Jeremy Moore is facing backlash over his travel experience Yachtnikan experience advertised as a cross between Freaknik and Yacht Week.
However, what was supposed to be an all-inclusive luxury yacht experience for young black professionals quickly became the complete opposite.
Tyla Morris, who spent thousands of dollars attending Yachtnik, spoke to The Shade Room about her horrifying experience.
Morris claims that a week before her trip, she received a message from Moore that due to boat cancellations and fees, he had to rebook the yachts without the promised amenities, even though thousands of dollars had already been paid.
Yacht’Ski visitors say they’ve been ripped off while the company owner defends his name
This is also the experience of several other participants, including Shameka Jennings, who says her $3,000 trip turned into a $7,000 trip after having to come out of pocket for almost everything.
Many attendees have since filed formal consumer complaints with the FBI, as Moore claims he is working on refunds. Could this have just been a case of poor planning? Or maybe a scam gone wrong?
The shadow room examined …
The experience is meant to be a mood; young black professionals travel to exotic locations while having the opportunity to network with other like-minded people.
According to the Yacht’Nik website:
“It’s the most exclusive all-inclusive experience, bringing you 7 days of stunning oceans, one-of-a-kind events, your very own yacht and hundreds of like-minded explorers to pop up in coveted paradises around the world… Wake up with a meal every morning , prepared by our hostesses while already setting sail, navigated by our experienced skippers.”
Promises exotic voyages in luxurious yachts with all-inclusive meals, hostess, skipper and more
From the pictures and videos it looks amazing. Exotic trips to Croatia, Martinique and Seychelles where for $3,000 you get a luxury yacht, hostess, 14 meals, DJs, skipper, water taxis, exclusive Yacht’Nik events and a host of other amenities.
“The red flags came straight away,” Tyla Morris told TSR Investigates’ Justin Carter. “(The host and owner) informed us at the end of July when boats were still eligible to cancel their voyages many boats were cancelled.”
Morris says a week before her planned trip, she received a message from host and owner Jeremy Moore, who explained there was a “snowball effect” caused by boat cancellations.
Morris had already paid in full to join the group by the second week of the trip.
“And when they canceled, Dream Yacht Charter (the charter company) who were supposed to source all of these yachts from canceled the ENTIRE list of boats,” Morris continued.
Morris says Moore then had to rebook all the boats and quadruple the price and he had to pay cancellation fees, and when he did that all he could afford was bare “yachts”.
From $3,000 all-inclusive to $7,000 “Everyone is on their own,” complain the participants
She said it went from all inclusive to private.
Shameka Jennings was there, too, and told The Shade Room that a $3,000 trip quickly turned into a $7,000 trip.
“We had to buy our own groceries and groceries throughout the week, which is supposed to be included. We should have free water taxis, but we didn’t, so we had to pay for them,” she said.
Jennings also had to hire a private hostess to prepare her meals — another amenity the experience promised and didn’t deliver — and a skipper to run the boat, which was also originally included in the original price.
“He really just downplayed the situation like it wasn’t a big deal at all,” Jennings said of the company’s owner and founder, Jeremy Moore.
Dozens more are reporting similar stories as #ScamNik trends on social media
Morris and Jennings are far from the only ones feeling burned by Moore and company. Videos and posts with the hashtag #ScamNik have since been circulating the internet, with countless other black professionals claiming they were also completely ripped off.
Dozens of “participants” have created reaction videos on social media debunking Moore and the “yacht” experience he sold them.
One of them was Atlanta’s Chris Jones, who says he was looking forward to the music and the vibe. But as promised, there were no DJs.
“It just wasn’t a very well organized trip,” Jones tells TSR Investigates.
Moore also spoke to The Shade Room to defend his name, going on to say that several groups had canceled 59 days before the trip was due to begin, putting him in an awkward position with charter company Dream Yacht Charters, who he was working with.
“They canceled our entire trip for non-payment,” Moore said. “That only gave me a week to figure out a way to get money from different sources. I took out personal loans, loans for my business, I used different lines of credit.”
Formal complaint issues with FBI while owner issues refunds, business defends
He said they ended up taking the “revenues from people who were on the trip and adding that to the cancellation fees, which then left a balance in the revenue.”
Moore insists many of the amenities people are complaining about were provided, such as: B. DJs, and when asked about transport/water taxis, he admitted that most participants had not completed the required transport form.
A formal consumer complaint has since been filed with the FBI. Moore says he’s also issued refunds and is in discussions with credit card companies to issue more refunds.
He added that he was not aware of any FBI investigations or lawsuits against him.
What do you think, roomies? Was the company owner well intentioned and just unprepared? Or is something more sinister lurking beneath the surface?
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