The Yacht Week Explained

How it works

Here's some useful information to help you and your crew plan the trip of a lifetime.

Choosing destination

Our events are staged in 7 different destinations, each hand picked for their smooth sailing, stunning scenery and cultural diversity.

Croatia - Original Route

Croatia Original Route

Calendar icon Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Calendar icon 30-50 yachts per week

Described as a floating festival, this route is a gathering of summer-loving seafarers from around the world. Croatia’s serene seas and enchanting towns continue to call us back year after year.

Greece - Athens Route

Greece Athens Route

Calendar icon Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Calendar icon 15-20 yachts per week

The land of day parties and delicacies. Bathe in hummus, sip strong ouzo and ride a donkey around ancient ruins. Greece truly is the perfect balance of relaxation and revelry.

Italy - Sicily Route

Italy Sicily Route

Calendar icon Jun, Jul

Calendar icon 10-15 yachts per week

Fit for foodies and adventurers alike. Set just off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian islands are an adults playground–vino and volcanoes galore!

Caribbean - BVI Route

Caribbean BVI Route

Calendar icon Dec, Jan, Mar

Calendar icon 15-30 yachts per week

If palm trees, balmy days and chilled vibes are what you’re after; our Caribbean route set in the British Virgin Islands is perfect for you. After a few Painkiller cocktails the evenings do get turned up a notch.

Thailand - Phuket Route Sold out

Thailand Phuket Route

Calendar icon Dec, Jan

Calendar icon 15-30 yachts per week

Our most excotic route, set in the heart of the hidden Kohs. Sip coconut water straight from nature’s larder, dance with fire breathers and feast on phad Thai to die for.

Croatia - Ultra Route

Croatia Ultra Route

Calendar icon Jul

Calendar icon 50-70 yachts per week

This route will combine all the best bits of our Croatia Original route and give you access to our exclusive VIP area at Ultra, the best electronic music festival to have ever hit the shores of Split.

Brazil - Explorers Route Sold out

Brazil Explorers Route

Calendar icon Dec, Jan

Calendar icon 5-10 yachts per week

This route is invite only. We’re stripping back the typical week to celebrate sailing, good vibes and exploration on a brand new route.

Montenegro - Adriatic Route

Montenegro Adriatic Route

Calendar icon Aug

Calendar icon 10-20 yachts per week

New to our repertoire, this is the most dramatic sail-scape on TYW. With steep, craggy mountains covered in a dense canopy of firs and cedars plummeting straight down into the sea.

Spain - Mallorca Route

Spain Mallorca Route

Calendar icon Aug, Sep

Calendar icon 10-20 yachts per week

Mallorca’s recent revitalisation as a sailing destination has put it back on the map as a must-see island in the Mediterranean. A true Balearic beauty, we’re pumped we get to explore it.

Selecting dates

Our Mediterranean events happen during the European summer and then we cross the globe to host events in Thailand, Caribbean and Brazil over Christmas, New Year and Spring.

Clanedar with dates

Seven days

All events are 7 days long and typically start and end on a Saturday. Every day you’ll be sailing to somewhere new.

Events Throughout the Year

Mediterranean and Caribbean events happen during the European summer and then we cross the globe to host events in Thailand and Caribbean over Christmas and New Year.

Adding crew

There is an option to book a yacht for up to 12 people, or a cabin for 2. When inviting friends, remember the minimum age for the event is 20 years old.

Yacht 3 - 12 people Yacht layout icon

Booking a Yacht

We offer sailing yachts – think of it as a floating glamping trip with friends and you may get a better idea of the experience. Yachts can accommodate between 6 and 12 people.

Our yachts have 3-5 cabins depending on the size. All are equipped with a fully fitted kitchen including a fridge (stocked by you to your hearts content) and oven; double and single cabins, bathrooms with showers and a comfortable sized saloon (living room) which can double up as a cabin.

Browse Yachts

Cabin 1 - 2 people Cabin layout icon

Cabin for 2

Bring a friend and join a yacht of other cabin bookers. All our cabins accommodate 2 people, either in the form of a double or bunk bed. Cabin bookings include the price of a skipper, hostess etc.

Traveling solo

We don’t offer single cabins, but you can join our Crew Finder to fill up a free spot on someone else's yacht. Crew Finder allows you to join existing crews, or helps you fill up free spots on your own yacht.

Browse Cabins

Example floorplan

This is the kitchen/living room. The table folds out into a bed where the skipper and hostess normally sleep. These sleeping spots are counted in the max capacity.

Some cabins are fitted with a bunk bed instead of a normal bed.

All bathrooms are fitted with showers. But it’s always more fun to shower off the back of the yacht. Most bathrooms are fitted with pump toilets, some Premier and Premier Plus yachts come with flushing toilets

Most cabins have two berths (sleeping spots) in the form of a mini double bed. A yacht of 8 people will normally have 3 two-man cabins and a bed in the living room.

This is the kitchen/living room. The table folds out into a bed where the skipper and hostess normally sleep. These sleeping spots are counted in the max capacity.

Your captain, tour guide and friend for the week. You need to add a TYW skipper if no one on board can sail.

Whips up culinary treats throughout the week. You can only add a hostess if you have a TYW skipper on board.

Gender ratio?

What is the ratio all about?

We aim for an overall equal gender balance on all weeks because The Yacht Week was built on this principle and let’s face it, variety is the spice of life.

How does it affect my booking?

The ratio requirement is the percentage of girls you need to have in your crew. This is calculated taking into consideration the balance of girls and guys already booked that week.

Pro tip: Add a hostess to your yacht, she counts as a girl and will help balance your ratio. Skippers are neutral and don’t affect your crew ratio.

Browsing yachts

We have four different classifications of yachts to suit all crew and wallet sizes.

Economy

Represent good value for money. Highly practical sailing yachts. Slightly older than standard yachts and have less equipment but fitted with all the essentials.

Standard

Balance of luxury and affordability. Slightly newer than economy yachts with better quality equipment. More internal space than economy yachts.

Premium

Modern and spacious. Premium yachts have more internal and external space, perfect for tanning on the deck. Fitted with large bathrooms & powerful showers. Some come with AC and upgraded sound systems.

Premium Plus

First-class luxury sailing yachts. An upgrade from premium, with more spacious cabins and bathrooms. State of the art equipment and most are fitted with AC. Very limited availability and usually get snatched up first.

* Availability of yachts will depend on your prefered gender ratio, crew size and yacht capacity in destinations.

Planning & booking

Book now

If you have a good sense of where you want to go and when, you can book straight away and then invite your crew. It’s always best to book as soon as possible to secure the yacht and week you want.

Browse yachts

Planner

If you’re struggling to coordinate your destination, week and yacht with friends, you can use our planner feature to create your ideal trip and then invite your crew to join you. It’s a great way to synchronise everyone’s dates and see price estimations.

Start planning

Paying with ease

Yachy price chart

Book now, pay later

Yes. You can guarantee the week of your life without splashing all the cash at once. You can pay for your yacht over 3 instalments and your cabin over 2 instalments. Find out what’s included in the price here.

Yachy price chart

Split the cost

The yacht or cabin is booked by one person online. If you’re the lead booker you can invite friends to the crew list where each person can create their own profile and pay their share of the payment. Please note that the lead booker is responsible for making sure payments are made on time.

Booking example

Based on a standard yacht with a TYW skipper in our most popular destination.

9 friends . Croatia

Yachy example image

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 Standard

5 Girls 4 Guys

Croatia

Week 26 (25 June - 2 July)


2014
Year


45ft
Length


Max 9
Guests


4
Cabins

Yacht €3940 + Skipper €800 = total €4740

€527

Per person (9 guests)