Charter Blog Series: What We Do- Life of a Charter Broker

The life of a charter broker can seem so glamorous… travel to exotic locations, sample amazing foods, sip lovely cocktails onboard luxury yachts, meet the crews and talk about charters- yacht shows and visits are fabulous times! Keep in mind, there’s also the behind the scenes, the slightly less glamorous moments (but still fun)…yes, that’s a photo of us darting between yachts in a rainstorm thoroughly drenched!

When people ask what we do, they inevitably follow my response with… What’s a charter broker? And more questions… What do charter brokers do? Does it cost more to use a charter broker? Why book through a charter broker?

So…

As charter brokers, we guide the charter process from start to finish. Once we’ve learned about your group and preferences- with a quick call or through emails- we will put together yacht options that best suit your budget and preferences. After you’ve selected your yacht, we’ll sort the contract and handle your payment- then work on more specific guest preferences to be sent to the crew and send you final reminders prior to your departure. We answer any questions you may have for your upcoming charter… whether it’s a question on a destination, sailing, travel arrangements- we’re here to help!

There’s no additional cost to booking with us at WLMS Charters. And, as we research the specials and know the yacht options very well, it can even cost you less than a comparable charter yacht you may find on your own. We are paid commission from the yacht company- and for you, our client, there’s no additional fee!

Along with our knowledge of yachts and charters, we also have access and information on many yacht options that can only be booked through a charter broker.

Combining our knowledge of charter yachts, sailing regions and itineraries with more access to charter options- and the fact that it doesn’t cost you anything- the final question should be…

Why wouldn’t you book through a charter broker??

Jason, Mandy, and Rory… it’s a little damp out here!

Jason, Mandy, and Rory… it’s a little damp out here!

Cannes Yachting Festival, France

Cannes Yachting Festival, France

BVI Charter Yacht Show, Tortola, BVI

BVI Charter Yacht Show, Tortola, BVI

A visit and dinner with the Tiziano crew.  Flisvos Marina, Athens, Greece

A visit and dinner with the Tiziano crew.

Flisvos Marina, Athens, Greece