Why Charter? – The Best Reasons to Set Sail on a Luxury Yachting Getaway
A week on board a yacht has long been viewed as one of the ultimate luxury holidays, alongside five-star hotels and luxury villas. While many of the perks are obvious, why should you choose a yacht charter over these other forms of luxury travel?
Quite simply put, a yacht charter offers the opportunity to enjoy unsurpassed tailored indulgence whilst enjoying privacy unlike any other type of holiday. Where else can you combine breath-taking surroundings, extraordinary seclusion and unashamed luxury with the ability to travel and explore at leisure? Rather than the same outlook from a hotel or villa, imagine waking up to a spectacular new outlook every day, with the added opportunity to explore further afield on a whim. Spend a week-long charter cruising the French Riviera while taking in the beach clubs, top restaurants and nightlife hotspots or island-hopping in the Bahamas to discover colourful diving, secluded beach barbeques and local markets. Time on board a luxury yacht delivers a unique sense of freedom on the water, perfectly complemented by outstanding facilities and exclusive service – all just for you.
Whether this is your first or twenty-first yacht charter, a charter broker’s knowledge and attention to detail will help to create a truly exceptional holiday, from inception until your return home. From family holidays to corporate events, your dedicated broker will assist in expertly planning the entire experience, including a bespoke itinerary, where the needs and preferences of all charter guests will be catered for.
Even the best hotels in the world cannot deliver the same level of personalised service experienced on a yacht charter. Thanks to an expert crew on hand there are no tasks or concerns for guests to manage; only blissful relaxation and pure enjoyment await. Made up of trained professionals with experience in their fields, the Captain and crew are on hand night and day to provide exemplary service with discretion, while being mindful of safety on board at all times. Orchestrating every detail, from throwing themed cocktail parties to arranging watersports adventures, the crew are hospitality experts and will be fully briefed on your preferences so that, no matter what time you want to sleep, eat or play, they can pre-empt your needs. Your personal guide is indeed your Captain, who will know where to find the best beaches, quietest anchorages and the most celebrated nightlife as required. A dedicated chef will create exquisite menus according to your tastes and dietary requirements, and the galley will be stocked with everything you have requested. Want to have a barbeque on board? Only drink wine from Italy? Want a daily location update? Just let your crew know.
One of the biggest benefits of a yacht charter is the flexibility. Go when you want, where you want, and with who you want. With the entire yacht at your disposal, you can invite friends and other guests to join your charter for the time you wish. A tailored itinerary will consider the whole group’s needs and preferences for maximum enjoyment in the chosen cruising area. Of course, if plans change and you want to adapt your itinerary mid-trip, your Captain will work to alter the plan.
Those seeking high-octane fun need look no further than the array of water toys available in the yachts' garage. Providing incomparable access to the water, a superyacht charter offers unrivalled opportunities to enjoy a variety of thrilling equipment – from Jet Skis to paddleboards, inflatable slides to kayaks – there is something to suit all tastes. The Captain and crew will be able to guide operation and often provide instruction where necessary.
Facilities available vary from yacht to yacht, but inside and on deck you can expect high grade AV, WIFI and top of the range entertainment systems. Jacuzzis, pools, spas and cinemas are just some of the amenities that can be found on board a superyacht, and some crew members are trained in special skills such as personal training or massage therapy to make the most of the facilities on board. Visiting far flung shores and want to engage the services of a marine biologist on board for a few days to further enhance your experience? Discuss in advance with your broker and captain to fulfil expectations and benefit from a host of different resources. Accommodation is comparable to any luxury hotel or villa, usually consisting of a master suite and several more VIP, double or twin staterooms. Additionally, if you have an extra member of your party, for instance a nanny, who will join, seek out a yacht with extra crew spaces to accommodate them.
For a luxury holiday like no other, a yacht charter offers unlimited potential without the limitations of villas, cruises or hotels. Select the ideal yacht and destination together with help from your knowledgeable broker to factor in required facilities and activities, then step on board where service, enjoyment and the sheer experience will be second to none. Welcome to the world of charter.