For owners of private yachts, there are a wide number of charter management companies whose services enable you to earn revenue from your vessel without having to lift a finger.
From listing your yacht as available for charter, to liaising with guests, to all the planning and logistics involved in the smooth-running of a boating adventure, yacht charter management companies promise to do all the work so you don’t have to. If you have a boat that you’d like to rent out and are attracted by the idea of outsourcing everything to experts, we’ve picked out 5 of the best charter management companies currently operating in the global yachting sector.
Since launching in 2015, Boatsters Black have provided services covering the entire field of charter management and are designed to take all the worries out of your hands. Their team of professionals take pride in crafting tailor-made voyages and experiences delivered via a progressive digital approach while still managing to preserve a hands-on and personal touch. From experienced captains, to fine dining chefs and high level hospitality stewardesses, Boatsters Black help you select the right crew to make sure you enjoy their time on the vessel to the fullest. They also provide fully strategized marketing of your yacht through industry analysis and multi-channel content creation, as well as logistical planning such as charter licensing and flagging, and helping you plan where to berth your yacht.
With bases in 10 countries and a fleet of over 300 yachts worldwide, Navigate Yachting are well-established in the field. They combine the advantages of a larger charter fleet, such as optimised processes and economies of scale, with an authentically local experience. They pride themselves on putting guests at the centre of attention, with skilled staff ensuring you feel right at home on your yacht. They also focus on details, in everything from air conditioning to teak in the cockpit for a luxurious look and feel. A “Peace of Mind Guarantee” means you don’t have to pay any security deposit or deductible, and are never liable for accidental damages. Another example of their commitment to customer experience is the development of the Navigare app, which allows you to check in ahead of time and enter your crew list and notifies you when your charter yacht is ready to board.
A world-leading name in yachting, Fraser Yachts’ long heritage and standing ensures clients can use their services with full confidence. Supported by a range of effective IT solutions, they bring maximum trust to the experience of owning, chartering, selling, crewing and building a yacht. In terms of their charter management services, over 80 owners across the world currently trust Fraser to get the results they want from their charter operations. And just as importantly, their multilingual global team is trusted by other brokers, who come to Fraser knowing that the clients they place on board will enjoy every moment. Fraser also know how to best optimise the number of charter bookings, with their marketing team working in collaboration with worldwide charter managers to ensure your yacht receives maximum exposure – in the markets that matter – while at the same time screening all enquiries to ensure your vessel remains in safe hands by those who enjoy it.
Founded in 1991, Bluewater claim to be the only major yachting company with dedicated teams spanning brokerage, charter, management, crew training and crew solutions, making them the only company able to sell, charter and manage yachts on which the crew were recruited and trained in-house. Boasting an international team of professionals, their charter specialists have the expertise to assist clients in selecting the right yacht for their charter, as well as providing tailor-made itineraries in all regions of the world. As part of their charter management division, they work alongside owners to globally promote and charter their yachts to a network of clients and brokers worldwide, maximising potential revenue and minimising stress. Their management services are also offered in smart, customised packages that allows clients to hand-pick the one best designed to serve their needs.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, IYC offer a comprehensive management service specifically for superyachts around the world. Their expert team ensures that every vessel is being efficiently managed at all times. Clients benefit from a world-class team consisting of experts in their field, including ex-captains and engineers. IYC’s management services are also tailored to the individual client, with no one-size-fits-all package. They pledge to always be on hand to help, with a fast response time, and a flexible client-centric focus. The IYC team also monitor all yachts under management in real time through a dedicated Fleet Operations Center, modelled on cruise line and emergency response systems and with many benefits including real-time compliance, real-time knowledge and round-the-clock support.