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.”
1-800 Yacht Charters – Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976(TM)
Best Selection: Global Database of over 1400 Yachts.
Best Guarantee: We Will Meet or Beat ALL Competitors’ Rates
Best Brands: The Most Exclusive Yacht Builders.
Best Yacht Charter Destinations: Yachts in Dozens of Popular, as well as Exotic, Locales
Best Events: Corporate Hospitality and Special Event Charters
-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.
This entry was posted in Frequently Asked Questions Educational and tagged generosity, luxury, voluntourism, FilmFestivals, Formula1, FIFA, Olympic, fashionweeks, dronegrandprix, eco, giftivism, makeadifference, sustainability, freegiftsPosted on
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 (Net-a-Porter.com: save 50% – was $2375, now $1188)
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 (ModCloth.com: 25% off – was $50, now $36.99)
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)
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!!!)
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!
This entry was posted in News Special Events Frequently Asked Questions and tagged 1800yachtcharters, fashionweeks, thesuperyachtexperience, boat show fashion, resortwear, what to wear to boat show, nautical fashion, louis vuittonPosted on