MALTA EVENT DESIGN can help you plan to charter a private yacht around Malta, and beyond. This is being done in conjunction with Azure Ultra, a brand synonymous with unparalleled five-star motor yacht service. The luxury privately-owned yachts may be chartered for just one day, or for as long as the client desires.
MALTA EVENT DESIGN interviewed Rosie Abela, Charter Specialist.
1. Azure Ultra; what does the Company offer?
Azure Ultra is a world-class, multiple award-winning motor yacht charter company. Our flawless, meticulous VIP service is the epitome of luxury.
The Company is managed by Perry Newton, a former artilleryman from the 29th Commando Regiment, the Commando-trained unit of the British Army’s Royal Artillery. The administration team of the Azure Ultra Organisation also includes Roger Jacobsen, the internationally experienced fleet head captain, and chief stewardess Peggy Jacobsen, who has worked closely with clients in the luxury leisure industry for over a decade. They are supported by a full complement of crew and auxiliary staff. The head of the Customer Relationship Team is Charter Specialist Rosie Abela.
Each and every product in the Azure Ultra brand is the pinnacle of perfection. The fleet of Sunseeker motor yachts, each of which has been handcrafted by master artisans of the quintessential British motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker of Poole, Dorset, is a prime example of this.
2. What services does Azure Ultra provide for private charters?
Whether the charter it is for a group, a couple or a single person, Azure Ultra will design an itinerary and programme according to the specifications of the client.
We pay meticulous attention to detail with five-star service: whether the cruise is a family gathering, a part of a honeymoon, a get-together between friends; or a business trip; whether there will be land-stops; and, if necessary, dietary requirements. Favourite brands of water and alcohol, if this will be served, will be provided.
A cruise could include a barbecue, or a party, or a peaceful, romantic interlude sailing into the night with your own Maltese celebrity chef… you will be spoilt for choice. Azure Ultra will work closely with you to bring your vision to life. We are Europe’s leading luxury yacht holiday provider.
3. What are the occasions for which one might charter an Azure Ultra cruise?
You name it – we do it. Anniversary celebrations; Boat Rentals; Chartered Trips; Hen Parties; Honeymoons; Charter Holidays; Stag Parties; Surprise Marriage Proposal Dinners; Themed Parties; Travel Services; Vows Renewal Ceremonies; Yacht Weddings… we do all this, and more.
4. What is involved in the planning process for those wanting to use your services for their private group charter?
To get a clear picture of how the client wants to spend the time on board we will find out the most convenient way to reach the client – in person, by phone, or through Skype. The company will draw up a list of options with a choice of locations, beaches, attractions, marinas, cities and villages in Malta, Sicily, Italy…and beyond.
Should the client request it, we can also arrange for the delivery of the freshest seafood and seasonal produce from local Mediterranean markets. Specialist chefs will pair this food with complementary wines. Azure Ultra liaises with massage experts, water-sports whizzes or life coaches. Even the crew’s level of involvement can be tailored to the requirements of the client – be it friendly and relaxed, or discreet and silent.
5. What is it that makes Azure Ultra so highly successful?
Connoisseurs of luxury love bespoke service excellence of Azure Ultra. On TripAdvisor alone, the charter company has a 100% record of 5-star reviews. Last year, Azure Ultra won the Best Customer Service of the Year and Best Maltese Based Charter Company of the Year, of the Malta International Boating & Yachting Awards.
Azure Ultra’s passion for going above and beyond the usual charter experience starts right at the grassroots level of the organisation. Only the best will do. Staff is trained to the highest possible level. Chefs, caterers, suppliers and any third parties we liaise with must meet the exacting levels of Azure Ultra’s demand for excellence in levels of service and product delivery.
6. What makes Azure Ultra different from other charter companies?
Azure Ultra does not operate like a broker, as do the majority of yacht charter companies. We have 100% ownership of all the yachts in our fleet. This often overlooked but vital aspect ensures the meticulous maintenance of the fleet’s flawless Sunseeker vessels.
Azure Ultra also goes the extra (nautical!) mile with exclusive transfer arrangements. All staff and crew wear signature brand uniforms complete with epaulettes and name slides; this is a first in the Maltese luxury motor yachting industry.
7. What is your top tip for couples who are considering chartering one of your boats, to enjoy their stay in the Mediterranean?
Talk to us. Be frank. Tell us all your likes and dislikes…your favourite cuisine, ideal beaches, most romantic villages, and so forth. The more detail you give us, the more personalised your charter experience will be.
The Mediterranean is one massive playground. Azure Ultra is an expert in making even the wildest dreams come to life.
8. Why is it important for you to work with a professional and committed wedding organiser or event manager?
Azure Ultra offers luxury and service at an unsurpassed level. We aspire to maintain our position at the vanguard of the industry, and that is why we only work with individuals, companies and organisations who share our consummate professionalism.
9. How soon before the event should the client contact you about booking your services?
As early as possible; this gives the client more time to plan ahead and helps Azure Ultra fine-tune the event to perfection.
10. Do you have any advice for those considering planning a private group charter?
Always do your research. Many companies offer private yacht charters; so do compare and contrast packages. Are the yachts always in an immaculate, pristine condition? What’s the catering like? Do they use designer cutlery, crystal ware, and linen? Will the source, the ultimate experiences, according to your agenda, provide fantastic customer service?
You’ll be at sea for hours, days or even weeks. That is why it is important to have AzureUltra’s elite, professional crew to rely on. With multiple advanced qualifications and years of experience, our crew of highly trained mariners is committed to the safety and comfort of our clients, both at sea and in the harbour.
What makes Azure Ultra stand out from the competition is our military-inspired attention to detail – the award-winning mentality that flows from a highly functioning crew team with a healthy passion for everything nautical. Our skills range from those necessary to train guests in a host of water sports, to knowing the Mediterranean coast, from Sicily’s quaintest cliff-perching villages and the fabled shores of Greece to all the hidden gems of the Maltese archipelago and beyond, like the backs of our hands.
Tempted to book your next event with Azure Ultra! Get in touch with MALTA EVENT DESIGN and we will help you plan a wonderful and memorable event!