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How to Choose the Right Private Yacht Charter

By Isabella Stark

January 19, 2023

A yacht charter is a great way to celebrate a special event or occasion while enjoying time on the water complemented by luxury services and amenities. But what yacht charter should you choose? Charter One features luxury private yacht charters that are ideal for a wide range of occasions, including corporate outings, birthday parties, graduations, vacation excursions, marriage proposal venues in Fort Lauderdale and more. 

Charter One Yachts features customizable indoor and outdoor events on board our luxury yachts. Our clients can design their events to create a memorable sunset dinner cruise, a stylish wedding reception, or a corporate sightseeing excursion. South Florida boasts a spectacular natural setting that draws visitors from all over the world. A yacht charter is a perfect means to view the dazzling Fort Lauderdale and Miami coastlines. 

While there are many dazzling venues on land that host events like these, none can deliver the ocean breezes and changing vistas that a luxury cruising experience can. If you want to plan a yacht event, you’ll need to find a yacht company that offers the services and amenities you’re looking for. Charter One Yachts offers an array of services and amenities for all types of events, helping each client make their charter a unique and memorable experience for guests. When evaluating private yacht charter companies in South Florida, there are several things to keep in mind. We’ll explain more here.

Make Your Event Special on a Yacht

What type of event do you have in mind? A private yacht charter offers an ideal setting for intimate upscale celebrations, but also for relaxed sailing excursions. In South Florida, private yacht charters are popular venues for both daytime and evening events. To create a yacht experience that complements your event, you might want to work with an event planner or a yacht company that has experience with the type of seagoing adventure you have in mind. 

Charter One Yachts works closely with our clients to make their event unforgettably special. Our clients sometimes organize their events with a theme in mind like a casino night or 1920s-era wedding reception. We help them create delectable menus that include gourmet eats or picnic-worthy treats. What type of entertainment are you looking for to complement your event? Live music? A comedian? Poker tables or wine tasting? When you partner with a yacht company that allows you to customize your event, you can create the ideal sailing experience you want your friends, family, colleagues, or clients to enjoy. 

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Private Yacht Charter 

We’ve created a helpful list for you to refer to when planning your yacht event. Whether you’re planning a formal event or an informal outing, you don’t want to leave your sailing excursion to chance. It’s important to choose a yacht charter company that has a reputation for outstanding service. When choosing a private yacht charter company, be sure to keep the following in mind:

1. Customizable Services

South Florida features many yacht charter services, but many of them offer events based on templates that can’t be changed or customized. Why host a cookie-cutter event when you can design a unique sailing experience that’s perfectly created with your special event in mind. The best private yacht charter service will work with you to bring your event vision to life. Whether you want to host an elegant formal party with white tablecloths and uniformed servers or a dance party with a custom light show, you should work with a yacht company that will tailor its services and amenities to suit your needs. 

2. Menus

Do you want to serve your guests food during your private yacht charter? The best yacht companies help clients plan the ideal menus for their events. If you’re hosting a fiesta, why not feature a buffet-style taco bar? If you’re planning a wedding reception, you might want a formal 4 four-course meal served by attentive staff. When you book your event with a yacht charter service that’s amenable to your menu requests, you can serve appetizers, snacks, and meals that complement your theme. Charter One Yachts offers clients plated options, buffets, and even special food stations (i.e. baked potato station) that can be customized to your cuisine preferences. 

Whether you’re creating a menu for brunch, lunch, or dinner, or simply want to offer snacks for a short cruise experience, you should book with a company that is experienced with food service. Our yacht charters have served a delectable range of cuisine that have included:

  • Prime rib of beef
  • Blackened tilapia
  • Whole roasted turkey
  • Paella
  • Pan-seared salmon
  • Rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes
  • Roast leg of lamb
  • Roasted vegetable quesadillas
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Creme brulee
  • Key lime pie
  • Maryland crab cakes and so much more!

Depending on your event, you might want to serve fun food like sliders and hotdogs or upscale, plated meals that include multiple courses. Charter One’s yacht teams can serve up the fare you want to offer your guests, helping you create your memorable yachting experience. 

3. Drinks

Serve up signature cocktails and mocktails aboard your private yacht charter. Your guests are bound to get thirsty, so be sure to book with a yacht company that will supply a bar, bartender, and the beverages you want to serve. Your bar offerings can complement your food menus. Coffee, tea, soda, juice and alcohol options allow your guests to enjoy their drink of choice. 

4. Entertainment

For many, the sailing experience itself is the entertainment focus. For example, a twilight cruise along the Miami coast offers guests a view of the majestic city lights and skyline. However, many event planners are looking for other types of entertainment to feature on board. Look for a yacht company that allows you to offer entertainment of your choosing. Do you want to feature live music–a single piano player or, perhaps, a full band? Do you need a dance floor or space for gaming tables? Booking with Charter One Yachts means that you can customize your entertainment. Our yacht charters have featured a variety of entertainment options. We can help you organize the right entertainers for your yacht cruise.

5. Ambience

Of course, you definitely want to select a company that maintains its charter yachts to perfection. Your guests deserve delightful ambience complemented by a clean, comfortable setting. Ensure that your guests will meet with comfortable seating whether your event is held indoors or outdoors. Charter One Yahcts features beautiful yachts that are meticulously maintained. Our staff offers attentive and friendly service to clients and their guests. 

Book the Best Private Yacht with Charter One Yachts

When you book your special yacht event with Charter One Yachts, you can expect to enjoy our wide array of services and amenities. We love to help clients customize their experience. Every event is unique, and our team loves having the opportunity to create a truly special yacht experience for our guests. Our company is experienced hosting many different types of events and we take pride in helping each client create a successful yachting experience. If you want to book a South Florida private yacht charter, get in touch with us to discuss your vision. We offer packages as well as custom solutions. 

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Isabella Stark has been with Charter One Yachts since January 2016. She graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Communications and met Matt and Lauren Talchik during her internship with the Winterfest Boat Parade. Isabella has lived in Fort Lauderdale for most of her life. She is married, and has two little girls who love visiting the crew on The Summer Wind. Isabella loves coordinating special occasion charters and proudly says that she loves her job.

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