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Top of the Charter

By Robin Hodes

Photos courtesy of Burgess

04.09.18

Industry leader Burgess shares its expertise on planning the ultimate summer yachting vacation.

Burgess has earned a stellar reputation by providing impeccable service in the sale, charter, and new construction and management of superyacht luxury vessels—from motor yachts to sailing yachts to superyachts. Each of Burgess’ 14 regional offices, located in major financial cities and yachting capitals around the globe, is equipped with specialists who provide firsthand knowledge of the world’s best charter yachts, as well as insight into the glam destinations it offers. Whether you seek a 70-meter megayacht complete with gym and spa facilities for touring the French Riviera or a classic sailing yacht capable of gliding into the shallow nooks of the Caribbean, booking with Burgess ensures that all your expectations will be exceeded.

While seasoned yachtsmen and women know the drill, for the first-timer, it’s natural to have questions about chartering, one of the most common being, “How much will it cost?” According to Burgess charter broker Bianca Nestor, the answer is somewhat broad. “There is a misconception that chartering is limited to high-net-worth individuals. However, there are yachts available in every size and genre to fit most budgets,” says Nestor. To ballpark it, weekly charter rates begin at $45,000 and can extend to over $1 million.

Once price has been covered, the next obvious decision to make is where to go. Through Burgess, practically anywhere from Alaska and New England to the Greek Islands to French Polynesia is all within reach. “We provide our clients with informed suggestions on destinations that cater to their needs and wants,” says Nestor, explaining that Burgess prides itself on knowing the ins and outs of all the locales on its roster so you’re in good hands as far as maximizing your experience while at sea and on shore excursions, no matter your chosen cruising itinerary.

Chartering brings a new dimension to world travel, and the most exciting part is that every yacht, as well as every client, is entirely unique. “A yacht charter is a ‘tailor-made’ experience. No two will be alike,” confirms Nestor. Those who take advantage of this thrilling vacation option will surely be treated to levels of service, comfort, privacy and flexibility superior to any they’ve previously encountered. The relationship begins with the first phone call to Burgess, who is happy to walk you through all the details to make your yachting dreams a reality. Bon voyage! 

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