Northrop and Johnson (corporate)
Trina Howes has 10 years of experience in the charter industry finding great pleasure in creating the best yachting vacations possible. E-mail Trina
Patty Wilson knows the charter yacht industry inside and out, having managed boats before becoming a broker. E-mail Patty
Janet Bloomfield is a proven luxury crewed yacht expert. Professionalism counts: She is a member of MYBA, AYCA, CYBA, and FYBA. E-mail Janet
DJ Parker has been a leader in the charter industry since 1980. She is currently president of the American Yacht Charter Association. E-mail DJ
Nicole Caulfield is licensed, bonded, and a longtime member of FYBA and AYCA. She brings a unique perspective as a broker, having worked aboard yachts for nearly 10 years. Email Nicole

 

 

 

 

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Reputable Charter Brokers

CharterWave gives you several ways to find a reputable charter broker. One option is to read our editorial in-depth interviews with brokers worldwide. Another is to check out our comprehensive list below.

 

The following brokers are also CharterWave sponsors. Brokers can't become sponsors unless they are members of key professional groups. We encourage you to support the following reputable brokers:

Robert J. Cury & Associates
This Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company is the home of Nicole Caulfield, who worked onboard crewed megayachts for nearly 10 years before becoming a retail charter broker and yacht manager. She is licensed and bonded, and is a longtime member of the professional organizations AYCA and FYBA. Learn more at the Robert J. Cury & Associates website, or contact Nicole directly through this e-mail form.
Churchill Yacht Partners

Churchill Yacht Partners operates in Newport, Rhode Island, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Retail charter broker Maggie Vale is a longtime pro, and many of the yachts Churchill manages are among our favorites in the global charter fleet. Learn more at www.churchillyachts.com.

BoatBookings.com

This is a company founded and run by an Internet guru who also happens to be an avid sailor. Their charter brokers are located across the world to provide clients with local knowledge and yacht recommendations in Europe, the United States, and Asia. The company's Web site, as you might imagine from its name, is www.boatbookings.com.

International Yacht Charter Group

President Janet Bloomfield of International Yacht Charter Group regularly books retail charters herself, alongside brokers Kathy McErlean and Patty Wilson. Learn more about Janet in our editorial interview, or contact International Yacht Charter Group directly through the company's website.

CharterWorld.com
Former yacht crew member Reia Stannard is the yacht charter director here, as well as a full member of CYBA International. Broker Trina Howes, who is based in New York City, has sailed all over the world and brings her personal travel knowledge to every charter she books. Learn more at the CharterWorld.com website.
C U Yacht Charters
This is the retail charter-booking division of Crew Unlimited, a company that helps charter yacht owners find crew. Company owner Ami Ira prides herself on matching charter clients with not just the best yacht, but also the best crew for their needs. You can learn more at www.crewunlimited.com.
Neptune Group Yachting

This is the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company of former charter yacht captain and longtime charter broker DJ Parker, who worked with a major management company for nearly two decades before going out on her own in the summer of 2006. Her company now manages charter yachts in addition to booking them. Learn more at the Neptune Group Yachting website.

Interpac Yachts

Interpac Yachts is owned by Beverly Parsons, a licensed, bonded broker who has been chartering since 1969. She is based in San Diego, California, has lived in the Pacific Northwest and Mexico, and is a founding member of CYBA International and the American Yacht Charter Association--two of the premier professional associations for charter brokers worldwide. Beverly books charters on yachts of all kinds worldwide, and she is especially knowledgeable about chartering in Turkey and Mexico. As of 2013, she is the executive vice president of AYCA. Learn more at the Interpac Yachts website.

Nicholson Yachts of Newport
Longtime broker Karen Kelly runs this booking agency in Rhode Island, which manages one of the largest fleets of crewed sailing yachts in the world. Learn more through the Nicholson Yachts website.
Infinity Yacht Charters

Infinity Yacht Charters is run by broker and central agent Michael Sawyer, a former U.S. Coast Guard-licensed charter yacht captain who is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He books charters worldwide and is particularly well-informed about destinations such as Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, and western Mexico. Infinity manages the largest fleet of crewed charter yachts in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Learn more at Infinity Yacht Charters.

Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters
Brokers Missy Johnston and Carolyn Titus have been instrumental in helping the charter industry to evolve during the past few decades. Based in Newport, Rhode Island, they book crewed yachts worldwide, including luxury racing charters. You can learn more about them in our broker interviews section; by reading their blog on their sponsored page; or by visiting their own Web site.
Paradise Yacht Charters

Licensed yacht Capt. Rebecca Riley owns this charter-booking agency, which specializes in motor and sailing yachts worldwide from $20,000 to $1 million per week. Her experience and professionalism have earned her membership in the American Yacht Charter Association, CYBA International, Certified Professional Yacht Brokers, and the American Society of Travel Agents. Learn what's new with Rebecca by reading her sponsored blog here on CharterWave, or visit the Paradise Yacht Charters website.

Regency Yacht Vacations
Kathleen Mullen is the longtime broker who heads up this agency, which is based in Road Town in the British Virgin Islands. The company's brokers book crewed charter yachts, as well as superyacht charters through the Regency Mega Yachts division. Check out the company's sponsored page here on CharterWave. It includes a blog written by the company's in-house experts. Learn more at RegencyMegaYachts.com.

 

Other Reputable Charter Brokers



A1 Yacht Trade Consortium
Rosemary Pavlatou is a British ex-pat and a naturalized Greek national, and her bilingual expertise helps to close the gap between Western travelers' expectations and the developing Eastern Mediterranean marketplace.
 
Abiego Yachts

Ask for broker Heather Krebs at this Pennsylvania-based charter-booking agency.

 
Absolute Yachting

Absolute Yachting is a Greece-based charter company with additional offices in Miami, Florida; Marmaris, Turkey; and Monaco. The company is an associate member of the professional organization CYBA International and a full member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.

 
Allied Yacht Charters
Nicole Haboush runs this Miami Beach-based company, which manages a handful of smaller crewed motoryachts. Haboush offers bookings onboard her own fleet, as well as with any other crewed yachts managed by other companies worldwide.
 
Angela Connery Yacht Charters
Angela is based in Salem, Massachusetts, and has been booking charters for nearly two decades. She regularly attends boat shows worldwide to inspect yachts and crew personally.
 
Aris Drivas Yachting
Aris is based in Piraeus, Greece, just outside of Athens, and markets himself as the man to know when it comes to chartering luxury yachts in that emerging charter ground. He's very personable and also is fluent in English.
 
Bartram & Brakenhoff

This company focuses on yacht sales but also offers charters through its office in Newport, Rhode Island.

 
BCR Yachts
BCR is based in Antibes, France, and includes brokers who speak English, French, and multiple other languages. The company manages charter yachts in addition to booking them.
 
Bernard Gallay

Bernard Gallay is a charter and brokerage firm with offices in France, Russia, Spain, Monaco, Hong Kong, Turkey and the United States. The company is best known for larger and racing sailing yacht charters.

 
Blue Latitude Yachting
Laurence Provost owns this company outside of Paris, where she books charter vacations and manages charter yachts worldwide. She is fluent in both English and French, and she is impressive in her industry knowledge.
 
Blue Trend
Based in Antibes, France, Sylvie Romano is the charter broker who is a fully accredited member of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association at this company.
 
Bluewater Yachting

This Antibes-based company also has offices in London, Palma de Mallorca, Fort Lauderdale, Viareggio in Italy, and Zug in Germany.

 
Burgess Yachts

Based in London, this company is a worldwide powerhouse. Ask for Craig Cohen in New York, Neil Hornsby in London, Tom Collins in Fort Lauderdale, and Gaye Joyeux-Bourgeois in Monaco (she's fluent in French and English).

 
Camper & Nicholsons International

CNI is one of the worldwide powerhouses in yachting. Its website has an excellent searchable database of luxury crewed charter yachts, as well as information about itineraries and a basic guide to chartering. In America, ask for charter brokers Suzette McLaughlin, Barbara Dawson, and Diana Mares, all in the Palm Beach office, and Agnes Howard, who is based in the Fort Lauderdale office. Overseas, work with Anne Sterringa in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, or Tina Montzka and Sussie Kidd in Antibes.

 
Carefree Yacht Charters

Lynne Campbell founded Colorado-based Carefree Yacht Charters after more than a decade of running charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. She now books charters there, as well as in the Northern and Southern Caribbean, and she has special knowledge of scuba charters thanks to her status as a PADI dive instructor.

 
Carol Kent Yacht Charters
Boston-based Carol Kent is a longtime broker who serves on the board of directors of CYBA International, one of the key professional groups for charter brokers worldwide.
 
Chamberlain Conboy Yachts
This company announced its entry into the charter industry in early 2008. One of its principals is Kent Chamberlain, previously of Chamberlain Yachts and a member of CYBA International.
 
Charter Sailing Unlimited

This agency is one of the few based in the Midwest United States, specifically in Indiana. It is run by Capt. Dennis Dori, who has been chartering yachts in the Caribbean since 1972.

 
Charter Sailing Unlimited
CYBA International member Dennis Dori, a.k.a. "Captain Denny," is the owner of this company. He started out as a charter yacht owner and captain in the Chicago area before becoming a full-time broker offering charters worldwide.
 
CharterWorld Yachting Holidays
This is a different company from the similarly named CharterWorld.com. It's run by a charming couple named Brook and Lynn Felsenthal who book charters from their home country of Australia and know the cruising grounds of Southeast Asia quite well, thanks to the sailing vacations they take themselves.
 
Crewed Charters

Verna Ruan, an active member and officer of CYBA International, founded this St. Thomas-based charter booking agency in 1982 after she decided she could make a better living booking yachts than working onboard them as crew.

 
Ed Hamilton & Company

Ed Hamilton is based in Wiscasset, Maine, with a team that books bareboats and crewed yachts alike. Ed himself has been active in the charter industry since the early 1970s, when the industry was just coming into existence.

 
Edmiston & Company

This is a worldwide powerhouse company that deals primarily in top-dollar sailing and motoryachts.

 
Elaine Stewart Yacht Charters
Elaine is based in Roswell, Georgia. She takes great pride in offering personalized service, chatting as long or as little as you'd like about whatever kinds of yacht vacations interest you.
 
Feadship Charter

Feadship Charter is the in-house charter division of Feadship America, which is an arm of the Feadship yacht yard in Holland.

 
Fraser Yachts Worldwide

Fraser is a powerhouse company with worldwide offices. Good U.S.-based brokers include Diane Fraser and Liz Howard in California; and Jan Henry, Debra Blackburn and Robin O'Brien in Fort Lauderdale. Overseas, ask for Jason Whiting in Monaco.

 
Global Yacht Charters
This is an agency whose principal, Gordon Stonehouse, has been in the business for years. He's based in Palm Beach, Florida.
 
Hinckley Crewed Charters
Tina Hinckley is the independent charter broker at this company, which works in cooperation with the boatbuilder Hinckley Yachts—formerly owned and run by Tina's husband, Bob. She's based in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and can help you book everything from Hinckley sailing yachts to top-dollar megayachts.
 
International Yacht Collection

This Fort Lauderdale-based company is a worldwide powerhouse that manages charter yachts in addition to booking them. Look to work with charter brokers Jennifer Saia, LeAnn Pliske, and Barbara Stork in the Fort Lauderdale office, or with broker Steve Elario in Europe.

 
Island Symphony Yacht Vacations
Mark Daniher, president of this South Carolina-based company, is regularly spotted working at the industry-only Virgin Islands charter yacht shows.
 
Jody Lexow Yacht Charters
Jody is based in Newport, Rhode Island, and can help you book whatever kind of crewed charter you want—though she is particularly knowledgeable about canal barges in Europe.
 
Jolly Mon Sailing and JMS Yacht Charters
These two companies are run by Deb and Wayne Adao, who came to the charter industry in 1994 after careers in the information technology and medical sales industries. Jolly Mon Sailing handles charters onboard boats up to 80 feet long, while JMS Yacht Charters handles megayacht bookings.
 
Jubilee Yacht Charters
Louise Dailey started this agency in Darien, Connecticut, in 1982 before moving her home and work to Osprey, Florida. She continues to be active with CYBA International. Her business partner, Chick Trayford, opened an office in Delaware in 2005 after many years in Newtown, Connecticut.
 
Luxury Charter Group

Luxury Charter Group is owned by Jeni Tidmarsh, a longtime charter broker based in Australia who books charters worldwide. Sharon Bahmer is the company's broker based in the United States, offering expertise in the Caribbean market and beyond.

 
Luxury Yacht Group
This company's president, Rupert Connor, is a British ex-pat living in Florida. He takes a hands-on approach, and you might find yourself talking to him instead of an underling should you book a top-dollar crewed yacht.
 
Mainsail Charters
Kevin and Carol Jonas run this New Hampshire-based charter company. He's a member of CYBA International who handles the charter yacht bookings, while she is a travel agent who can coordinate clients' airfare, land tours, resort stays, and more. About 90 percent of their bookings are in the Virgin Islands, and they do a few bookings each year in the Mediterranean.
 
Meridian Yacht Charters
Nick and Jenny Trotter are the husband-and-wife team who run this Irvington, Virginia-based agency. They can help you with bareboat as well as crewed yacht bookings, and they have unique experience in planning tandem and corporate charter events.
 
Merle Wood & Associates

The broker we like in this company's Fort Lauderdale office is Crom Littlejohn. In New England, ask for Pila Pexton.

 
Moody Yachts France

Moody Yachts France is based between Cannes and Antibes in the heart of the French Riviera. The company specializes in event charters at the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, while also booking charters aboard motoryachts and sailing yachts worldwide.

 
Nautical Holidays
Connecticut-based broker Olive Cappiali is the broker from this company whom we regularly see working at industry-only charter boat shows.
 
NB Yacht Charters
Nancy Button-Latinette is the broker who owns and operates this Fort Lauderdale-based agency. She books charters of all kinds with a special emphasis on event charters.
 
Nemo Yacht
Broker Natasha Smekalina founded this New York City-based agency after several years of booking charters for one of the world's best-known yachting companies. She is fluent in both English and Russian, and our editor has personally seen her helping clients diligently with Blackberry in hand at all hours.
 
Nicholson Yacht Charters
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this is the charter booking agency of longtime broker Julie Nicholson.
 
Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services
This company is based in English Harbour, Antigua, and offers charter bookings as well as yacht crew services. Directors Sarah Sebastian and Afsaneh Franklin also play a major role in putting on the annual, industry-only charter yacht show in Antigua.
 
Northrop and Johnson

Ann Landry is our broker of choice at this company's office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the West Mediterranean, ask for Fiona Maureso. Both women have decades of experience and are considered global experts in luxury yacht charter.

 
Ocean Getaways

Ocean Getaways is run by Trish Cronan, who has worked in the yachting business since 1983. Before she started booking charter vacations, she worked as a chef on charter yachts in the Caribbean and New England. She's a regular attendee at international boat shows who is diligent about knowing crew and boats alike.

 
Ocean Independence

This company became a worldwide powerhouse after acquiring the yachting company Cavendish White in 2008 and the company Primo Yacht in 2011. The broker we continue to know best is Tim Clark, who is based in the United Kingdom and travels the world regularly to inspect yachts and meet crew. We also are fans of Italian-born Lisa Cavicchioli in the Switzerland office, where she books charters following several years of managing yachts.

 
Penelope Kellie World Wide Yacht Charter & Tours
Penelope Kellie has been in business since 1990, specializing in luxury cruises and corporate charters. Based in England, she specializes in Latin America (including the Galapagos Islands, where she has chartered since the 1980s) and is well-known to charter yacht captains along the Turkish coast.
 
Peter Insull's

There are two charter brokers at this company, which is based in Antibes, France. Their names are Georgette Bouradjdi and Natalie Ashworth.

 
R.N.R. Yacht Charters
This is the independent, retail-booking agency owned by Capt. Ray "Rags" Weldon. He has traveled more than 200,000 miles onboard yachts, has been in the yachting business for more than 40 years, and is a longtime active member of multiple professional organizations.
 
Regatta Charter
Luciane Reinbrecht is the broker and charter yacht manager we know at this company, which is based in the new-to-charter market of Brazil. Luciane used to work on charter yachts in the South Pacific, and she now books charters worldwide.
 
Richleigh Yachts
The name of this charter booking agency is a combination of Rich and Leigh Ford, a Fort Lauderdale-based, husband-and-wife team originally from South Africa. Before becoming brokers, they served as yacht crew.
 
Rigo Yachts International
Based in Italy, this company manages yachts for charter as well as books retail charter vacations. Rigo has been in business for more than 25 years.
 
Robert Laska Luxury Yachts
Bob Laska has more than 25 years' experience in the business and is currently based in Florida.
 
Sail Connections
Based in New Zealand, this independent booking agency is run by a delighful woman named Jeni Tidmarsh. She has several decades' experience in the charter industry, and she knows Australia, the South Pacific, and of course her home country better than many other brokers worldwide.
 
Sailing Directions
This company has earned memberships in CYBA International, the Better Business Bureau, and the British Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Society. We haven't met their brokers yet, but we trust those professional organizations.
 
Sanderson Yachting LLC
This is the retail charter agency of longtime broker Sandy Carney, who opened her own shop in 2006 after many years of working for leading charter companies in Newport, Rhode Island.
 
Sapphire Seas

This Fort Lauderdale-based agency opened its charter division in 2004. Longtime charter broker Kim Vickery handles retail bookings.

 
Seascape Yacht Charters

Seascape Yacht Charters is based in Greece, offering charters there as well as throughout the Mediterranean. The company manages its own fleet of charter yachts in addition to helping with retail bookings aboard everything from motorsailers to luxury megayachts. "Small things make a big difference" is the Seascape motto.

 
Select Charter Services

This company is the home of Jacqui Lockhart, who manages a handful of luxury motoryachts along with the well-known Mirabella sailing yachts—the 131-foot Mirabella, the 137-foot Mirabella III, and the 247-foot Mirabella V (the largest single-masted sailboat in the world). She also can help you with bookings onboard other crewed yachts.

 
Select Yachts
Ann E. McHorney is the broker we know at this St. Maarten-based charter agency. She has longtime ties to the charter industry, including being married to a well-respected charter yacht captain.
 
Shannon Webster Charters

Shannon Webster Charters is the Florida-based retail charter agency of longtime broker Shannon Webster. She books motoryachts and sailing yachts of all sizes worldwide.

 
Taylor'd Yacht Charters
This is the agency of husband-and-wife team Tom and Sandy Taylor (the self-described Dynamic Duo), who opened their own shop in 2008 after many years working for a large, international charter company.
 
The Marine Group
Marian Walker handles charter at this company, which has offices in Florida and Alabama. The company manages charter yachts in addition to booking them.
 
The Shipyard Group
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this company's charter division includes longtime yacht manager and broker Bonnie Mims.The company manages charter yachts in addition to booking them.
 
Thierry Voisin

Thierry Voisin is both a man and a company, both of which call Nice, France, their home base. The company manages a fleet of charter yachts in addition to booking retail charter vacations worldwide.

 
Tortola Yacht Charters

Tortola Yacht Charters is the independent booking agency of Gail Hartman, who has been booking charters throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Virgin Islands since 1996.

 
Tropical Boat Charters
This Miami-based company specializes in Florida and Caribbean charters. It is a member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association as well as the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
Ultra Marine Yacht Charters
This is the independent booking agency of longtime broker Cindy Brown, who has worked both on her own and as part of major international firms. She established Ultra Marine Yacht Charters in 1997. She is based in New York City and books crewed motor and sailing yachts worldwide.
 
V.I. Sailing

This company specializes in bareboats and crewed yachts up to 100 feet long. Longtime charter broker Emily Mack joined the company in 2011.

 
Windward Islands

Delphine Kramer at Windward Islands is a member of CYBA International and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.

 
YachtStore.com
Gina Robertson, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the broker we know and trust at this agency. She regularly attends international boat shows and visits yachts on her own, as well, all over the world.
 
Yates Yachts
Sherry Yates is the only reputable charter broker we know in the U.S. state of Colorado. She is a longtime and active member of the professional group CYBA International.
 
YCO Yacht

YCO Yacht is a company that manages charter yachts in addition to handling retail charter bookings. Offices are in Monte Carlo, Antibes, and London, with a staff whose combined resumes include more than 100 years of service in the yachting industry.

 
YPI Group

At YPI Group, we are big fans of charter broker Sarah Piggin, who has been active in leading professional organizations worldwide. She's based in the West Mediterranean.