An avid sailor from a very young age, son and grandson of Ship Captains, Advait travelled the world by sea before embarking on a successful career as a racing driver. Born and raised in Mumbai and having attended university in Italy, Advait is fluent in Italian (and English) and can recommend fantastic Mediterranean cruising itineraries.
Life in the fast lane has certainly given Advait some thrilling experiences and it is this passion for fun and excitement that makes Advait such an asset to the TJB brokerage team. Thanks to his dedication and immense knowledge of the industry, Advait is a walking-talking Yachting Wikipedia. His verve for adventure and precision has helped him to build up strong bonds with his clients, a long-term approach that is so important to us at TJB.
TJB Super Yachts is a bespoke powerhouse company. We are a small, young team of hard-working people from diverse backgrounds, and we have incredible passion and knowledge of the industry when it comes to both charter and sales.
Our strength lies in the personalised and professional service we offer our clients, and that’s why we achieve such a high number of charters and most importantly, a high percentage of repeat clients. Repeat clients are happy clients and that’s what we strive for.
I love yachts, design and travel. Luckily for me, my job offers me all three! And if I’m passionate about something, I will work tirelessly at it. For me that passion is yachting. In fact, I sleep, eat and breathe the yachting industry.
Having said that, the yachts are just one part of my passion for the job. What I’m equally passionate about it is our clients who are some of the most impressive people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. They are real game changers and influencers, and truly inspiring. Organising charters and bringing joy to people who have built up large enterprises, employ thousands of people, and make a real impact on the world and people’s lives is deeply rewarding. The opportunity to have one-on-one contact with these people, who I can learn so much from, really motivates me.
Being trusted by my clients who return year after year for my charter services gives me a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. Anyone can arrange a single charter, but to have felt that I made an impact, and my recommendations and skills are valued year on year is very rewarding.
The most important thing is complete transparency between the broker and the client right from the beginning. I believe it is crucial that the client is aware of exactly what they are signing up for so there are no surprises along the way.
To make a perfect super yacht charter the crew play an enormous role, and that is something which must never be taken for granted. And lastly, an amazing itinerary and of course good weather will help create those lifelong memories.
This is a tough one so I’m going to give two answers instead. I really love Italy, especially sailing in both Sardinia and along the Amalfi Coast. I went to University in Italy, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Soaking up the Italian culture, cruising from one port to the next, partying it up in Sardinia, anchoring in the crystal-clear water of La Maddalena. What more could anyone ask for?
I also absolutely love the Caribbean as a charter destination. I’m fortunate to have travelled a few times to Antigua, St. Barths, Anguilla and St. Lucia. I love the Caribbean way of life; BBQ’s set up by the crew on white sandy beaches, private anchorages, and the bluest water…together they are the perfect way to spend a week.
It’s a fine line between Benetti and Feadship. I really love Benetti design, and if I were to build a 55 – 65-meter yacht, I’d built a Benetti. I absolutely love the layout and deck space on yachts such as 11.11, Silver Angel and Illusion V.
If money were no barrier, I would build a custom Feadship. Their quality and finish are unparalleled.
I think the perfect size of yacht would be 55 – 65 meters for me (I dream big). I’d want a modern, stylish interior that suits my taste including a nicely laid out sundeck with a Jacuzzi and sun pads, large windows throughout to let in natural light, a fold out gym so you’re working out just above the water, a beach club with lots of space, lots of water toys and a slide.
I also really like tri-deck displacement yachts. I’m usually a man in a hurry but if I’m on charter then slow, steady and stable is the way to do it.
I would recommend chartering a few yachts first to get a real understanding of what you like, what you don’t like and what works best for you. A lot of clients rush into a purchase without really knowing their needs and then decide to spend money on retrofitting the vessel.
My advice would also be to get a clear understanding of the running costs of a yacht, the maintenance requirements and overall expenses. It’s not cheap to own a yacht, but it sure is fun!
It is really important to find a broker that you trust. Your broker is going to guide you and walk you through the entire process so be sure to choose someone who you connect well with, and who knowledgeable and honest with you.
I have two serious passions in life: Motorsport & The Superyacht industry. In addition to being a Yacht broker, I’m also a racing driver. I was Vice National Champion in India in 2014 and I then raced in Europe in 2018 – 2019 in the European Nascar Championship. I won a European Championship in 2018 and came 4th in 2019. In fact, 2019 was my most successful year to date as a yacht broker and racing driver, and I look forward to more of that in 2021 and beyond!