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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 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.”

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 byForbes.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

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

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After a few months of exclusive use, the 140 foot IGA Yachts motor yacht KING BABY was entered into the charter market by her owner, and prominent yacht maven Jana Sheeder wasted no time in securing the very first charter.

Just 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

Tall and beamy, the 140 foot yacht KING BABY, IGA Yachts (China’s) largest vessel built to date, is named after King Baby Studio, the iconic Los Angeles jewelry design business owned by Mitchell Binder.  Binder has been the darling of the LA-based music industry for more than three decades, with 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, and the owner wanted his new toy to reflect 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.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder sitting on a yacht

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

 

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

Click here to learn more about Jana Sheeder and her commitment to making our world a better place…

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