Broadcaster Blair sets sail with new corporate venture
CORPORATE CRUISE: Blair Jacobs and his La Dorada 43ft vessel.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Sep 2017
BUSINESSES in Hull will have a new way of entertaining their clients following the launch of a new luxury charter boat to take them on the Humber.
The La Dorada is a new start-up business by Hull broadcaster Blair Jacobs, who recognised the unique business
opportunity after taking contacts out on his 43ft flybridge yacht.
The broadcaster, who also works as a media consultant, is trained to man the boat and says his new business venture was born out of a passion he has had since childhood.
Mr Jacobs said: “I have grown up sailing. I’ve been brought sailing by my Dad since I was five years old.
“It’s a passion of mine, so it was something I really wanted to put my all into as a business.
“We launched back in August. I have owned the boat for a year and decided that there was an offering to be had for businesses.
“What we are offering is a creative alternative to traditional hospitality.
“People buy people, and I There are a lot businesses who seem to be looking to look after clients in this way.”
Mr Jacobs said that he had had a very positive reception from business people he had spoken to regarding La Dorada and already had numerous bookings.
“I’ve taken clients on the boat before myself and found that they really enjoyed it,” he said. “The reception from business people I have spoken to has been really positive and I have bookings taking place very soon.
“In the Energy Estuary, what better way is there speak to people than to take them onto the Humber, giving them a view very few people get to see?
“And they can get this in a comfortable and luxurious environment.
“We let the clients curate the trips, because we really want it to be tailor-made and luxurious."