For many, the purchase of their first luxury motor yacht represents the arrival at the pinnacle of their success.
However, now that you have purchased your first luxury yacht, do you know how to get the most out of your investment, and enjoy all the fun and excitement of yachting, with few if any of the hassles? The answer is: with professional yacht management and the many advantages of “On Demand Yachting.”
Let’s face it, owning a luxury motor yacht is a lot of responsibility, and with your busy lifestyle, it is unlikely you have the time, or the desire, to devote to all the little details of luxury yacht ownership. That is where professional yacht management comes into play, and why we created FYM – Florida Yacht Management.
Florida Yacht Management
The founders of Florida Yacht Management, started out as yacht brokers. While running a successful yacht brokerage business, they soon realized that they had to offer their clientele something more.
Looking around the industry, the saw that once your yacht purchase was finalized, too many other yacht brokers out there handed over the keys with a handshake and a smile, and that was pretty much the last you heard from them, until you were ready to sell your yacht.
The founders of FYM realized they wanted to be there for their clients throughout the lifecycle of luxury motor yacht ownership. That is why they designed a professional management company that not only provides service work, but could handle crew, dockage and everything else that comes with owning a large motor yacht.
Since its founding, FYM has grown significantly, and today, we presently manage approximately 40 yachts of various sizes.
FYM is headquartered in Marina Bay, located on the New River in Fort Lauderdale,
FL. We operate out of a secured marina, filled with resort style amenities, but within close proximity to the various shipyards, making it an ideal location for both crew and owners alike.
One of FYM’s greatest advantages is our proprietary software that allows you to
monitor all of the service work being done on your boat in real time. That means at any time, you can approve or decline any service work. You have the ability to monitor all systems checks weekly or monthly, and can see when they were completed and by whom. You can schedule your trips online in advance, build itineraries online, select your crew and so much more.
Software is one thing, and we are proud of our state-of-the-art yacht management solution, however, what is truly unique about FYM is our people. Our staff is highly vetted before becoming a part of the team and we are dedicated to creating a culture of professionalism, integrity and transparency which is unparalleled in South Florida and throughout the marine industry.
Our Key Yacht Management Services
At FYM, of course we handle all of the necessary maintenance issues and systems checks, but our goal is really to remove all of the hassles, and put the fun back into motor yacht ownership.
Why spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a yacht, and then fail to enjoy it? Yet, we see this happening all of the time. And, it isn’t just failing to anticipate the difficulties of routine management and maintenance that can make yacht ownership a less than satisfying experience. More often than not, owners also find themselves frustrated with the problems of delivery, dealing with crew, even with the challenges of planning where to go, and what to do on their yachts!
Unfortunately, because of this, we see owners who wind up spending much less time aboard their yachts than originally anticipated, only to end up selling her a few years later.
Our goal is to remove all such frustrations. When it comes to deliveries, for example, we can plan, hire and execute deliveries anywhere in the world. This can mean coordinating yacht transport vessels for Trans-Atlantic crossing and/or local deliveries with captain and crew up the coast or to the Caribbean. In fact, we are one of the few yacht management companies that specializes in transporting yachts from the Chicago area to the East Coast.
Crew hassles? Forget about them. We handle the hiring, firing, payroll, all employee arrangements, and so much more when it comes to your yacht’s crew. Our “On Demand Crew” feature allows you to select crew on an “as needed basis,” which can save you money and avoid a lot of the entanglements of full-time personnel.
Owning a luxury motor yacht, can be one of the greatest rewards of your success. It can also be intimidating and frustrating, without the right management company in your corner. We created FYM with one simple goal: removing the burdens from you, so you can enjoy all the benefits that luxury yacht ownership has to offer, with none of the hassles.
Operating a motor yacht can be costly. You can reduce your expenses, and avoid costly repairs by keeping her well maintained. On Demand yachting from FYM can help. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (954) 900-9968.