For the ultimate escape, a luxury yacht charter offers an experience like no other.  And with the ease of internet access, anyone can source information about yacht charters online at their fingertips, so is it necessary to use a yacht charter broker?

212 Yachts discusses what makes a reputable charter broker and how to plan for your next yacht charter, aimed at answering 5 main reasons around the advantages of using professional advice:  The Who, Why, Where, When and Which of choosing a yacht charter broker.

Who uses the services of a yacht charter broker?

Yacht charter brokers are used by first-time charterers, repeat charter guests and yacht owners.  The benefits of using a yacht charter broker are incomparable to researching all pertinent information yourself about an ideal yacht for your needs, such as professional crew, the quality and reliability of the yacht itself.

Booking through an established yacht charter company means you save time because they have built up relationships with yachts, Captains and owners. This is especially true if you’re chartering in a foreign country where you may not know local regulations or even be able to speak the local language.

Some yacht charter brokers also offer additional support and advice to yacht owners and their Captains to ensure that their yacht is being maintained, administered and operated to the highest standards.

An expert yacht charter broker builds relationships with yachts, Captains and owners

Why use a yacht charter broker?

A yacht charter broker’s main objective is to compare available charter yachts and offer their client appropriate selections based on their needs.  This expert advice comes at no additional cost to the charterer, and therefore great charter broker’s can present fair and subjective advice about the differences between modern and classic sailboats, motor yachts, catamarans and luxury day tenders.

The advantage of using an experienced yacht charter broker is dependent on their huge knowledge base that covers the entire spectrum of yacht charter business.  They know about the availability of yachts, crew, the yacht’s features, destinations and industry contacts like the back of their hand.

Their livelihood depends on helping to make your luxury yacht charter an amazing experience where you will return again and/or tell your friends, family and colleagues!  Their service includes suggestions that are aligned with your budget and preferences, as well as advice about optimum times of the year to charter or shoulder/off-season discounts.  Charter brokers are well informed about marine law jurisdictions of different charter destinations and yacht flag states, contracts and insurance.

They will help you navigate the yacht charter process and explain terminology such as the base charter fee, the rate of VAT that applies in your chosen cruising area (as applicable rates vary worldwide) and Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA).

Yacht charter brokers have a huge knowledge base covering the entire spectrum of yacht charter business

Where are the main yachting destinations that yacht charter brokers specialise in?

Most yacht charter brokers specialise in a certain region – for example, they are yacht charter experts for the Mediterranean or Caribbean.

212 Yachts facilitate luxury yacht charter for crewed superyachts on the French Riviera, sailing yachts in the Adriatic and more with a definitive proven knowledge for yacht charters in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean.

We have a comprehensive database of luxury yachts for charter:

  • In popular French Riviera charter destinations – Cannes, Monaco, St Tropez and Antibes
  • Spain including the beautiful Balearic Islands
  • Italy including the stunning Amalfi Coast and Italian Riviera
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • The Caribbean including Bahamas
  • In other cruising areas such as North America, Northern Europe, South East Asia, the South Pacific and Antartica

Not sure where you’d like to go next or you’re not yet familiar with yacht charter destinations, you can give us a call on 0033 (0) 4 92 95 83 06 or send us an email:

212 Yachts has a comprehensive selection of yachts in top charter destinations

When do people use yacht charter brokers?

It’s advisable to use a yacht charter broker if you plan to rent a boat and are looking for the security and comfort using a company who has organised many yacht charters before. Whether you want to arrange a summer yacht rental in the Mediterranean for a family group, a honeymoon yacht charter in Greece or a corporate yacht charter in Cannes, an expert yacht charter broker can pave the way to a fair decision-making process.

Yacht charter brokers excel when clients are unsure of varying specifications such as number of guests allowed onboard, the size of the Suites onboard, the type of amenities for each yacht or whether the crew would be best suited for a certain type of guests, for example a family group.

We receive a wide variety of questions; take a look at our handy ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section or get in touch if there’s something specifically related to yacht charter and we’d be happy to help!

Knowing the benefits & amenities on each yacht is vital for a yacht charter broker

Which company is the best yacht charter company to book through?

Choosing a yacht charter broker can be overwhelming, but with a bit of guidance you can find a company who will ensure that you have up-to-date information to book your ideal yachting holiday.

It’s prudent to use a yacht charter broker who has a well-established reputation and can provide honest advice about yachts and every aspect of the yacht charter process.

Here at 212 Yachts, our yacht charter brokers are available before, during and after your charter to answer any questions you have and offer support for your charter.  We strive for that extra degree of customer satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you for your next yacht charter!

Written by Becks, 212 Yachts' Travel Writer

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