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Top 5 things that make a yacht attractive to future charterers
Top 5 things that make a yacht attractive to future charterers

Top 5 things that make a yacht attractive to future charterers

6 May 2023

Chartering a luxury yacht is an experience like no other. However, according to the MYBA association, there are more than 1,800 yachts available for charter. By offering the utmost in comfort at sea, an excellent crew, a comprehensive fleet of water toys, updated décor and top-notch connectivity, luxury yacht charters can exceed guests’ expectations and outshine the competition. Here are the top 5 things that make a yacht attractive to potential charterers.

Silver service

The crew on board a luxury yacht can make or break a guest’s experience: the crew accounts for 50% of the success of a charter, so having a great crew is important. Impeccable service is ensured by yachts that operate with a superlative crew-to-guest ratio. A professional, friendly and attentive crew can make guests feel at home and cater to their every need. An excellent chef can prepare your favourite gourmet meals that will exceed all guests’ expectations, while a knowledgeable captain can navigate the waters with ease and provide insider information on the best shore attractions, anchorages and activities. Yachts operate with a superlative crew to guest ratio, ensuring an impeccable level of service.

Comfort at sea

Comfort is key when chartering a luxury yacht. Guests expect a smooth and stable ride and active stabilisers are the perfect solution (active fin stabilisers such as Zero Speed or Gyro stabilisers). These state-of-the-art devices reduce the rolling motion of the yacht when at anchor or underway, creating a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for guests.

General layout, accessibility and decor

When planning a multi-generation family trip on a chartered boat, it’s crucial to inform your charter broker of any mobility issues the elderly may have. Fortunately, many excellent boats are equipped with features that provide comfort and accessibility for the elderly. For example, some boats are designed with stabilizers to reduce the motion of the waves, making it easier for the elderly to get around. Additionally, yacht with large deck space provide plenty of room for the elderly to move around and enjoy the views. Elevators are also a great feature to have, especially if the yacht has multiple levels.

A refit within the last four to five years can also ensure that the yacht’s décor is up to date and impeccably maintained, providing guests with a truly luxurious experience.

Water toys, entertainement

Water toys are a must on any luxury yacht charter. Guests want a variety of options to choose from, including personal watercraft (Seabob, jet-ski, electric scooter etc.), inflatable slides, on-deck jacuzzis and even gymnasium.

A large tender is definitely a plus, especially now with the new anchoring regulations. A comprehensive list of toys and tenders ensures that guests can enjoy their time on the water to the full. Guests of all ages need to be entertained on Dad’s yacht…

Connectivity: Internet, email, sat TV...

In today’s world, internet access has become a basic necessity for most people. The same applies to yacht guests who want to stay connected with the outside world while enjoying their time on board. Whether they want to stay in touch with family and friends or work remotely, they need a reliable and fast internet connection. Charter guests demand a level of connectivity and entertainment that is equal to or surpasses what they enjoy in their own homes. To satisfy these expectations, yacht owners need to invest in the latest technology and provide their guests with high-speed internet. Apart from internet connectivity, guests also expect a high-quality audio-visual experience while on board. They want to be able to watch their favourite movies and TV shows in High Definition and listen to their music with crystal clear sound: make sure the yacht you book is equipped with the latest audio-visual systems.

About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.

Hello,

I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or remi@charterminute.com.

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