Why use a Yacht Charter Broker?

PLAN YOUR DREAM YACHT CHARTER VACATION WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERT

🕦 Jun 15, 2024

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Whether you are planning your first yacht charter or have done it many times before, the insight of a professional charter broker is invaluable.

The yacht charter industry is constantly changing, and there are many variables in legalities that can make the paperwork a nightmare for those who are unfamiliar.

The advantages of partnering with a yacht charter broker are manifold, ranging from their knowledge of prime charter locations, access to the most sought-after yachts, and ability to secure the best prices and discounts to their understanding of specific country regulations,

The best part is that you do not pay for their services, as they make commissions on the yachts. So, there is really no reason not to give yourself this extra security of having an industry professional on your side.

This is what you get when working with a Charter Broker:

✔️ Expert, unbiased, client-centered service:

We prioritize our clients’ needs over our inventory. Our goal is to match you with the ideal yacht that fits your preferences and requirements.

Happy clients often become repeat clients and provide positive feedback. Just look at our 4.9 rating on Trustpilot.

Charter guests onboard Catamaran Ohana, British Virgin Islands
Some of our clients onboard Catamaran Ohana, British Virgin Islands
Some of our clients onboard Catamaran My Ty, British Virgin Islands
Some of our clients onboard Catamaran My Ty, British Virgin Islands

✔️ Access to a huge selection of yachts:

Our brokers have access to a wide range of yachts all around the world, including exclusive and high-demand options not readily available to the public.

We also have the negotiation skills necessary to secure the best deals and amenities, often at a more favorable price than you could obtain on your own.

Furthermore, we can arrange for customized amenities and extras, such as special dietary requests, water toys, and event planning.

MEDYS 2024
EMMYS 2024

We recommend these 10 BVI catamaran charters for 2024/2025:

Our senior charter broker, Yanna Pristas, has selected these 10 catamarans as a proposition of the first choice when choosing a crewed catamaran for a crewed catamaran charter in the BVI. Note that many of these are booked way ahead; inquiring early is essential.

TOP 10 Broker Verified & Recommended BVI Catamarans
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12 reviews
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DEEP BLUE

From $30,700/week
4 cabins
58 ft
Leopard
8 guests
Refit: 2024

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38 reviews

HEAVENLY

From $35,750/week
4 cabins
62 ft
Lagoon
8 guests
Built: 2016

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IPHARRA

From $68,000/week
5 cabins
102 ft
Sunreef Yachts
10 guests
Refit: 2017
50 Litres/Hr

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BUNDALONG

From $80,000/week
4 cabins
80 ft
Sunreef Yachts
8 guests
Refit: 2023

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10 reviews
Jacuzzi

RELENTLESS II 80

From $94,000/week
4 cabins
80 ft
Sunreef Yachts
8 guests
Built: 2022

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

SOL

From $92,500/week
4 cabins
80 ft
Sunreef Yachts
8 guests
Built: 2023

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ONE PLANET

From $82,000/week
4 cabins
77 ft
Sunreef Yachts
8 guests
Built: 2023

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38 reviews
Scuba Onboard

AUGUST MAVERICK

From $34,000/week
3 cabins
92 ft
Stephens
12 guests
Refit: 2018
6 US Gall/Hr

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Scuba Onboard

TRU NORTH

From $49,500/week
4 cabins
67 ft
Fountaine Pajot
8 guests
Built: 2021

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18 reviews
Scuba Onboard

XANDROS

From $59,000/week
4 cabins
65 ft
Lagoon
8 guests
Built: 2021

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✔️ Inspect yachts and meet crew:

Our brokers actively participate in yacht shows to personally inspect yachts. They meet with captains and crews, assess yacht conditions, and note features that will best meet our client’s needs.

Their personal sailing experience is invaluable, helping them know exactly what to look for.

Broker Sarah Klische speaking to crew onboard Catamaran Namaste
Broker Sarah Klische speaking to crew onboard Catamaran Namaste
From left: Charter Broker Sarah Klische, Louis Lamprell, Chris De Kock, MEDYS 2024, Nafplion
From left: Charter Broker Sarah Klische, Louis Lamprell, Chris De Kock, MEDYS 2024, Nafplion
From left: Charter Broker Chris De Kock, Charter Broker and Owner Daniel Asmis, Charter broker William Mc Nally
From left: Charter Broker Chris De Kock, Charter Broker and Owner Daniel Asmis, Charter broker William Mc Nally

✔️ In-depth knowledge of destinations and itineraries:

We do not only thoroughly research the yachts we offer but also the charter areas they sail.

Our team includes experienced sailors who have sailed the areas we charter, either working on yachts or in private cruising.

We also visit these areas and communicate with captains and crew to gather detailed information on everything from weather patterns to hidden gems and the best dining spots.

Captain Evan Hadjicostas sharing his insights into charter routes in the Cyclades, onboard Alexandra II, EMMYS 2024
Captain Evan Hadjicostas sharing his insights into charter routes in the Cyclades, onboard Alexandra II, EMMYS 2024
Captain Seminar, EMMYS 2024
Captain Seminar, EMMYS 2024
Captain Seminar. Turkey Yacht Show 2024
Captain Seminar. Turkey Yacht Show 2024

We recommend these 10 motor yacht charters for 2024/2025

The yachts in this selection are hand-selected by our Senior Broker, Daniel Asmus. Note that many motor yachts offered here are not in the yacht database and might not be based in the British Virgin Islands for the entire charter season. (The larger motor yachts may also be based in the USVI.)

Top 10 Verified & Recommended BVI Motor Yacht Charters
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21 reviews

COOL BREEZE 65

From $23,200/week
3 cabins
65 ft
Johnson
6 guests
Refit: 2018

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Jetski

CATALANA

From $38,000/week
4 cabins
90 ft
Sunseeker
8 guests
Refit: 2018
110 US Gall/Hr

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SOVEREIGN

From $40,000/week
4 cabins
100 ft
Burger
7 guests
Refit: 2020
28 US Gall/Hr

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8 reviews
Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi

DENISE ROSE

From $52,000/week
4 cabins
112 ft
Broward
10 guests
Refit: 2021
60 US Gall/Hr

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Jacuzzi

THE PEDDLER

From $65,000/week
4 cabins
86 ft
Custom
8 guests
Built: 2019
200 Litres/Hr

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5 reviews

AQUA LIFE

From $75,000/week
5 cabins
90 ft
Horizon
10 guests
Built: 2020
40 US Gall/Hr

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3 reviews
Jacuzzi

TAIL LIGHTS

From $80,000/week
5 cabins
116 ft
Azimut
12 guests
Refit: 2021
80 US Gall/Hr

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Jacuzzi

CHILLAXIN

From $85,000/week
4 cabins
90 ft
Ocean Alexander
8 guests
Built: 2021
75 US Gall/Hr

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Jacuzzi

VIVACE

From $115,000/week
5 cabins
102 ft
Alpha Marine
10 guests
Built: 2021
40 US Gall/Hr

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Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi

SERENITY

From $145,000/week
6 cabins
133 ft
IAG
12 guests
Refit: 2022

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✔️ Thorough Research and Advocacy:

We represent you. Our brokers handle all inquiries and make sure to ask critical questions you might not think of, ensuring you get the most out of your yacht charter experience.

Furthermore, should any issues arise during your charter, we act as your advocate and intermediary to resolve problems quickly and efficiently.

Captain Svetlin showing us the littium batteries onboard Catamaran Alena, EMMYS 2024, Poros, Greece
Captain Svetlin showing us the littium batteries onboard Catamaran Alena, EMMYS 2024, Poros, Greece
Charter Broker and Owner Martina Asmus onboard Catamaran Stephanie, EMMYS 2024, Poros, Greece
Charter Broker and Owner Martina Asmus onboard Catamaran Stephanie, EMMYS 2024, Poros, Greece

✔️ Market insights:

The yacht charter market is complex and dynamic. Our brokers are well-versed in the latest trends, regulations, and paperwork to keep your experience smooth and up to date.

✔️ Safe booking:

Chartering through us means your transactions are safe. Client funds are held in escrow accounts to protect your money until services are rendered and all contracts are professionally managed.

A broker saves you time by handling the complexities of the booking process, from initial inquiry to finalizing the charter agreement.

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Types of Charter Yachts in the British Virgin Islands

We recommend either chartering a catamaran or a motor yacht for your crewed yacht charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands. Why? The water in the BVI is very shallow, which greatly limits accessibility for deep-drafted yachts.

“We have seen a growing demand for luxury motor yachts among high-end charter guests.”

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Who are We?

At DMA Yachting, we are proud to have a team of individuals who have real on-water experience. Many of our brokers have worked or lived on yachts themselves.

This firsthand experience allows us to truly understand life at sea in both the shoes of crew and guests and the details that make a yacht charter exceptional.

We closely inspect yachts and meet in person with captains and crew to ensure every element of the charter meets our high standards.

Our yearly participation in yacht shows such as the EMMYS and MEDYS Yacht Shows in the Mediterranean, and the BVI Yacht Show and USVI Yacht Show in the Caribbean helps us stay on top of industry trends and client needs.

We are here to guide you through every step of your charter, from the moment you reach out to the moment your yacht charter ends.

Where do we Charter?

East Mediterranean

Colourful Greek town by the water with mountains in the background

Bahamas & Caribbean

Emerald water idyllic beach at Nassau, The Bahamas in a sunny day.

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Donna Foster

May 14, 2024

This vacation of a lifetime was not possible without Louis Lamprell of DMA Yachting. When I began my broker search, I reached out to several and Louis was the first to respond (and he responded quickly!). He devoted a lot of time in helping us select a catamaran that best suited our family needs. He stayed in touch before, during and after our charter. To me, that says a lot about Louis‘ commitment to exceptional customer service. Our family of 4 adults and a child had the best vacation. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. THANK YOU LOUIS!

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Ryan Shirley

Feb 9, 2024

Louis was great from beginning to end and walked me through the whole process. He helped me find a great boat that fit within our time and cost preferences. He explained the differences between the different builds and the pros and cons. Once we selected the boat, he explained and walked me through the whole booking process, and answered all my questions. Finally, he checked in with me before, during, and after the charter to make sure everything met our expectations and addressed any concerns. I can’t recommend Louis enough if you are planning a charter and will definitely be in touch for our next trip!

CS

Chris Swanson

Feb 23, 2024

After some disappointments using one of the larger charter companies, we used Louis at DMA to help us select a yacht for a week trip in the BVI. We ended up selecting the ADEA which met our needs well, had an outstanding crew and provided a truly memorable experience. Louis was helpful at each step; narrowing down potential boats, selecting a boat, managing payment and then answering questions prior to departure. He checked in several times during the trip, but since the original selection was done well, there were no issues that needed resolution. Finally, after the trip he followed up to better understand our experience so that he could continue to pair customers with the right experience. Great Experience for first brokered charter. Would recommend Louis at DMA and use him again in the future.

CS

Chelsea Schipper

Jan 12, 2024

I met Louis Lamprell, at DMA Yachting through a Google search inquiry for a charter in the BVI. I was impressed with his immediate follow-up via phone call, text and email. Louis spent hours on the phone with me understanding our expectations of our family trip. Since we had never booked a charter, he put our mind at ease throughout every process. He found us the perfect match on a charter in the Bahamas. Louis made sure to connect with the Captain on our questions to make sure there was nothing that did not exceed our expectations. Louis was always available to us for any questions or concerns. He even arranged an e-foil rental on our behalf so that I didn’t have to spend time looking. His services were very professional, honest and exceeded our expectations.

What Our Clients Say

Our clients speak of unparalleled service, exquisite yachts, and a seamless booking process, highlighting the excellence of their charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

Our Team

Booking a yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands is easy with us—Just contact one of our Expert Charter Brokers and tell us what you want!

Sarah Klische
Sarah Klische

Charter Broker

Yanna Pristas
Yanna Pristas

Senior Charter Broker, Associate CYBA Member

Martina Asmus
Martina Asmus

Owner, Charter Broker, Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

Chris de Kock
Chris de Kock

Charter Broker

Andrea Pristas
Andrea Pristas

Charter Broker

Marcelle Hailwax
Marcelle Hailwax

Charter Broker

William Mc Nally
William Mc Nally

Charter Broker

Mo Pristas
Mo Pristas

CharterGuru

Alex Hailwax
Alex Hailwax

Charter Broker

Louis Lamprell
Louis Lamprell

Charter Broker

Daniel Asmus
Daniel Asmus

Owner, Charter Broker, Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY