It was supposed to be fun!
It’s really exciting to work with people who are serious about purchasing a yacht or already have a yacht in build. Prior to buying a yacht there are the dreams and the plans. The budget is the catalyst that makes the dream turn into a plan. At that early stage everything needs to be dreamed up. The colour of the hull, the toys, the fabrics and interior colour schemes and of course, the cruising plan and many other things. It takes professional guidance from people like us to make sure educated choices are made. We also make sure the less exciting items are taken care of. Such as the captain’s phone and laptop and the data contract to go with it. The crew bank accounts, the maintenance plan, the marina bookings, the uniforms etcetera. Then comes the day when everything materialises. The yacht is commissioned, the crew steps on board, the gear is loaded on, procedures are in place, owners and guests step on board for their first holiday and the lines are thrown off! Some owners have experience owning a yacht. Some even have experience owning a crewed yacht. Some owners have no experience at all. Whichever category they are in, if they are going at […]