Booking a Luxury Yacht Charter Is Not Like Booking a Hotel Room, a Flight, or even a Villa
By Karen Kelly Shea, Nicholson Yachts

We salute the rise of the sharing economy and the generic AirBnB platform imitators, which are legion. But no one who’s tried so far to do this in the leisure luxury charter yacht sector has succeeded at the game. And here’s why the process of booking a charter yacht through a broker will never go away.

Luxury charter is just that – luxurious, and it comes at a high price. In this day of rampant abuse and hacking of bank accounts via the internet, are clients going to entrust big deposits on expensive bespoke charters to cyberspace?

Think about it --- These platforms for yacht chartering can in no way compare with the experience of AYCA member brokers. They have intimate knowledge of the yachts and crew and hands-on expertise in arranging all details of a custom yacht charter.

An AYCA broker is there for the client through every step of the charter booking process, from insuring that client funds are held in a secure account, all during and long after the charter as their direct liaison to the yacht owner, manager & yacht crew to ensure that all details of the charter are as expected.