Early boarding or Sleep-aboard
Most charter companies offer the option of early boarding or sleeping aboard the yacht the night prior to your charter (when vessels are available and returned on time without damage).
This option gives you the time to stow your gear and provisions, and to get acquainted with the boat before your departure.
It is also a great way to acclimate to the weather and to decompress after a day of travel.
In most cases, a sleep-aboard allows for a quicker get-away on your first charter day.
Caution: marinas are often sheltered from the prevailing breeze, so you may want air-conditioning or a good fan while dockside in a hot, humid environment.