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.”
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Sustainability means avoiding depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance. The push for sustainability in the yacht industry is a result.
A design studio is now building hybrid propulsion green luxury yacht charter super yachts.
Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine are proposing two revolutionary concepts for propulsion; as a result, they tout increased energy efficiency, lower noise, and CO2 emissions in boats. The Intec Marine hybrid propulsion concept uses electric propulsion; therefore using two generators. An additional smaller engine is used for calm water or at anchor.
Take for example a Monaco Grand Prix yacht, rented to be dockside for the race. The boat then goes out cruising the Côte d’Azur. At cruising speed, one generator creates power for the two propulsion pods. It also powers the interior (cabin lights, televisions, galley, etc.). This results in very low noise levels, estimated at 35 dBA.
The batteries enable the yacht to cruise out of the marina at 6 knots. Simply start the redundant second generator for the yacht to reach maximum speed. The smaller, third generator runs at anchor.
Designers expect a 30% reduction of energy use as compared to a conventional setup. The setup uses three diesel engines continuously running (two for propulsion and one for interior load).
Yachts featuring Intec Marine hybrid propulsion receive the RINA marine green star design certificate for environmental excellence.
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The key is sustainability.
Entitled the, “Wood Forever” program, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the project to the media. This happened during the Monaco Yacht Show. The Show includes a gathering of luxury sailing charter vessels, new builds and motoryachts.
Membership in the Wood Forever program represents a conscious step towards environmental and social responsibility.
The Prince recognized Burger Boat as the first official Wood Forever member. This happened at during a press conference and ceremony in September. Burger signed an agreement to analyze their wood supply chain, and committed to develop a sustainable wood purchasing policy to fight deforestation.
His Serene Highness is hopeful other yacht builders will follow Burger’s example in order to drive the yachting industry towards environmental excellence.
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Remember our eco-friendly green superyacht salmon skin decor blog post? Introducing sustainable bamboo for yacht interiors. Sailboats and cruiseships also use it.
Want to enjoy a greener yacht charter experience? Read our three simple ways to go green blog at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/3-simple-ways-to-enjoy-greener-sail-boat-charters/ Please leave a comment to let us know what you think!
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They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It seems like yesterday we were looking forward to the launchings of 2011’s newest yachts, and planning charters for special events like the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.
As the year winds down and clients make their last-minute preparations for Christmas and New Year’s Caribbean yacht charters, we take a minute to look back at our most popular yachting-related stories of 2011:
Going on a Virgin Islands yacht charter is loads of fun, but getting there can be tedious. Having a cool new gadget on hand is a great way to kill some time…
While gossip websites circulated a series of photographs purporting to show the “Gossip Girl” actress posing naked, Blake and Leo were seen relaxing and laughing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Speilberg’s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011…
It has been said a great vacation is all about escaping. For many, that means escaping the confines of their homes and the rigors of their work. For others, it is best achieved by escaping the confines of their clothes…
Top Three Well-Traveled Celebrity Couples
From après-ski private chalets in Vail, to multi-deck behemoth superyacht vessels in the Caribbean, some celebrity power couples take traveling to the extreme…
European Prince Encourages Superyacht Industry to Go Green
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has introduced a program to encourage the builders of the world’s largest yachts to use timber from sustainably managed forests…
Jana Sheeder, President of The SailAway Group reflects on the Monaco Yacht Show – one of the greatest showcases of luxury charter vessels in the world. Each year, approximately 100 megayachts from 25 to 90 meters long are on display. What makes this show truly unique is the number of new yachts on hand. About 40 of the newest superyachts delivered in the past 12 months are on exhibit…
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