Boat parties have long been an activity favoured by the high SES demographic.
There’s something about being on the ‘high’ SES (read: seas) that makes a party appear more lavish than it seems. Is it the sun or the sea breeze?
But that’s beside the point. Did you know that you can now rent a yacht for the same price as booking a lavish hotel suite?
However, there are a few problems with the current process of renting a yacht in Singapore.
Firstly, finding a yacht owner who is willing to rent their yacht. The current process is to trawl forums or find a yacht owner by word of mouth.
Next is finding one that suits your budget and occasion.
This tiresome process is time-consuming and might ultimately come to naught in the end.
This is where Yachtly comes in.
Yachtly is Singapore’s first yacht rental platform perfect for a wide range of occasions and budgets.
It allows you to take your parties and special events out to sea, all while making the process of booking a yacht seamless and effortless.
Sailing Yachtly On The High Seas
I have to admit I’m a bit of a “suaku”. I’ve never been on a yacht in my life unless you count the Tekong ‘Penguin’ Ferry. Never thought the first time I board one will be for an office yacht party.
We boarded the yacht, a gorgeous Leopard 51 Power Catamaran, at One Degree 15 Marina.
The first thing I noticed was the food.
Stacked trays of beehoon, fried rice, chicken wings, stir fried vegetables and samosas on the table at the back of the yacht.
Apparently, Yachtly has partnered with Halal-certified catering companies such as Neo Group and EZBBQ to provide either cooked food or barbecue food.
And that’s not all, some of the yachts might even provide complimentary BBQ services or BBQ rentals at a nominal fee.
You can also choose to bring your own food and alcohol on board. They even have a small fridge and microwave for you to store and heat up your food!
Just take special care and dispose your rubbish properly and NOT in the sea.
Now, being the “suaku” that I am, I scrambled up to the top deck and heaved a sigh of relief. It was better than I expected – breezy, spacious and scenic.
After the captain laid the ground rules on board the yacht (No littering, no food, drinks, and wet people in the cabin etc.), we set sail out of the Marina and onto the high seas!
The water might be choppier on certain days outside of the Marina so ALWAYS follow the safety rules on board the yacht.
So away we sailed towards Lazarus Island and dropped anchor within the cove, safely tucked away behind the island where the big scary waves can’t rock this yacht.
Armed with a large unicorn float and the inflatable slide on board, one by one we jumped in.
Not me. I was lying on the upper deck watching the sun set and the clouds go by.
If you’re wondering where the girls showered and changed, the yacht has 2 decent-sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
When the sun set, we had dinner and we heard a shriek. Someone found the karaoke machine in the cabin.
The rest of the night’s activities comprised mainly of singing. Some in the cabin with the karaoke machine, and most of us on the upper deck with the acoustic guitar.
As we sang the night away, our yacht set sail towards Marina Bay Sands for a glorious view of the Singapore city skyline before looping back to One Degree 15 Marina.
Book Your Own Yacht, Airbnb-Style
The Yachtly website is reminiscent of Airbnb, in that the process of booking a yacht is simple and fuss-free.
Choose the occasion. Is it a family gathering, a wedding, a celebration party, or a corporate event?
Select the date that you need to charter the yacht.
Lastly, indicate the number of guests and hit ‘Enter’!
Yachtly will generate a list of yachts in their fleet that suit your criteria. You can even toggle the budget and select the yacht type!
They have yachts that can accommodate up to 50 people.
Their price range starts as low as $400 up to $10,000, depending on your criteria.
If you’re unsure at any point, Yachtly has a live chat function that you can access to speak to an agent immediately.
Are you still thinking of a location to celebrate a special occasion? Try Yachtly. You won’t regret it.
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