Intended to cover the operating costs of a charter as explained in the charter conditions, such as fuel, food, beverages, postage and ad hoc incidental expenses, the APA will be given to the captain prior to the start of your charter. He will ensure that the yacht is fully fueled and provisioned when you board the yacht.
The APA is usually 30% of the charter fee (sometimes 35% if the yacht has a higher fuel consumption or if you intend to cruise more than about 4 hours per day). Any unused APA will be returned to you at the end of the charter at the time of departure. On the other hand, if expenses exceed the APA (e.g. excessive cruising with high fuel costs, requests for rare liquors, etc.), you will have to refund the difference before disembarking the yacht. This is rare, but you should be aware of this possible expense.
All outstanding bills from the yacht charter should be settled in cash or by bank transfer before your final disembarkation. Of course, any remaining credit at the end of your charter will be reimbursed to you in full. On request, transfer arrangements to and from the yacht can be made by Burgess or by the yacht’s captain, payment for which will be deducted from your APA super yacht.