The Advantages of Using a Yacht Charter Broker
The Advantages of Using a Charter Yacht Broker
Your whole charter depends predominantly on the boat, the crew and the itinerary. With the thousands of boats available we take this long task of choosing the yacht you want and we suggest ones we think are appropriate for your budget and preferences. Our charter brokers have been doing this for years and have gained the skillset, contacts and competencies to locate the best of each of these for the best value.
We understand you don't want any bad surprises before, during or after you board so we follow through start to finish ensuring everything runs smoothly. With our endless positive clients reviews that often praise the brokers for their expertise, communication and support we know that we are doing something right! We have brokers over the world that know their destination, yachts and contacts like the back of their hand, so check out destinations such as Greece, the French Riviera and the Caribbean!
Charter Brokers are professionals in the business of finding you the right yacht and crew. In fact, their livelihood depends upon it! Charter Brokers do the searching for you - they research the yachts, crews, and then they negotiate on your behalf. This service does not increase the price, in fact in many cases the broker can get you a better deal because of their relationships in the business.
Charter Brokers attend seminars about marine law, contracts and destinations, so they can be helpful through the entire process of the charter, from your initial yacht search, to signing the contract, to arranging the charter logistics and provisioning, to seeing your happy faces in photos at the end of the charter. The Boatbookings team regularly attend these and so we keep up to date with all the current information, rules and regulations to make sure that we offer the best service possible.
There are three key reasons to use a Yacht Charter Broker when planning your next charter:
Free, unbiased advice to get you on the right boat. We want to put you on the right yacht so that you will come back year after year, as opposed to operators who want only to put you on their boat. In consultation with you we will recommend suitable yachts from among our multiple owners and operators to assure the yacht you choose is right for you.
Someone on your side if something goes wrong. While the vast majority of charters go flawlessly, if something does happen, you need someone on your side to help solve the issue. This is especially true if you're chartering in a foreign country where you may not know local customs or even be able to speak the local language. We work with our operators on a daily basis, and because of our size and relationships we can push hard for a satisfactory result.
The same or better price than if you book direct. The price you are charged is normally the same as the Owners/Operators charge their direct clients, and propose on their websites. In fact, if you're dealing with a fully crewed charter yacht, the price is guaranteed to be the same no matter how you charter your yacht. So you can work with the broker who provides the best service and knowledge.
The role of a Retail Yacht Charter Broker
Retail brokers work directly with yacht fleet managers, similar to how a travel agent works on your behalf. We are independent of any specific yachts and therefore can survey the entire market and find the yachts that meet your needs. A Retail Yacht Broker's price is the same as the fleet manager offers.
So next time you're chartering, we highly recommend that you use a broker. It's worth the time savings and peace of mind, and the service is free! Have a look at our frequently asked questions if you are still pondering, if your question isnt on there get in touch!
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