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How to select your yacht charter broker?
How to select your yacht charter broker?

How to select your yacht charter broker?

17 February 2023

Finding the right charter broker

You’ll find many articles on the internet discussing how to choose the perfect yacht charter. However, no one talks about how to choose a competent charter agent.

A good charter broker will be knowledgeable about the yacht charter market, experienced in negotiating and securing the best possible deal, and committed to ensuring a smooth and stress-free journey. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the key factors to consider when selecting a charter broker and provide insider tips on how to make the most of your yacht charter experience.

The role of a yacht charter specialist  is to act as an intermediary between you and the yacht owner. They are responsible for negotiating the terms of the charter, including the rental rate, the length of the charter, and any additional services or amenities. They will also handle all the logistical arrangements, such as arranging for a captain and crew, coordinating food and beverage service, and managing any other arrangements necessary to make your yacht charter experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Consider his reputation

A good reputation is key when it comes to yacht charter agents. Look for a broker who has a proven track record of satisfied customers and a strong reputation in the industry. Ask for references, check online reviews and do your research to make sure the broker you choose has a solid reputation.
Suggestion: search “Charterminute” on Tripadvisor and Google Reviews.

Experience matters

Experience counts in the world of yacht charter. Look for a broker who has been in the business for a while and has a deep understanding of the industry. A yacht charter expert is also really important when it comes to choosing the right charter destination, as they have years of experience in planning yacht charter itineraries. An experienced broker will also be able to navigate the complexities of private yacht rental, handle any issues that arise, and provide expert advice and guidance.
Our company was founded in 2011.

Personalized service

A good charter broker will provide personalized service and attention to detail. Look for a broker who takes the time to understand your needs and preferences, and who will work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your specific requirements.

A good charter broker should be meticulous and detail-oriented, with a commitment to ensuring that every aspect of your yacht charter experience is taken care of.

At Charterminute, we understand the importance of a smooth and enjoyable yacht charter experience. That’s why we have a team of knowledgeable and dedicated yacht charter brokers available before, during, and after your charter to answer any questions and provide support.

Our brokers strive to deliver that extra degree of customer satisfaction and are committed to ensuring that your yacht charter experience is unforgettable.


When it comes to private yacht charter, transparency is key. Make sure to choose a broker who provides clear and concise pricing information, with no hidden fees or surprises. A good broker will be able to provide you with a detailed charter epenses at the end of the charter party.
Our prices are exclusive of VAT (20% in France, 21% in Italy…but it all depends on the charter contract, yacht length and itinerary) and all expenses (plus or minus 30/35%).
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Safety is also a top priority when it comes to private yacht charter. Make sure to choose a broker who works with operators who have a proven track record of safety and comply with all regulations.
Charterminute is e-MYBA and ECPY member. Besides, we use a separate bank account for all transactions.

Tech savvy

In today’s fast-paced world, technology and communication are critical. Look for a broker who uses the latest technology to make the booking process easy and efficient. Make sure the broker you choose is accessible, responsive, and has a clear and concise communication style.
Riviera Escape was the 1st yachting mobile app launched by Charterminute in 2011. Since then, we always kept a competitive edge to provide more value to our discerning clients.

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Post updated on May 1, 2024
About the author:
Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or


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