When I was doing deliveries I figured $150/day as a base rate, but was pretty comfortable adjusting it up or down based on the specific boat. With the base price
being targeted at 35-45' racers cruisers, where you had to work but it wasn't going to be miserable.
1) A 50' cruiser with AC, a galley
, doing a coastal cruise
in good weather
2) a 22' day sailor off shore with ice chests, no autopilot
, no instruments, no roller furling
, no stove, expect to pay more (or for me to show up with a trailer).
3) 70' racer
with just four people (mandatory 3 on watch), doing a 1000mile crossing... I charged a lot more. Being forced to do sail changes during deliveries while never sleeping, and controlling a boat that powerful but with no autopilot
, no real engine
, freeze dried food
, no bathroom, two man coffee grinders..... Fun to race
on with a full crew, but deliveries were a nightmare.
The one thing I would say is if making adjustments make them clear to the owner why. So my bill would read $150/day, +$25/day NO AUTOPILOT. So everything was clear to both parties.