Within the coastal waters of the USA, Nicholson Yacht Charters, Inc. arranges fully catered, Corporate Charters for 12 guests maximum for eight hour to week long (or longer), dockside or sail-out cruises from Newport, Rhode Island or Fort Lauderdale, Florida aboard large SuperYachts with captain and crew. Within coastal waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Corporate charters may involve more than 12 guests, but they may not go to sea with that number aboard; charters must be held at dockside only, and the number of guests accommodated varies with each yacht. Numbers range from 30 to 100 passengers, depending on size of yacht. Since charters can be coupled with Events ashore, like the Cannes Film Festival, or Daytona Beach Speedway Events, or the Monaco Grand Prix, or the Newport Jazz Festival, dock-side charters often are of interest to Corporate clients.
Because 99.9% of Private Luxury yachts are Registered as Commercial Vessels, not Passenger vessels, cruises within the Continental United States waters must be limited to 12 guests, whether at dock or underway, to comply with US Coast Guard Regulations. Single day or Evening charters within the United States can either be at the dock or it can include a sail out with stop for lunch or dinner, and it can take place late into the night, if you require, but it can only involve 12 guests max, in compliance with US Coast Guard rules. Super Yachts within United States coastal waters, the Mediterranean, or Caribbean can arrange gala shipboard parties for parties of 12 to 100 (depending on location), as well as theme cruises, involving formal, sit-down dinner or lunch cruises with any kind of theme you like – Alice in Wonderful, A Twenties Party, Hawaiian Luao parties.
Super Yachts lend themselves well to Corporate Charters wanting to conduct meetings aboard, as these yachts are often equipped with privacy panels, audio visual equipment, and Celebrity-Savvy crew to serve and to tend their guests. Dining rooms can be converted to board rooms for private catered meetings. For Corporate Charters longer than one day, taking place overnight and continuing for many days, our Super yachts typically have accommodations for six to twelve guests in three to six guest cabins, and those cruises can either be coupled with Events ashore or they can be chartered for several days taking in interesting ports, where meetings are interspersed with time spent ashore exploring, or using the yacht’s sports equipment, or enjoying the amenities aboard and fine cuisine of the trained chef and stewardesses.
Cruises may start at any port, but there might be a fee for delivery; hubs for charter yachts include Fort Lauderdale, Newport RI, and Cannes France, where delivery fees might not be necessary.