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After 30+ years in the business, 1-800 Yacht Charters is still doing the things that earned them the title of “World’s Best Private Cruise” as recognized by Forbes.com.
So how does the company continue to attract active, well-traveled clients when many of their competitors offer the same yachts? According to company President, Jana Sheeder, it’s all about “Focus.”
“We don’t charter yachts,” says Sheeder, “we deliver The Superyacht Experience to our clients.”
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT
Sheeder goes on to explain her company’s philosophy: “Our mission began with a simple question – ‘What would happen if we built our business for #generosity?’ Instead of assuming that people want to simply maximize self-interest, our decision to focus on generosity allowed us to cater to our clients’ deeper motivations to make the world a better place.”
“This focus has propelled us to move beyond the basic rental of yachts and to deliver a true Superyacht Experience. While our competitors focus on finding the customer the “right boat,” we choose to take a more holistic approach.”
When a #luxury yacht charter inquiry comes in, Sheeder and her team of consultants interview the potential clients to learn what makes them tick.
“Today’s affluent world travelers are looking for more than just a static vacation on a yacht, says Sheeder. “They’re wired, connected, and driven by sustainability and the greater social good.”
Sheeder says the clients hope to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events and #voluntourism, and their chartered yacht serves as a platform to an eco-friendly adventure. “It’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit,” says Sheeder. She chuckles and adds, “Sometimes, we don’t even discuss particular yachts until our second or third conversation.”
Sheeder admits some clients are puzzled at first, as most charter brokers immediately try to match the client to a particular yacht and crew. “At some point, they realize our entire focus is on them,” says Sheeder. “We share with them our sense of purpose, our commitment to promoting yachts and crews dedicated to protecting our environment, and how we created our business for generosity. Then, we explain our ‘Best Price Guarantee’ – something no other yacht charter brokerages offer in our industry.”
For Sheeder, focusing on generosity, sustainability, and taking the time to learn what motivates her clients is a recipe for success and fosters a deep sense of fulfillment. “We create a bond where we and the client work together [holding her hands together with fingers entwined] – synergistically – not only to create a special experience, but to make a difference in the world.”
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Want to experience a Caribbean yacht charter like a celebrity? Then look no further than the exclusive island of Saint Barthélemy, better known as St Barts.
Always sunny with very little rain, the tiny island has become famous for celebrity sightings, especially during the year-end holidays where all-night New Year’s Eve yacht hops and parties capture the attention of the global newswires.
A playground for billionaire superyacht owners and pop culture icons, the scene in St Barts between Christmas and New Years is unlike anywhere else in the world. From Mariah Carey and Sean “P Diddy” Combs, to Beyonce , Jay Z and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore – all have spent time lounging on the sundeck of a multi-million dollar luxury mega yacht charter vessel dockside in the island’s Gustavia marina.
So just where is St Barts, the island paradise dubbed, “Hollywood South?”
St. Barts is a tiny island situated in the French West Indies. Located 17°55’ north and 62°50’ west, just below the Tropic of Cancer, and north of the chain of the Lesser Antilles. Puerto Rico is 240 km (about 160 miles) to the west.
St. Barts lies 35 km southeast of Saint Martin, separated by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts. Some small satellite islets belong to St. Barts including Île Chevreau, Île Frégate, Île Toc Vers, and Île Tortue. A much bigger islet, Île Fourchue, lies to the north of the island, in the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. Other nearby islets include Coco, the Roques (or little Turtle rocks), and Sugarloaf.
Seven thousand kilometers separate St Barts from Paris, but it is just 2500 from New York (about a 4 hour flight).
Why not rent a private yacht and join your favorite celebrities this winter for a week in a tropical paradise? Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters destination professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more information.
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Sardinia has been on everyone’s radar for the past few weeks. First, we heard how Steven Spielberg, with Gwyneth Paltrow in tow, ran afoul of the local authorities as the tender to his superyacht, motoryacht SEVEN SEAS cruised too close to island beachgoers.
Then, we reported on the Perini Navi yacht charter fleet preparing for early September’s sailing regatta against the beautiful backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
So exactly where is Sardinia and what is the allure that draws so many sailors and visitors?
Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island as well as the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is famed for its beautiful beaches and fascinating history. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Spanish Balearic Islands, and the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, and Tunisia.
For Atlas lovers, the island of Sardinia is situated between 38° 51′ and 41° 15′ latitude north and 8° 8′ and 9° 50′ east longitude. To the west of Sardinia is the Balearic Sea; to Sardinia’s east is the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Over many centuries the island has survived countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Arabs. Local festivals on the island still reflect the long-lasting impact of those cultures.
Numerous castles, villages, temples and tombs cover the countryside, and with its perfect summer weather, tourists arrive in droves, some via Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, but many more via ferry service from the Italian mainland.
Have you been to Sardinia? Please tell us about your experiences!
For a sample yachting itinerary of the Italian Riviera, including Sardinia, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .
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The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show arrives. FLIBS again delights.
We had the pleasure of taking a few of our best private luxury yacht charter clients (and dear friends) for a stroll along the docks. The couple had recently completed the construction of another home on a lot overlooking the water. They wanted to purchase a boat for weekend family outings.
We looked at the latest offerings from a few companies, for instance, Germany’s Fjord Yachts, the innovative expandable-deck boats by Italy’s Evo Yachts, and the trendy Holland-designed boats of VanDutch.
The model that really caught the attention of our friends was a sleek, aluminum-hull day cruiser. This yacht is built by Vanquish Yachts. It is the Vanquish VQ54. The boat is simply stunning. There is no other way to describe it.
We stood on the dock discussing the boat and the available color options. A passerby stopped and gazed at the boat. “Beautiful,” he exclaimed. “Too bad it’s made out of aluminum – electrolysis is bad for boats.”
As the man walked away, our friends seemed a bit confused. “What’s wrong with electrolysis?” asked the wife. “It’s a great way to remove unwanted hair!”
“It’s a little different with boats,” we said. We then explained marine electrolysis, and the possible damage it can cause to a boat or yacht.
For humans, Medical Electrolysis is a clinical method of removing individual hairs from a person’s face or body. A device is used to destroy the growth center of hair with chemical or heat energy.
For boats, Marine Electrolysis is the result of potential current existing between two different objects. It is often caused by stray electrical current, and can be extremely destructive (causes corrosion) on boats made out of aluminum.
The results generated by medical electrolysis are all positive – people can remove unwanted hair, and it is a permanent fix. With marine electrolysis, the results are not so good – and if not caught quickly, the corrosive effects to an aluminum boat can cause great damage (holes, water leaking into the boat, etc.), and require expensive repairs.
Aluminum boats are also susceptible to another related culprit. This culprit is Galvanic Corrosion. This can occur when two dissimilar metals come into contact with an electrolyte and create a natural electrical current. Salt water can work as the perfect catalyst for galvanic corrosion.
Examples of galvanic corrosion include:
Our experienced clients and friends then asked,
“If aluminum has so many problems, why are expensive private luxury yacht charter vessels like Feadship and Heesen yachts built out of aluminum?”
The answer is simple. Aluminum is light, but strong (think of airplanes). Aluminum yachts can be built to any size versus yachts made from molds. This allows great flexibility and customization that can’t be as easily achieve with fiberglass and other composites. As to the corrosion issues, manufacturers can take preventative steps to reduce and even eliminate the threats of marine electrolysis. Yachts are fitted with monitoring systems which constantly check for stray electrical current, as well as anti-corrosion anodes to negate electrical issues below the waterline.
So, while someday you may want medical electrolysis to look and feel your best, you most definitely do not want marine electrolysis – ever…
Thinking about buying a yacht? Take advantage of our “Try Before You Buy” program and rent the yacht for an extended “test drive.” Do this during your own private luxury yacht charter vacation. Up to 50% of the charter fee can be applied toward the purchase of the same yacht model.
In conclusion, give charter a try before planning a yacht purchase. For more information about private luxury yacht charters or purchasing a yacht through the 1-800 Yacht Charters’ Try Before You Buy Program, email 1-800 Yacht Charters at email@example.com or call us at 305-720-7245. #yachtforsale #buyaboat #yachtcharter
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A friend, unfamiliar with yachting asked me, “What makes a Feadship so special?” I simply said,
“Feadship is the Rolls Royce of the yachting world.“
Aficionados of premium brand jewelry, cigars, furniture, and automobiles understand. Enthusiasts draw to the brand’s pedigree and reputation of excellence. It dates back to 1949.
These yachts are synonymous with quality craftsmanship and the finest building materials. Ironically, the builder embraced state-of-the-art construction technology. It is now renown for modern superyacht designs and naval architecture.
Here is a partial listing of the newest yachts built by Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyard and available for super yacht charters throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean:
81 meter 2011 motor yacht AIR:
63 meter 2011 motor yacht LADY BRITT:
53 meter 2009 motor yacht HURRICANE RUN:
For a complete listing of available yachts for hire, just ask. To book your own private luxury yacht charter aboard a magnificent name brand superyacht, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
While the popularity of Bahama yacht charters has increased in recent years, the availability of reasonably-priced airfare to the island nation has stymied many a potential luxury yacht charter customer. Flights from South Florida to the Bahamas are often more expensive than coast to coast flights across the United States. Not only that, but some clients are reluctant to fly to their destination and want an alternative in a ferry boat. VOILA!
Fortunately a new alternative to traveling to and from the Bahamas has been unveiled.
On December 16th, Balèaria Bahamas Express introduced inaugural high speed ferry service between Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama).
The 74 meter ferry Pinar del Rio cruises at 32 knots and can make the 76 mile crossing in 2.5 hours.
The service runs daily, except on Wednesday, with a convenient schedule that allows passengers from the USA to return on the same day after spending the day on Grand Bahama Island.
Pricing starts at $49.50 per person, one way, with first class seating available for $90 per person each way, plus local taxes.
Spanish-based Balèaria specializes in the transportation of people in the Mediterranean. With nearly 1000 employees and 15 ships in operation, the company ferried almost 3 million passengers in 2010.
The company is also working on establishing service from South Florida to Bimini in 2012.
Springtime is the best time to plan a yachting vacation in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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It seems the commonly-used term, “Able-bodied seaman” might need to be amended to, “seaman and -woman” to reflect what might become a trend in the yachting industry – the emergence of female captains on mega yacht charter vessels.
“Megayacht owners look for experience and professionalism, first and foremost,” says Sheeder. “Skippers must be experts in navigation and safety, and considering many yachts have large crew complements, they must be equally-adept at personnel management. A skilled captain is a multi-talented person, regardless of gender. Hiring the best and brightest is the goal.
Three women leading the ranks of females at the helm. These are, for instance, Captain Sandra Yawn (motor yacht DEFIANCE), Captain Danielle de Vere (motor yacht MARY JEAN), and Captain Carol Benbrook (motor yacht SEDATION).
First up, Yawn. Captain Yawn has recently taken the helm on Mangusta motor yacht DEFIANCE. It is a stunning 72′ speedster currently available for Bahamas and Florida yacht charters. Yawn brings years of experience to her new position. She was the former captain of the 148 foot motor yachts TUSCAN SUN and 142 foot yacht, LADY J.
Second is De Vere. She leads a crew of 12 onboard the 163 foot Caribbean yacht charter vessel, MARY JEAN. De Vere earned her stripes crewing at her family’s daysail business in Australia, as well as operating luxury live-aboard dive vessels on the Northern Great Barrier Reef.
Third female captain is Benbrook. Before the sale of the 143 foot Heeson motor yacht SEDATION, Benbrook was the skipper of the popular Virgin Island yacht charter vessel for three years. In a 2010 interview with yachting journalist Kim Kavin, Benbrook was asked how it feels to be one of the only female motoryacht captains. “I think there are five or six of us now on motoryachts. I think it’s fine. People respect me. I’ve never had any problems,” she said.
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As a destination, Greece is a sensory celebration. It’s a dance with history and ancient gods, and a courtship between natural beauty and modern luxuries. It’s also an invitation to indulge in a slower pace and simpler pleasures, like savoring a taverna meal complemented by a fantastic local wine you’ve most likely never heard of.
Of course, the ideal way to explore the myriad of small Greek islands is to rent a private yacht.
For travelers with experience at the helm, a bareboat charter is the most affordable option for exploration. Similar to renting a car, you do the “driving” by serving as your own skipper. Yes, you and your travel companions must also do the cooking and cleaning, but when it comes to saving money, it is hard to top the appeal of a bareboat charter, especially sail boat charters as compared to power boats.
If you are not qualified to operate your own boat, or simply desire a hire level of comfort and amenities, some of the largest yachts in the world can be rented in the land of the gods.
The famous yacht CHRISTINA O calls Greece home. The private vessel of the late Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, this yacht offers huge deck spaces and the indulgence of an original mosaic-tiled swimming pool. In addition to the Jacuzzi, there are three public lounges, a gym, and a game room – and the famous bar where Sir Winston Churchill first met Jackie Kennedy.
When to go to Greece? Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters recommends visiting Greece between May and October.
We prefer the so-called “shoulder season” (May and September/October), since the weather is generally good, and you’ll enjoy more elbow room and often better prices in restaurants and gift shops.”
When to book a yacht charter in Greece? NOW is the time to make your 2011 Greece yacht charter reservations.
For help in identifying the right yacht for your style and budget, call our specialists, toll-free at 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (800-922-4824), or click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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