Hey there everyone, hope everybody is having a great summer! Question, my building business is mighty slow right now & I've been getting inquiries about chartering my boat. It all started last year after a company hosted a business luncheon at our yacht club and the owner asked if there were any boats at the club who could take 14 or so people out for a cocktail cruise after. It was a last minute thing & they supplied snacks and beverages. I just putted around the Greenwich, CT harbor area, & was paid $1,200 (what they offered in the beginning). The same group just hired me to do it again & I did it for the same price. It was a "not so nice" day so we ended up grabbing a mooring behind an island & sat for 2 of the three hours. Several people in the group are interested in several charters with their families, others with friends and/or business associates. I need a quick idea of what the going rates are & what I should be charging. Here are the details: I have my 100 ton USCG Masters license but will have to make changes to insurance. I also will need a good contract (not like the one in the other thread). 50" Hatteras sport fish, set up more for family cruising. It's in beautiful shape (1995 but looks much newer, shows well & runs like a champ with 12V183s pushing a 28-30 kt cruise. Nicely decorated etc, etc. It's hard to give a set "per hour" price when the options can be for either a fun day of sitting at anchor while they swim & explore the islands or I could be running 30 knots for several hours GULPING down fuel. How does everyone do it? It's been 28 years since I was a charter/delivery capt. Perhaps a set "per hour" price for me and the boat plus fuel, plus food/beverages and plus a mate to pass snacks, serve drinks etc? Here are a few options I've given several people and they will be asking for prices at any moment, HELP! lol 1, Family day with 1 or two families with 10-15 year olds. Slow cruise to my mooring just 25 yards to a nice beach, island exploring, three kayaks, inflatable tubes and rafts for swimming fun. It would be a total of 40 minutes running time but just on the gen for 3 of the four hours. 2, lunch/dinner run to Stamford. It's a 30 min cruise speed trip, 1 hr each way at fast idle, 3-4 hour trip & they go to one of several waterfront hot spots. 3, 10 miles across the sound to Walls Warf (great food, tables in the sand on the beach, a GREAT spot for lunch or dinner). Most people swim from restaurant moorings (directly on LI Sound but no launch) but I have kayaks, inflatables etc. I could also tow our 17' Whaler for beach landings (extra charge). 4. NYC Harbor cruise. 90 Min each way on plane. 2 hrs of putting around the statue and harbor.