While owning a luxury yacht undeniably gives joy and relaxation, it doesn’t necessarily give you peace of mind in the long term. More often than not, within 6 months of delivery the owner requires to make dozens of decision he isn’t prepared for. In fact, over 72% of yacht owners say they require professional advice on paperwork, service, maintenance and storage.
The best way to receive up-to-date information is by asking the sales organization or yacht builder, but if you want to make an independent choice, you’ll need an independent advisor.
Focus on unburdened services
Yacht management service should always focus on the personal preferences of the owner. Even though yacht builders and dealers put their clients first, it is important to remember that they are offering you their services, and only the services that are in their portfolio: fitting to your requirements…or not.
This means that, by letting the yacht builder or dealer managing your yacht, you might end up with services you don’t need, extra costs and for certain: the hassle of decision making.
No matter which service you require, an independent party acting on your interest, and your interest only unburdens one’s mind.
Grow a personal relationship
Today’s yacht owners have very broad preferences, each owner uses his or her yacht in many different ways. Yachting destinations range from 40 degrees sunny med to arctic experiences. Yachting nowadays isn’t limited to spending time with friends and family: expeditions, adventures and training-camps are organized aboard. The days of only sunbathing in the marina are over. One size doesn’t fit all.
This has a huge impact on the required yacht management services: maintenance schedules change, planning of itineraries, cleaning or paperwork require in depth knowledge of the owners preferences and plans.
To ensure a truly personal and unburdened yacht management service, digital interactions between the yacht owner and manager make sure unnecessary interruptions are avoided but information is shared continuously. We call that: digitization without losing the human touch.
How will you manage your yacht?
The right yacht manager can have a powerful impact on the overall yachting experience. It will influence how you and your guests perceive the time spent aboard. When done right, you don’t even think about management as it will be a synced and natural part of the experience.
Take the time to choose your yacht management supplier carefully. It just might be the most important thing you do to make that yachting experience extraordinary.