LateSail Ltd was formed by one of Europe’s largest charter agents. We are members of the Marine Leisure Association and of the British Marine Federation. LateSail is now established as the leading supplier of last minute discounted yacht charters worldwide.
529 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
We were aware that to obtain the best bareboat prices involved clients in a seemingly endless round of telephone calls – LateSail is the world’s leading single source for both information and booking.
Our staff have over 25 years experience advising clients on the best yachts and sailing areas to suit their needs and budgets – worldwide. Successful charters have been completed with a broad spread of operators, ranging from the world’s largest – Sunsail, Kiriacoulis, The Moorings and Dream yachts – to dozens of professional local companies including Euromarine, Athenian, Footloose, Horizon, Vernicos, Calabrote, Portway and Barefoot.
The journalist Duncan Kent wrote in the UK magazine Sailing Today:
“We made several anonymous requests for charters, requesting a discount of between 20 and 50 per cent off the standard price list. All applications were taken seriously and replied to within a day. We chose a Bavaria 37 being offered at 20 per cent discount. We had no problems with the boat, and the service presented by LateSail was first class, running smoothly from start to finish. All of us now feel that taking the cheapest option does not mean that you’ll end up with a third rate holiday”.
Just like seats in the airline market, revenue from a charter not sold today is lost forever. Airlines realised that selling late-availability discounted seats direct can cause friction with other (higher paying) passengers; thus they feed their low-price tickets through third parties – known to us as ‘bucket shops’ and to airlines as ‘consolidators’.
LateSail’s position in the market
LateSail is the world’s largest consolidator for the yacht charter market, with over ninety of the world’s largest global and local operators using LateSail. We do not work with small fleet operators (because if a boat is damaged they may not be able to supply a replacement), nor do we work with operators who we know have poorly equipped or badly maintained boats.
Our Web site
If you look at the site you will notice that we only show bareboat prices i.e. the entire yacht for the period, regardless of the number on board. The reason is that the other forms of charter are usually based on price per person, thus we can only quote when we know your specific requirements. Also, we rarely show flight inclusive prices because they are irrelevant to our large number of non-UK clients.
If you do not see what you want on the site this does not mean it is not available, so please contact us.
Best ways to contact us
Because of the range of charter types, there are a number of ways to contact us which suit the different requirements:
What happens when you book and arrive at the base?
Before you part with any money we will discuss with you the yacht’s details, such as age, equipment, and any supplements. If you are happy with that we then ask you to complete a LateSail booking form and pay a deposit. The amount of deposit and final payment terms are determined by the operator’s own conditions, which we will also advise you.
You will then normally complete the operator’s own booking form, which will also ask details of your experience. The operator will then send you all the normal yacht and base information.
When you arrive for the charter you will be treated in exactly the same way as those who have booked direct with the operator.