Finding a Yacht Charter Broker
Plan your dream vacation with the help of an industry expert.
A yacht broker is an industry expert who knows everything there is to know about luxury yacht charters. Once you have decided you would like to book a superyacht charter, have a handful of yachts in mind, an idea of what type of charter you’re looking for and who you would like to join you, it’s time to start planning your private yacht charter.
Each and every broker has access to the entire fleet of yachts available worldwide, has stepped on board some of the most luxurious superyachts, met with crew and sampled gourmet cuisine to ensure when it comes to planning you’re yacht charter; they get it right first time, every time.
Why use a yacht broker
Whether you’re planning a luxury yacht charter vacation for the first, second or umpteenth time it is always important to use the knowledge and support of a yacht broker. Although it is optional to use a charter broker, no matter how much you know, or think you know about chartering a yacht, a charter broker always knows more. Although there are many reasons to use a charter broker, in an ever evolving industry there is nothing like the knowledge of an expert to guide you through the process of booking your luxury holiday or corporate yacht charter.
Reasons to book through a yacht broker:
- First-hand experience of superyachts and luxury destinations.
- Knowledge and expertise of the necessary legalities (contracts, escrow accounts).
- Unbiased advice.
- Someone to research and ask questions (even awkward ones) on your behalf.
- Protection in the unlikely event anything should go awry, a yacht broker can provide a buffer between you and the yacht owner.
How to find one you can trust
Making sure your next dream charter is being handled by the right broker is no easy feat. In the same way it is important to charter a yacht which suits your personality and taste it is essential your yacht broker can appeal to the same senses. Not all brokers speak all languages, not all brokers are experienced in each and every yacht on the market, not all brokers have first hand knowledge of each and every cruising destination and their points of interest, and not all brokers are available to organise your charter at once.
These are some of the reasons why an expert team able to offer you the necessary customer support is here to help you. As they accompany you throughout the process and coordinate the planning of your charter with a carefully handpicked selection of the most relevant brokers able to match with you, they bring that additional level of customer service, objectivity, trust, safety and transparency to the process that is especially relevant for newcomers not yet accustomed to the organisation of a yacht charter.
The below professional organisations, popularly known by their acronyms, each acknowledge experienced charter brokers and only allow members to join who are reputable industry experts. With some organisations it is mandatory for brokers to attend a variety of seminars and yacht shows in order to maintain their knowledge of the market. It is possible for a broker to be a member of more than one association though if you are unsure as to which group a broker is part of, do not hesitate to outright ask.
- IYBA - International Yacht Brokers Association
- CYBA - Charter Yacht Brokers Association
- MYBA - Worldwide Yachting Association
- HYBA - Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association
- AYCA - American Yacht Charter Association
In the same way it is important to charter a yacht which suits your personality and taste it is essential your yacht broker can appeal to the same senses. Shop around for a broker who you feel comfortable with, someone who you can voice your honest opinion to when it comes to planning exactly what you want. Find yacht brokers that have contributed to this site in our Contributors section.
How much will a yacht broker cost?
Absolutely nothing. 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, whether you decide to make use of our partners’ service , contact a broker or prepare your charter yourself makes no difference to the price tag attached to it.
Find luxury superyachts to discuss with your yacht broker from our extensive luxury yacht charter fleet.