IYC has the world’s largest selection of charter yachts and a global team of experts to craft bespoke itineraries for each client. As the cost of living increases, destinations with tax-friendly legislation are growing in popularity so charter clients get the most from their time on board. Similarly, itineraries can be created to include several anchorage points within a close nautical distance – minimizing the fuel needed for the yacht – and reducing the costs associated with a charter.
When it comes to a ‘smart charter’, there are two destinations in the Caribbean and the Bahamas in particular that will appeal to discerning travelers.
A seven-day itinerary to St Martin will offer guests an incredible time exploring the island's coves and beaches. The yacht will sail a short distance to Prickly Pear Cays so guests can enjoy the impressive natural park before dropping anchor in Crocus Bay. As the yacht sails towards St Barts, diving enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of wild marine life off the Ile Fourche. One of the final days will be spent in the yachting hub of St Barths, a volcanic island renowned for its vibrant island life and buzzing atmosphere. The Caribbean is also considered a VAT-friendly destination, with no additional taxation in the majority of destinations.
The Exumas are a chain of islands in the Bahamas that are renowned for warm azure blue waters, pristine beaches and colorful island life. The close proximity of the coves and cays make it a fuel-efficient charter that still offers an itinerary packed with variety. A charter to the Exumas can visit the exclusive Highborne Cay, the Exuma Land and Sea Park and Staniel Cay's famous swimming pigs. Wreck dives and beach set ups are some of the most popular activities in the Exumas, so this destination will appeal to anyone looking for a charter that makes the most of the beauty of the cruising grounds.
Managing The Largest Charter Fleet Worldwide
IYC is a leader in the luxury charter industry, presenting the largest fleet worldwide with a total of over 125 yachts. The company's growing fleet of charter vessels can be found in all key cruising destinations, including The Mediterranean, The Caribbean, The Bahamas and New England. Since 2015, the brand has increased its fleet by 200%, with the incorporation of 86 luxury superyachts. In addition, as a result of IYC’s strong booking history, yacht owners have been inclined to add their vessels to the brand’s impressive fleet.