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How to Select the Most Reliable Yacht Charter Company for Your Corporate Group

Choosing the right yacht charter company to spearhead your next corporate yacht charter program can be a daunting task. A good number of informational yacht brochures published online simply say “Contact a reliable yacht charter broker.”

It’s Not Just About the Yachts

While that's sound advice, not every reliable charter broker has the expertise to guide you. Incentive and corporate yacht charter programs are a specialty that bear no resemblance to the leisure yacht charter market. Any charter broker can help you select yachts and crews. Given our three decades of expertise in planning meetings, incentives, and events on yachts, we know what it takes.

So whether you choose to work with Ocean Getaways or another yacht charter company, we think you’ll benefit from some suggestions about what to ask a yacht charter company. Here’s 10 questions to steer you through the critical selection for your group business... there's so much more to smooth sailing than meets the eye.

Expertly Steering Your Corporate Group

Pre-event planning, creative programming, personal service, attention to detail and smooth operations are important qualities for all corporate programs. However, at sea, specialized expertise is critical. One of our owners is on board with every group we operate.

We know that a list of "what-ifs" looks nothing like a land-based list. "Extensive local knowledge" means both in-port and under sail. Teamwork takes on a whole new meaning on a yacht. We know how to factor in wind, weather and seas into our programs and we know which anchorages are reliable in all conditions.

This translates into itineraries and activities you can count on, and most of all, smooth sailing for your entire program.

Ask These Questions Before Requesting a Proposal

We're quite confident that thoroughly researching the following areas will provide you with valuable insights about a yacht charter company. Please ask us for responses also, as we'd love to be at the helm of your next corporate yacht program at sea.

1. How many corporate and yacht incentive groups have you booked? Who are your major clients?

2. What is the largest yacht charter group you have ever booked? What are some of the logistical challenges you had to deal with?

3. What type of on-site support do you provide for your corporate groups?

4. How do you choose which charter yachts and crews are best for my group? How do you know the crews? How do you prepare the crews for the group program?

5. Can you offer me a detailed day-to-day itinerary including group activities?

6. What are your medical procedures/protocols? What types of emergencies have you had to deal with?

7. Who sets up the group activities and manages them onsite?

8. Are you a sailor? A captain? Do you have the knowledge and experience to lead a group of captains?

9. Do you know the local Customs and Immigration officials? What procedures do you have for streamlining our clearances?

10.Can you get me everything I need to know by tomorrow?

We think that we are the best at what we do – we’d love to add your name to our client list.

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