The world’s leading yacht charter company, Dream Yacht Charter has made a significant investment in its fleet this year with more to come for 2020.
Dream Yacht Charter’s fleet increased by 228 yachts in 2019, with 59 due for delivery in Q4 alone including 44 destined for the company’s Caribbean and Nassau bases. The new Caribbean fleet includes five Sun Loft 47 monocats, designed by Jeanneau and architect Philippe Briand to attract a younger customer age profile to sailing vacations.
The company has already committed to 195 yachts for delivery in 2020, of which 112 yachts will be delivered in the first half of 2020. The Mediterranean will benefit from an additional 83 yachts in the first six months of next year, 25 of which will be Sun Loft 47s.
The new fleet includes five power catamarans (36ft-47ft) from Aquila, Bali, Nautitech and Fountaine Pajot, in addition to the latest model sailboats including Bali 5.4 and 4.5, Dufour 390GL and 430GL, Lagoon 46, Nautitech 46, Astrea 42 and Oceanis 51.1.
Loïc Bonnet, founder and CEO of Dream Yacht Charter, said: “The investment made in Dream Yacht Charter’s fleet in 2019/2020 is worth $165 million. The Caribbean and Mediterranean remain key areas to our growth and we have significantly increased our fleets in the regions. In the Mediterranean, we will have an additional 35 catamarans and 48 monohulls for customers to choose from. We’ve already scheduled 195 yachts for delivering in 2020 with even more planned.
“Exotic locations are also important and we’ve added to our fleets in Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. We recognize the importance of our customers’ experience and a large proportion of our boats are equipped with watermakers, genset and air-conditioning to make sailing vacations as comfortable as possible.”
Latest bareboat charter destinations
We remain committed to providing our customers with the widest choice of exciting destinations. The latest additions to our destination portfolio means Dream Yacht Charter now offers sailing vacations from 64 bases worldwide.
For our bareboat and skippered charter customers, we have added seven new destinations, including Newport and Lake Champlain on the US east coast, La Rochelle and Lorient in France, Venice in Italy, Malta and, our latest, Stavanger, Norway.
New by the cabin routes
We’ve opened two new by the cabin destination in Panama’s San Blas archipelago and Sri Lanka, where you can choose from two cruises to see the island’s eastern coast or the south.
About Dream Yacht Charter
The company was founded in 2000 by Loïc Bonnet, who has been in the sailing industry for years before taking the helm of his own charter company. He started out with just six boats in the Seychelles and welcomed the first customers in 2001.
By 2010, the company had entered the Caribbean, Asia, the Pacific and the Mediterranean. In the next three years, Dream Yacht Charter launched in the Bahamas, Annapolis, Antigua and expanded in the Grenadines. Since then, Bali, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Montenegro have joined our list of exciting destinations.
We pioneered by the cabin charters with guaranteed departures and we now offer +25 routes across +15 destinations. We strive for constant innovation, bringing new sailing grounds to market, such as New Caledonia and Cuba. We’ve also introduced six ownership programs for potential yacht owners who want flexible options that suit their objectives. We offer the lowest entry price on the market.
Today Dream Yacht Charter has grown to become the world’s largest charter company with +1,250 yachts in +64 destinations worldwide. In 2018, NextStage made a longterm investment in Dream Yacht Charter alongside cruise catamarans manufacturer Fountaine Pajot. This investment provides the company with a secure platform for sustainable growth.
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