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A look at Starfire’s elegant lines and inviting decks make it easy to understand the obvious desire by so many to be one of the fortunate charter guests onboard this majestic beauty at some point in their lives. While the level of luxury in terms of the posh interior design by Zuretti and the regal exterior by Stefano Natucci are simply flawless, it’s the personal attention given to every last detail of the super-yacht charter experience by Captain Carl Sputh that puts Starfire so far ahead of its competition.
Anticipating the Needs of His Guests
From the moment you confirm your charter with Starfire, Captain Carl goes to work in order to ensure a flawless performance by him and his team. The time put forth to become better acquainted with guests, and begin planning their personalized itinerary to provide the perfect bespoke experience is only the beginning of the Starfire process. When it’s time for your charter, this is not a case of the captain greeting guests once they arrive to the yacht, Captain Carl is known to be the first face seen at the airport, personally greeting his guests and taking care of their luggage. It’s at that moment that Starfire guests are officially under Captain Carl’s watch, and will not want for anything.
This methodology of anticipating his guest’s every need and simply guiding them through the steps of the ultimate yacht charter experience has served Captain Carl very well over the years, allowing his guests the freedom to simply relax, disconnect, and enjoy every moment of their adventure. Being named “Best Captain of a Mega Yacht” and the level or respect he has from others in the industry is naturally very important to him. However, it’s the thank you notes from so many guests each year that gives Captain Carl the accolades he truly cherishes. The notes are often filled with praise for his leadership, service, and the unique ability he and his team are able to deliver while providing “the trip of a lifetime.”
“It never fails that my favorite moment of each charter is that second or third day when the guests let go and put their complete trust in me and my team so they can truly relax and savor everything that comes with the Starfire experience,” says Captain Carl Sputh.
The Starfire Experience
At just over 177 feet, the Starfire has a lot to offer guests of all ages, and every desire. Luxuriously appointed staterooms allow for up to 12 guests, and with the interior transformation to Modern Art Deco in 2012, the custom furniture and exquisite fabrics ensure ultimate luxury. Along with this transformation during the 2012 refit, Starfire also received the latest technology available, such as advanced communications, audio visual upgrades, and wireless internet for guests anywhere in the world and at-anchor zero speed stabilization.
The cuisine is often of much conversation by guests, as they are constantly amazed by the delicious creativity of Chef Stuart Chambers, and his ability to not only meet, but to far exceed every special request. With a team that has been with Starfire for many years, this level of service without turnover is unheard of in this industry. The Interior Crew graciously tends to the guest’s every need and makes life with Starfire effortless. When it comes time to have fun and burn some of those calories courtesy of Chef Chambers, Starfire has toys designed for everyone. Parents rave about the level of safety they feel for their children while under the supervision of Starfire’s first-class Deck Crew. Relieving parents of worry, the crew is there to maintain safety and fun while making the most of the yacht lifestyle for every guest.
Fortunately with Starfire, it can deliver guests to some of the most amazing destinations around the globe. With a yacht like Starfire serving as your floating resort, any port of call is sure to be a dream come true. Among the Caribbean islands, the British Virgin Islands remain a favorite among guests, while Captain Carl always loves the opportunity to share St. Lucia and the Grenadines with his guests, whenever possible. Across the pond, Monaco and the French Riviera remain favorite destinations, but when guests let Captain Carl plan for one of his favorite itineraries, it will most definitely include the Aeolian Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily.
With Captain Carl at the helm, Starfire has entered into the digital revolution in the same regal fashion one would expect from the team behind this luxury super-yacht. Providing first person insight into the luxury travel world by way of this super-yacht, Captain Carl looks forward to using digital media to better connect with guests, potential guests, and those merely curious to know more about the yachting lifestyle by one of the most respected captains in the industry today.
“I want to build real relationships with digital influencers and luxury travel brands who cater to the super-yacht audience. By sharing our wealth of knowledge through blogs, eBooks and info-graphics, we can truly inspire affluent travelers to seek out new adventures,” says Captain Carl Sputh. “After all, chartering a super-yacht is about experiencing the best of all worlds, whether it’s real life or digital.”