Charter Procedure

Preparation Prior to Start

There are only a few days until your holiday starts. Each booking requires a fully refundable security deposit of £500 per charter, in case of any demage. Payable in cash at the handover day or per bank transfer in advance.

Embarkation: at the starting day (e.g. Saturday) at 5pm

The handover of the yacht usually takes one hour. Most of our charter guests spend the first night in the marina base and start their holiday nice and relaxed.

Preparation Prior to handing back the Yacht

We hope, you will have had a great time on board Merlins Magic and the time has gone far too fast! Please remember to take all your personal belongings and hand back the yacht as you have received it. This usually includes:

  • Top up diesel to a full tank of fuel
  • Top up fresh water
  • Clean all dishes and kitchen facilities (especially the cooker)
  • Empty the fridge
  • Empty the bin
  • Clean the cabin floor (just sweep or hoover)
  • Clean the cockpit floor and deck (rinse with water and/or use the brush)

Disembarkation: at the finish day (e.g. Saturday) until 11am

Handing back the yacht usually takes 30 minutes. Your security deposit will be transferred back to you within the first 10 days after the end of your charter, if the yacht has been returned in clean and undamaged condition.

Further Information

Planning to go on the canal and Loch Ness? Check up-to-date information from Scottish Canals: