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Tips from Captain Jan Verkerk of Dutch Charter Group for the best yacht charter experience

Jan Verkerk, the owner of Dutch Charter Group, was an early pioneer in taking commercial yachting to the next level by combining his passion for yachting with his knowledge of the hospitality industry. Jan VerkerkDutch Charter Group’s fleet consists of the 70 meter motor yacht Sherakhan, which can accommodate 26 guests in 13 cabins while sailing to chilly destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland and Alaska and also exploring warmer waters, such as the Caribbean, the Red Sea and Bay of Cortez. In 2020, Sherakhan sailed over 150,000 nautical miles, or 7.2 trips around the globe. Sherakhan is currently undergoing a complete refit into a high-tech yacht with new luxury amenities. SherakhanBorkumriff II and Thandeka are also yachts in the Dutch Charter Group fleet. Borkumriff II is a classic 31 meter schooner designed by Henk Lunstroo and offers real sailing comfort in a classic and modern style. Borkumriff IIThandeka is a 37 meter sailboat built in 1997 by Camper and Nicholsons. She can accommodate 8 people while cruising along the crystal clear waters of French Polynesia, Fiji, the Sea of ​​Cortez and to Norway’s incredible fjords, stunning mountains and glaciers and rare wildlife. The charter is a chance to see incredible fjords, stunning mountains and glaciers, and rare wildlife. Verkerk shares his top tips on how to create the ultimate yacht charter experience. Jan VerkerkWhat are three interesting experiences that a yacht charter should offer its guests if it can afford it? Access to the most exclusive destinations, a fun variety of water toys for all ages, and the ultimate dining experience. And all this while being able to meet the needs of charter customers and listen to their dreams. When you board a charter, you expect to have an unforgettable experience with your family and friends. For example, you know how you search for the best restaurant for a special date, a birthday or a party? This type of dining experience should be on board your yacht charter – from breakfast to late night snack. The best food and the best drinks should be something you and your guests will always remember. Then, of course, being able to offer knowledge of a place. What makes a memorable difference on a yacht charter? The crew’s utmost care to provide guests with a comfortable and luxurious experience. I suggest that you know your guests’ expectations in advance and plan an extraordinary tailor-made adventure. Be creative! Address each guest’s preferences with care and detail. Understand the dreams they never quite dared to dream – and create more along the way. How do you create itineraries for guests? We value exclusive experiences combined with endless possibilities and conversations in-depth to create the perfect itinerary for guests. Sherakhan has been known in the rental business for 20 years and therefore many guests and brokers know what she has to offer. Sherakhan can accommodate 26 people for the night; accommodation and extraordinary service make it unique in the industry. It was refitted in 2017 and the road to its modernization continues; aesthetically, it undergoes a great change. Sherakhan will benefit from an updated gym, spa, interior and engine room, among other updates. The new spa, for example, is where charter guests can enjoy stories of Balinese meditation, while the gym is specially designed to help guests stay on top of their health and fitness goals. all in progress. ThandekaWhat are your goals for the future of yachting?Bringing exclusive destinations to our clients in well-known luxury comfort, backed by 25 years of experience.Credit: Dutch Charter Group

April 7, 2022

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