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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 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.”
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.”
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 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.”
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For instance, Benetti, Trinity, Lürssen, and Feadship
In addition, Oceanco, Heesen, Perini Navi, and more
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
-International Superyacht Society
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-Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association
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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.
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.
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.
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%
BOOKED: December 23-January 2 (BVI)
BOOKED: January 7-14 (BVI)
OPEN: January 16 – 31 (BVI)
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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About a year ago, we rebranded our business with a new focus, driven by our motto, “What if we built our business for Generosity?”
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.
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!
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.
Thanks to our clients, among MANY other things, we were able to
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.
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.
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.
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,
#gratitude #giveback #makeadifference
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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!!!
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.”
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!
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.”
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!
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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,
Thanks to WFP and photo of little girl in Bolivia by Boris Heger
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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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.
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.
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.
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 for up to 10 guests are available in a full beam master stateroom on the man deck, and 4 guests cabins below.
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.
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.
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.
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