Who charters yachts?

The word ‘superyacht’ is often associated with the world’s rich and famous, however there are many other people who choose yacht charter as their holiday of choice for many reasons. Here’s an insight into the industry’s core clientele and the reasons why yacht charter is so appealing to such a wide range of people.

It’s not just billionaires

There is often a common misconception that yacht charter is reserved exclusively for the world’s billionaires but, in many instances, this is simply not the case. There is no denying that yacht charter is a highly exclusive holiday, however the costs are often not as much as people imagine, with week-long charter prices starting from as little as £1000 per person based on eight people sharing.

It’s inherently flexible

We cater for all types of people: from couples looking for a romantic getaway to families who prefer the convenience of having a completely private space where they can relax, dine in style and move between locations without any hassle.

Chartering a yacht provides the ability to visit multiple locations in one trip without the need to sit in cars or airport lounges for hours on end. It also has the added benefit of allowing guests to dine in the surroundings of a secluded bay or alcove – there are not many other holidays that can offer this!

It’s perfect for a special event

One of the other core reasons people decide to charter is for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons. We also accommodate a lot of businesses who are looking to impress clients by booking a trackside seat at the Grand Prix or host a static event aboard a yacht.

No matter what the occasion or where it is, stepping on board a superyacht is always a memorable experience and a great way to make a first impression or trip to remember.

It’s all about the experience

I think the two core things that differentiate this kind of getaway against others is the flexibility and privacy that yacht charter offers. It’s the only kind of holiday where your five-star accommodation is also your transport and the added benefit of a private crew is also a huge differentiator to the other options available.

Many yachts boast facilities that would rival that of a five-star hotel and as more and more people take to the seas looking for an alternative holiday, it’s easy to see why yacht charter is continuing to grow in popularity.

Geoff Moore is Managing Director at West Nautical.

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Comments (4)

  1. Chris says:

    Chartering a yacht would be great for our company retreat. Very informing article as well. Thank you.

  2. Diane G says:

    I didn’t know that chartering a yacht could be so affordable; but now I think about it, it makes sense. This looks like a perfect option for an extended family vacation. Our last extended vacation as a family ended being extremely costly, and we all decided we would be looking for something that the whole family could enjoy that was a little more relaxing. I think a yacht would be perfect for that.

  3. Jess says:

    Wow, £1000 per person isn’t actually too bad. I love yachts but only been on one once! I’d choose that over a private jet any day, perhaps I should be looking into a week-long charter for my birthday… What a romantic trip that would be, I’m so pleased. So much better than a hotel stay too

  4. Eric Isaac says:

    Our trip was the best vacation I have ever taken. Everything was complete perfection. Our Captain and crew went above and beyond any expectation, I could have imagined. I thought Nick was amazing, funny, witty and professional.At the end of the trip we wanted to take Vittorio home with us. Every meal was perfection and there was always plenty. He was very eager to make anything that made us happy. Yes, we would absolutely charter the yacht again. It was amazing

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