Below is our recent interview with James Foot, Marketing Manager at Helm:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Yachting holidays, uniquely tailored to you. This is Helm’s mission, to create bespoke experiences that delight at every turn. Our team of expert sailors will guide you through every stage of the booking process and take the heavy lifting out of finding the perfect yacht and destination. We go the extra nautical mile, so you don’t have to.
Founded by charter industry veterans Peter Harrison-Hill and Simon Morgan in 2015, Helm has a prominent reputation in the industry, only working with companies we know and trust, and offering bareboat, skippered and crewed yachts for hire globally, with specialist areas including Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, and the Caribbean.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Our founders, Peter Harrison-Hill and Simon Morgan, have re-acquired the company and are looking forward to a busy summer season!
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: We offer bespoke advice on yacht holidays (also known as charters) across the globe. With access to thousands of fleets, our expert brokers use their industry knowledge and connections to create and tailor each holiday to suit the customer’s needs, desires and budgets. We can offer everything from a bareboat 36-foot monohull, right through to a large catamaran with a skipper, or fully-crewed superyacht, for the ultimate luxurious escape.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: It’s all about to get very busy. We’re off to a few pre-season fleet inspections this month, and then we enter the primary yacht charter season in the Mediterranean, and we’re on track for over 1,000 departures this summer! Greece and Croatia in particular are very popular once again, and have an almost timeless charm to them. Once the Mediterranean madness is over, we head straight into boat show season, which gives us a great chance to connect with our audience and with our fleet operators. And then the Caribbean and Asian sailing season starts in the autumn…
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: We offer absolute clarity on pricing and extras, with no hidden fees, and using our services actually costs people nothing – all prices are set by the boat owners/fleet operators, and so the price we quote you is the same as if you went direct, but you are also benefiting from our expert guidance and advice in helping you find the best boat for your holiday.