Helm Becomes World’s First Yachting Holidays Specialist to Accept Crypto
Crypto currency payments now accepted via HELM’s Kraken Business wallet.
UK yacht charter broker HELM has started taking crypto currencies as payment for yacht charters, becoming the first yachting holidays business globally to do so.
Customers booking through HELM will now be able to pay for their yacht charter by transferring the relevant amount of crypto currency to HELM’s Kraken Business wallet (public ID: AA21 N84G OENQ CUHA).
Peter Harrison, founder of HELM, commented on the decision, “We have long been interested in the potential of crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to provide our clients with a speedy, secure and seamless service. Now that there are several established exchanges, getting and using coins is incredibly easy and convenient.”
Harrison added that the speed of crypto added to its appeal, particularly as wealthier clients tend to make last-minute decisions, a position brought into even sharper focus by the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“For crewed yachts, and this year in particular, many of our clients like to review all of their options and leave decisions quite late in the day before making a booking. The beauty of crypto is that you can confirm the booking on a Friday afternoon, securely transfer the funds almost instantly and be relaxing aboard the following day.”
HELM was recently acquired (June 2021) by leading boat hire and yacht charter marketplace, Borrow A Boat. Borrow A Boat and Helm will be jointly exhibiting at the UK’s largest boat show, the Southampton International Boat Show, from 10th – 19th September 2021 in Mayflower Park, Southampton.
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Co-founded by Simon Morgan and Peter Harrison in 2015, Helm offers fully tailored yachting holidays. Well-known for quality yachts and excellent service, Helm’s team of expert sailors and brokers assist customers on every step of the journey, from enquiry to finalised booking and beyond, to ensure guests can enjoy the best yachting experience.
Helm offers bareboat, skippered and crewed boats for hire globally, with specialist areas include Croatia, Sardinia, Turkey, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, the Caribbean, and the British Virgin Islands.
Both seasoned sailors, Peter and Simon spent years in the industry, both as skippers and then as brokers, bringing an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
For more information, or to make a booking, visit the website www.helm.yt.
About Borrow A Boat:
Launched by boating enthusiasts in 2017, Borrow A Boat is on a mission to make boating more accessible, affordable, flexible, and inclusive for all through both traditional yacht charter companies and peer-to-peer yacht charter. Peer-to-peer charter enabling boat owners to offset the high costs of boat ownership by reducing maintenance costs and marina fees, whilst offering consumers more affordable and flexible boating experiences.
With over 35,000 boat rentals and yacht charters available in 65+ countries including the UK, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and South East Asia, Borrow A Boat is the leading yacht charter platform.
Borrow A Boat facilitates boat rental from just £40 per day, sailing yachts from £1,000 per week and luxury motorboats and superyachts, under Borrow A Boat Plus, from approximately £10,000 per week.
Boats of all types are available for rental, including sailboats, motorboats, riverboats, RIBs, catamarans, gulets, superyachts and luxury yacht charters. Customers can choose a boat with or without a skipper, depending on their sailing experience.
All boats meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards, and regulations for yacht chartering in their respective locations.
For more information, or to make a booking, visit the website www.borrowaboat.com.