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Kevin Lawrie calls himself a “Facilitator.” Some superyacht captains have a more fitting moniker for him: “Miracle Man.”
Since 2015, Lawrie has operated Mango Mango Yacht and Villas Services, on the island of St Barts in the Caribbean.
Lawrie is a yacht agent, a rather non-descriptive title. He is an integral participant in most private luxury yacht charter trips passing through the Caribbean. For example, St Barts and other nearby ports of call (e.g. Nevis, St Kitts, Anguilla, etc.) need him. A yacht agent’s services include assistance with immigration and port services. They also include banking, provisioning, and charter guest and yacht crew concierge services. Lastly, they make medical arrangements and purchase yacht parts.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, explains the vital role yacht agencies like Mango Mango play in the yacht charter industry.
“Our responsibility is to deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients,” says Sheeder. “The hiring of the yacht is just one component of a successful charter. Our goal is to use the yacht as the platform to deliver an unequalled and flawless vacation for our clients. While the captains of the yachts are responsible to create an itinerary for the clients, it is often the yacht agent who coordinates the logistics for the yacht before it arrives at a particular destination.”
“A captain and his crew need to focus on the safe operation of the yacht while the charter guests are onboard,” explains Sheeder. “You don’t want a captain or the crew spending time on the phone or Internet trying to organize sighstseeing tours, arranging dockage, or making restaurant reservations.”
This is where Lawrie and Mango Mango excel. Many important details are handled by yacht agents. When performed well, it’s a seamless, professional process – invisible to the charter guests. All the charter guests see is an empty slip in a marina, ready for their arrival. As they disembark, a driver is standing by, with a car or limousine – ready to take them where they want to go. There’s no need for charter guests to stand in line at the local customs office, because Lawrie has already cleared the passengers, using passport details forwarded to him via email by the yacht’s captain. Fuel and fresh provisions will be delivered to the yacht, so when the charter guests are ready to depart for the next port of call, the yacht and crew are ready to go.
Many times, a yacht owner who normally keeps his/her yacht in the Mediterranean will decide to re-position to the Caribbean for the winter season. Often, the crews of these yachts are not familiar with the islands of the Caribbean, and are at a loss when it comes to necessary yacht services – fuel bunkering, entry requirements, foreign currency exchanges, etc. For these yachts and crew, Lawrie is truly a miracle worker. Sheeder points out, “Not only does Kevin handle the typical yacht services, he’s available 24/7 for the little things that seem to pop up out of nowhere. If a crewmember suddenly breaks a tooth, Kevin will jump right in and secure an emergency appointment with a local dentist.”
Scott Macahonic, Chief Officer of M/Y Spirit understands the value of a local yacht agency like Mango Mango:
“We have used Kevin numerous times over the last two seasons in St.Barths, and I can’t even tell you the number of ‘potential guest situations’ he has gotten us out of! New Year’s eve table reservations, 20 person taxi with no warning, coconuts immediately, fresh fish when needed. You name it…he’s helped us always in a professional, quick and friendly manner. We will definitely be using him the next time we can get back to the beautiful island of St.Barths.”
Mango Mango has expanded their services to also include villas. They provide:
While recent hurricanes Irma and Maria brought much destruction to the Caribbean including St Barts, Lawrie states the island is up and running and ready for visitors.
“St Barts is effectively open for business this winter season,” says Lawrie, “and we would love to see you down here and we can promise that it will be a memorable season offering you the same level of professionalism as usual and you will be welcomed with open arms and a warm smile wherever you go ashore.”
Well said, Miracle Man!
For up-to-date information about scheduled post-hurricane restaurant and hotel openings in St Barts, or to rent a luxury villa, contact Mango Mango Yacht and Villa Services at + 590 690 77 81 13 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In conclusion, plan your Superyacht Experience™ on a St Barts yacht charter vacation NOW. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or via our convenient online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .
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This gorgeous power catamaran is refit. The 115 foot (35 meter) wave-piercing New Zealand Yachts Limited power catamaran SPIRIT is amazing. Spirit is a new yacht to charter in Australia. She is based in Cairns. Spirit is available for $90,000 per week (plus expenses). Her schedule starts January 17, for charters in multiple areas. For instance, along the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Kimberley, and the Solomon Islands.
She has a nearly 36 foot (11 meter) beam. This tri-deck motor yacht offers impressive space. Spirit accommodates 10 guests in 5 staterooms. In addition, Spirit has an upper deck master suite with private balcony. An exciting inventory of toys satisfies active adventure-travel guests.
If the idea of a Great Barrier Reef yacht charter odyssey sounds exciting, please contact us. Power catamaran SPIRIT, the New Zealand Yachts Limited wave-piercing catamaran is ready for you. Contact us online at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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The beautiful 54 meter motor yacht SEQUEL P has announced reduced winter rates in the Caribbean.
To encourage last-minute holiday bookings, Proteksan yacht SEQUEL P has dropped her Christmas and New Year’s Eve premium rates from $378,000 per week to $350,000 per week – a savings of 8%.
For non-holiday periods, charterers can enjoy a Virgin Islands yacht charter for $322,000 per week and pocket savings of $28,000 off the regular rate of $350,000 per week.
Mega yacht SEQUEL P is a 2009 launch from Turkey. Her design is London-based H2 designers. Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc created her, in specific, for use in the luxury yacht charter industry.
The newest yacht to hit the Caribbean (and the mediterranean in summer), the vessel offers a fascinating interior with areas furnished in sycamore and macore woods, and a generous exterior deck space.
She accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms. First, a master suite on the main deck. Second, 2 double staterooms. Third, 2 twin cabins, each with Pullman. Finally, 1 convertible VIP cabin on the lower deck. In addition, the VIP cabin can be converted into a massage studio or office.
She has many special features. For instance, zero speed stabilizers. These reduce motion when the yacht is at anchor. Additionally, amazing deck spaces and well-planned entertainment areas grace the yacht. For active guests, there are great items. For example, a full gymnasium and a large inventory of aqua toys. To ease sore muscles after a day of activity there is a large ondeck Jacuzzi tub, as well as the services on a licensed masseuse.
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