Yachting Monthly: New online company Antlos, styled on Airbnb.com, now offers skippered yacht charters, as well as money-making opportunity for yacht owners.
Antlos, a new company has developed a model for inexpensive skippered yacht charters in the Mediterranean, and is now also offering holidays in the British Virgin Islands. The online ‘marketplace’ is a website that allows skippers with yachts to offer places on board to paying guests.
For holiday-makers, this means they can now enjoy the experience of a holiday afloat, without needing to be confident sailors before they go. For yacht owners, it offers the opportunity to avoid charter brokers and agents and to find paying yacht guests directly.
Owners can set their own rates and offer flexible dates, locations, and completely customisable itineraries. The prices listed on the Antlos website even include fuel costs, marina fees and other expenses, to make sure both parties are clear on what is covered in the cost of the holiday.
Guests can choose from a single place on a boat, a private cabin or an entire yacht for their exclusive use. Launched in May 2015, the site found holidays for over 650 customers in its first season, offering sailing adventures across the Mediterranean. From as little as £64 a day, guests will be able to enjoy Caribbean sailing.
For more information on how to sign up your boat or to find a holiday, visit: www.antlos.com