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Commitment to Generosity & Clients Defines Best Private Yacht Charter Company

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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

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.”

Photograph of Jana Sheeder sitting on a yacht

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.”  

Jana Sheeder poses with Guy Harvey representative - both holding mooring reef buoys

1-800 Yacht Charters  – Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976(TM)

Best Selection:   Global Database of over 1400 Yachts.

  • LARGEST Yachts – 182 yachts bigger than 50 meters (164 feet)
  • NEWEST Yachts – 99 yachts newer than 3 years old; 49 BRAND NEW yachts (under 1 year old)…numbers updated daily

Best Guarantee:   We Will Meet or Beat ALL Competitors’ Rates

Best Brands:  The Most Exclusive Yacht Builders.

  • Benetti
  • Trinity
  • Lürssen
  • Feadship
  • Oceanco
  • Heesen
  • Perini Navi
  • …and more

Best Yacht Charter Destinations: Yachts in Dozens of Popular, as well as Exotic, Locales

  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific and Asia
  • Florida, Bahamas, and North America
  • South America • South Pacific
  • New England
  • Thousand Islands, NY and Canada
  • …and more

Best Events: Corporate Hospitality and Special Event Charters

  • International #FilmFestivals – Cannes, Venice, New York
  • #Formula1 Grand Prix – Monaco, Abu Dhabi
  • #FIFA World Cup
  • ICC Cricket World Cup
  • #Olympic Games
  • NFL Superbowl
  • Fashion Weeks — Paris, Milan, Miami, New York – #fashionweeks
  • Drone Grand Prix – #dronegrandprix
  • …and more

Best “Karma”

  • Most Eco-Friendly Yachts #eco #sustainability
  • Industry-leading Programs To Reduce Ocean Pollution
  • Charitable Aid Through “Giftivism” Program #giftivism
  • Entire Company Focused on Giving Back and Making a Difference #makeadifference
  • Free Gifts for Charter Guests #freegifts

Best Reputation

    • Recognized for greatness —  1-800 Yacht Charters rises above the competition and was recognized as the “World’s Best Private Cruise”
    • Over 30 Years – Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976™
    • Nominated, Sponsored, and Voted Member of:

-International Superyacht Society

-Florida Yacht Brokers Association

-Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association


Choose the Best Yacht, the Best Price, and Environmental Sustainability!

Make the BEST choice — choose 1-800 Yacht Charters.

Call 1-800 Yacht Charters today to plan your super yacht experience or use our convenient online inquiry form!

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What To Wear: The Season’s Hottest Nautical Fashions – On Sale!

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As summer draws to a close, the month of September serves as the unofficial kick-off to the boat show season.  From the Newport International Boat Show, to the glitz of the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Shows, superyachts will be on display for perusal by interested buyers, as well as private luxury yacht charter clients.

It’s not just the yachts that will “look” their best at the shows. For the well-heeled, attending a boat show is a fun opportunity to dress the part, and wear the latest designer trends in nautical clothing, resortwear, and accessories.

The ladies in the charter department at 1-800 Yacht Charters put their heads together and came up with their favorite must-have nautical fashions for this season  (and since there’s no shame in saving money to look great, they focused on items offering, “Faaabulous discounts, dah-ling…”).


Balmain Double Breasted Wool Twill Blazer ( save 50% – was $2375, now $1188)

Nautical blazer for boat show fashion

Timeless blazer crafted from navy wool-twill in Balmain’s signature sharp silhouette. Features padded shoulders (hey, retro 90’s styles are back!), a nipped-in waist, and a double-breasted front, adorned with gold lion-embossed buttons. It’s fully satin-lined for a smooth finish. Wear jeans over a simple tee and boat shoes.  All aboard!


Boardwalk Shuffle Heel ( 25% off – was $50, now $36.99)

Navy and white striped chunky heel sandals

It’s hard to look feminine and sexy in a flat pair of boat shoes, right ladies? When flat boat shoes just won’t do, the wide heel by Chinese Laundry is great for walking on boat docks.  Love the nautical stripes!


Men’s Micro Fish Print Slim Murray Shirt (Vineyard Vines:  was $98.50, now $69.99)

Yacht charter boat show fashion for me - button-down collared shirt with miniature fish all over it

Let’s face it, guys love fish – fish logos on their hats, their cars, and everywhere else.  Here’s a shirt that at least gives your guy a sharp, “dressy-casual” look on the docks.  Made from cool 100% cotton poplin, this micro fish (Computer gurus get it?  “microfiche!”) print shirt displays an ocean of diminutive fishes in a slim fit sport shirt.


Keepall Bandoulière 45 Regatta Travel Bag  (Louis Vuitton: was $2220, now $2220!!!)

Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 45 monogram canvas travel bag in cobalt blue for boat show fashion nautical style

OK, so this bag is not on sale.  Who cares…it’s LV!!!  Part of the designer’s collection for the upcoming America’s Cup races, this Damier Cobalt canvas travel bag is perfect for carrying yacht brochures and a bottle of Fiji water while walking the boat show docks.  Emblazoned with the V Gaston logo, this iconic bag exudes timeless style and easy elegance – and sale or no sale, we want it!


For the dates and locations of the season’s upcoming shows, including a list of attending yachts offered for charter by 1-800 Yacht Charters, email Jim at

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