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Some may underestimate the importance of proper yachting etiquette, but following simple rules can be a matter of safety as well as respect.  When chartering a yacht, you may feel luxuriously spoiled, as the crew's number one goal is to please you. Even though they are there to "serve" you, remember, they are not your "servants." Some of the following rules of etiquette may seem like common sense, but you would be surprised at how many guests forget to apply them. The crew and your fellow passengers will be truly appreciative if you keep these points in mind. 1.  Ask permission to come aboard Stepping on board a yacht is much like entering someone's home. You would never enter without first ringing the bell or knocking and waiting for someone to invite you in. The same courtesy applies when boarding your chartered yacht. It is considered proper etiquette to ask the ca... (more)