CharterWave is owned and produced by award-winning journalist Kim Kavin. Her work appears regularly in leading marine magazines such as Yachting, where she is the charter editor, and she has been quoted as a charter expert everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Conde Nast Traveler. Kim is the author of the charter industry "bible" Dream Cruises: The Insider's Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations, and was elected three times as president of Boating Writers International, marine journalism's leading professional organization. She is an affiliate member of CYBA International and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, which help to set the standards for charter professionalism worldwide.
Kim launched CharterWave in October 2006 as the first (and still only) place where people seriously researching crewed charter vacations can find up-to-the-minute, unbiased information. CharterWave won first prize in the Original Online Content category of the 2009 Boating Writers International Contest, with judges citing the site's excellent production values along with its high quality of information.
CharterWave is an editorial resource, not a website that sells yacht vacations. Like most editorial magazines and websites, CharterWave does have sponsors, but unlike other resources, CharterWave clearly labels its sponsored content. We also ensure that sponsors are trustworthy, including our policy of accepting advertising only from charter brokers who are members of key professional groups.
If you would like to know more about Kim's work as a journalist in other areas, please visit KimKavin.com.