360° Camera on an Amazing Sail Boat Adventure in the Arctic on Your iPad

Download the iPad app and use your fingers to see the fantastic nature around with the help of a 360° movie experience. The expedition team enables us to take part on their adventure we have never seen before. Fly with a helicopter over the Arctic ice. Leave the harbor with the “DAX”, a small sailing yacht. Find and enjoy the icebergs at your fingertip. Or try the camera perspective during the sail boat leaving the marina.

A research trip across water, ice and snow: Follow them 9,000 kilometers through one of the coldest regions on earth. Join a group of scientists, artists, filmmakers and writers from Iceland to Western Alaska. In the interactive web series you can meet locals and learn what the global warming means for life and cultural traditions in the northern latitudes.

Full story on Arte.tv (unfortunately in Europe only and in FR or GER)

Behind the scene one, Behind the scene two, Behind the scene three

Advantage of a Yacht Charter

Chartering a yacht is a great alternative to the typical beach vacation.

Are you looking for a relaxing and exciting alternative to the standard beach vacation? If you answer “yes,” then I highly recommend you escape your dull, monotonous daily life and trade it for a week-long yacht charter holiday. Chartering a yacht is a great alternative to the typical beach vacation. Whether it is winter, fall, spring, or summer, there are always great sailing conditions throughout the world.

It’s baffling that people spend thousands, if not millions of dollars purchasing a yacht they use a few times per year. While the yacht sits in the marina, the owners still need to pay thousands of dollars in harbor fees, insurance, taxes, fuel, and general maintenance expenses every month! Many people joke that “YACHT” is an acronym for “Break Out Another Thousand” and a yacht is a hole in the water that you keep throwing money into. In truth, these jokes are valid. Why spend an absurd amount of money buying and upkeeping a yacht when chartering is cheaper and just as enjoyable?

Yacht charters provide a particular freedom where you can be as relaxed or adventurous as you wish. Take a dinghy to shore and spend the entire day at the beach or snorkel around your yacht charter; it’s your decision!  This rare freedom allows you to stay in different sites without the hassle of packing your suitcases every night and moving into a new hotel.

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Explore the far corners of the world and discover the immense beauty of the world. Traveling during the peak of tourism season can harm the quality of your vacation. Expensive hotel rooms, long lines at points of interest, crowded restaurants, people carelessly walking in front while you take a picture, heavy traffic; the list is endless. A chartered yacht allows you to vacation during the peak tourism season and miss out on the negatives that were previously mentioned. Either dock in popular marinas or anchor in secluded coves kilometers away from tourist-crawling areas.

Broaden your sailing skills by operating various yacht models like catamarans, sailboats, houseboats or motoryachts. You limit yourself to one boat when you own a yacht but when you charter yachts, you have access to operating diversified vessels and locations. Currently high recommenden and most wanted charter destinations are Turkey, Italy and Greece (Europe). The best charter yachts in the The Mediterranean Sea for your boating vacation you can book directly on the Yacht Charter YACHTICO.com

Though it’s mentioned last in this post but is at the top of the list of “Advantages of Chartering a Yacht”  is for the unforgettable and irreplaceable experience you have with your crew. Build stronger relationships with family and friends because of the unforgettable memories that are shared between everyone.

Have fun and enjoy your yacht charter holiday wherever you go!

YACHTICO Yacht Charter Sets Course for the US

YACHTICO.com Raises Fresh Funding – The Leading Yacht Charter Company in Europe Sets Course for the US

–  IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and other companies invest in an expansion round

–  Looking forward to the US market for strategic growth potential

YACHTICO.com, the international online search engine for boat rental and yacht charger completed a second round of funding. The capital injection provided by the investors is in the low seven figures. The investors for this round include existing institutional investors such as the VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin (managed by IBB), as well as new partners and ProFIT, a special program supporting research, innovation and technology in Berlin. Yachtico.com plans to use this round of financing for international expansion, with a focus on the US market.

The platform has always been international, available in German and English since its launch. Hence, half of its users come from other countries than the German-speaking area. With over 15,000 boats worldwide available to book on the site, there are frequent charter requests from as far away as Asia, Australia, New Zealand. Co-founder Steffen Brünn however thinks that the US market offers the greatest potential for the strategic growth of Yachtico.com: “There are three favorable factors combined in the USA. There is an extensive coastline as well as many private and commercial boat and yacht owners. At the same time, Americans are more accustomed to booking travel online. Last but not least, the trend for independent holidays and private rentals in Europe creates mutual synergy in the US market.”

Founder Steffen Brünn thanks the commitment of the existing investors: “we are very happy to have the trust of our existing investors in this new round. We are confident that Yachtico can offer attractive chances to generate revenue on the invested capital.”  “With over 15,000 boats on the platform and growing, Yachtico.com is clearly on the right course for growth and we want to continue to expand our investment“, adds Rima Thadani, investment manager at the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

In 2012, 24 percent of Germans booked their vacation homes online. Back in 2009, only 17 percent did so (Federal Statistical Office 2013). Yachtico benefits from the growing trend of online travel planning by providing their users with comprehensive information for their trips, such as detailed destination and route guides, transparency on the actual costs involved, and local sailing requirements. In keeping with the motto “book in three clicks” Yachtico offers its customers a user friendly experience.

 

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About YACHTICO.com

Yachtico.com is an international online search engine for boat rental and yacht charter. We enable our users to find and charter yachts quickly and easily by bringing boat seekers and providers together. There are over 15,000 boats on the platform for rental worldwide, including Germany, Mediterranean countries, USA, Caribbean and Asia. The target demographic includes sailors and water sport fans at any age or skill level. Founder Steffen Brünn has extensive experience in founding start-ups as well as business angels. Over 150,000 users currently visit the portal each month and search for yacht charter offers.

Full time Sales & Customer Care Position Available

(Berlin) – Full time Sales & Customer Care position available with the worlds #1 boat rental & Yacht charter platform Yachtico.com 

The Company: Yachtico.com is an international online search engine for Boat & Yacht Charter. We allow our users to find and charter yachts quickly and easily. We bring boat “seekers” and providers together.

The Yachtico.com team consists of motivated and open-minded employees who are efficient and reliable. We are currently looking for experienced sales professionals, driven toward success with a genuine interest in assisting our customers experience sailing all over the globe.

Job Description: Your main responsibilities will be to generate revenue through achieving sales targets, with the expectation to meet and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. As a Yachtico.com sales member you will promote and represent the Yachtico.com brand through exceptional communication, follow-up, and customer-ready presentation skills. On a day- to-day basis, your tasks will include (Though will not be limited to):

  • Establish new accounts, obtain orders and service existing accounts by planning and organizing your daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors.
  • Focus sales efforts by studying existing and potential clients and services.
  • Develop detailed proposals to meet customer challenges.
  • Use CRM to record all prospective activity and account management activity on a daily basis.
  • Keep management informed by actively submitting results and reports, such as weekly & monthly work plans as well as annual territory analysis.
  • Recommend changes in products, services, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments.
  • Provide additional revenue by being aware of development opportunities within existing engagements, or new opportunities within a customers’ organization.
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions, preparing reports, and making recommendations to management.
  • Contribute to team efforts by supporting and accomplishing targets and results as needed.

To achieve these goals, you will be working as a part of our friendly Yachtico.com Customer Care team. Your work will enable our company to maintain its image as the world’s number 1 Yacht search engine.

Requirements: Customer Service, Closing Skills, Territory Management, Punctuality, Prospecting Skills, Negotiation, Self-Confidence, Product Knowledge, Presentation Skills, Client Relationships, Motivation for Sales.

Skills/Qualifications: We require a highly motivated & organized team player with extensive sales and customer relations experience, preferably in travel, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the sales field. You will have demonstrated strong skills in Customer Service and meeting Sales targets as well as a positive attitude, along with a strong drive to achieve and progress in the workplace. Applicants should be native English speakers. Knowledge of German is an advantage.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted in English online at http://jobs.yachtico.com/ or by e-mail

Yachtico.com Headquarters: 10997 Berlin

phone: +49 30 5770 6644

email: stb@yachtico.com http://jobs.yachtico.com 
Attention: Steffen Bruenn

Meet & Greet Yachtico at Düsseldorf Boat Show – Boot 2013

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The annual Düsseldorf international boat show, more commonly referred to as ‘boot Düsseldorf’, has been running for over 40 years and is now one of the world’s premier boat shows with over 1,600 exhibitors.

The focus this year at ‘Boot Düsseldorf 2013’ is to prepare for the future of the European marine industry, which confronts major demographic challenges in an ageing society.

YACHTICO.com, as the world’s leading online yacht booking platform with over 16,000 boats available, is attending the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2013 for the second time to showcase why working with the platform is highly beneficial to all involved in the industry and to establish even more contact with both new and existing partners.

Our CEO Steffen Bruenn alongside the new Head of Marketing Mirko Oestergaard will be appearing at the Boat show between Monday and Wednesday in Düsseldorf. If you would like to set up a meeting with one or all, please forward your contact details and inquiries to help[at]yachtico.com or call Yachtico head office on +49 30 5706644 to organize a time and we will be in touch with you shortly.

 

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