From the YachtPlus Team
16 December

From the CEO

Firstly I’d like to wish everyone a happy festive season and a prosperous new year.

This past Summer Season has been our best.

Ocean Pearl launched amid a fanfare of publicity in March and Ocean Sapphire followed it into the water in July.

We increased the number of ports in our Med season to give access to the Greek Islands and Turkey and the Ocean fleet attracted a huge amount of attention in the Med charter market this season.

To keep things interesting we are adding new and exciting itineraries and locations to the cruising program.

We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.

Niccolò Arnaldi

 

Season's Greetings...

On behalf of the YachtPlus team we take this opportunity of wishing you and your family:

Happy Holidays
and a New Year filled with
happiness and prosperity!

Latest News

YachtPlus takes two yachts to the Caribbean

Ocean Emerald and Ocean Sapphire both made the Atlantic crossing this winter.

YachtPlus Concierge has completed the preparations for the 2010/2011 Caribbean Season and Owners are now planning trips during the winter.

The two yachts will be cruising between St Barts, St Martin and Gaudeloupe and one yacht will travel even further south to Mustique.

Please contact Andrea Maguire +44 (0)20 7591 7097 for more information.

    Press & Media Update

 

 

 

FT Article & CNBC Interview

YachtPlus has received some great press coverage in the last few months with an article on the cover of the Financial Times Home section and a live interview with CNBC.

The FT article featured YachtPlus in the weekend edition on 22 October with a front page spread of the House & Home section. The article explains the benefits of fractional ownership and focuses on the YachtPlus programme.

On 2 November, CNBC interviewed John Hare, Chairman of YachtPlus, as part of their ‘Alternative Investing’ program. John clearly explained why shared ownership is such a smart way to own a super yacht.

Monaco Yacht Show/RINA Green Award for YP

RINA has awarded the Ocean Emerald the new Green Plus certification at the 19th Monaco Yacht Show and the award was presented by Prince Albert of Monaco. This award attests to the commitment of constructors and yacht owners to produce pleasure craft which conserve the environment.

“The yacht owners want the best performances for their boats, in line with the latest innovations in materials and systems. They are ready to use all the latest technologies which will enable them to reach the highest levels of efficiency with a minimum impact on the environment,” Salerno, MD of RINA, said.

The Green Plus certification is awarded to the new boats which use planning solutions, systems and operational procedures enabling them to obtain the improvement of the yacht’s performance as well as conserving the environment, also exceeding the international requirements concerning eco-compatibility. The grant of the Green Plus certification is based on an indicator in the environmental performance of the yacht, which takes into account all the aspects tied to the impact on the environment, including carbon emissions.

 

    Program Update

 

 

New Website

We have recently launched the newly designed YachtPlus website which now truly embodies the luxury feel of our Programme. You can find it here: www.yachtplus.com

New Team Member

We are pleased to introduce our newest person to join the YP team, Andrea Maguire. Some Owners may remember her from a few years back when she was involved in the construction project.


  Places We’ve Been To...

 

Antigua Boat Show

Ocean Emerald featured in the Antigua Boat Show this year from 6th-11th December with a prime position at the entrance to the show.

In all over 100 brokers plus some journalists came onboard. They all liked the design of the yacht, the 'cleaness' of the lines and the spaciousness of the living room area.

 

 

Turkey Coast in October

One of our Owners had an extremely enjoyable tour down the Turkish coast in late October visiting the beautiful coastline from Bodrum to Kekova stopping in lovely bays such as Marmaris and Gocek . The seas were calm and the weather perfect for relaxing outside on the decks, with the fantastic scenery and excellent crew service.


 

YachtPlus Hosts Top Australian Chefs

In September, Ocean Sapphire played host for a special event with two of Australia’s top celebrity chefs, Gary Mehigan and Adrian Richardson. Gary Mehigan is now a major personality in Australia for his lead role in Masterchef & Adrian Richardson is renowned for his part in Boys Weekend.

Gary & Adrian produced beautiful canapés and a delicious dinner for 20 people, plus Ben Edwards, from The Wine Guide, provided delightful Australian wine to accompany the meal.


 

    Owner’s Feedback
   

Testimonials
Owners have been overwhelmingly pleased with their experience of their yachts this summer. Some extracts from letters are included here:

“My guests and I had a wonderful time... Many thanks to you and your team for the organisation involved which made our trip a real pleasure, not to mention the yacht itself! Please pass on my thanks to the captain and crew as well; they looked after us incredibly well and made sure we wanted for nothing.” (Owner)

“The yacht is superb. When we arrived at Portofino I promise you the whole Port came to a standstill as she came in to berth. She must be one of the most photographed yachts in the world. We are currently sailing from Portofino to Monaco in a 2 to 3 metre swell and force 6 winds and she rides them really well.” (Owner)

“The Captain has been very communicative, and the team is wonderful, including the people in your office. Thank you so much for your advance help and planning. I've started a list of questions about this marvellous boat, which I'm sure the captain will be able to answer... I'll just say that it is fantastic to be with a team whose attitude is positive and they figure out a way to say "Yes". And if you have also co-ordinated our good weather, thank you!” (Owner)

“The many enquiries we have received over the past few months and the very positive comments from current owners is a testament to the concept of fractional ownership which is rapidly becoming acknowledged as the most financially astute way in which to own a super-yacht,” said John Hare, Chairman of YachtPlus.

YachtPlus is the leading fractional ownership company in the luxury yachting industry.

For more details, call +44 207 591 7097 or email andrea.maguire@yachtplus.com
www.yachtplus.com