Yes. Because we generally only have only one owner (not six or more sharers), Owners have the first call at all times of the year. Owners fence off the first choice of any time they want in advance, and Charters are not accepted for those times. (Charterlink recognises that our boat owners own their boats so they can go boating!)
Even if time has not been fenced off, owners can use their vessels if there isn’t a booked charter. ...your yacht is in the Hauraki Gulf, handy and ready, so if the weather looks OK for the weekend you don't have to book a plane to go sailing (as you would if your yacht was in some foreign charter fleet.) Only if a charter has been accepted for a particular time is the vessel committed to clients.
What's more, we prepare the boat for an owner trip in the same way that we would for a Charterer; our Year- round upkeep offers ready-to-use availability. When you arrive, your boat is waiting in its berth, fuelled, watered, serviced, and cleaned. Just put aboard your food and gear and you’re away!