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Insider's guide: 7 pieces of expert advice for first time charterers

Insider's guide: 7 pieces of expert advice for first time charterers

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Communicate, communicate, communicate

Ann Landry, Northrop & Johnson

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Top brokers and charter bosses pass on some of their wisdom to help you have the best charter experience…

In the unlikely event that any aspect of the yacht/crew does not meet your expectation, let your broker and captain know straight away so that action can be taken. A client called me on day two or three of a two-week charter to say that they were disappointed with the cuisine.

I suggested that the client sit down with the captain, the chef and an iPad and show the chef what type of food they like. By the end of the two weeks, the client offered the chef a job at their home! The chef just needed to know what they wanted.

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Book early

Jamie Edmiston, Edmiston & Company

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book date early

Don’t hang on until the last minute to book. Last year was a strong year for charters, with the majority of the good quality, large yachts all fully booked by May for the summer months of June through to August. We anticipate demand this year will be equally as strong.

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Go early

Jessica Engelmann, Northrop & Johnson

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early holiday mediterranean luxury yacht

For a Mediterranean charter, I always suggest earlier in the season rather than later. Many of the popular charter yachts have back-to-back trips between charter and owner use and, by the end of the season, both the yacht and crew are noticeably tired. You want to be on board when the crew is well rested and excited for the summer, and the yacht is in top-notch working order.

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