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Although you will no doubt know the type of yacht you want, what you can afford and the vacation experience you and your guests are looking for, charter brokers are industry experts and deal with yachts on a daily basis.
As such, they have in-depth knowledge of the vast majority of charter boats currently on the market, and understand which yacht would work best for different charter configurations and budgets.
This knowledge comes from first-hand experience, having stepped on board countless yachts at boat shows and other yachting events. They may have even spent time onboard, getting to know the crew, sampling the cuisine and seeing first-hand the type of service the client will receive from the moment they step aboard, as well as seeing the quality and performance of the yacht itself.
A yacht broker that has in-depth knowledge of the charter market is ideally placed to help you search for your perfect charter yacht. They will be able to match you with the best yacht tailored to your individual needs and those of your charter party.
Finding a yacht that comes with a great crew is key to the success of your vacation. Throughout their dealings with the various yachts available to rent, a charter broker will naturally get to know an array of highly-regarded Captains and crew and be able to offer recommendations based on their experience and skillset.
Based on your dates and preferences, charter brokers can help plan your dream getaway based on their expert knowledge of popular destinations around the world. They will devise an itinerary tailored to your needs and wishes, such as specific points of interest you wish to visit, meals ashore and any nights you wish to spend in marinas, as well as being on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the whole process.
The great thing about using a charter broker is that they are with you every step of the way, from finding your perfect yacht to dealing with the final accounts at the end.
They will hold your hand throughout the entire process, including organising and understanding the important legal charter contracts to ensure that you are covered for every eventuality.
Most luxury yacht vacations go as planned, but in the rare case that there is a problem, your charter broker will be on hand to help you resolve any issues.
They will act as an intermediary on your behalf to ensure that all parties involved find an amicable solution. Whether the problem occurs before, during or after your yacht vacation you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your charter broker will always act in your best interest.
All of these services are at no extra cost to you, as all commissions paid to brokers are included in the package — in other words, the yacht owner pays the broker’s fees. So, whether you decide to contact a broker or handle the charter yourself makes no difference to the price tag attached to it.
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