Polar Possibilities: Charter yachts outside of the Mediterranean or Caribbean
Strong interest in the North West Passage, a solid set of bookings for Svalbard and a rapidly expanding Antarctic market are all signs that the superyacht fleet is getting itchy feet! EYOS Expeditions is working with a number of owners/Captains who have picked up the ‘change in tide’ and sense that many charterers are interested in getting off the beaten trail and far away from the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Interestingly, it is the Captains’ and Owners’ private desires that are often the drivers for voyages to remote coast destinations; “…we want to go there and so lets plan it and then see what charters we can pick up along the way.” The great news is that as more vessels venture north, and south, and indeed anywhere remote, it offers up opportunities for like-minded charterers to join in the fun. With advance planning and a good broker we have seen some of our clients pick up 4-5 charters in polar waters, more than off setting the costs of the positioning voyage and normal vessel operations. Long may it continue!