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Luxurious setting, Complementary Champagne, Fine Cuisine and Hotel Chocolat Signature Yachts is UK Based in the East of England operating between Norwich Norfolk and Ipswich Suffolk via The Norfolk Broads and North Norfolk and Suffolk coast line. Benjamin Yachts is the Captain of the Fairline Squadron, a 58 foot motor yacht with beautiful styling and luxurious interior. Enjoy our yachts stunning sun deck while bathing in the sun with a glass of champagne. Whatever the occasion whether it be birthday, Valentine’s special moment or simply experience a cruise while being waited on hand and foot, Mr Yachts and his Stewardess are sure to host an unforgettable one. Features Onboard are all the features you could ever wish for from a good hot shower to snuggling up under Egyptian cotton duvets watching sky movies. We even have Alexa controlled onboard automation installed throughout the vessel to control lighting, music, TVs and more. So be rest assured, you can lay back and have our stewadess and Alexa at your beck and call for the extra special experience. Your Captain Benjamin Yachts Benjamin is responsible for the navigation and safety of all staff and guest's on board the charter vessel. All customer requests and/or demands must be agreed by the captain via the Stewadess. BE GREETED ON BOARD WITH COMPLIMENTARY MOET CHAMPAGNE When you first arrive we will greet you with a complimentary glass... or two of Moet Champagne before we go ahead and take you through a safety briefing and a quick tour to help familiarise you with the vessel. We do not hold a licenece to serve alcohol onboard at any point through the charter so therefor we meet our guests at a carefully selected riverside pub where their friendly staff will serve you your complimentary drinks. HOTEL CHOCOLAT On board are quality chocolates by Hotel Chocolat Company. The Large Chocolatier’s Table worth £120 come exclusively available to all charter guests. "Bar a stay on board our yacht, you can't get more inspiring than 1.3kg of some of Hotel Chocolat best recipes. For the true advocates of chocolate, The Large Chocolatier’s Table brings all your cocoa fantasies to life - they've put together 60 of their most popular creations so that you can have the ultimate chocolate tasting experience". EVENING DINNER Evening meals are served by a selection of riverside pubs on the Norfolk Broads and Ipswich in Suffolk. Signature Yachts have carefully selected the very best establishments along the course of your charter who have excellent reputation for superb quality cuisine. Your UK Coastal Charter will truly be an unforgettable mouth watering experience and sure to have you coming back for more. QUALITY LINEN USED THROUGHOUT THE VESSEL We use quality Linen supplied by The White Company London giving you the very best in comfort throughout the vessel, including: Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen Turkish Cotton Towels Super Soft Snuggle Bathrobes Natural Soaps & Scents Elegant Glassware
Hi my name is Benjamin Yachts I am an experienced Yachts Charter Captain. I have available a 58ft yacht for private bespoke charters operating between Norwich and Ipswich including the coast line. I also have 8 electric kayaks for hire along the Norwich Norfolk Broads. I provide a high end Hospitality experience with highly trained professional crew stews and will guarantee your experience with us will be to the highest of standards.
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Charter Rules Roles and Responsibilities It is important to remember that the captain and crew are there for two main reasons: to make your time onboard safe and to ensure your yacht charter runs as smoothly as possible. The crew are hired by the owner of the yacht, and over time, have become intimately familiar with the vessel. The crew understands the yacht’s limits and the local waterways, and your safety is always top priority. Besides your safety, the captain and crew want you to feel at home and to make sure you have a pleasurable experience. We will go above and beyond to ensure that you do so, but whenever safety and regulations are concerned, it’s always best to follow the crew’s advice. The charter will consist of a captain and a first mate/stewardess. Generally speaking, the captain is considered the master of the vessel and all crew report to the captain. The captain’s main responsibility is setting the course, making sure the stewadess do their job and that everyone onboard is safe at all times. The Stewadess have assigned roles and responsibilities ranging from the first mate to the stew to the chef. We will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time. Itinerary Before even stepping aboard for your charter, you will work with your captain to decide on an itinerary. For a single day charter your captain will generally have a few different options depending on the type of charter you are looking for: be it a quiet family charter, to a fun celebration at a beach club with your friends. For a term (multi-day) charter, you will work with the captain to decide on a specific itinerary well before your charter so that the captain and crew can make all the necessary arrangements from reservations at marinas and restaurants to securing books for other activities – such as scuba diving to onshore excursions. The earlier you plan, the better your chances at securing reservations to all your top choices. Safety Briefings As soon as you and your guests steps aboard the yacht, the captain will introduce his stewadess and deliver a safety briefing regarding life jackets, life rafts, yacht layout, and any other specific safety information for the yacht and the surrounding area. This briefing is both maritime law and an insurance requirement, but above all else, it serves to ensure that everyone is safe while aboard the yacht. Once this is over, you may begin your cruise. Inviting Guests One of the pleasures of chartering a yacht is being able to entertain in grand style. It is essential that this is planned in advance so that we are aware that guests will be joining you aboard. The simple reason behind planning beforehand is that this will allow the us to order extra provisions, thus ensuring that there will be no embarrassing shortage of food or drink and the chef will be very well-prepared to cater to you and your guests. Housekeeping Another aspect of the stewadesses duties is ensuring the yacht is always in impeccable shape. This may include anything from making the beds and cleaning up after meals to preparing the food, performing maintenance on the water toys, or even tending to the yacht itself. Housekeeping generally takes place in the morning. Head up to the sunbed on your yacht’s bow or aft deck and take in some morning sun, or go up to the flybridge, or just take some time to catch up on your reading while your crew makes up your rooms and prepares for the day’s journey. Crew Quarters Something crucial to respect and understand is that there is one area in the yacht that you should not enter. This is the crew quarters. Crew quarters are traditionally located towards the stern side (back of the yacht), whereas the guest cabins are typically located towards the bow (front of the yacht). Usually guest quarters and crew quarters are physically separated by the engine room to create privacy for both the guests and the crew. Do not invade the crew’s quarters without explicit verbal authorisation as this is our private space where we sleep and stow our personal belongings. Childcare Important point to keep in mind is that despite the fact that our stewadess love being around children, they are not your personal babysitters. The crew might be up to helping out with water-related activities, such as waterskiing or wakeboarding, but if you are truly looking forward to relaxing while the children are entertained elsewhere, we recommend arranging for childcare to join you on your charter. Yacht Charter Rules The ‘Barefoot’ Rule While no two luxury yacht charters are identical, there’s one thing we all have in common: a basket for shoes by the gangway Before you step aboard, the crew will likely have you place your shoes inside a basket that will later be placed in a safe location until you are ready to step off the yacht. A yacht’s deck is delicate, so if shoes are allowed on deck, keep in mind that they should be soft soled “boat shoes”. Stiletto heels may dent the teak and black soles can leave ugly scuff marks. Similarly, street shoes can damage a yacht’s carpets or custom flooring. Smoking Policy As a general rule, we do not allow smoking inside the cabins. Do Not Bring Your Pet Aboard Under no circumstances can any pets be brought on to the yacht. Our insurance does not cover the safety of pets. Unaccompanied pets have been know to damaged parts of the yachts with teeth or claws costing thousands of pounds. o Not Bring Hardshell Luggage Staterooms on a yacht are beautifully designed for you, but not for storage. No matter the size of the yacht, storage is always a precious commodity. We discourage bringing hardshell luggage aboard as it ends up taking valuable space. Alternatively, opt for a soft luggage that can be easily folded up and stowed away during your cruise. Do Not Bring Red Wine on a Yacht For some this might not be obvious, but bringing red wine onto a yacht is usually discouraged since red wine stains easily and is later extremely hard to remove from any surface. Water Toys + Going Ashore Exploring using the our kayaks or paddle boards; snorkeling or simply diving off a yacht’s swim platform are some of the first things we think about when yachting comes to mind. Water toys and tenders are a huge part of the yachting experience and it is vital to understand how to properly use them so that you can have fun while being safe. Inform the Crew You Are Leaving the Yacht Crews are trained to keep an eye on their guests, but even so, if you plan on going for a swim or taking the tender ashore, it is always best to inform someone in your party be it a guest or a member of the crew. Once you are out on the water – whether on a Kayak, tender or simply swimming – it is important that you stay within eyesight of the yacht so that the crew can see you so you always know how to get back to your yacht. Ask How to Properly Use Water Toys Some of the yacht’s water toys are self-explanatory and easy to use. However, if you’ve never used an electric kayak, have one of the crew members show you how to use the device properly before heading out onto the water. You should always wear your lifejacket, and you should never operate any water toys after drinking alcohol. An accident will spoil the fun and can cause serious injuries. Laws Laws still apply when you are aboard your yacht. It is therefore important to always be aware of the local regulations when navigating foreign and local waters. Respect the Local Laws Each country has its own set of laws regarding drug use, weapon possession and alcohol consumption. As the penalties for such activities are severe, the captain and crew have the duty to report to the authorities if any such activity takes place aboard the yacht. So, If ever you are unsure about the local laws do go ahead and ask the captain and crew ahead of time. It is never safe to assume. We WILL NOT accept the possession or consumption of recreational drugs onboard. If caught doing so will result in an immediate end of your charter with no refund and a report to the authorities. We have a ZERO tolerance to threatening, abusive or violent behaviour to guest, staff other the public. If caught doing so will result in an immediate end of your charter with no refund and a report to the authorities.