How will we obtain clients?
Several people have asked us about how we will go about soliciting clients for our new business. In a lot of cases, there will be several people involved in the booking of a charter. Many clients will originate from a travel agent, quite possibly one who specializes in yacht charters. They are the ones who will present the potential clients with the information on which boats are most likely to fit their needs. In between the broker and the yacht exists another party, the clearing house. They are the ones who look after the money collection and disbursement, and manage the yacht’s booking calendar.
Of course, there is always the possibility that we will generate our own traffic. We all know how powerful a tool the internet can be, this website is evidence of that. As mentioned a few days ago, I have been hard at work creating the website for our new boat. In fact, I spent almost all day yesterday working on it, netting myself a nice headache in the process due to some challenges. With the exception of proper photographs which can only be obtained after we take possession of the boat, I am happy to report that the site is almost complete. Below are a few small screen captures from the site. I’ll share the link here as soon as it has been fully completed.
In the meantime, here are a few Youtube videos which describe the Leopard 4600, the boat that Rebecca and I will soon be living on. And yes, as pretty as Colorado is, we can’t wait to get back on the water!