If chartering a yacht appeals
to you, it is probably because
of its carefree nature. For
people who charter, the focus
is entirely on the experience –
and the creation of memories.
Flexibility is key – and in this
realmwe mean it in every
sense of the word.
In the hunt for experiences, there is no
greater experience than yachting itself.
You can easily explore this exclusive world,
alternating between sailing yachts or motor
yachts as it pleases you. The array of yachts
available for charter is impressive. In this
respect, chartering is also the ideal way
to sample what ownership could be like.
You will have full freedom to go wherever
you want. In other words, you won’t be
seasonally tied to a single region like an
owner would. So you could easily cruise
round the Virgin Islands one week, then
charter a yacht with an ice-breaking hull
the following – and head to the Antarctic.
It is the ideal option for those who are put
off by the steep price tag and running costs –
or prefer to have their capital invested.
You will miss out on the cachet of ownership.
And you won’t be able to personalise the
boat to reflect your particular tastes. But
for some, the lower overheads, flexibility
and the ability to focus on experiences
prove themselves a bigger draw.
There has never been
a better time to enjoy
membership of this most
distinguished of clubs,
whether as an owner
or a charterer.
A REPORT BY
CAMPER & NICHOLSONS AND WEALTH-X