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Informa’s British-based global exhibition division makes an announcement. It acquired Yachting Promotions Inc. Yachting Promotions is doing business as (d/b/a) Show Management. They produce three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows. For instance, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Yachting Promotions Inc. owners are Active Interest Media. AIM is a magazine publishing company. It is co-headquartered in El Segundo, CA and Boulder, CO, USA
Informa paid $133 million for Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI). It was purchased specifically from AIM – Active Interest Media.
Show Management produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in perpetuity. The company also produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show. In addition, they produce the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show. The Miami yacht show recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach. Other shows include St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Florida, additionally.
In 2006, Active Interest Media (AIM) purchased Show Management. Show management was formally renamed Yachting Promotions, Inc.
A prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO follows. Moreover, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate their growth.
“AIM will reinvest the proceeds from this sale to grow our digital video, online education, marketing services, and events in our other verticals.”
Informa’s acquisition of Show Management equals the company’s plans. Specifically, to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A. They also produce the Monaco Yacht Show. This acquisition consequently makes Informa Exhibitions unique. It is the world’s leading yacht show organizer. How will shows change with the new purchase? Will the yacht shows now have red carpets? Specifically like the Dubai International Yacht Show (DIBS)?
Our company president, Jana Sheeder, recently attended the 2017 edition of Yachts Miami Beach. She and Team 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels. For example, Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11. Jana comments on the acquisition of Show Management by Informa.
“Informa operates over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions around the world annually. With their global resources, I believe Informa is positioned to focus on the continued growth and success of the world’s finest boat shows. In terms of exposure of charter yachts to prospective clients, this should be a good opportunity for cross promotion; for example, we should be able to promote a winter/spring Florida yacht charter vacation to a client while a particular yacht is here in Miami at Yachts Miami Beach – then bring that client to Monte Carlo in September and host them on the same yacht during the Monaco Yacht Show. I’m excited by the chance to extend customer relationships across multi-show platforms and destinations.”
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I love yacht shows, but probably for a different reason than most yacht charter brokers. Sure, it’s a chance to see the newest yachts as they enter the market. It is also a special opportunity to sample gourmet treats prepared by Michelin-star yacht chefs. My associates refer to me as a wannabe gastronome.
For me, the real intrigue of attending a yacht show or yacht open house is the chance to watch our company President, Jana Sheeder, as she boards a yacht, inspects the vessel, and meets the crew.
So what sets Jana apart from other charter brokers? What is it that allows 1-800 Yacht Charters to innovate beyond the basic rental of yachts and to deliver what we call, The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients?
I’ll let Jana explain our point of difference.
“Attention to detail and focus on perfection are at the core of our business philosophy. Aristotle is credited with the saying, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ We truly believe in the famous philosopher’s message. It is easy to fall into the trap of analyzing a yacht’s onboard amenities. Others see features, above benefits. Certainly, items like an ondeck hot tub, an outdoor cinema area, and Hamman spa draw your attention to a yacht, but it’s the small things, some tangible, some more of a feeling, that can make or break the onboard superyacht experience for a client.”
Here is an example of Jana’s point. Recently aboard a yacht new to the market, 2016 Benetti motor yacht DREW. During Yachts Miami Beach (February, 2017), at our city’s premier luxury yacht charter and sales show. Other guests focused on the yacht’s layout and her unique design components. For instance, the covered seating area and hot tub, positioned on the forward Portuguese deck. It is different, because it is not on the sundeck- where most yachts locate their on deck Jacuzzi. What was Jana looking at? The soap and lotion dispensers in a cabin’s ensuite bath…
“They provide Jo Malone soap and lotion to the guests,” Jana called out to me. Later, she would explain the importance of providing quality skincare products to the charter guests.
“An article about the British Royal Wedding claimed Kate Middleton used Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin to scent Westminster Abbey on her wedding day. I researched the brand and was impressed by the unique, original scents. It may seem strange to the casual observer, but the brand and quality of the soaps and lotions provided to the charter guests can be integral to the overall superyacht experience – especially for the female guests. The fragrances provided by the yacht should be subtle, so as not to clash with any perfumes or colognes worn by the guests. Additionally, the lotions need to have a nourishing texture since the charter guests are exposed to sun, salty water, and outside air much of the time during the cruise.”
As we moved from yacht to yacht, Jana would make notes and take photos of many items and features of the vessel, including the toiletry products displayed in the bathrooms. She would make a star of approval on her list next to brands like Molton Brown, Byredo, and Aesop Resurrection Aromatique.
Here are other small and seemingly inconsequential items we critique during our yacht inspections.
First, floral arrangements. Not so much the fact that flowers are displayed, but rather when they are displayed. We always inquire from the crew if fresh flowers are put out on the morning of the last day of the charter. This one simple act can have a positive impact on the charter guests, as they feel their last day on board is as fresh and inviting as their first day.
Second, bed sheets and thread count. Affluent travelers appreciate an experience that mirrors their lifestyle. The quality of linens, including bed sheets, towels in the ensuites, cloth napkins on the dinner table, etc. must reflect both the yacht’s upscale aesthetic and that of the charterer guests.
Third, personal hygiene. Many of our charter clients enjoy lifestyles that includes the services of personal attendants. For instance, chefs, maids, butlers, and personal assistants. These supernumeraries are well-dressed and well-groomed. Their demeanor and appearance is a reflection of their employers. When client are onboard, the yacht’s crew assumes some of these roles, especially in terms of waitstaff. Jana will often discretely look at the fingernails of the deckhands and the stewardesses. This is to see if their nails are neatly trimmed and manicured. We also take note of the crew’s uniforms. Are they new? Clean? Ironed and pressed?
Many luxury yacht charter vessels have similar layouts and amenities. Taking a holistic approach to small details has helped Jana and her team focus on continually striving for perfection. Jana Sheeder realizes attention to details can mean the difference between a good vacation and a truly memorable superyacht experience.
Does a private luxury yacht charter sound like an ideal vacation for you and your family? Reach out to Jana and our team at 1-800 Yacht Charters. Call our 24 hour hotline for a live chat with one of our charter consultants. Call or text 305-720-7245. We stand by, at your service.
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