Why should you hire a yacht broker vs Booking Direct?

There are many reasons why you should use an Accredited Yacht Charter Broker for your vacation instead of booking directly:

You work hard all year. So, let us work hard for you. Your time is valuable. With so many fake and fraudulent people online, let us take care of you. See why it’s important to work with an accredited broker. Songs in the Sails resources and yacht broker services are free to you!

List of reasons why you should use a broker vs booking direct

Anyone can look up yachts on the internet and anyone can put yachts on the internet that look like they are for charter, but it takes a professional broker to have an intimate knowledge of current market conditions, familiarity with similar boats, and information on the territory, crew, and additional details. Here at Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters, we offer first-hand knowledge of the vessels- we cultivate relationships with each clearinghouse, yacht manager, and crew by attending charter yacht shows each year. Accredited yacht charter brokers have access to the same yachts, but we only offer yachts we have established relationships with and trust.

A trustworthy, knowledgeable yacht broker makes the process leading up to a charter and going on a yacht charter vacation, an enjoyable, worry-free process, where you can be sure you’re getting the right price and are in the best hands possible. We are here every step of the way until you set foot in your home, then of course we want to know all the details of your experience.

Accredited brokers can be part of CYBA, MYBA, IYBA, or all of these.

CYBA was established in 1982 with the concept of creating a support network for charter yacht brokers in order to support industry-wide efforts for:

  • Establishing and maintaining a strict code of ethics
  • Establishing a higher level of fiduciary responsibility
  • Improving industry standards.
  • Use of CYBA Escrow Account to protect client funds using approved protocols.

CYBA members share the responsibility of continuing to foster and promote professionalism within the charter yacht industry:

  • To continue to set higher standards
  • To continue to provide educational programs
  • To foster greater cooperation between brokers and others within the charter yacht industry
  • To help develop new policies and procedures that benefit the charter yacht industry.

IYBA was established in 1987

  • To unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting cooperation and professionalism among its members.
  • To promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business.

MYBA was established in 1984

The Association’s mission is to inspire, support, and empower people in the superyacht industry to be their best: by maintaining business at the highest level of ethical conduct, committing to equality and diversity, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge, and combining strengths, building strong relationships, and continuously developing, both professionally and personally.

BVI Charter Yacht Society Accredited Brokers

The Accredited Broker Programme was launched in February 2020. Accredited Brokers meet 10 guidelines that are important to our member yacht operators. Among those guidelines are regular attendance at our annual charter yacht shows and a commitment to educating potential clients on BVI options for a charter start.

Your Accredited Broker will work closely with you to ensure your vacation is nothing but the best from beginning to end.

You will find brokers with different styles and reasons for who they prefer booking. Our services and resources as a broker are free to you.

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