September 17, 2012 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands - Vacationers can now more easily plan their next relaxing getaway with the new CharterDigest app for iPhone, announced today by yacht charter company CharterDigest.com. Created by a group of independent professional charter yacht owners with over 100 years of combined charter experience, this free app puts yacht charter inquiries at users' fingertips, letting them easily browse, compare, and reserve top of the line yachts in the Caribbean, Spain, French Polynesia, US, and more.
While before, the process of reserving a yacht charter could be complicated and time consuming, CharterDigest has made the experience faster and easier. The app shows sailing options in prime locations worldwide with helpful details of each yacht, including photos.
"Our new CharterDigest app is the simple way to reserve the sailing vacation you've always wanted," said Aletta Wheeler, Founder of CharterDigest.com. "We created it with ease of use in mind so you can quickly find the exact charter yacht you're looking for in many beautiful locations."
Charters are available on board luxurious catamarans, sailboats, powerboats, and more. Destinations include: the US (Alaska, Florida, New England), Belize, Caribbean, French Polynesia, Greece, Spain, and Turkey.
Using the CharterDigest app, users can browse, compare, and reserve all from an iPhone in 3 steps:
1. Find desired yacht: Choose the destination and dates to check availability
2. View helpful details: See complete details in one convenient place, including amenities, photos, reviews, availability calendar, and pricing
3. Send request: Submit a reservation request at no cost without leaving the app
"If you're ready to get away, you'll find your perfect yacht with our app," Aletta Wheeler said. "Start planning that well deserved vacation today."
The CharterDigest app allows users to find the exact charter that meets their needs. Listings can be sorted by price, alphabetically, or reviews. Helpful filters include diving, dietary needs, clothing optional, and more. For those planning a vacation, yacht listings can be added to favorites to easily find later.
Travelers with a specific boat in mind can select a charter type and select from fully crewed, halfboard, or captain only. Also, users can search for the exact name or manufacturer they are looking for.
Detailed information is available for each yacht to help vacationers make a confident choice. Details include photos, descriptions (including weather and location), reviews, and availability calendar.
After finding the perfect yacht, users can email a reservation inquiry to place a temporary hold for the selected dates. From there, the user receives the yacht charter contract and payment options. The charter is confirmed when the completed contract and deposit is received by the yacht owner/representative.
* Start a relaxing vacation: The app helps users more easily plan their next getaway in many beautiful destinations
* Variety of boats available: Choose from bareboat, sailboat / monohull, catamaran, trimaran, or powerboat
* Helpful yacht search: Search for a specific yacht by name or manufacturer, and save favorites for later
* Convenient reservations: Browse details about each ship and submit a reservation request from inside the app
* Share with friends: Post on Twitter, Facebook, and by email
To continually improve the experience for users, CharterDigest.com is asking customers to contact them with their feedback at the email address below. The company will continue to add listings in locations around the world and encourages users to check back often for new charter opportunities.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
CharterDigest - Yacht and Boat Rental Inquiries for the Perfect Sailing Vacation 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Based in the Virgin Islands, CharterDigest.com is a group of independent professional Charter Yacht Owners with over 100 years combined experience. The company offers an exclusive selection of yachts available for charter in various parts of the world. Their app, CharterDigest, was recently released in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 CharterDigest.com. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.