Charter Management

Charter Management for Yacht Owners

Our Charter Management department manages a fleet of over 50 yachts across the US, the Caribbean and Europe. With some of the most experienced and qualified charter management professionals in the industry, IYC Charter Managers are experts at positioning your yacht and crew in the top echelon of yachts available on the international luxury yacht market.

IYC’s Charter Management team works closely with retail charter brokers from around the world who will present IYC’s charter yachts as the ultimate luxury yacht vacation to their clients.

listing your YACHT for CHARTER

Many owners find that there are weeks or months where it is not possible to be on board their yacht as often as they would like to. Rather than keep the yacht stationary in port with a full crew on payroll, making the yacht available for select charters is a good option to keeping it in smooth operation.

Our Charter Management team will take care of all contracts and negotiations with charter clients, while ensuring that the yacht is available and in perfect condition whenever you wish to step aboard. Charter revenues supplement your yacht’s operating budget and offset expenses – big ticket items like fuel, dockage and utilities are taken care of by the charterer.

GETTING THE MAXIMUM VALUE FOR YOUR YACHT

IYC employs some of the most experienced and qualified charter management professionals in the industry. For each yacht we develop a targeted marketing strategy, with the right value proposition, that will position it competitively on the international yacht market. IYC will raise the profile of your yacht, negotiate the most favorable short-term returns and increase its reputation to achieve a higher resale value over time.

Listing your yacht for charter will not only create value from a financial perspective. Our experience shows that frequent charters keep a yacht’s crew motivated and their training well practiced. They can build their expertise and geographical knowledge, along with seasoning the softer skills needed to provide superior service.

 

YOUR YACHT: A TOP HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Every owner and every captain knows the most exciting and unique vacation in the world is a luxury yacht charter. The question is: how to get the word out? Chartering a superyacht is simply the most luxurious vacation available: our fresh approach ensures your yacht is portrayed as the perfect destination.

Our innovative approach to Charter Management is designed to attract the right clientele at the best-suited price. As soon as your yacht joins the IYC fleet, we customise a marketing strategy to ensure it succeeds in a competitive market, with the objective of creating the most positive returns.

You can rely on the expertise of our charter managers to build the right marketing tools, including obtaining and distributing photographs, brochures, specifications lists and layouts to showcase your yacht to the international charter brokerage community – online, in print and in person.

We maximise your publicity through retail publications, member and industry websites, direct networking and major charter shows held at strategic locations throughout the year. We also develop and convey many of the intangible details such as crew profiles, hospitality features, and suggested cruising itineraries. If the yacht is also listed for sale with our brokerage division, then the goal is to work in harmony with the owner’s primary desires for the yacht’s promotion and availability.

WHOLESALE MARKETING TO RETAIL CHARTER AGENTS

Besides our in-house team of renowned charter agents, we work with brokers around the globe who present our yachts as the ultimate holiday choice to their clients. Recognising the importance of supporting a worldwide sales team, our friendly, efficient booking agents are on top of the calendars and activities of the fleet to ensure that agent inquiries are on the fast track toward success. Quick, accurate information is the only way to achieve successful charter bookings on our fleet vessels.

We use only industry-approved contracts on our vessels, so there are no delays which are critical to secure vessels during periods of peak demand. Our escrow procedures are secure – assuring that all financial transactions are held to strict protocols.