According to the contract the embarkation time is at 17:00h but most of the times the yachts are ready for charter quite earlier.
When you will arrive at the departure base, you should proceed to the meeting point where a briefing, will take place. During the briefing we will inform you of the weather forecast possibilities, hazards close to the marina, delivery and return procedures, itineraries etc. We will also inform you how to proceed in case of an emergency or problems with the yacht and where/how to seek for help. Settlement of the security deposit guarantee & any other financial matters will also take place (if not already done).
Please note that port authorities may demand to see skipper and co-skipper's license or their sailing resumes, so please do not forget to carry this short of documentation together with you. When the briefing is over, the base manager will lead the crew to the yacht, where the responsible person of the yacht will go through the inventory list and explain all technical things onboard. The so-called "acceptance statement" or hand-over form should be then signed by your side, where any existing minor damages to the yacht should be reported. The time you need to take-over the yacht is part of your rented charter time.