Yachtsie aims to make it easy to find and book your next charter holiday with a growing database of thousands of boats
Charter comparison website Yachtsie is celebrating its launch at the London Boat Show this week.
Having been up and running since November last year, the site aims to make booking a charter
extremely easy by showing users all the available options for a holiday, much like flight and hotel comparison sites.
The site wants to solve the problem of having to go to various charter operators by directly accessing a large number of booking systems in once place.
Customers can search, compare and book a charter holiday from more than 2,000 yachts in different locations across the globe.
Fifty charter operators are currently signed up to the site but the team says this number is set to grow.
Yachtsie founder and managing director Steve Raw set up the site after becoming frustrated with trying to book a charter holiday online.
Speaking at the boat show, the site’s digital marketing manager Andy Pointon said: “Yachtsie is the brainchild of my colleague Steve. What we found was, the way chartering a boat works is a bit like booking a hotel room 15 years ago.
“So you’ve got all these providers out there with no real ability to discern between any of them.
“Yachtsie was born as a solution to that problem. It works very much like Expedia would in hotels or Skyscanner would in flights. You come on to the site, you put in where you want to go, enter some other specifics, click go and it searches a database of 2,000 boats, which is growing all the time.”
Customers can either book their holiday online or call up for any extra assistance.
“This is our first time exhibiting here at London and we’re very excited to do it. It looks great, they’ve obviously put a lot of effort in this year to make it interesting and a bit different,” added Andy.
The Yachtsie team celebrated the occasion with champagne on their stand, D004, at the CWM FX London Boat Show on Friday and will be there until 18 January.