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Yacht Charter Booking - How to Book

Because we are striving to remain an impartial agent of the yacht charter world, CharterExpert does not provide a yacht charter booking service. However, we still want to connect you to the highest quality and cheapest method of booking your yacht charter. Please see our recommendations for booking crewed and bareboat yacht charters below.

Booking Crewed Yacht Charters

Crewed yacht charters can be booked through any yacht charter broker. We recommend brokers because they have the most knowledge of the yachts and crews, they are familiar with the destinations and rules and regulations, and they know the ins and outs of yacht charter contracts. With a broker on the charterer's side, it is less likely they will get treated poorly as the yacht charter will not want to loose the broker's repeat business. Best of all, you do not have to pay anything for their services; brokers are compensated by a commission from the booked yacht charter.

If you are looking for a yacht charter broker to book a bareboat or crewed yacht charter, we recommend you start with one of the major yacht charter broker associations. Members of these associations have agreed to adhere to high ethical and business standards, regularly attend yacht charter shows, inspect the crews they recommend, and appropriately use escrow accounts and contracts. The big four are listed below and all have member directories on their Web sites.

American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA)

Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA)

Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA)

Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA)

Booking Bareboat Yacht Charters

Bareboats can be booked directly through the bareboat companies or through a broker. For your convenience, the bareboat companies listed on our site include company contact information. All the benefits of a broker mentioned for crewed yacht charters apply here, as well.