Despite the recessional blues in 2011, we are happy to report our most successful season in our fifth year of operation at Sea Events.
Our season started as always in April which saw some fantastic early summer sunshine – in fact hotter than many of the days to follow throughout the summer itself. From that month onwards we were pleased to see bookings up for both corporate and private charters across our range. Additionally, we believe that our almost frozen price strategy in keeping with good value for money assisted this process. As an example our Full Day Charter cost at £1,250 for a full 8 hours on the water was only a 4% increase on 2010 despite ever increasing fuel costs!
Early summer, May and June were also good as witnessed by Dorset Society Magazine coming on board to assist us with our video and subsequent flattering editorial report published in the July issue. Although, August’s weather seemed to be a tad patchy, we did get to see all the main events in sunshine which seem to culminate in this important month. The wonderful Cowes Week Regatta, Bournemouth Air Festival and spectacular evening fireworks events, as usual proved both fun and popular.
Both September and October were reasons enough as to why we keep chartering each year later into the season. We’re not sure if you call it an Indian summer but whatever it was the weather gave us plenty of warm days – we were positively hot by October! Apparently, October was the hottest ever on record.
On 1st November “Nirvana” was lifted out of the water for our usual servicing and winterization over the winter months in order to be on flying form ready for 2012!
We are enormously grateful to Tony Beale of Beales Gourmet Catering whom provide our specialist food menus which are always so deliciously tasty and beautifully presented. We’ve never had a single complaint about our food – in fact quite the contrary – Tony seems to have a brilliant knack of knowing just what’s required on a boat!
Our website is “tidal” – in that it never stands still! It is our much valued shop window which we try to keep as user friendly as possible, keeping you regularly updated with events throughout the season. Our two main developments this year have been our “Captains Log” page (our blog!) and our video found therein which does much to explain our days enjoyed on the water.
Perhaps the greatest reference to what we try to achieve is witnessed by our client written testimonials which we think is worth ten times more than anything we could possibly publish ourselves – no matter how big or small! To that end we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients who have kindly taken time out to write about us.
Finally, we pride ourselves on our professional approach to customer service, added value and to go that extra mile – in some cases literally!