Click and Go
As with just about everything else, the digital revolution is transforming the world of luxury holidays. With the advent of Uber for private jets and Airbnb for luxury villas, the most glamorous boats, planes and hotel suites are just a click or two away.
Find your… YACHT
Owning a boat is a bit like having a child—expensive and time-consuming but wonderfully rewarding once you get the hang of it. But unlike child-rearing, you can dip your toe in and out of the waterborne world with Getmyboat, a new app for renting yachts, sailing boats and even catamarans. Launched in 2014, the app now gathers together 64,000 boats in 171 countries, and you can pick between month-long chartered holidays, weekend sailing, dinner cruises or even just a day of whale watching. As soon as you open the app, the GPS pinpoints your location and which boats are on offer in the area, suggesting not only yachts but stationary boats in which you can spend the night instead of a hotel. Oh, and if you have a cruiser of your own, you can pop it on the site when it’s not in use and earn money getting other passengers to take it from one place to the next.