A professional organisation with a proven history of success and a unique perspective on Caribbean business operations.
Barefoot Yacht Charters has been successfully managing and chartering yachts since 1984. The company is the only locally-owned one in the Windward Islands and, in the Caribbean working environment, which can be challenging, this gives us a unique and unusual insight that other companies, no matter how experienced, simply cannot match.
Whether dealing with Customs, Immigration, Government or with local contractors and suppliers, we know who to go to and we know how to get things done efficiently and cost-effectively. This has resulted in significant financial savings for our yacht owners. We even enjoy a duty-free status on the importation of our marine spares.
Reputable and Solvent
Our custom-designed facility was built by and is owned by ourselves (most charter companies lease their premises) and offers all of the facilities normally associated with so-called ‘premium companies’ – docks, moorings, workshops, offices, a laundromat, restaurant, bar, water-sports centre and boutique. We’re also the only Caribbean yacht charter company that owns its own regional airline – SVG Air (https://www.svgair.com) with several aircraft including two luxury jets.
Uncompromising maintenance standards
As yacht owners ourselves, we understand the importance of assuring absolute personal attention to your vessel. We will not compromise our maintenance standards. Our technical team recognises that preventative maintenance is paramount and, for each vessel in our fleet, we develop an individual programme that ensures that the yacht is well maintained and that charter commitments are met. Our full-time professional staff take pride in their work and are consistently complimented by our yacht owners and charter guests.
Global Marketing and a very high repeat customer ratio
Barefoot enjoys one of the highest repeat customer ratios in the industry. Around 40% of our guests each year have sailed with us previously. Some have been sailing with us for more than 20 years. Our acclaimed web site, complemented by conventional advertising in high-profile sailing publications, is reckoned to be one of the most successful around.
Soaring sales – but a controlled fleet size to prevent owner revenue dilution
Despite soaring gross charter sales of more than 100% in 6 years – our fleet size has never increased more than 35% – we have limited our fleet to 25 yachts, which enables us to offer high standards of personal service, quality maintenance, and maximised revenues for the individual yacht owner.
Uncompromising maintenance standards
The principals of Barefoot have owned several yachts themselves and well understand the importance of taking good care of an expensive vessel. We will not compromise our maintenance standards. Our technical team recognises that preventative maintenance is paramount, and for each vessel in our fleet we develop an individual programme that ensures the yacht is well maintained and that charter commitments are met. Our full-time professional staff take pride in their work and are consistently complimented both by charter guests and yacht owners.
Steady income, reasonable expenses, and unlimited private use of your yacht
The all-new Barefoot Partnership Program has been designed to maximize your revenue and minimize your expenses, while also providing you with unlimited personal use of your boat in our fleet. We participate by only earning income when you earn income, which is unique in the charter business.
Take a look at our recommended yachts, and review our Guides for Prospective Charter Yacht Owners, to see what a difference this makes! Detailed financial projections are available for download, featuring both mono-hulls and multi-hulls from several different manufacturers.
Barefoot’s beautiful world is open to you. Come aboard and sail as often as you want; and earn a steady income with us from your well-managed, well-protected yacht asset.