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A good broker provides the expert advice and assistance that can be the difference between the best holiday of your life and a trip that was not exactly what you had expected.

 

Working with a Charter Yacht Broker
Quality crewed charter yachts, wherever they are in the world, are booked through Charter Yacht Brokers. In this relationship you, not the yacht, are the client. The broker is your representative as well as a source of advice and information.

There are three professional associations for yacht brokers that work together to regulate international industry standards, charter contracts, and strict codes of ethics. These associations are CYBA, Charter Yacht Brokers Association: MYBA, Mediterranean Yacht Brokers association; and AYCA, American Yacht Charter Association. It is recommended that you use a broker who is an active member of one of these professional associations. Within these organizations there are a number of excellent brokers. Brokers in these associations can draw from the same fleet of luxury charter yachts worldwide. The difference between brokers is:

  • Their experience and knowledge of yachts, crews and destinations.
  • Their level of service to the client.

It is important to note:

  • The broker's services are provided at no cost to you, the client.
  • Brokers' fees are paid by the yacht (charter company or resort in the case of bareboat or hotel bookings).
  • The rates are set by the yachts and are not negotiated.
  • Each broker offers the same rate for the same yacht.
  • Each yacht pays the same commission to each broker.
  • Therefore, the brokers are completely independent, have no vested interest in one particular yacht over another, and recommend yachts according the their clients' best interests.

Booking your holiday using a good broker provides added benefits, knowledge, and service, saving you time and often money. A good broker can give you much better results than you can achieve on your own. Even in situations where it is possible to book direct you will still pay the same rate as you would when booking with a broker so it does not make sense to forego the free help and experience. Do not leave your holiday to chance, always enlist the help of a good broker.

 

The success of your vacation comes from matching your style and your needs with the right yacht and crew or resort and in the best location.

Our business success depends on arranging a successful charter or resort holiday for you - we will give you the best service and get you the best yacht or resort.

Why use Meridian as your broker

Using Meridian gives you an extra advantage at no extra cost

  • We know the boats
  • We know the crews
  • We know the locations
  • We know the resorts
  • We have the experience and connections
  • You get our personal attention
  • When Meridian Yacht Charters books your vacation, you have security in knowing that you have a professional looking after your interests.
  • Our services are free to you. Take advantage

 

 

We are an active member of CYBA 

  • We have the proven experience and credentials required for recognition.
  • We operate under strict industry guidelines.
  • We attend industry sponsored shows and seminars.
We have extensive experience in arranging exceptional holidays and corporate yachting and resort functions. We get our clients the best value for their money, whether the budget is $5,000 or $500,000.

We have comprehensive experience in yacht chartering and high quality vacations
Our nearly 50 years of combined professional experience in the yacht chartering and Caribbean resort industry includes:

  • Developing and operating yacht charter brokerage offices in the British Virgin Islands and the US.
  • Operating and managing bareboat charter companies.
  • Captaining crewed charter yachts.
  • Extensive experience in the development and operation of a world-renown yachting resort and resort marina.

We can recommend the right yacht or resort to fit your needs.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the product

  • We have spent 25 years in the yacht charter and yachting resort business in the British Virgin Islands, the yacht charter capital of the world. During this time we have developed an intimate knowledge of the yachts, crews and prime charter destinations throughout the Caribbean
  • We attend numerous crewed charter yacht shows where we personally inspect the yachts, meet with crews, sample the chefs' creations.
  • We cruise on yachts, frequent many of the charter destinations, and stay in the top island resorts.
  • We have the direct experience and understanding of the service levels, amenities and the elements that make up a quality vacation. Our clients range from families on school vacations to honeymooners to corporate executive groups to royalty, celebrities and international business leaders.
We do the work in order to free up your time. Our job is to get you a better holiday than you could do by yourself.

We provide exceptional service
The luxury yacht charter business is based on exceptional personal service aboard exceptional yachts. We offer that same level of personal service from the planning and research stages right through your holiday and after.

  • We spend as much individual time with you as necessary to find out your needs and desires.
  • Based on your needs we do extensive research to present you with a short list of the best yachts (or resorts) for you to choose from.
  • We can also provide you with special means for doing some of the research yourself, as that is a big part of the enjoyment for some people.
  • We make any special arrangements you require. We take care of the paperwork and fine points of the booking process.
  • We accept credit cards to provide convenience, added security and air miles. We accept personal or company checks.
  • We work with air travel consolidators to help with flights.
  • We can arrange helicopter and private jet charters.
  • We are available around the clock for our clients.
  • We provide personal guides with information and special contact information useful to make you trip extra special or invaluable in the event of an emergency.
  • We give you as much time and individual attention as you need to ensure that you get what you want.
  • We are multi-lingual and multi-national. Our office can communicate with clients, yachts, and support services in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
 

You have security in knowing that you have experienced professionals looking after your interests.

  • All deposits are held in separate escrow accounts.
  • We prepare, guide and advise you through the contracts and details.
  • We represent your interests to the yacht, bareboat company or resort at all times.
  • If you need assistance at any time, before, during or after your trip, we are available and will take action.
  • If, in the unlikely event there is a problem with your yacht or resort, we will work to resolve the problem and help you receive appropriate compensation.
Our many years in the luxury yachting and resort business have allowed us to develop a diverse and influential contact base throughout the world. We can make sure you get what you want when and where you want it.

Our Valuable Contacts can help you
Our networks of people and VIP service providers have the ability and resources to organize special requests of the most challenging and intriguing nature.

  • Transfers by helicopter or jet
  • Innovative activities
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Dockage
  • Parties and entertainment
  • Special food and beverage requests
  • Creative special touches for all occasions
  • Emergency medical assistance
 

If you already know what you want
You may already be interested in booking a particular yacht, bareboat company or resort because of previous experience, recommendations, or your own research. It is still to your advantage to use the experts at Meridian Yacht Charters to process your booking.

  • You will still receive the same rates plus we often know ways to save extra money.
  • Meridian's independent, objective feedback on your selection may well serve to reinforce your choice or possibly add new information to consider.
  • From the resources available to us as a brokerage house we will have the latest information available on the yacht, charter company or resort you have in mind.
  • You will receive Meridian's exclusive client services, literature and special contact information all for the same price as booking direct.

Create Your Trip

 

 

Using the Internet
The Internet is a great source of information and has greatly expanded the resources for researching yacht charters and resort holidays. We invite you to use our site to research the range of opportunities available. Please remember that quality yacht charters and vacations depend on your broker's ability to match you with the right yacht and crew, the right resort and the right location for your particular needs and to provide you with customized personal service. The right vacation match requires personal interaction with your broker and cannot be achieved simply though Internet "shopping cart" purchases. Enjoy researching the possibilities on your own but please call us also.

It is important that you have trust that your broker knows the product. The Internet has led to the proliferation of people doing business completely though the electronic medium. While there are many advantages the down side of the Internet is that it can sometimes be difficult to tell who actually has the experience and who has "borrowed" material from other sources. Anybody can put up a flashy web site. We invite you to research our experience in the field of yacht chartering, resort vacations and corporate services. Please also note that all the writing, research and photos in our site are our own and not "borrowed" from other sites*. For decades we have been on location and have been actively involved in yacht chartering and the Caribbean resort business. We know the product we offer.

There are many excellent brokers operating worldwide. Many of these brokers have informative web sites, a great deal of experience, and offer quality booking services. We hope you will consider Meridian Yacht Charters when selecting a broker for your needs but, regardless of which company you choose, we hope you will make sure they are a member in good standing of a recognized yacht brokers' association and that they have more substance than just a web site.

*some material in the database of individual yacht specifications and brochures is supplied by the yachts or central agencies

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