2018 MEDIA PACK - Dream Yacht Charter

2018 MEDIA PACK - Dream Yacht Charter
2018 MEDIA PACK - Dream Yacht Charter
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We are proud to have established our position as the world’s largest charter company with the
most diverse fleet and widest destination choice in the market. We charter +1,000 yachts across +45
destinations, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Asia, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Americas and the

Asked to comment on our recent growth and developments over the last year following Hurricane Irma,
Loïc Bonnet, founder of the world’s leading charter company, Dream Yacht Charter, said: “The Caribbean
is an important destination for us and our customers. When you do business in the Caribbean, you need
to respect Mother Nature as she is a great leveller, both literally and figuratively.

“Last year was unprecedented and the Irma and Maria hurricanes had a devastating effect on our BVI
and St. Martin fleets. It was difficult for our teams on the ground, as well as for the islanders we’ve got to
know well and who rely on the charter industry for tourism.

“Although parts of the Caribbean were severely damaged, we have a good network of bases spread
throughout, so we could relocate customers quickly. Our clients have great affinity with the islands and
we were perfectly positioned to accommodate the many sailors who still wanted to sail but in different
parts of islands than originally planned, such as Grenada and the Bahamas.

“We recovered our operations swiftly, re-opening last November through the relocation of our fleet,
acquiring aligned companies and ordering new-builds. Today our fleet consists of more than 1,000
yachts and we’re now the world’s leading yacht company. We’re continuing to invest and renew our fleet
to maintain our position as the marketing leader and this year alone we’re adding 200 new boats.

“Customer confidence was slow to return for some of the hardest hit areas, although we were amazed
at the loyalty shown by the diehard British Virgin Islands super-fans. We expect strong growth in the
Caribbean for 2018/2019 and we’re committed to broadening the appeal of the Caribbean to those
seeking adventure. We will continue to encourage non-sailors to explore outside of the resorts and sail
with us to the smaller islands, helping their economic development. This is why we’re investing in even
more ‘by the cabin’ charter boats and cabin routes.

“As a demonstration to our commitment to the Caribbean we’ve continued to invest in the area with new
bases and cabin routes, such as our new base in St. Lucia.”
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NEW FOR 2018/2019
More than 100 yachts joined our 2018 fleet worldwide, including Fountaine Pajot’s Lucia 40 and Saona 47,
Dufour’s 382, 412, 460 and 520, as well as Lagoon’s 40 and 50. We’ve another 200 joining us for 2019 with
this season’s latest models, including Fountaine Pajot’s Astrea 42, Dufour 48 Catamaran, Bali 4.1 and 5.4,
Dufour 360, 390 and 430 and Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 389 and 449.

We’ve had an excellent season and reception in our newest bases launched in 2018:
       • Italy, Naples - Sail the Aeolian Islands or explore Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento
       • Croatia, Pula - The perfect jump-off point for Croatia’s two thousand islands
       • Montenegro - Sail the Adriatic coast or climb Kotor’s fortifications ashore
       • Exumas - Explore 365 cays and one of the world’s largest marine parks

For 2019 we are excited to announce the launch of:
       • St. Lucia - Discover volcanic peaks from this gateway to the Grenadines
       • Belize - Cruise 450 cays off the world’s second longest barrier reef
       • Göcek, Turkey - Sail the Skopea Limani gulf between Göcek and Fethiye

By the Cabin
Our new guaranteed departure cabin cruise routes:
       • Guadeloupe Dream Premium 8-day - We’ve added a new Grenadines departure destination
         for 2019
       • Grenadines Dream Premium 11-day - We’ve added an extended cruise due to popular demand
       • Exumas Dream 8-day - Sailing from Nassau you can explore the region’s beautiful cays
       • Rangiroa Dream 6-day - New departure destination for the French Polynesia
       • Palma Dream Premium 8-day - New Mediterranean cruise destination

This is a great area of growth with customers looking for a luxury, catered experience and service excellence.
We’re continuing to grow our fleet of 50 crewed boats, adding new 43ft to 63ft boats with dedicated crews to
serve this discerning market.

Dream Yacht Sales
We’re working to make yacht ownership simple with six ownership programs to choose from and eight
brands of yacht available to buy, including Bali, Bavaria, Beneteau, Dufour, Fountaine Pajot, Jeanneau,
Lagoon and Nautitech. We’re constantly evolving and launching new products, such as the Dream Buyback
and Dream Fractional programs, making yacht ownership easier than ever.

Dream Fractional is the perfect program for charters transitioning to owner, with two to three weeks sailing
per year allowing customers to dip toe in the waters of yacht ownership, sharing the experience with like-
minded partners.
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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 +1,000
yachts in +45 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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For access to the media library or press trip queries, please contact Emily Turner,
Global Marketing Manager, at emily.turner@dreamyachtcharter.com.

Dan Lockyer, Dream Yacht Charter North America General Manager
+1 857 330 4330

Pierre-Yves Chanau, Marketing Manager
+33 (0)6 45 41 19 38

Andy Byham, Dream Yacht Charter UK Director
+44 (0)2380 455527

Amara Vanek, Dream Yacht Charter AUS Sales and Marketing
+61 (0)408 560 429


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•     Maldives Dream Premium by the cabin charter

•     Dream Yacht Charter BVI post-Irma and Maria

Please take a look at our 2018 brochure
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