Charter Index Data Services (CIDS) provides a REST-like API to allow the searching and retrieval of yacht information as XML. This allows user to build a complete search system into their own web sites for use by their customers. CIDS provides enough information to create a brochure for every yacht with images served directly by Charter Index Online to keep your bandwidth costs down and ensure a fast effective response to requests.
CIDS does not provide any facility to update information on Charter Index Online. The data flow is purely one way. There is, however, support for the Retail Yacht Inquiry System which allows your customers to e-mail you about any and all of the yachts that they may be interested in chartering. E-mails are sent directly to you so that you can act on them immediately.