West Nautical18A Osborne RoadJesmondNewcastle upon TyneNE2 2ADUnited Kingdom
Since our inception over 20 years ago, we have become recognised as one of the most respected, trusted, knowledgeable and accountable professional services firms in yachting – largely due to our relentless determination to act in our clients’ best interests.
We are a team of yachting specialists designed to operate as a cohesive and dynamic team. We have seen first-hand the challenges and failings of more traditional companies and we offer a refreshing alternative for astute and experienced yacht owners and charter clients who demand excellence, increased attention to their needs, and ultimately – far greater value.
Keeping our fleet of represented yachts small and focused affords us the time and resources to provide clients with a much more personalised service.
We have modelled ourselves as a next generation professional services business for the superyacht sector and a refreshing alternative to traditional brokerage firms, opting to employ client managers instead of traditional charter and sales brokers.
We recognise that our clients perceive value in different ways, so we are designed to be flexible to their individual expectations. This means we are free to pursue their best interests, pure and simple.
1. YACHT CHARTER
Embark on the luxury yacht charter holiday of a lifetime. No destination is out of reach with West Nautical, whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, simply name your destination and our dedicated client managers will get to work creating the the trip of a lifetime.
2. CHARTER MANAGEMENT
By taking the conscious decision to keep our fleet of represented yachts small and focused, we have the time and resources to super-serve our clients in all aspects of charter management, from securing charter bookings to producing world-class content to promote your yacht. The result would be a photo, video and story asset library that would be used to fuel an extensive marketing campaign for the yacht.
3. CREW PLACEMENT
Our crew recruitment team know the industry inside out having worked on board for many years themselves. We understand the value of a cohesive team on board and will find you the perfect fit. We are fully MLC compliant and cover all areas of crew management, from issuing payslips to arranging travel and certification. If required by the client, we are able to facilitate pre-employment psychometric testing, criminal and financial background searches as well as varied high-level medical testing.
4. SALES AND PURCHASE
Buying or selling a yacht, especially your first, can be an overwhelming experience. West Nautical operates without sales brokers, this means our expert client managers have access to the expertise of our whole team of maritime professionals, making sure no stone is unturned when it comes to such an important sale or purchase. We can also offer yacht valuations and extensive market analysis to not only show suitable yachts in your price range, but also how long they’ve been on the market, their condition, refit history and onboard equipment.
5. REFIT AND REPAIR
A yacht refit is a complex business. Without effective management, careful planning and ongoing evaluation it’s something that can quickly go over budget and schedule. West Nautical act as an effective management partner; ensuring the refit is efficient and economical. Our technical team have had long careers across the marine sector and have excellent contacts across every marine trade, with a practical appreciation of the refit process.
6. NEW CONSTRUCTION
Our team boasts some of the leading experts within yacht management and design. We deliver on time and on budget and work as an extension of your family office or fiscal advisers, where integrity, flexibility and trust are paramount.
7. OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Our specialist team work with yacht owners and captains to provide a completely bespoke service for all of the yachts we manage. Our input is completely dependent on your individual requirements, whether you would like regular communication and support, or a discreet service as and when required.