INCREASE IN LUXURY SUPERYACHT CHARTER AMONGST ARABS
An Increasing number of Arab clients appreciate the value of spending their priceless leisure time on board the world’s finest superyachts. They seek the unparalleled opulence, extravagance, and the supremely pleasurable and private experience that luxury yacht vacations can offer. Although the yacht charter market is traditionally lead by the American clientele and European customers, clients from the Middle East are steadily on the rise.
This year’s 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show reported a high attendance and strong sales. The United Arab Emirates-based Al Shaali Marine announced that it is expecting to sell at least three superyachts and seven medium-sized boats, with more leads expected to converts in subsequent weeks. Other companies, such as Sanlorenzo Middle East, represented by ACE Marine, has also confirmed the sale of their SL86 superyacht in the first three days of the show. There is generally a large evidence in the yachting industry that Middle Eastern clients are more interested in buying, renting or building yachts than ever before. And no wonder …
A charter holiday on a mega yacht or luxury yacht means bespoke personalisation. Depending on the customer’s requirements, a yacht charter vacation may incorporate destinations that offer the much treasured privacy and tranquil surroundings, discovering new, otherwise unreachable worlds of the South Pacific or the more remote destinations of Antarctica. Other guests might enjoy the vibrant life of the French Riviera or indulging in the Italian ‘Dolce Vita’. United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi are also popular with Arab clients who, in addition to family vacations, might charter for business purpose; and by inviting their clients and partners, combining business with pleasure.
Privacy is perhaps the most important factor appreciated by the Middle Eastern clientele when deciding on the next vacation destination. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht allows clients to relax and enjoy their precious time with family and friends, away form the crowds and unwanted attention. They can embrace the solitude of a remote anchorage and explore the many fantastic destinations around the world.
One of the vital elements of every yacht charter is the crew. The professional and discrete manner of these individuals has been greatly appreciated by Arab customers. All members of the crew are meticulously chosen, based upon their previous experiences, training and industry references. These are highly trained men and women, providing the highest level of service without compromising on the privacy and personal space of the customers aboard. Large superyachts and mega yachts have the crew quarters completely separated from the guest areas, which allows for additional seclusion and personal space. Everyone aboard works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that a complete satisfaction of all charter guests has been achieved.
Multi-level deck spaces offer plenty of relaxation and entertainment areas. No superyacht is built without the popular Jacuzzi or a spa these days. The opulent staterooms usually include a large full-beam master stateroom or even an entire deck dedicated to the owner’s quarters. VIP stateroom follows, with additional double or twin guest cabins, usually accommodating up to twelve charter guests in total. Each stateroom has its own en-suite bathroom, luxury linens, amenities, air conditioning and an entertainment system with a great selection of music and DVDs.
In addition to on board entertainment, there is a huge selection of water toys and various equipment for guests to enjoy. This could include anything from snorkelling and diving gear, throughout to water slides, kayaks, sophisticated jet skis and superyacht tenders. Mega yachts could include a helicopter landing pad, a disco/dance floor or even a basketball court!
A yacht charter is a truly unique experience – the pinnacle of luxury vacations. More and more wealthy Arabs are embarking on this spectacular journey that allows them to enjoy their precious time with family and friends in utmost luxury and most importantly privacy, safety and comfort. Yacht charter companies, such as CharterWorld are able to offer clients superior service in organising their optimal luxury yacht charter vacations and creating phenomenal holiday experiences.
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