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Best Yacht Charter – Commitment to Generosity & Clients Defines Company

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RECOMMENDED BY FORBES

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.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

So how does the company continue to attract active, well-traveled clients when many of their competitors offer the same yachts?  According to 1-800 Yacht Charters 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.”

 

HOW A YACHT CHARTER INQUIRY IS PROCESSED

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.” 

Furthermore, Sheeder says the clients hope to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events and #voluntourism.  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, “Besides, we often don’t even discuss particular yachts until our second or third conversation.”

SHEEDER CONTINUES

Sheeder admits some clients are puzzled at first.  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 also to make a difference in the world.”  

Jana Sheeder poses with Guy Harvey representative. Both hold mooring reef buoys that are placed above reefs in the ocean to protect reefs from anchor damage from boats. The round buoys reflect a horizontal line in the photo, as the photographer flash hits them. Best karma for generosity in yacht charters

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 Meet or Beat ALL Competitors’ Rates

Best Brands:  The Most Exclusive Yacht Builders

For instance, Benetti, Trinity, Lürssen, and Feadship

In addition, Oceanco, Heesen, Perini Navi, and more

Best Yacht Charter Destinations

Yachts in Dozens of Popular, and Exotic, Locales

 

For example, Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific and Asia, and Florida, Bahamas, and North America

Further, South America, South Pacific, New England, Thousand Islands, NY, 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 by Forbes.com 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 (now “IYBA”)

-Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association

 

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

Make the BEST choice — choose 1-800 Yacht Charters

In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you today.

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Book This Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Vessel And We’ll Give You OUR Bonus!

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INSATIABLE motoryacht running

 

SPECIAL OFFER – EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU!

The manager of 100 foot superyacht INSATIABLE reached out to us today.  Seems the owner of this super-popular Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel wants to shore up a gap in his reservation calendar and has offered us an incentive to secure a booking during the last two weeks of January, 2017.

Per the yacht’s manager, the owner of Broward yacht INSATIABLE has graciously offered us $1000 for any 7-night yacht charter Virgin Islands reservation we can deliver, to close his calendar for January.

 

We’ve got a better idea!!!

This is given in the spirit of Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and her Team’s belief in Generosity and Giftivism.  A gift to start your year off right.  If you charter yacht INSATIABLE through 1-800 Yacht Charters, for either the third or fourth week of January, 2017, in the British and/or US Virgin islands, we’ll pass our $1000 bonus on to you – in the form of an instant rebate.

This is an exclusive offer – only available from 1-800 Yacht Charters – with our compliments.

Insatiable anchored off of the beach with watertoys in the foreground on the sand

 

LUXURY YACHT CHARTER SPECIAL FEATURES

Built by Broward Marine, the 100 foot yacht INSATIABLE  offers affordable luxury for up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms.  She recently received a brand new paint job, and underwent a refit, with many interior upgrades.  Her special features make her the ultimate Virgin Islands luxury yacht charter option for small families or three couples. For instance, 32′ Intrepid center console towed tender, with twin 225 horsepower Mercury engines. It is great for fishing or exploration.  In addition, a second tender, a 14′ Novurania with 50 mph that is excellent for towing a wake board or water-skiing. Next, a wave runner and 2 single-person kayaks.  Moreover, the yacht has lots of snorkel gear.  Lastly, she has three double guest cabins.

 

THE YACHT CHARTER PRICE

Caribbean Rate: $29,500 USD per week + running expenses (items such as food, fuel, bar, dockage, etc.)

You’ll receive an instant rebate of $1000 off the rate of $29500, and pay only $28,500 – a savings of 3%

 

HER VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER CALENDAR

BOOKED: December 23-January 2 (BVI)

BOOKED: January 7-14 (BVI)

OPEN:  January 16 – 31 (BVI)

 

HOW TO BOOK INSATIABLE FOR YOUR CHARTER

You can only get the special $1000 offer by making your reservation with us! In conclusion, hurry and take advantage of this great offer.  Compliments of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Fill out our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ right now.

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Excitement and Generosity Drive Private Yacht Charter Maven into 2016

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Happy New Year 1800yachtcharters logo
REBRANDED FOR GENEROSITY

About a year ago, we rebranded our business with a new focus, driven by our motto, “What if we built our business for Generosity?”

 

PERSONAL OBLIGATION AND SOCIAL GOOD

As leaders in arranging Mediterranean yacht charter vacations, along with private yacht holidays throughout Greece and the Caribbean, we recognized an opportunity, and an obligation, to grow our business for the  greater social good.

 

CHARTER A YACHT – CHANGE THE WORLD

Realizing you can rent a yacht from a number of qualified charter brokers around the world, we came up with a simple reason to book your yacht with us:   “Charter a Yacht and Change the World.”

Wow – what a year 2015 turned out to be!

 

HEAVILY EMBRACED

We are so proud of and honored by our clients – both repeat charterers and new customers.  They embraced our commitment to sustainability and generosity.

With enthusiasm, they chose our reusable water bottles in lieu of disposable plastic bottles (to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans). When we told them a portion of their charter cost would be donated to charity in their name, and that we wanted their input in selecting the charity, they were quick to direct multiple donations to their favorite causes.

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

 

MANY CHARITIES BENEFITED

Thanks to our clients, among MANY other things, we were able to

  • PROTECT REEFS.  Install multiple mooring buoys in Biscayne Bay.  This is the hub of the Florida yacht charter marketplace. The buoys protect coral reefs from damage from boat anchors. Additionally, they educate the public about the plight of coral reefs and historical underwater wrecks.
  • BUY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.  Purchase a medical autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments for an international group that provides low-cost spay and neutering services for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals, enabling the medical team to alter many more pets and rescued animals each day.
  • SPAY AND NEUTER.  Pay for multiple spay/neuter surgeries for stray animals
  • DO ANIMAL RESCUE.  Pay for the rescue, transport, and housing of multiple animals (saving lives)
  • PAMPER WOUNDED VETERANS.  Defray the cost of multiple private luxury Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations. These occur on a 155 foot superyacht.  They support veteran wounded soldiers and their spouses.
  • PROTECT MANATEES.  Manatee (sea cow, dugong) conservation
  • SUPPORT POLLINATORS.   Repopulate bees, butterflies, and pollinators near natural hammocks and waterways
  • EDUCATE YOUTH.  Support classrooms who are teaching youth to protect the oceans and to use sustainable goods

 

Looking back, 2015 was a fantastic year.  The above items and so many others are just so exciting for us. Helping others is our passion.

 

WHAT LIES AHEAD

We enter 2016 with a number of new yachts and new destinations to offer our clients.  We have the brand new expedition yacht LEGEND, available for experiencing Greenland and Norway’s Fjords; and  the world’s largest sailing yacht for charter made of wood, the yacht LAMIMA, available in the exotic islands of Thailand and Burma.

 

WE ARE ENERGIZED

Our team is energized to share these yachts and destinations with our clients.  Each charter vacation gives our clients a chance to reconnect with family and friends.  Additionally, to embrace diverse cultures.  Finally, to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH US

Together, we will make a difference.   The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters awaits you.  When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change…and so does the world around you!!!

Happy New Year,

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters poses with garbage bag during bay cleanup

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, cleaning plastic and debris from coastline near her home in South Florida

 

Jana
jsheeder@1800yachtcharters.com
#gratitude #giveback #makeadifference

 

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It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week  #RAKWeek – Spread the Kindness

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Logo with animated dog under umbrella that says Random Acts of Kindness Week

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK

The week of February 14-20 is your chance to ramp up the idea of “being kind” as the world celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week, 2016.  Let’s extend Random Acts of Kindness Week!!!

 

THE FOUNDATION

Created by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the week-long event is a way for all of us to “…step up your acts of kindness, be loud with your generosity, and commit to being a better person throughout the year. We believe kindness is a daily practice, but this is a week to celebrate and inspire others to join you.”

 

HOW TO BE KIND

There are soooo many things we can do, and sooo many ways to get involved.  All it takes is a bit of time — and a big heart!

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS THAT ANYONE CAN DO

  • Smile at or wave to a stranger
  • Hand a cold drink to a police officer directing traffic
  • Compliment a parent on how well-behaved his/her child is
  • Defend someone who’s being unfairly bashed on the internet
  • Put your phone away when you’re at dinner or having a conversation
  • Compliment an employee to his/her boss
  • Donate that bag of clothing items that you really didn’t want to part with yet…
  • Let a person with just a few items check out in front of you at the store
  • Write a thank you note on paper – the snail mail kind – and send it!
  • Give an unexpected gratuity to an employee who’s gone above and beyond for you
  • Write a nice comment on a random blog
  • Say thank you to a postal carrier
  • Give a tip to a janitor because the cleanliness is appreciated and made your day
  • Buy an extra umbrella and give it to someone in need when it’s raining
  • Do something nice and remain anonymous!
  • Buy lemonade from kids’ lemonade stands – and compliment them (always)
  • Change your phone’s alert ringtone to Temple Bells, and every time the bell chimes, state something for which you are grateful (Jana Sheeder calls these bells, “Gratitude Bells“)

 

REAL LIFE EXAMPLE

From yesterday:

We were inspecting private yacht charter vessels at the inaugural Superyacht Miami Show, when I noticed our company President, Jana Sheeder, bent over picking something up on the docks.  A few minutes later, I saw her do it again.  I asked her what she was doing, and she proceeded to lay a handful of objects out on the dock for us to see.  It was small items of debris – a used book of matches, some plastic, a metal bolt, and more. “Any of these objects could end up in the water, possibly harming the marine environment or adding to our problems with plastic pollution at sea.  It only took a couple of moments to stop and pick these items up and try to make a difference.

Miscellaneous trash items found on dock of yacht marina laid out on the top of a metal dock box

 

 

 

 

 

KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY

Suddenly, I found myself looking down as I walked along the dock, hoping I too could “chip in” and do my small part…   Generosity and kindness are contagious, and it feels so good to do random things for others and for our community!

 

MOTIVATION

Need a little more motivation to jump feet-first into Random Act of Kindness Week?  Sign the online “Kindness Pledge,” and you’ll be on your way to inspire others to do their part in making a kinder world for everyone.

SIGN the pledge here:  https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rakweek2016#pledge-form

 

 

SHARE YOUR RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

We’d love to hear your suggestions of Random Acts of Kindness. Please leave them in the comments section for others to follow your lead in kind acts!

Have a kinder, generous week everyone…  Thank you for making a difference and for being the change with us!

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Thank You For Your Generosity

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NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Today, September 15, 2016 is National Thank You Day.  It strikes us that something so ubiquitous creates the perfect opportunity to reach out to you, our clients and friends, and express our appreciation.

Fountain pen with writing of words, Thank you

Your continued patronage and confidence in our services is deeply appreciated.

 

We remind ourselves everyday how blessed we are to Deliver the Superyacht Experience to you and your families.

 

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Over the years, we witness your good works.  You are driven by sustainability and the greater social good.  Your chartered yacht is a platform to an eco-friendly adventure.  In addition, it is a chance to reconnect with your family and friends.  Additionally, you embrace diverse cultures and will rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

 

KINDNESS

Most importantly, we are humbled by your kindness.  You have fully embraced our mission to build our business for generosity.  As we have made donations to charities around the world in your name, we  never expected so many of you to further participate and add, and in many cases match, our donations with additional donations of your own.

 

YOU ARE THE BACKBONE

You are the backbone of the 1-800 Yacht Charter community. Your support helps us flourish, and in return, we have been able to touch the lives of so many people and animals in need –  from helping school children’s charities in remote villages, to installing buoys to protect coral reefs and marine life.

 

Little girl smiling at camera - seated at table for meal at school

 

OUR VISION

Our vision statement is, and remains simple:  Charter a Yacht And Change the World.  Thank you for never letting us lose sight of that dream…

As we end each of our email messages, we’ll close this blog with our standard valediction,

“With Appreciation…”

 

 

Thanks to WFP and photo of little girl in Bolivia by Boris Heger

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CHARTER WITH US

In conclusion, find out how much better a yacht charter company can be!  We prove ourselves to clients.  For instance, we have 35+ years’ expertise, passion for yachting, and compelling sense of purpose to work for you.  Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience™ as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver.  Moreover, you deserve pampering and relaxation. Book a yacht charter with 1-800 Yacht Charters today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Yacht Maven Scores First Charter on Yacht KING BABY – Edgy Rock ‘n’ Roll Themed Superyacht

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PRESENTING KING BABY

Superyacht King Baby spent a few months of exclusive use.  The 140 foot IGA Yachts motor yacht then entered into the charter market.  Prominent yacht maven Jana Sheeder wasted no time in securing the very first charter.

 

SHEEDER SOLIDIFIES A MAGICAL CLIENT HOLIDAY

This happened only days after the yacht’s manager publicly announced the yacht would be available for the upcoming Caribbean yacht charter season.  Sheeder delivered a 10-night contract to hire the vessel during the year-end holidays.

KING BABY charter yacht bow profile

 

 

ALL ABOUT THE YACHT

The 140 foot yacht KING BABY, IGA Yachts (China’s) largest vessel built to date, is named after King Baby Studio. The Studio is Mitchell Binder’s iconic Los Angeles jewelry design business.  Binder is the darling of the LA-based music industry for more than three decades. He has celebrity clients including members of the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.  King Baby Studio has made custom jewelry for celebrities like Howard Stern, Liz Taylor, and Taylor Swift.

Binder and the yacht’s owner are close friends.   The owner’s new toy reflects multiple things. For instance, the confidence, charisma and maverick attitude of provocative jewelry line.

 

 

THE MEANING OF KING BABY

Luxury with a rebel spirit sums up both the jewelry and the look of the yacht.  From chrome-plated guitars, to vintage rock photos framed in black alligator leather, to the ondeck Jacuzzi tub with a three tiered waterfall, to custom drain covers, the yacht is truly unique and unlike any charter vessel in the world.  The rock décor is a collaborative effort between famed yacht designer Evan K Marshall, King Baby Studio, and Slick+Design.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for up to 10 guests are available in a full beam master stateroom on the man deck, and 4 guests cabins below.

 

ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT

Of course, you can’t have a music-inspired yacht without a great entertainment system. 24 televisions (yep, 24, not a typo), including an 84-inch 4k screen in the skylounge are integrated with an Apple TV / music system. Surround sound pumps the beat throughout the interior & exterior – from bow to stern. Music can be played from a personal device or from the yacht’s music library.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder sitting on a luxury yacht

Jana Sheeder, President and Co-owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT

 

JANA SHEEDER = GENEROSITY

Sheeder, the President and co-owner of Miami-based 1-800 Yacht Charters is known for her boutique operation that provides superyacht vacations to such notables as entertainment industry artists and business executives.

 

THE YACHT PRICE

King Baby is available from $160,000 per week in low season, to $175,000 per week for peak holiday dates. She will be based in the Caribbean through spring 2017, then relocate to New England for the summer.

 

 

Click here to learn more about Jana Sheeder and her commitment to making our world a better place…  To contact her directly, email jsheeder@1800yachtcharters.com

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