January 14, 2022

Why Should I Use A Yacht Charter Broker To Book My Luxury Yacht Vacation?

An all-inclusive luxury yacht charter is one of the most relaxing vacations you can take, but what isn’t relaxing is planning and preparing for a big trip. Fortunately, when you work with a yacht charter broker, all the stress and effort that comes with vacation planning doesn’t fall on you. A reputable and reliable yacht charter broker is one who aligns with your wishes. They will focus on you, your safety, and your best interests to ensure you have the best vacation possible. 

If you’re getting ready to plan an all-inclusive yacht charter, a SCUBA charter, or a luxury yacht charter vacation, be sure to work with a yacht charter broker like Nancy E. Van Winter at Envy Yacht Charters

luxury yacht chartersHow To Find The Best Yacht Charter Broker For Your Vacation

While it may seem as simple as booking a yacht and paying for the expenses, there’s quite a bit of planning that goes into a luxury yacht charter vacation. There are many features of your trip that need to be considered. For instance, what do you plan to do during your vacation? Do you plan on doing a lot of diving? Because there are specific SCUBA charters available for guests that are eager to spend their time underwater while other charters offer various other experiences. 

To help you determine the best yacht charter to book, a yacht charter broker will work with you to carefully organize and plan all the details of your trip. Take a look below at how Nancy helps her guests enjoy the best luxury yacht charter vacation.

Who uses yacht charter broker services?

You may be wondering, “who uses these types of services?” and the answer is anyone! Any person or corporate entity that is looking to book a yacht charter and wants an informed recommendation should seek assistance from a qualified yacht charter broker. 

What qualifications should I look for?

When it comes to working with a reputable charter broker for your luxury yacht vacation, there are specific skills, certifications, and experience to look for that will help you find the best person to work with. A qualified yacht charter broker will have certifications from recognized yacht associations like the CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association) whose mission is to “promote and maintain a high degree of professionalism within the yacht charter industry”. 

CYBA members are committed to a strict code of ethics and work hard to promote industry knowledge and awareness. Being held to high standards set by the CYBA, members of this organization are required to:

  • Meet extensive requirements in order to qualify for membership
  • Subscribe to the CYBA’s Strict Code of Ethics
  • Be able to inspect yachts and interview charter crews regularly
  • Have a minimum of four years in business as a full-time crewed yacht charter broker
  • Get endorsements from Central Agents that you’ve booked charters with along with sponsorships from active CYBA members

Where are you planning on traveling to?

For guests seeking a yacht charter vacation in the Caribbean, Bahamas, or Mediterranean, having a broker with more specialized certifications and experience will be highly beneficial. Organizations such as the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) and BVI Charter Yacht Society (CYS) ensure that their affiliated yacht brokers are qualified and experienced in chartering done in these foreign places. 

ENVY Yacht Charters owner, Nancy E. Van Winter is a broker for vacation yachts

located throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, US, Fiji, South Pacific and

Mediterranean. She is a member of both VIPCA and CYS, and is also certified to be a part of CYBA as well as the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). 

man hanging off the side of a yacht

Why Reputation Matters

One of the best ways to find a reliable, professional yacht charter broker is through referrals. According to Nancy, “If you cultivate relationships with clients and take the time to make sure they receive exemplary service, then your referrals will follow and you know you have established a good reputation. Further, your relationships with industry professionals are just as important. I take the time to go to yacht shows all over the world to inspect yachts and meet yachting professionals. Surprisingly, many brokers do not take that step and therefore their knowledge base and their informed recommendations for charters are hurt by this lack of initiative and expertise”. 

Not only does Nancy have a passion for chartering, but she is also passionate about her clients. See what she has to say about why she does what she does:

“I really care about my clients.  They are investing a considerable amount of money in their vacation and I value their trust in me to find them the best yacht.  I listen to their needs and try to pair them with the best yacht for their particular charter.  My goal is to give them a vacation they want to take over and over again and in many cases, I see them take their kids on charters, and one day I hope to have those kids as charter clients.”

Even During COVID, You Can Have A Safe, Fun Vacation with a Luxury Yacht Charter

Chartering a private yacht is currently one of the safest ways to travel throughout the world. A yacht charter ensures that you follow all of the safest social distancing protocols and also provides the safest travel accommodations. Not only do you avoid contact with other travelers, but you’re also secluded from other visitors and locals on the island. This gives you the freedom to spend your vacation with friends or family with little chance of being exposed to the virus.

Make Your Yacht Charter Vacation as Stress-Free as Possible with Envy Yacht Charters

When it comes to finding the right yacht charter for your next vacation, make the yacht search simple with professional yacht charter broker services. Booking a yacht charter isn’t easy and can be quite overwhelming to someone who is unfamiliar with the process. Fortunately, working with a broker like Nancy who is experienced and well-versed in all things yacht charter related will quickly take the stress off of you and your traveling group. Connect with yacht charter broker Nancy E. Van Winter at Envy Yacht Charters to book your charter vacation!


Envy Yacht Charters
ENVY Yacht Charters owner, Nancy E. Van Winter is a broker for vacation yachts
located throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas, US, Fiji, the South Pacific and the

Nancy is a member of:

• CYBA Charter Yacht Brokers Association
• The Dive Professionals Association 
• The Dive Industry Association
• Virgin Island Professional Charter Association Charter Yacht Society
1444 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 USA
Phone: 1.443.829.8576
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