Open market - open yachting
5 questions about top yachting destinations, markets and trends for Nadia D’addezio, Globe sailor fleet manager
Last time the founder of Tubber told us about the yachting insights. Now it's turn of Nadia D'addagio the fleet manager of Globe Sailor, one of the largest charter agencies in the world, to answer our 5 questions.
Tell us about Globe sailor? On what markets does your company work?
Our company has been working on world market for almost 10 years. Clients of Globesailor are from all over the world, our site is on 7 languages as you could have seen. The biggest our market is France and it is followed by Italy. We are already working on top world markets, but the last one we are interested in is polish. We only entered there and setting up work. Then we’ll look what happens next.
Which destinations are most popular in 2017 for yacht rent?
Croatia is a top destination for us, then goes France and Italy and then Greece. But this year interest increased for Greek destination, at least for us and our clients. On Charter MeetUp in Greece we found a lot of small companies that usually are hard to find, because we have more access to bigger groups.
What's in trend: catamarans or monohulls?
We noticed that the interest for catamarans has increased this year and also people want skippered yachts. We think that it is because before yachting was reserved leisure for certain category of people and now it is open democratic market, where everybody can access with different kind of offers: bareboat monohulls are at the disposal for budget vacation and people, who usually choose 5-star hotels, can rent a luxury yacht with 5-star service.
Before yachting was reserved leisure for certain category of people and now it is open democratic market, where everybody can access with different kind of offers: bareboat monohulls are at the disposal for budget vacation and people, who usually choose 5-star hotels, can rent a luxury yacht with 5-star service.
Are there advantages in sailing with little companies?
Little companies can give premium services, because usually they have less boats to handle. So they can have better equipment, better service and more personalized welcome for each client. They can organize and provide special services according on clients’ needs. And that can make them grow.
How do you usually choose the fleet operators to work with?
Our company is quite demanding on papers in order to protect our clients from misadventures but also to be sure to protect the reputations of the companies that are working with us. That’s why we are quite strict on selection of our partners, so we ask them to be fully transparent with us. We work only with boat owners or those who have boats on exclusive management.