Charter Management & Gardienage
What to expect from Perfect Sailing’s charter management and gardinage service?
Whether in charter management or our owner’s gardienage service, the overall experience is very similar. We often say to prospective gardienage clients, that they will feel like they are experiencing charter, but on their own yacht.
We are well known for a very high quality service, both to the client and the yacht. Consequently we drive the standard of our yachts, where in gardienage, the owner decides exactly how he wants his yacht maintained.
So what exactly do we offer? In a nutshell we look after the yacht from a paperwork, mechanical and aesthetic perspective. Our in house staff provide mechanical, electrical and cosmetic maintenance and repairs. We have developed close ties with the best local trades for those specialist services, e.g. stainless fabrication, covers & biminis, and electronics etc. Over the years we have arranged for replacement engines, hull painting, new or refurbished teak decks, stainless steel fabrications, sails and general chandlery requirements for our owners. Naturally we organise lifting, antifouling and other winter works as needed. We arrange for provisioning, mobile phones and Wi-Fi onboard, topped up when you arrive. We have special arrangements with our marina operator for some enhanced services without charge for yachts that we manage. In summary, a full service where you only need to arrive and go sailing!
In addition owners benefit from the best charter experience by our organising of airport transfers, meeting on arrival 24/7, beds made and provisions stowed, cold beer in the fridge.
We provide an excellent charter program for owners. Designed as a partnership arrangement to be fair to both owner and Perfect Sailing equally.
A yacht in management with Perfect Sailing is treated as the owner’s yacht. The choice of yacht, layout, equipment and soft furnishings can be discussed to create a balance of the best yacht from both owner’s and charterer’s perspective. Our philosophy has always been to return a surplus to the owner. We operate from a boutique, but inexpensive base, to help keep down the cost of moorings, a key reason many yachts do not cover their costs. We offer advice on what yacht characteristics produce the best revenue. A full financial evaluation of a proposed yacht in charter is provided, showing both revenue and expenditure, including maintenance, to help you make an informed choice.
The Perfect Sailing fleet is maintained at a maximum of around ten yachts to keep our quality consistent and our service personal. Mostly it is new yachts supplied by us which enter our fleet, but we are happy to discuss other possibilities. Close ties with leading brokers delivers the best price in the market, whilst legitimately avoiding VAT or it’s equivalent. This alone can reduce the cost of a new yacht by 30%, sometimes even more. Currently we are seeking four or five cabin yachts (45-55’) and catamarans around (40-45’).
Perfect Sailing maintain their fleet as if their own, and with a careful eye on costs. We believe in delivering a great experience for the owner and charterer alike. We are happy to put you in direct contact with any of our owners for their experiences.
It is is a big step and not to be undertaken without being fully informed. Contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss the exciting opportunity for us both.
At this time we are actively seeking yachts of 37-50′ and catamarans 40-47′ up to 6 years old.
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