Adjusting Our Sails For A New Course
Ahoy. It has been a while since our last update. And we have lots of good news and some sad news to share with you.
Nemo Is For Sale
Let’s get the sad news out of the way. We have to sell our beloved yacht, Nemo 🥲.
The pandemic has affected us hard. Since March 2020 we have only had five guests join us on a sailing trip, which means we have had no income for over a year. And even though everyone is feeling more positive about travel next year, there are still too many unknowns.
We have tried to work out a way to keep Nemo and continue to make a living. We had a hard look at our finances, projected income and did a lot of soul searching. But we can no longer afford to keep Nemo to the high standards which are needed to commercially provide safe yacht charters.
For those of you interested in reminiscing about your sailing time on her, you can view our sales video of her here.
BlueFoot Travel’s Next Chapter
And now to the good news. Although we are selling Nemo, we are still offering yacht charters!
When we set up BlueFoot Travel, we had a 10-year business plan. It was focused on personally providing charters on our own yacht. After that, we always planned to offer sailing holidays on other yachts. Covid has brought that plan forward a bit…well by five years!
As you can no longer sail with us on Nemo, we want to provide you with an alternative that meets our high standards.
During the last five years, we had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful yacht crews, who also provide sailing holidays in the Caribbean.
We have also invested a lot in our website and booking processes. It is one of the reasons many of our guests considered us as an option for booking a sailing holiday. We now plan to use our website and processes to offer other wonderful yachts for charter.
New! Cabins Now Available on Yacht Emily Morgan & Skyelark 2
As a first step, we are delighted to offer two wonderful yachts – Yacht Emily Morgan and Skyelark 2 for cabin charters in the Caribbean. We have ten wonderful cabin charter sailing trips for you to choose from. View them all here.
New: Crewed Whole Yacht Charters on Monohulls & Catamarans!
In addition, we are expanding your choice with yacht charters on a range of monohulls and catamarans all managed by wonderful crews!
We have 10 stylish sailing yachts to offer right now, and charters will be available in the USVI, BVI, St Martin, St Barts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, and Grenada.
You can view our initial offerings on our new Yacht Page. And here are two of our favourite yachts who have amazing crews that are chartering right now in the Grenadines (Isolablue) and the British Virgin Islands (VISION).
Cabin or Whole Yacht Charter?
Not sure what type of yacht charter is for you? No worries! We would love to chat with you and help you find the perfect sailing holiday. Just click below to book a chat with us.
The BlueFoot Travel Experience
All holiday time is precious, and we have always strived to make our guests’ sailing vacation time the best it can be.
Over the last five years, we were delighted to receive rave reviews for our charters on Nemo. We did that by delivering above and beyond, on what we call the BlueFoot Travel Experience.
We look forward to providing you with the same BlueFoot Travel Experience:
- Off the beaten track sailing with commercially endorsed captains and crew
- Hands-on sailing experience and free informal sailing tuition
- Friendly crew! Join as guests…leave as friends
- All-inclusive – delicious meals and bar tailored to you
- Sailing and island life experiences all in one fun trip
- Support for local communities while travelling with Pack for A Purpose
- Sailing in style with safety and quality first
- Small group sizes. Ideal for solo, single travellers, couples and small groups of family or friends
- New: A choice of new yachts, personally selected by Neil and Sam, that will offer cabin charter sailing trips
- New: Whole Yacht charters on all types of sailing yacht, also personally selected by Neil and Sam. Yes, including sailing catamarans.
- Coming Soon: Sailing destinations including Atlantic Crossings, the Mediterranean and the UK. (Get in touch now if you are interested in sailing in these locations).
There is one thing we can guarantee, there will always be a sail involved when you book a yacht charter with us!!
Thanks for taking the time to read our update. Please get in touch if you have any questions at all.
Fair winds and following seas!
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