We had an exclusive interview with Ms Neha Thomas, marketing manager of Xclusive Yachts in Dubai… Amazing company with a fabulous offer.
Neha,How many yachts do you have? How many staff you have?
We have a fleet of over 22 luxury yachts that can cater to any needs and can accommodate to up to 200 people. Our team comprises of over 180 employees.
You are the biggest yacht charter company in the UAE isn’t it?
Yes we are the biggest yacht charter company in the UAE to own its entire fleet of 20+ yachts.
If I want to charter a yacht, how long should I book for?
For ideal experience, it is best to charter yachts for 3 – 4 hours. A 3 hour charter would let you go around the Palm and give ample time for swimming and other water activities.
I see a lot of extra services on your homepage, which ones are the most popular?
We as a company love to introduce new experiences to our clients. Dubai being a city that appreciates novelty, it is our duty to enhance the customer experience.
Our top excursions are :
This is a 90 min speed boat tour that goes around the Palm starting from Dubai Marina to proceed towards the Atlantis covering the outer Palm and gets up close to Burj Al Arab for those picture perfect moments. The Captain will brief the guests during the tour giving some valuable insights about each attraction.
Currently we run two cruises, one that operates from Dubai Marina and the other from Palm Jumeirah. Both being unique experiences of its own with their unique cruise routes, the tours promise nothing but an amazing 2 hours on board with jaw dropping backdrops of Dubai skyline leaving the guests with lasting impressions and picture perfect moments. Both cruises will be served with an international dinner buffet catered by the best restaurants in Dubai and also include live cooking stations and live entertainment on board.
There is good news for those wanting to experience a Luxury Yacht and explore the wonders of Dubai from Sea without having to carry the price tag or headache of getting guests together. This shared yacht tour is fully inclusive of a red carpet entrance, personal service from the qualified crew with fresh juices, soft drinks & water and a choice of Breakfast or a delicious BBQ cooked live on board.
This is the perfect afternoon getaway for group of friends and family. The luxury package includes a 90 minute cruise across the Marina and back, soft drinks, live music, and High-Tea Menu catered by The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.
Every year Xclusive Yachts hosts a two day corporate hospitality event on board its 125ft luxury houseboat at the F1 Monaco and F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The hospitality package will include trackside race view, premium beverages, five star catering, live entertainment, DJs and celebrities performing live on board.
Xclusive Yachts brings in high profile celebrities on board to attend the two day hospitality event on the luxury yacht. Last year’s special guests included Alesha Dixon, Tinie Tempah, Amir Khan, Chris Snr & Jnr Eubank, Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, and Prince Harry attending in previous years.
Are there any new services coming soon?
The Xclusive Sea School allows one to gain an internationally recognised RYA certified boating licence in just 2 days. The floating classrooms, industry knowledge, support services and Instructors set us apart from other training centers in Dubai.
Our courses are internationally and locally approved by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) respectively.
Xclusive Marine provides a one stop solution for all the maintenance, valet and repair works pertaining to boats and yachts. The squad comprises of Marine Engineers, Electricians, Mechanics, Plumbers, A/C Mechanics, Welders, Surveyors, Fibreglass Specialists, Painters and Supervisors.
Also companies and corporations are chartering your exclusive yachts?
Yes, we have a 125ft luxury houseboat that can accommodate to up to 200 guests on board. This boat is frequently used for private parties, corporate events and business meetings. The clients will be allowed to do their own branding /decoration and boat set up.
I saw something about “Xclusive Proposal”…what is it?
We have a special proposal package for those looking to impress their loved ones with the best venue, backdrops, service and hospitality.
The team has made several proposals very unique by offering the best yachts and the most romantic venue to make their partner say “Yes”.
From pick-up to red carpet entry, flowers, cakes to decorations, our charter executives can assist the guests with their dream come true.
What is a “VIP 100 member” membership?
The ‘VIP 100 Club’ is introduced for the yacht lovers who wish to entertain their guests/ family/ friends/ corporate clients on a regular basis. This is a yearly membership plan where the member will have a total of 100 yacht hours spanning across 12 months.
The member can charter any of Xclusive Yachts’ luxury yachts from Sunday to Thursday for a maximum of 3 hours.
Exclusive yachts…means VIP’s on board..Can You give us some names of VIP’s you recently had on one of your yachts?
We hosts celebrities from all over the world and are happy to be their preferred yacht charter company. Few huge names are listed below:
Little Mix Stars
Kareena Kapoor Khan
What’s the next big thing for Xclusive Yachts?
The next big thing in line for Xclusive Yachts is launching their ‘Xclusive Boat Club’. This five star Boat Club due to be launched officially in September, ensures the members with unlimited usage of their brand new boats even on weekends. The Club offers the best alternative to boat ownership and offers a variety of boats including wakeboarding, bow riders, mini yachts and fishing boats. The annual membership plan will have a joining fee and a monthly membership fee for as low as AED 2000.
The first 50 members also receive an AED 50,000 worth joining rewards including free luxury yacht charters, F1 Abu Dhabi Yacht Party Invites, and tickets to all shared services. The member will also get an international RYA certified boating licence through its in-house Xclusive Sea School.
Thank you very much and it was real pleasure to be your guest !