idea for Global Yachts was born when Peter F. Gontha, President
of the Company, and a yacht owner himself, along with several other
top Asian businessmen was invited to a cruise on board an international
bank's chartered luxury yacht.
Gontha noted that the guests enjoyed the experience immensely and
the bank had generated a tremendous amount of goodwill. He floated
the idea of affordable luxury yacht ownership, with just one low
investment, to his partner Johnny Widjaya, another yacht owner
Together they created a global concept that finally will allow
member shareholders to have all the advantages, but none of the disadvantages,
of either owning or chartering a luxury yacht.
The co-founders had identified a desire not only for luxury and
prestige, but also for privacy, flexibility and attentive service "We
will attract people who know what they want and expect to get it," as
Gontha puts it.
Now the planned fleet of luxury yachts is to be backed up by some
of the world's best real estate to give even the most discerning
clients a choice of lifestyle and recreation second to none.
The whole package is to be underpinned by a global concierge service
to take care of every single need of owners and their guests.