As the festive season draws to a close and the cold winds of January greet the London streets, thoughts of escaping to warmer climes abound. We thought you might like to hear about an exciting new company that we recently discovered and are keen to share with our clients, Boataffair, the result of a lifetime passion for sailing by founders Adrian Walker and Natalya Zubova. Connecting boat owners to those who want to charter a boat or yacht, Boataffair is a boutique platform that makes chartering easy; simply search for the country where you want to sail, select your boat, signup and you are all set to go.
What sets Boataffair apart from other boat charterers, aside from its selection of premium vessels, is that the company personally knows all of the owners, helping to control the quality of the boats they offer. Boataffair prides itself on building a close relationship with its owners allowing them to offer unique experiences for those wanting to charter and ensuring tailor made selections for each client.
Operating in more than 12 countries across the world, this growing business actively seeks to work with owners who want to offer beyond the norm and help to create totally authentic, regional experiences by using their local knowledge. A romantic dinner of fresh seafood in a waterside taverna in Greece, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives, surfing on Spain’s Atlantic coast; all of these experiences and more are available with Boataffair.
If chartering a boat is appealing to you, you can either start by messaging the boat owner of the yacht you are interested in via the website, or alternatively sending in a booking request along with your preferences and tastes. Either way, the owner will liaise directly with you to understand your passions and interests and create an itinerary. Should you also require a captain and crew, the owners are happy to arrange that for you too or if you want to sail yourself (and have the necessary licenses), Boataffair offers most boats with or without a crew option.
So, if you want to swap the grey skies of London for the clear blue waters of the Maldives, or if you are perhaps looking for a really unusual wedding present for a relative or godchild for their honeymoon, why not head to Boataffair to create the most fantastic and memorable holiday designed just for you.