Choosing the Best Yacht Charter Company

By Gina Samarotto

From One perfect Wedding to Twelve Perfect Nights  

Whether you’re looking to host an event or indulge in the vacation of a lifetime, it takes a lot more than simply a generous selection of luxury yachts to make a charter company stand out from the crowd. 

To truly accommodate the wishes, needs and desires of their clients – both those they relay and those they might not even realize they have – a charter company needs to combine spectacular vessels with stunning service and a thorough understanding of what it takes to be the best.

To get the right answers, you’ll need to ask the right questions.   Are you looking for a fully crewed vessel?  Are you planning an intimate cruise or an important event?  Where do you want to sail off to?  How many staterooms will you require?  What dining options are you hoping to find aboard? Are you looking for speed, luxury or a combination of both in a yacht? 

Knowing what you’re looking for will go a long way in finding the right company to pair you with the right yacht.  Rely on reputation, professionalism, knowledge and expertise to let your charter company work for you, bringing you one step closer to your dream yacht vacation.

In the greater Ft. Lauderdale area, there are myriad charter companies from which to choose.  Each with their own style and each with their own specialties; we’ve prepared an outline of some of the highlights offered by each and some tidbits of sage advice to help you on your way to finding the perfect yacht charter company.

Boat Bookingsboatbookings best yacht charter company
(954) 892 5009

With charter destinations around the globe plus offices in London, France, Greece and Asia as well as the sunny shores of Ft. Lauderdale, Boat Bookings understands the needs of both the local and international luxury clients they serve.  Their multi-lingual staff of charter experts is team of professionals available to walk you through the process, answer any questions you may have and help you decide what you truly will need in a vessel to not only fulfill, but exceed, your expectations.

When selecting a yacht charter company, beware of owner/brokers or any company where owners pay a premium for representation.

As a true yacht charter company, the professionals at Boat Bookings don’t manage the vessels they represent.  As such, they are free to make un-compromised, non-biased recommendations and match you to the vessel that best suits your needs.

Demand, rather than expect, quality.

Quality goes beyond a mere expectation; it is an intrinsic element when selecting not just a vessel, but also a charter company.  Boat Bookings is familiar with each of the boats, crews and operators they represent.  By personally viewing the vessels whenever possible as well as publicly displaying the ratings and comments supplied by actual clients, you know that facts – and not subjective claim – are at the root of each recommendation you receive.

Insist on the ability to book with confidence.

With a commitment to building long term client relationships, Boat Bookings assures each client the same – or in some cases better – pricing than booking with any other charter company or owner/operator and their agent fees are paid by the operators, not the clients to ensure you’re receiving quality service without unnecessary cost.

Anticipation Luxury Yacht Charters

anticipation best yacht charter company
1-(800) 49 – YACHT

With a specialization that leans towards corporate clients and events at sea, Anticipation Luxury Yacht Charters knows how to work with their guests on grand scale.  By owning their own fleet Anticipation has full control over crews and they exercise that control by hiring only Coast Guard licensed Captains who have also met the company’s stringent requirements.

Choose the right company for the right booking.

Anticipation, as a corporate and special event charter company, is the perfect choice for business meetings, weddings, etc. but may be limited when it comes to providing bespoke experiences for guests who are looking for a unique and customized yacht charter.

Windridge Yacht Charters

windridge best yacht charter company
(888) 305-4800

With luxury partners including an exclusive pairing with Waldorf Astoria, Windridge understand the upscale client.  Specializing in weddings and other high-end events, this charter company believes that distinction is in the details and they give their clients the opportunity to select everything from the smallest touches to the largest elements.

Know what’s most important to you.

If you are looking for a completely bespoke experience, make sure the company you choose can accommodate your special requests.  If aesthetics are paramount, ask to see design plans of the vessels you’re considering, as well as a list of the finishes used within.  If gourmet dining is a priority, make sure the company you choose works with the highest caliber of private and corporate chefs available. Windridge’s association with the Waldorf Astoria ensures that the connection between luxury at land and luxury at sea is seamless.

Once you’ve identified your perfect yacht charter company and retained your perfect yacht, the only thing left to do is sit back, relax and wish your worries a bon voyage.