A few years ago most guests who chartered a yacht simply wanted to enjoy a sailing holiday with family and friends
But today’s charters are far more diverse and superyachts are now being used for all types of events from corporate parties and staff training exercises to weddings and gourmet food experiences.
Corporate yacht charters have become very popular with companies looking to impress future clients and organize meetings away from the traditional office environment. Hosting a business meeting aboard a superyacht ensures complete privacy and maximum security for the participants, which in turn guarantees peace of mind during business negotiations. Many superyachts offer facilities such as conference rooms or meeting spaces and with Wi-Fi, email and telephone access also available on-board, guests can keep in touch with the office at all times from wherever they are in the world.
Superyachts are the ideal location for corporate events as they offer spectacular backdrops, luxurious interior design and impeccable service, perfect for hosting formal parties. From cocktail evenings to product launches, superyachts are increasingly popular amongst businesses who wish to organize an original event in an innovative setting.
Sporting and luxury events worldwide also provide great opportunities for companies to host clients aboard a yacht. In-demand static charters include Grand Prix races, film festivals, and regattas where clients can enjoy a front row seat to some of the most exciting events worldwide whilst networking with business associates in the comfort and privacy of a superyacht.
More and more companies are also booking superyacht charters for their internal events, including incentive schemes rewarding staff members for their hard work. High-achieving employees and their families are invited aboard a superyacht by their employer and encouraged to enjoy the on-board facilities whilst the yacht crew provide gourmet meals and five-star service. Businesses are also taking advantage of superyachts to host team-building and staff training events. Employees compete against one another in exercises both on and off-shore to encourage them to work together and improve communication through the medium of sailing.
In addition to being used for corporate events, superyacht charter has also become fashionable amongst the jet set for private events such as birthday parties, weddings, and anniversary celebrations. With superyachts capable of hosting upwards of 100 guests on-board and many boats being equipped with floating dance floors and bars to rival any nightclub found on dry land, holding a gala event on a yacht is a great way to make an impact and ensure that guests will remember the big day for years to come.
And finally, gourmet charters are also a new way for guests to enjoy spending time on-board. During the charter the focus is entirely on food with talented chefs providing gourmet menus created with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Menus are specifically designed for each guest taking into account individual dietary requirements and often include local and regional specialities with an haute-cuisine twist. Each meal is then paired with specially chosen wines to complement the cuisine. A gourmet charter is a gastronomic event comparable to eating in a Michelin-starred restaurant, but with the additional thrill of dining in some of the most beautiful locations in the world and there can be no better way to enjoy this unique experience than from the deck of a luxury superyacht.