A few words on what we do
Sustainability and long term focus on an eco friendly management of yachts in the charter industry is at the core of what we are doing. We harvest the power of the sun and the wind, we see ourselves as one in union with mother nature, we want to give back to local communities and protect the oceans to leave a better world behind us. If our vision resonates with you and your views of global sustainable management, then we would be delighted to welcome you aboard as one of our yacht investors or shareholders.
According to a report published by the market research company Technavio in Sept 2020 (considering Covid impact), the global sustainable tourism market is poised to grow by USD 338.06 bn during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period. Shifting preference toward local and authentic experiences is a major trend driving the growth of the market.
And why we do it
In 2015, the UN set an ambitious 15-year plan to achieve by 2030, which addresses some of the most pressing issues the world is facing.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
We are committed to bringing those goals into yachting. Some people would call it noble, we just call it "it's about time". Some of these goals are obvious, whilst others require us to tap into areas nobody has yet looked at in our industry. For more information on the SDGs and how they are aligned in tourism through the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, please click HERE. We will continue updating our blog with how we implement these goals into our certification and our yacht programs.
The global yacht charter market size was valued at USD 6.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2020 to 2027. The growing preference among travelers for luxury marine tourism and personalized services are the primary factors that are fueling the growth. Rising participation of people in competitive and recreational boating activities across the globe is expected to boost the market. Furthermore, growing corporate tourism activities is also expected to significantly contribute to support the demand.
In our management program we offer you the ability to purchase a yacht fitted and crewed with sustainability in mind. The yacht is committed to us for a 7 year period. Through our charter arm we will make the yacht available for charter to people who, as you and us, value sustainable management and eco friendly practises for doing business. The yachts in our management program operate in the Mediterranean during the European summer, and will sail across the Atlantic in late November to offer sailings in the Caribbean during the winter. We will carry our mission and values across oceans and hope to contribute positively to the places we visit. The yacht will also be available to you during 6-8 weeks per year.
The benefits of our program - expenses, crew salaries, moorings, insurance, maintenance are financed out of the income generated by charter weeks. You can further chose to either contribute profits generated out of the programs to ocean cleanup causes, or take back some or all of the earnings as a way to offset the initial purchase cost of the yacht.
An illustrative example
A Sunreef Eco 60 new catamaran can be acquired through the SandReef ownership program. The Sunreef Eco Catamarans feature eco friendly propulsion with electrical engines, hybrid engines or sail. They further can be equipped with solar panels, hydro generation and wind turbines all assisting in a state of the art, efficient energy management.
Approximate acquisition price: 2.4 m euro (depending on options)
Benefits: 7 year guaranteed usable funds as per our policies to investor of 8,000 euro per month (subject to bookings) and usage of the yacht of up to 8 weeks per year.
You want to own your own yacht, and you want to make sure it reflects your values of sustainability and eco friendliness. With our experience in this industry and our sustainability program we're your right partner.
We will provide our brokerage services to you, advise you on sustainable yachts available for purchase, the pros and cons of different models, and if necessary, help you find crew that reflects your and our values.
Our COVID Statement
The Covid 19 pandemic had a major impact on the global travel industry. We are aware of this impact. The impact into the yachting industry is yet to be quantified. Parts of the business were negatively impacted as clients were unable to travel to charter destinations. It's not all bad however - the boating industry itself has also seen a positive impact, as customers view a holiday on a yacht as something safe. Yacht sales, in particular for those yachts that allow living aboard, have seen a sharp uprise in demand.