Luxury yachts have the capability to cruise virtually anywhere in the world. As their amenities are designed not only for relaxation but convenience, with the facilities to continue work away from the office, hassle-free – yes, it totally makes sense to open an office on a charter yacht.
One of the best aspects of a luxury yacht charter is that you’ll be visiting multiple destinations without having to change accommodation and pack up the office each time.
Onboard you can choose how much you want to stay connected using satellite technology such as the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). This lets you wander across the decks, inside and out so that you can bask in the sunshine or work on your laptop outdoors in the shade and never miss a moment of your stunning location. For guests who want to leave their laptops behind, some vessels have a dedicated computer in an office or corner of the salon for guests to check emails etc.
For privacy, the Master suite onboard often comes with an office either as a separate room or incorporated into the cabin itself. 55m/180.5ft QUITE ESSENTIAL is one such example where you can begin and end the day with a couple of hours checking on stocks and answering vital emails without disturbing other guests after-hours, or cutting into planned family time during the daylight hours.
Even if you aren’t in the Master suite yourself, double cabins and VIP staterooms are more than likely to have a desk for working in private away from any distractions, whether they might be the other guests or the tempting spa amenities on board.
Both sailing yachts and motor yachts have offices, however, you are more likely to find the fastest facilities with the best connections on the most recently launched or refitted vessels: S/Y GERMANIA NOVA is a replica of the 1908 schooner GERMANIA right down to her traditional interiors, however, she also comes equipped with a fully-functioning office providing Internet, email, phone and fax services anywhere in the world using satellite technology.
The larger the vessel, the more likely that there will be a dedicated office or conference room on board with a projector, monitor or widescreen TV for presentations and video calls. This is the case with mega yacht DREAM, refitted extensively in 2018 and the contemporary conference room/study comes furnished with multiple chairs, desks, phones and power points ideal for a corporate event charter or a family-run business. The accommodation aboard such vessels is also extensive: M/Y DREAM sleeps up to 36 guests over 22 en-suite cabins, while 99.1m/325.3ft charter yacht CHRISTINA O can host up to 38 guests across 19 en-suite cabins and has a 16-seater conference room in addition to a board room.
If you want to ensure that you have all the technology available aboard your preferred luxury charter yacht to continue working away from the office, contact CharterWorld.