Happy New Year! We hope everybody enjoyed a safe holiday season and welcomed in the new year with family and friends. 2017 looks to be a great year for the yachting industry as the number of yachts available for charter around the world continues to increase and captains & crew continue to build on their expertise through valuable training. Additionally, all of us at Churchill Yacht Partners will continue to gain a deeper knowledge of the yachts coming onto the charter market and stay abreast of the changes with the existing fleet constantly moving around the world. Unfortunately Captains and crews change yachts from time to time. Therefore is important for us to be able to offer you yachts with professional crew that work well together to ensure that your yachting vacation is the best ever.
So where do we recommend chartering in 2017? Well, the world is only so big and the main destinations still remain the most popular destinations. More and more yachts are venturing to more secluded locales in the South Pacific, the Maldives, Thailand, Scandinavia, Central America and Patagonia. The yachts have created fabulous itineraries. The upside is for those seeking a new destinations off the beaten path. The downside is these regions typically have a shorter charter season and therefore the flexibility of available dates is limited. It is important to reach out to us as early as possible so that they yacht remains committed to these regions. Click here to learn more about some of the popular yacht charter destinations.
If you are interested in chartering this winter in the Caribbean, remember that most yachts spent Christmas and New Years chartering in and around the Virgin Islands, St. Barth’s and St. Maarten. But they will quickly begin spreading out. This means that if you haven’t enjoyed the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, this year is the time. St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are an amazing destination for a 7-day yachting vacation. There are easy flights into St. Lucia and out of Grenada.
Where do we think the demand will be in 2017? Spain and the Balearics. With the change in the Spanish laws pertaining to yacht chartering a couple years ago, more and more yachts are able to charter in Spain. Additionally, in 2017, the MYBA Charter Show will be in Barcelona. For years the show was held in Genoa, Italy. We are looking forward to attending this show from April 24 – April 27, 2017. Click here for a brief summery of Balearic Yacht Charters.
What kind of yacht do I want to charter in 2017? That one is easy to figure out. Here is a small sample of available for charter. When you inquire with us, we will send you a more comprehensive list.
How many yachts are available for charter? At Churchill Yacht Partners we only work with crewed luxury yachts – motor, sail and catamaran. We unfortunately do not work with bareboat yachts and we rarely work on yachts available for day-charters. There are currently just over 1400 crewed luxury yachts available to us; way too many accurately maintain on our website. These 1400 yachts are focused on 7-day or longer yachting vacations, although many yachts at times will accept 3 – 6 day charters if their schedule allows.
What about those new to chartering? For those new to chartering a yacht the possibilities are wide-ranging and we’ll work with you to figure out what your interests are, what you want to experience, what time of the year you want to charter and how far away from home you want to go. Typically, first-time charterers spend their winter/spring charter in the Caribbean or Bahamas. Summer charters are typically in the South of France/Italy and the Greek Isles. Those living in the Americas also consider New England and the Bahamas as great summer destinations. For U.S. clients, we are already seeing a strong interest in charters based in the Med. Clients are taking advantage of the stronger U.S. dollar and booking early. (Most Med-based yachts are priced in Euros €). Unfortunately one thing we we cannot control is weather. Mother Nature at times can impact our industry and we dislike it when she affects a first-time-charterers yachting vacation. Always plan a little extra time. That extra day, whether on the yacht or utilized as a travel day, makes the vacation that much more relaxing.
What should we do next? With over 1400 yachts available for charter it is important that you use Churchill Yacht Partners. We continue to be one of the leading yacht charter companies in the world. Our focus is exclusively on the yacht charter business. Our business continues to grow through referrals. We are not hear to try and sell you a yacht or upsell you. We can tell you the differences in yachts that you are interested in. What each yacht’s strength and potential weakness is when comparing several yachts. With over 35 years of booking yachting vacations all around the world you can count on Churchill Yacht Partners to make your vacation one you will talk about for years to come. We have access to all of the yachts available for charter. We do not just offer the yachts that we also manage; it is our job to offer you yachts that are of interest to YOU!Churchill Yacht Partners The Harbor Shops 1845 Cordova Road Suite 216 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Yacht Charter Telephone: 954-761-3246 or 401-218-5416 firstname.lastname@example.org Charter Management Telephone: 954-527-2626 email@example.com Churchill Yacht Partners provides luxury yacht charter service to clients worldwide and charter management and marketing services to yacht owners worldwide. Yacht Charter | Yacht Rentals | Yacht Vacations | Charter Yacht Management
* Particulars are displayed in good faith and believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Weekly rates fluctuate per season and may be higher during your charter dates. They will be confirmed by our Charter Specialist during your selection process.