Join our fleet

Let us help you re-launch your sailing business, so you can get back to what you love on the big blue.

We’re VentureSail, a marketing lead agency promoting and handling adventure sailing holidays on tall ships, traditional boats and adventure vessels all over the world.

Many boat owners and skippers have to manage the whole promotion and bookings side of their operation, leaving less time to enjoy the parts of the business they love. VentureSail is a new kind of agency specifically tailored to busy boat-owners like you. We combine the expertise of leading marketing professionals with the insight and experience of real boat-owners to offer an effective, all-round service.

Your vessel will gain the visibility of being on an engaging, browsable online showcase. We’ll handle your bookings through a powerful, easily accessible digital platform. And we’ll boost your business by providing strategic marketing advice and professional, well-informed promotion of your sailing holidays.

Come on board and relaunch your sailing business – and get back to doing what you enjoy most.

Who are we?

  • Nikki Alford Owner and Skipper of the Bessie Ellen, one of the last surviving Westcountry trading ketches.
  • Jo Downie Accomplished marketeer and digital media expert, director of Wolf Rock Marketing, Cornwall’s leading full-service agency.

What can we offer you?

  • Global Marketing
  • We’ll put your vessel and sailing holidays in front of a global audience on a powerful digital platform, specifically tailored to the demands of classic boat owners and modern tourism. Customers just browse, select and click to book.
  • Great Customer Service
  • While you’re at sea, we’ll be on the ground every day, handling bookings and fielding enquiries on your behalf. Customers looking for an experiential holiday will receive all of the personal service and guidance they expect and need.
  • Booking Updates & Reports
  • We will be keeping you up to date with your latest booking information and managing availability to ensure your voyages are successful. Our marketing team will send regular reports, digital statistics, and secured media exposure. You can also access all your passenger and booking information via our tailor-made owners portal. 
  • World-Class Photography and Video 
  • We know the value of good photography! So our commitment to every boat owner is to commission and pay for new photography and video footage of your boat. It’s a vital ingredient for a successful charter boat and our expert team will handle everything for you.

Why us?

  • Competitive commission – sole and multi-agency fees available, and owners can continue to take their own bookings. 
  • Proven track record – we strive for 80% occupancy for every owner.
  • Hand-picked vessel portfolio – we know that our customers are looking for something a bit different! 
  • A unique combination of sailing and marketing expertise – it’s very hard to find that sort of business partnership.
  • Latest online technology – we invest heavily every year to improve our tailor-made booking system so processes are as seamless as possible. 
  • Click, book and pay system,  – all fully secured and monies help in a secure client account. We don’t take out commission until the voyage happens. 

Want to know more?

Take a look at our recent exposure in the national press! We really know the power of good PR, back up with expert digital marketing activity across all channels.

We’d love to talk to you about joining our fleet, so why not drop us a line on email or give us a call on 01872 487288 or email jo@venturesailholidays.com