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Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. Posted in Yacht Company News

Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts


Those who are new to the superyacht industry may assume that purchasing a fully-custom superyacht is the best way forward. Custom or bespoke superyachts are usually perceived to be the best choice because of their unique design, finish and technical platform.

But in reality, semi-custom yachts can offer the same level of quality as their custom counterparts. As semi-custom yachts are based off tried and tested production series, there is very little room for error - which places semi-custom yachts among the best in class. In addition, because they are built of an existing platform, with modifications made to the exterior and interior design, semi-custom yachts tend to be less expensive than fully custom superyachts.



One of the best value semi-custom yachts on the market is the 46.7m motor yacht My Secret. Built from steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen and delivered in 2012, she is part of the yard's highly successful 4700 series.

One of the last hulls built in this platform, her specially designed bulbous bow creates an anti-wave for a smoother path through the water. Featuring an exterior design by Omega Architects, she offers the largest internal volume in her class, at just under 500 GT.


Perfect for those who wish to make the best use of the available space, yacht My Secret has a sundeck measuring nearly 90 square meters, with a foredeck lounge and sun pads for additional privacy. Her luxurious and neutral interior design is the work of Bannenberg & Rowell and features a muted palette with walls panelled in white elm. Able to accommodate up to twelve guests in five cabins, this includes a full-beam master suite forward on the main deck, two doubles and two twin cabins, both with Pullman berths. Looked after by a crew of 11, this semi-custom yacht offers the complete package.

How to Choose The Right Yacht Charter Management Company For You

on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Posted in Yacht Company News

How To Find the Right Yacht Charter Management Company

If you’re a boat owner considering chartering out your yacht you may find it a struggle to choose between the multitude of yacht charter management companies there are out there to help.

In an increasingly competitive market place, it is important to sell your yacht to the right clientele, which means picking a broker with years of experience and contacts. It is also a full-time job making sure the yacht is shipshape, with a happy and hard-working crew. Finding the right charter yacht management team is no easy task considering the sheer number of yacht charter management companies in almost every port.

We’ve put together ten pointers to check when choosing a charter management agency that’ll get you results.


Find The Perfect Yacht Charter Management Company


Yacht management businesses are responsible for getting you the right bookings for your yacht through specialist marketing. A successful company will use a multi-pronged strategy of direct marketing campaigns, social media, website listings and blogging, as well as traditional print mediums and events. Ask them to talk you through their ideas to understand what they’ll do that others won’t.

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A significant part of any successful yacht charter management company’s marketing budget will be spent on participating at the key international yacht shows. A lot of charter business is carried out at leading events such as Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and Palm Beach Boat Show, and it is key that your yacht is on the mind of charter brokers when they are meeting clients at shows like these.


The quality of a yacht’s crew can make or break a charter, so it is essential that your management team can help you get the right team on board. They will also be able to help fill spaces if a member of the crew leaves mid-charter, a Captain’s worst nightmare.



Marketing your yacht will be considerably easier and reap better results if the agency you choose has an in-depth knowledge of your yacht. This includes knowing all about the guest experience onboard, especially the experience and contacts of the Captain, as well as the intricacies of the water toy garage.


As the owner of a charter yacht you must be confident that your yacht is commercially compliant. This includes a myriad of land-based complexities such as crew training, social security measures and insurance, through to structural surveys and regular safety checks for the yacht. Make sure your management team is savvy about all the relevant maritime regulations


Your yacht charter management company will be responsible for every aspect of each charter onboard your yacht, including scheduling itineraries to best suit each client, leaving you with nothing else to do but sit back and enjoy the financial benefits. Brokers will find the clients, sort out the paperwork, and co-ordinate with the yacht’s Captain and crew throughout the trip. And if there is a problem mid-trip, is the broker and not you that will have to deal with it.

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Choosing a brokerage with an international outlook is crucial as it means that you will be able to market your yacht all over the world, securing charters through high and low seasons in different regions such as the Med and the Caribbean. This will ensure that your vessel is used all year round, which can be very financially rewarding. However, it is also important that your charter management company also knows the local charter market well and has contacts amongst the local yachting community.


Luxury yachting is a growing business, with charter companies springing up all over the world. It is important to choose an established brokerage with a string of international offices, a large and growing client database, and a great online and marketing presence to ensure the success of your yacht in the competitive charter world.


To ensure industry standards are regularised a number of professional yachting bodies have been set up, such as the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), and the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA). In most cases, we would recommend only considering a yacht charter management company that is a member of one of these prestigious associations.


With many things in life, trust your instinct when finding the right company to look after your most prized possession. It will be much more enjoyable - and arguably work better - if you choose someone you actually like!


Motor vs Sailing Yacht - See What Matches Your Personality

on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Motor vs Sailing Yacht - What’s Right For You?


If you’re chartering for the first time, it’s easy to be confused by the range of yachts you have to choose from, starting with the core question of ‘motor vs sailing yacht’.  Over the years, sailing yachts have grown to become larger and more luxurious, so it’s not a simple question of sport and romance vs space and luxury any more. However, some differences do remain, and whether your perfect charter yacht is a motor yacht or sailing yacht may depend largely on your personality and the purpose of the charter. 

Differences Between a Sailing Yacht and Motor Yacht

on Thursday, 21 June 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Great guide to choose a sailing or motor yacht

yacht for sale Shenandoah of Sark FraserWhen deciding to buy a yacht, the first obvious question to consider is whether to buy a sailing yacht or motor yacht. 

As sailing superyachts have become larger and more luxurious in recent years, the choice between a motor yacht for sale or a sailing yacht for sale has become rather more difficult — in many cases simply a question of personal preference, rather than a significant difference in the onboard experience.
So if you’re in the market to buy a yacht and you find yourself attracted by elements of both sailing and motor yachts, here are some considerations that might split the difference, as well as two superb examples of sailing yachts and motor yachts for sale.


Professional Companies Offer Safe and Secure Yacht Transport

on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Shipping a yacht has never been easier.

After you have gone on a luxury yacht charter to one of our fantastic destinations. You might consider buying a yacht of your own, in which case you will need reliable yacht transport.


The Best Caribbean Destinations for an Ideal Christmas Yacht Charter

on Sunday, 24 December 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

A Luxury Caribbean Yacht Charter Equals the Perfect Christmas Getaway

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Even when everywhere else seems dark, gloomy and cold, there’s one easy-to-reach spot on the globe where you’re virtually guaranteed to have a sunny and warm Christmas and New Year – the Caribbean. And, there’s literally no better way to enjoy all that this glorious corner of the planet has to offer than onboard your very own superyacht charter.

Fractional Boat Ownership with the Azimut Magellano 53

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in New Yachts, Yacht Company News

Fractional Boat Ownership with the Azimut Magellano 53

The purchase of a yacht and the attendant running costs of mooring, maintenance, and crew can diminish the pleasure of owning a vessel.

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14 Things to do with Children on a French Riviera Yacht Charter

on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

14 Things to do with Children on a French Riviera Yacht Charter

On your next French Riviera Yacht Charter, take the children with you as we have selected 14 activities to enjoy with them.

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Explore the Norwegian Fjords by Yacht in 2017

on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

Explore the Norwegian Fjords by Yacht in 2017

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Norway Yacht Charter in 2017

In the summer of 2017, take your yacht charter on the route less travelled. Discover breathtaking landscapes under the midnight sun and explore the Norwegian Fjords.

In the ancient Fjordlands of Norway, snow-capped mountains rise 1,700m above deep Fjords of perfect blue, and killer whales breach and hunt in crystal clear waters. On a Norway yacht charter you can kayak down snow melt rivers that are edged by deep green forest; you can admire eagles as they soar above your yacht; and you can relax in stunning luxury spas with endless views of mountains and sea.

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Action, Adventure and Nature Unite

Bask in the warm summer sunshine as you cycle through valleys of wildflowers, go summer skiing, or hiking on an ancient glacier. Snorkel Lake Lyngstoyl, where drowned farm buildings and roads are still visible in the clear waters; experience the epic scenery on the Flam railway; or take the brand new Loen skylift 1,000 metres above the Fjords.

Adventure sports lovers will be in their element on a yacht charter in the Norwegian Fjordlands, where white water rafting, canyoning, mountain-biking, rock climbing and bungee jumping are just a few of the adrenaline sports on offer. You can even tandem skydive from a helicopter, giving you some of the best views on earth at spectacular speed. Of course, if you would prefer to stay firmly inside the helicopter, there are plenty of helicopter tours that offer a birds-eye view of this staggering landscape of rugged peaks and gentle green valleys.

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Cruising Through Paradise

When your adrenaline-inducing excursions are finished, you can return to your yacht to relax in ultimate comfort: take a dip in the Jacuzzi under the midnight sun, while cruising up a Fjord that was carved by vast rivers of ice 2.5 million years ago. From the water level, you’ll marvel at the waterfalls that cascade from the cliffs to shower your yacht in fine cool mist, and the abandoned farmhouses that still cling to steep hillsides – so steep that farmers used to tie their children to trees so they didn’t fall off. You’ll see seals lying about on the wooden piers of white-painted villages, and harbour porpoises swimming alongside your yacht. Keen fishermen will be in their element in the Norwegian Fjords, with world-class halibut and giant cod to be found along the Atlantic Road.

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The Route Less-Travelled

The crowded anchorages of the Mediterranean feel very far away while on charter in the Norwegian Fjords. Nevertheless, cruising grounds do not only comprise rural, idyllic wilderness in Norway; this becomes apparent as you dock in Alesund - a picturesque island city that was re-built in Art Nouveau style after a town fire in 1904. Fine-dine at Restaurant Maki, one of Norway’s fines t seafood establishments. The Dark-Ages town of Bergen is also a great city stop on your Norway yacht charter, with its narrow medieval alleyways and bright-painted buildings that cluster around the port.

For all the modern art galleries and glamorous hotels that you’ll find in the Fjordlands, it’s still all too easy to imagine the days of the Vikings here, and to half-believe the ancient legends of trolls as you climb Troll Wall or stand on the very edge of Troll’s Tongue – a stunning ledge of rock with panoramic views. With a labyrinth of islands and Fjords to explore, the only way to do this natural wonderland justice is by luxury superyacht

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Boot Dusseldorf 2017: The World’s Biggest Maritime Trade Fair Returns

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

Boot Dusseldorf 2017: The World’s Biggest Maritime Trade Fair Returns







Attend Boot Dusseldorf in January 2017. It’s the biggest and best maritime trade fair in the world with a huge selection of yachts and interactive events.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Is Back

on Thursday, 27 October 2016. Posted in New Yachts, Yacht Company News

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Is Back

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Is Back

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show on earth, will return to Florida between the 1st and 5th of November, 2017.

8 Great Reasons to Buy Sailing Yacht MOONBIRD

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Posted in New Yachts, Yacht Company News

S/Y MOONBIRD available for sale with Y.CO

8 Great Reasons to Buy Sailing Yacht MOONBIRD

S/Y MOONBIRD is an award-winning racing superyacht built in New Zealand by shipyard Fitzroy Yachts. This luxury 37m sailing yacht was built in 2003 and has won pretty much every superyacht cups, and regatta she has ever entered. A refit 2 years ago means she is in tip-top condition, and is available for sale with Y.CO at 8.85m€. She has a beam of 8.4m, draft of 4.1m, weighs 160 tonnes, and has a top speed of 13knots.


How to Create the Perfect Themed Party on Board a Luxury Charter

on Thursday, 01 October 2015. Posted in Yacht Company News

How to Create the Perfect Themed Party on Board a Luxury Charter

Eating out on holiday at every meal can be a bit of a bore, no matter how excellent the restaurants are, which is why many clients on luxury charter choose to dine on board.

The Gourmet Yacht Charter Experience

on Wednesday, 08 April 2015. Posted in Yacht Company News

The Gourmet Yacht Charter Experience

With an exquisite yacht selected and magical destinations ready to be discovered, gourmet food is now a benchmark for completing the perfect yachting experience. 

Yacht Crew Recruitment: 2014 Year Review

on Monday, 19 January 2015. Posted in Yacht Company News

Yacht Crew Recruitment: 2014 Year Review

The yacht crew recruitment industry enjoyed a healthy year in 2014, returning to a stable financial landscape reminiscent of pre-recession figures in 2008. Leading yacht crew agency YPI Crew, reported that these continued industry improvements translated into more job opportunities. In particular yachts measuring over 70m, experienced a 64% rise in the number of yacht jobs successfully filled.

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