Why should you book with a smaller firm like The Yacht Break rather than one of the major multinationals such as Sunsail or Moorings?
Small, family-run businesses are largely spread by word of mouth and recommendation, rather than spending millions on branding in glossy magazines, tv and across the internet. There is no way that these firms can compete with the advertising budgets of the major players.
This means that making sure you have the best possible holiday experience is critical to our reputation and business. Each booking we get is vital and we put 100% into making your dreams a reality.
Although the sailing super-firms will all offer large discounts in January, they also have huge overheads. Not to mention shareholders to generate dividends and huge profits for. The pricing structure is often deceptive, with plenty of obligatory extras.
At The Yacht Break, our prices are transparent. The price includes an expert skipper for the week, plus the transit log, worth as much as €1600. Although others prices may look better at first glance, you then have to add on all the hidden costs.
Sail with people who really care
With a small dedicated team working tirelessly for you, you can be sure that you are not just another booking reference. We will be with you every step of the way, helping you sail through the booking process. Our skippers are an integral part of the business and love to sail, often becoming firm friends with the clients. The Yacht Break team will stay in touch during the holiday to make sure that everything is going to plan. This personalized service ensures that any issues are addressed on the spot before they become problems, so you can focus on enjoying your holiday.
We are happy to help organize all the activities during your sailing week. Furthermore, we can assist with any transfers to/from the airport and recommend accommodation either side of your sailing week.
Special occasions are organized with ease for you. Whether it be a luxury honeymoon, a hen/stag do, a special birthday or milestone such as retirement, we can arrange the little extras to make it perfect.
Be reassured that we have you covered
Should the worst happen, we have insurance just like the major players and your money is safe. Your refundable deposit held by the charter company will be returned just as it would with the global companies. That is, of course, as long as you do not purposefully damage the boat! With highly trained and fully insured skippers, the only thing you could be culpable for is blocking the head! Make sure to flush only stuff you produce yourself (no loo roll) and you will be fine.
Should your chosen boat be unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances (for example if it needs repairing following damage) a suitable alternative will be sourced from the charter company. On the very rare occasion that no suitable vessel is available, your money would be returned in full.
For more information about liability and insurance see the terms and conditions
We have pre-selected the best boats on offer so you can relax, knowing that your chosen boat will be excellent quality.
A great agent vets the boats from many charter companies, only adding yachts and catamarans into their portfolio that they are 100% happy with. This, in turn, leads to happy sailors and returning customers. We offer boats that we know you will be delighted with, and that we are content to sail; our experts have filtered the fleet on your behalf.
Agents should also choose charter companies that they know work well for the customer. At The Yacht Break, we have plenty of experience with the companies operating in Croatia and know which to expect a great working relationship with.
You can’t beat a bit of expertise, especially if you are new to sailing or going to a new area.
If you are concerned that adding a ‘middle-man’ may raise the cost, don’t be. Charter companies do not undercut agents, so you get the same price, with or without the added expertise that the agent brings.
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