Dave Williams - Manager/Owner of Charter Yachts Sydney Pty Ltd trading as Too Up Sailing
Great Companies: Please tell me something about the business and how did you come up with such an idea?
Dave Williams: I applied for the position of Manager but have since bought into the company.
Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?
Dave Williams: Small totally private family and corporate charters, we specialist in designing a charter around our clients particular requests, we are fully licensed and can provide quality catering if required. Our services include charters of any length of more than 2 hours, overnight and sail training courses. We offer a unique range of experiences including laser clay pigeon shooting, guided history tours, team building events, Sunset charters, Romantic couples only overnight charters, Whale watching for small groups of up to 8 guests, Birthday and special events such as marriage proposals, dignified ashes scattering.
Great Companies: Why should one choose you over others in this field?
Dave Williams: Our vessel is only five years old and is kept in pristine condition, being a 12 meter catamaran we have over 84 square meters of deck and cabin space and three distinct entertainment areas. Our vessel sits 20 guest indoors in the event of inclement weather and when the sun is shining our forward and rear sun decks are a place to be.
Our experienced Skippers know the harbour like the back of their hands and always put the safety of their passenger, crew and vessel first. We like to see our guests having fun and enjoying our beautiful harbour but we are not a Party Boat so if you want loud music, strippers and smoking by all means go elsewhere.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Dave Williams: Keeping our vessel looking it's best, maintaining a high level of staff training and essential vessel maintenance. Dealing with the wide and varied dietary needs of our guests.
Great Companies: What do you think are the few main things which are most important for a successful business?
Dave Williams: Keeping an open mind and embracing change. Speaking to competitors and obtaining feedback from clients, always being aware of changes in the industry to try to keep ahead of the curve.