The yachting industry has experienced significant changes in the last decade. What was once considered a luxury for the rich and famous, yachting is now an affordable weekend activity for couples and families across the nation.
The growing popularity of boat sharing makes it easy for inexperienced boaters to enjoy a day on the water in a variety of boat types, including pontoons, sailing boats, fishing charters and yacht charters. You don’t need to know how to navigate or where to go, everything is included in your boat rental or yacht charter fee.
Yet there are still common misconceptions about yacht charters:
- Yacht charters are expensive. (No, no they are not, especially when you consider splitting the cost with the rest of your group.)
- I wanted be able to stay connected during my Yacht charter. (Not true, you can be even more productive on a yacht charter.)
- Yacht charters are boring for children. (What? We beg to differ!)
Let’s address these issues and ease your concerns that yacht charters are not the right for your next weekend getaway or family vacation.
Yacht Charters Are Affordable Even For “Regular Joes”
Yes, you read that right. If you work a 9 to 5 doing clerical work, practicing law, teaching, writing or managing projects you can afford to vacation on a yacht charter. If you are a law enforcement officer, nurse or full-time nanny, you can afford to consider how a yacht charter might meet your vacation needs.
To inquire about yacht charters you do not have to have your song on the radio or your face on the big screen. You don’t have to be a big spender or have “fancy” tastes. The only true requirement is that you have means to schedule your trip via phone or computer.
Yacht Charters Can be a Productive Work Environment
If needed yacht charters can accommodate all of your working needs (although we might suggest unplugging for at least a short while.
When traveling to international destinations it’s easy to find options for cell phones and wi-fi. If your trip is work-related, it is not uncommon for some yacht rentals to include a full conference room with capabilities that include audio, screen projection and printing.
Your concerns about being productive on a yacht charter can be addressed at the time of your booking. Yacht charters can be more than accommodating of your work schedule, including providing a much better view than the office (ahem… the ocean).
Yacht Charters Have Fun for the Kids Built In
The ocean is a natural playground for children. Especially if you do not live in a coastal area, the ocean itself can provide opportunities for education and adventure.
The list of things to do on a yacht charter is long (and there is always more fun to be had for the creative).
Being surrounded by water creates the opportunity for:
- Scuba diving
Other ideas for keeping children engaged during your yacht rental include:
- Spying on beachgoers with a pair of binoculars
- Coordinating splash bomb and water balloon wars (don’t forget to clean up the plastic)
- Identifying fish with a book or chart
- Keeping track of the boat locations via GPS or maps
- Experimenting with a camera and the great scenery of the ocean
- Playing board games puzzles, hide and seek, I Spy, etc.
The ideas above are ways to keep children engaged before or after you reach your destination on a yacht charter. Once ashore you can enjoy the local cuisine, sightseeing, beach swimming and many other activities that your children, and the entire family, are sure to enjoy.
Three Events You Can Host on a Yacht Charter
Yacht Charters Can Be More Than a Vacation
The most popular use of a yacht charter is a vacation or weekend getaway but a yacht rentals can be so much more. Whether you need a venue to provide a unique experience, allow your patrons to party safely, or need to wow and impress your guests, there is a scenario that can fit your needs.
It is not uncommon to rent a yacht charter for the following occasions:
- Graduation parties
- Bachelor/Bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Birthday celebrations
- Board meetings
- Holiday parties
- New Year’s Eve celebrations
- Prom after parties
- Bridal showers
- Baby showers
- Team building retreat
The most popular yacht charter events fall into three categories (1) corporate events (2) weddings (3) special occasions and parties.
- Launching a new product? Host the event with key players on a yacht charter.
- Celebrating a new sales record? Show your thanks by taking your top performers out for a yacht charter dinner party.
- Need a place to have your annual board meeting? A yacht charter creates the perfect atmosphere for a mix of work and relaxation.
Yacht charters for corporate events typically come equipped with meeting spaces, custom menus and live entertainment, if needed or desired. The yacht rental can also accommodate your business needs, including a sound system, video presentation and phone services. You can usually rent the boat for a half, full day or extended time periods – making it easy to plan your corporate retreat or meeting.
Securing a yacht charter for your big day eliminates the tedious and cumbersome decision making that is the cause of stress for so many brides. If you’re committed to making wedding planning a breeze, consider a yacht charter as your wedding ceremony or reception venue.
Yachts act as a one-stop shop when it comes to wedding planning. The crew of your yacht charter can help you coordinate a destination (if one is needed), plan the menu and organize the ceremony (if it will be on the boat).
Yacht charters vary in size but can entertain up to 75 guests. One thing that’s guaranteed is that the spectacular backdrop of ocean and the setting sun will awe everyone – making your big night one that will be hard to forget.
Special Occasions & Parties
Whether you are surprising your husband for his 30th birthday, celebrating your last few days as a single woman, or ringing in the New Year, a yacht charter is the prime (and smart) party and celebration venue.
Did you know you can host a party on a yacht rental? Did you know yacht charters commonly include meal catering, navigation and booze? Yes, yes and yes! Event planning on a yacht charter is hassle free.