We uncovered the top 6 yacht charter trends to look out for in the future.
The aftermath of the global pandemic halted chartering operations. As more charters reopened there was a realization from different operators that what used to work before is no longer viable and needed to be adapted.
Popular yacht charter insiders are anticipating the following five trends amongst other emerging trends in boating.
1. The Rise in Private Charter
Private boat rentals will be on the rise. This allows for a more controlled environment where you can ensure your travel group is free from any contagious diseases.
Many business sectors were negatively impacted by the pandemic. Holidaymakers need to factor in health and safety even more.
This is a positive for the recovery of the private charter sector. We will see more boat rentals for families and private tours. Not only rentals, but private yacht residences are also on the rise.
Research indicates millennials are more likely to opt for yacht rentals over buying. A private charter also allows you to explore destinations at your own pace.
2. Eco-Conscious Yachting
Climate change is becoming a pain point for more consumers and many people are willing to decline services if it does not address global green goals. People are going to look for ways where they can have low emission chartering options.
We will see a rise in boat rental sites allowing customers to filter rentals by the carbon emissions a charter will emit. We have seen this already happening at reputable charter booking sites.
Customers will have an option of sustainable and ecological smart yacht transportation. The transport industry is on a sprint for smart energy solutions and the yacht sector will not be left behind.
3. More 3D Printed Yachts
3D printing technology is on the rise and revolutionizing different sectors’ from property to transportation. We are going to see more 3D-printed yachts. 3D printing is preferred for being time and energy-efficient.
3D printed yachts will allow for fast-tracked production scaling for boat manufacturers. It will help in the digitalization of operations.
4. New Innovative Designs.
We are going to see more cutting-edge designs and improvements. As technology advances every day, we will see more technology being incorporated into the yacht’s design.
Yacht design trends that already spiraled in 2021 are bringing more of the outside in and having a more open-plan design. From 2022 onwards we are going to see more and more of this trend.
We can also expect new design materials to be used for yachts, which are not the typical wood and fiberglass we are familiar with.
5. The Rise in Automation (Robotics & AI)
The tourism and transportation sector is no stranger to technological advancements. We are going to see more automation and digitalization take place.
Robotics has been used in yacht manufacturing for years and we are going to see it more from 2022 onwards.
We may even get robotics in the front end of yacht charter, such as robotics and AI exclusively operated yachts. This includes robotic support staff such as waiters and cleaners.
6. New Destination Patterns
Yachting destinations are going to change for different people. Social media and travel restrictions play a huge role in driving boating trends.
As technology advances, information becomes more accessible worldwide. People are going to discover destinations they wouldn’t have known about before. This will cause an influx of new yacht charters.
Travel restrictions are changing daily due to pandemic waves. This will impact the availability of tourism services such as yacht charters. It will push yacht charters to explore other different docks and destinations to launch from.
The yacht charter sector is no stranger to tumultuous terrains that demand innovative solutions.
Upon being impacted by the covid pandemic the yacht sector has adapted new operational procedures to move with the times and revitalize the economy. This led to many anticipated trends within the sector.
With these new trends being followed by industry stakeholders, the recovery and the future of yacht chartering is promising.