those travellers that want to get back to basics and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the kitchen. This option also plays on the element of surprise. Simply say yes to spontaneity, book a Classic Monohull and we’ll select the perfect yacht for you at the best price, from €. By far the best boat for your buck.
Our Classic Monohulls are available for those wanting a getaway with their best mate in a cabin (but you will save a cheeky 10% if you book a full yacht).
While this means no Host treating you to freshly prepared meals every day, it also means you have complete control over the kitchen.
Explore more, venture to little trattorias, order as the locals do, buy local produce, get crafty in the kitchen and not only will you be saving spends, you’ll also be getting a taste of cultural authenticity. If your cooking skills aren’t up to scratch then pizza never disappoints? Cheap too!
Exclusive to Croatia, Ultra, and Greece.
2. PAY IN 3 INSTALLMENTS
We’ve devised a brand spanking new payment plan where you can book now and pay the rest later, just like that. Don’t splash all of the cash at once. Split the cost of your sail instead:
- When you book your yacht, you pay the first 10% of the total cost of the booking upon booking.
- No later than 30 days afterward, another 30% of the total cost must be paid.
- Then the final 60% must be paid no later than 60 days before the event begins.
Side-note: Should you wish to cancel within 24 hours of booking (not that you’d ever want to), the 10% deposit is fully refundable.
4. SPLIT THE COST WITH FRIENDS
Don’t take the main hit. Pay your share and then split the rest evenly with your pals. After booking and paying the initial 10%, the lead booker can invite all crew members to the booking. Each crew member can then access the booking through their own profile to pay their way.
Side-note: the lead booker is responsible to ensure all payments are paid on time
5. BE SAVVY ABOUT FLIGHTS
A few facts for you:
From the US: The rule of thumb for traveling to Europe suggests that 90-100 days before trip start day is the best time to buy your ticket. This is the beginning of the “prime booking window”, which is the best time to book flights for high season destinations from the US.
From Europe: The rule of thumb for traveling to Greece/Croatia is to book as early as possible. Prices are generally very low but slowly edge higher over time.
From Australia: It’s generally best to book around 2-4 months before the trip, although when flying from Sydney prices stay fairly constant regardless of when you book.
Overall, it’s much cheaper to travel early June and early September, and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are generally the cheapest days to travel no matter when in the summer. Google Flights is a great tool through which you can track prices and book with confidence.
6. SAIL IN JUNE OR SEPTEMBER
This one's a no brainer. Yachts are cheaper. Flights are cheaper. And there are less crowds to compete with across all destinations.
7. PREPARATION IS KEY
It may sound obvious, but pack and prepare well in advance people. The best way to save on your summer wardrobe by far is to raid the January sales and then store away the goods until the sun comes back out to play.
You already know our two party themes - Dockside Disco and Riviera Chic; find your fancy-dress the creative way and borrow from willing friends. Always make sure to coordinate with your cabin buddy so you can minimise what you need to bring and buy.
And there you have it. You do not need to be rich to travel. Or sail for that matter! Jump aboard and enjoy the high life at low prices! Book now!