YCO is now taking exceptional service one-step further through its new partnership with leading international luxury lifestyle company, Quintessentially. Private yacht charter is already one of the most extravagant holidays possible, and with professional yacht crews of up to 40 available round the clock and dedicated to guests onboard, the service far outshines even the world’s best hotels. Now, YCO and Quintessentially are working together to turn exclusive luxury into sheer perfection.
With ten years of experience in luxury concierge, Quintessentially offers a comprehensive service and a portfolio of specialist contacts like no other. “It makes sense,” says co-founder of Quintessentially, Aaron Simpson, “two of the world’s leading luxury providers working together to bring an unrivalled service to those requiring the best that life has to offer”.
YCO was the first yacht company to launch its own complimentary in-house concierge department and for the past five years, the team has worked alongside yacht crews providing land based support whenever it has been needed. The service is also available to YCO’s yacht management clients and, whether a phone goes overboard and needs replacing, or a last minute outfit is required for a film premier, having a runner on the ground to get things sorted has been invaluable. The concierge team, based in Monaco, has also been in demand to provide in-the-know itineraries and area guides for clients - with the best restaurants and events changing seasonally, local knowledge and contacts are absolutely vital.
As an enhancement of this service, the in-house concierge team at YCO will now be supported by the entire Quintessentially network, which has locals on the ground in the Caribbean, France, Italy, Miami and several other key yachting destinations. With offices in 60 cities around the world and 32 luxury sister businesses, Quintessentially provides exceptional global support, expert service, insider information and advice to its members.
“We’ve built our reputation for being an industry forerunner, for offering a service far above the industry standard,” says YCO CEO Charlie Birkett. “As we’ve grown, we have more clients exploring more far flung corners of the globe and now, with Quintessentially to support our in-house team and our yachts’ crews, we can ensure our clients’ time onboard is as well organized as their everyday lives.”