To help operate the Skippermyboat platform, we charge a service fee to hosts and guests when a booking is confirmed.
Host service fees:
The host service fee is generally 3-4%, depending on location and rental transaction requirements. This fee is calculated from the booking subtotal (the nightly rate plus cleaning fee and additional guest fee, if applicable, but excluding Skipper's fees and taxes) and is automatically deducted from the payout to the host.
To review the service fee charged for a particular booking:
- Go to the Host Dashboard ( under Billing ) and review your transaction history
- Next to the reservation click the reservation code
- Under Payout, you'll see Skipper's Service Fee
Guest service fees:
The guest service fee for yacht rentals ranges between 0% and 20% of the booking subtotal (the nightly rate plus cleaning fee and additional guest fee, if applicable, but excluding Skipper's fees and taxes) and is calculated using a variety of factors—these include the reservation subtotal, the length of the stay, and characteristics of the listing. In general, the service fee gets lower as the reservation cost gets higher. Guests see this fee on the checkout page before they book a reservation.
If Skipper is required to collect VAT, the service fee and VAT amounts will be combined on the checkout page, which could make the service fee appear to be higher than 20%.