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Point System Helps Charterers Rate and Choose Yachts

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Charter Planner Worksheet created by The SailAway Group

Recently, a new customer called our charter department.  She wanted to plan her very first Caribbean yacht charter vacation.

The lady had visited our website and viewed the yachts we have listed for the Caribbean in the category,

  • Under 50 meters  
  • I see 3 or 4 yachts that might be good for crewed catamaran charters
  • Now how do I compare them?

To help this woman and other customers compare yachts, our team has implemented a “Charter Planner” worksheet.

The worksheet outlines ten categories, allowing the customer to rate each yacht, based on a scale of 1 to 10. The idea is to assign a point value to each category – the higher the points, the closer the yacht is to the customer’s preferences and personal tastes.
Once the client rates each yacht in all ten categories, he or she can then compare the total scores to see which yacht might be the best choice for a luxury mega yacht charter.

Let’s look at the categories that can help you select
the right yacht and crew for your vacation:
  1. ºCabin Layout – Does the yacht have the right combination of single, double and Queen/King berths?  Rank:_____

  2. Amenities and Watersports Toys – Does the yacht carry the specific toys and amenities you want (Waverunners, Kayaks, Gym, Elevator, Helipad, etc.)?  Rank: _____
  3. Availability – Is the yacht available for the dates you wish to travel? Rank: _____ 
  4. Location – Is the yacht based in or near the area you wish to charter?  Rank: _____ 
  5. Crew – Do the crew members’ bios and profiles seem in line with your own  needs and personality? Rank: _____ 
  6. Chef – Does the chef’s cooking style mirror your tastes and special nutritional needs (low sugar diets, etc.)? Rank: _____

  7. Decor – Is the yacht’s interior decor in line with your tastes and preferences? Rank: _____ 
  8. Budget – Is the charter rate, including expenses, in line with your desired budget? Rank: _____ 
  9. ºBroker’s Thoughts – Does your 1-800 Yacht Charters professional consultant think the yacht is a good match to your preferences? Rank: _____


As you work your way through the planner, give special attention to questions concerning the crew and the professional opinion of your charter consultant. These two categories are usually the most significant in ensuring that your yachting holiday meets your expectations.


Still not sure if a yacht and crew are the right fit for your charter? Contact our team of consultants HERE to discuss your best options.

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Ms. Jana Sheeder is President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Providing The Superyacht Experience(tm) since 1976. Private luxury yacht charter vacations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, South Florida, Miami and The Florida Keys, Italian Rivera, Belize. Megayacht charter company focused on generosity, Pay It Forward, Random Acts of Kindness, Giftivism, giving back to the ocean, to the needy, and the environment with every superyachting charter. Providing eco-friendly alternatives while on yacht charters and known for 6-star customer service, experience, and generosity.

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