What is APA?
The motor yachts charter fee generally covers the hire of the power boat and crew. All other expenses are in addition to the charter fee and are covered by the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA).
The APA usually amounts to 30% of the motor yachts charter fee, sometimes higher if the boat burns a lot of fuel or if you intend to do more than 4 hours of cruising per day.
The APA covers the cost of fuel, food and drinks, dockage, communications, etc. Any APA that has not been not used will be returned to you at the end of the charter. However, if expenses exceed the APA (excessive cruising and higher fuel costs, requests of rare liquors, etc.) you will be expected to reimburse them upon your leaving the charter.