MYS 2021: Swisspath Yachting on Going Above and Beyond
Joined by Boris De Bel and Candice Christiansen of Swisspath Yachting, we discuss everything from Greece's meteoric rise to the top of the superyacht charter market to what sets Swisspath Yachting apart from a plethora of other yachting services.
With the pandemic throwing the charter industry in flux, it has come a quite a surprise that Greece emerged from the past eighteen months at the top of the global destinations for superyacht charter. Candice gave us her opinion of what effect this new emergence might have on the Mediterranean charter market as a whole: "The West-Med are definitely going to have to, not necessarily up their game, but make sure that the service on the yachts in impeccible, that the yachts themselves are maintained to a really high standard and that the charters really give the clients a unique charter experience."
Creating a unique charter experience is not an easy task and particularly whilst the charter industry is in the throws of a global pandemic, we were curious to know how Swisspath Yachting retained momentum as a business during this challenging time: "The charter side of the business was heavily hit [...] we hired two people full time to track the progress of the pandemic and all the regulations and restrictions so to develop contingency plans for our clients so that they could keep on sailing."
It is the multi-family office that sets Swisspath yachting apart from many other yacht management companies. With all aspects of yacht management, from brokers to tax lawers, under one roof. "It's how you deliver that service that differentiates you from other companies" Boris De Bel shared. "Everybody is competing on the quality of the service rather than what they actually offer. [...] For the client we are one point of contact, and also a single entity that has all the accountability."
"We hired two people full time to track the progress of the pandemic and all the regulations and restrictions so to develop contingency plans for our clients so that they could keep on sailing."