In the luxury charter yacht business, making individual dreams come true simply is what you do every day, according to The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals
’ President and Charter Specialist, Jennifer M. Saia. “Our clients come from across the country and around the globe,” she said. “They’re all looking for one thing – a custom-tailored vacation aboard a luxurious yacht with every conceivable amenity in one of the world’s most special or exotic destinations.”
Saia added, “A yacht charter offers so much more privacy and flexibility than a land-based vacation, even in a private villa. On a yacht, you can visit a different port of call each night, and the itinerary, activities and cuisine are customized just for you.”
The Vacation of a Lifetime
American entrepreneur Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. had long dreamed of taking his family and friends on an extended vacation aboard a charter yacht. But as is often the case with dreams of this kind, it was put on hold for years, partly because of Hollingsworth’s commitments and busy schedule, but also because of its large scale.
“I’ve had the idea for probably 20 years,” said Hollingsworth. “But the problem with the idea was it was so big and comprehensive.”
When the opportunity to execute the plan finally arrived, Hollingsworth’s next task was finding the right yacht charter agency, offering the skill, dedication and, yes, patience, to make it happen. After a lengthy search, he turned to The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals
(TSGYP). Saia, along with her Executive and Charter Assistant, Ali Kaufmann, put together a 29-day charter aboard the luxury yacht Savannah
that covered the Caribbean island chain from Grenada to St. Maarten. Working closely with Savannah’s
Captain Alvin Burkett, the trip was divided into five segments composed of five nights each and one “lay-day” in between. Different groups of guests were flown to the Caribbean at the start of each segment to join Hollingsworth on board the yacht.
Managing all of the various details, as well as selecting a theme for parties that varied for each group of guests on each segment, took the kind of commitment to service and attention to detail offered by few yacht charter companies. However, the TSGYP team pulled it off without a hitch, making Hollingsworth’s dream an even more amazing reality.
“Jennifer is a really enthusiastic person and dedicated herself to making my dreams come true,” Hollingsworth said. “Her love of everything to do with yachting and her dedication to exceeding customer expectations came through in every detail.”
Covering the Waterfront
Arranging luxury yacht charter vacations is just one of The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals
’ four specialties, all of which are built around satisfying the interests and needs of yachting enthusiasts. TSGYP also operates a high-profile yacht brokerage business, a charter marketing service that promotes its fleet of privately owned charter yachts to charter brokers worldwide and a new construction business specializing in helping prospective yacht buyers manage all the details of a new build from design and engineering to contract negotiations and construction.
From the start, TSGYP has catered to the varied and often demanding needs of yacht owners. Back in 1985, when Edward R. Sacks founded the company, the idea of such a group was a bit new. Mr. Sacks saw a need to increase the level of professionalism in the areas of yacht management, charter marketing, luxury yacht vacations, and crew training. Under Saia’s brilliant leadership, the company remains committed to most of these concepts.
“The high level of hands-on services that we offer is what separates us from other yacht charter, broker, and charter marketing firms,” she says. “We have a proven track record of success that is evident from our long list of repeat and referral customers.
The World’s Finest Yachts
The Charter and Brokerage Sales Specialists at TSGYP travel extensively to inspect and select only the world’s finest yachts for their clients.
“We know the yachts, the crews, the destinations and the itineraries. That’s why our motto is ‘Around the World in 80 Ways®,’” Saia says. “Our clients know they can count on us for reliable, professional, high-quality services that are second to none.”
Saia and her experienced team truly understand the needs of their customers. Take for example the firm’s outstanding “Try Before You Buy®” program, which allows brokerage customers to charter one or more yachts available for purchase to find the one that fits their specific needs – ensuring that the size, type and amenities of their chosen vessel will suit the prospective buyer’s requirements. As a bonus, clients receive a 10-percent discount off the charter fee towards the purchase of any brokerage yacht in the TSGYP fleet.
We could go on and on about the services offered by The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals
. But for those interested in learning more, we invite you to visit www.sacksyachts.com
or call (954) 764-7742.