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More than a Travel Agent

A charter industry professional can ensure the perfect vacation

A yacht charter broker’s knowledge luxury yachts, destinations, the booking process and the industry in general is unparalleled. A luxury charter vacation is by nature the ultimate travel experience and while a travel agent may be able to show you a charter yacht brochure, a broker can give you up-to-date and accurate insider information to ensure your every need is met.

There are so many variables and legalities involved in booking a luxury yacht charter vacation that it is crucial to work with an experienced industry professional. Throughout the year, yacht charter brokers attend boat shows (many of which are industry-only events), inspect yachts and interview crews to provide first-hand knowledge to their clients and to guarantee standards are kept exceptionally high on every charter they deal with. A travel agent will not have access to shows and events or be able to meet the crew prior to recommending a charter yacht to a client so are much more likely to make mistakes when transferring information. They will also have little or no knowledge of specific rules and regulations in different locations, as well as watersports licensing and safety requirements which could dictate the course of your itinerary and the activities you take part in.

Apart from payments, contracts and insurance, a yacht charter broker has experience of dealing with charter clients so will know exactly what questions to ask both you and the yacht owner in order to get the right match. Even if a travel agent has knowledge of the luxury travel industry, they will not have the kind of expertise that crucial to fusing every element of a charter together to create your dream vacation. A travel agent will also charge for their service as an additional cost on top of the charter fee whilst a charter broker receives payment from the owner of your chosen charter yacht. Why pay for a second rate service when you have the experienced and personalised expertise of a charter broker available for free?

For further information on yacht charter brokers read our guide to finding a broker and understanding the booking process.

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