Ritzy Charters: Your Best Choice Yacht Charter Broker
by Florencia Falotico on Oct 11, 2022
As you begin the search for a charter yacht for your next vacation, you may notice the number and variety of companies offering charters and wonder which one to choose. Given the stakes involved in chartering a yacht, it is crucial to select a business that you can trust to deliver a great experience with no surprises. Planning a vacation should be a pleasurable experience, and we’re here to make sure yours is just that.
Why choose Ritzy Charters? The answer can be found in our Guiding Principles: Transparency, Knowledge & Experience, and Unparalleled Service.
Read on to learn more about the steps we take to ensure our clients have the best possible experience before, during, and after their charter.
Knowledge & Experience Matters!
Founded in May 2012, the company is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year! Considering that, it is safe to say the team has successfully dealt with a wide range of situations that have challenged the industry. From hurricane devastation to border closures due to COVID-19, Ritzy Charters has proven to be up to the challenge, often working around the clock to find solutions to unexpected situations.
Together, our team has over 50 years’ experience in the charter industry. We are passionate about the business of vacationing on a yacht and continually seek to expand our knowledge. We are proud of our role as industry leaders: our founder, German Liubitch, has served on the Board of Directors of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) for the past 5 years, currently serving as Vice President of the organization.
Ritzy Charters is also a member of major industry associations. In addition to CYBA, these include the BVI Charter Yacht Society, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA), the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), and the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA.)
Mediterranean Yacht Show 2022. Photo by Dayle Reimer. Used with permission.
Transparency: We Look Out for Your Best Interests
When you contact us with an inquiry, your broker will work diligently to provide you with a customized portfolio of yachts that match your wishes and desires. To be able to send you the best options and avoid ones that could present problems, we work behind the scenes to vet all yachts that we offer.
Ritzy brokers attend various yacht shows on a regular basis where they meet the crews, inspect the yachts, and build relationships with yacht managers. If there are any doubts about a yacht, we reach out to colleagues that have previously booked the yacht to obtain their input. We regularly track the feedback from our clients’ bookings, adding another layer to our expertise.
Yacht managers play an important role in the booking process. We only work with the best management companies that follow industry best practice standards.
When it comes to the contract, your Ritzy broker will negotiate the most favorable contract terms and conditions for you, always keeping your best interests in mind.
Perhaps of greatest importance, we protect your trip investment by holding all charter funds in a third party escrow account until disbursement according to the contract terms.
Service: The Ritzy Touch!
Your Ritzy broker will be available for you before, during, and after your charter. Our goal is for you to have the trip of a lifetime, so if any concerns or issues arise, your broker will be there to assist you with prompt responses and efficient resolutions, so that no matter what stage a charter is in, everything continues to ﬂow smoothly.
In addition to handling the booking, we provide concierge services for everything that surrounds the experience: from arranging airport transfers and water taxis, to recommending destinations, restaurants, and hotels, your broker will assist you in organizing an amazing trip. Of course, we coordinate closely with the yacht crew so that all parties are working together as a team. We work with the crew to provide a personalized menu and itinerary for your charter upon request, all based on your preferences.
The Ritzy staﬀ is multinational and bilingual, which means that our brokers are comfortable working with clients from all over the world.
Ritzy Charters' brokers inspecting yachts and meeting crews. Photos by Dayle Reimer. Used with permission.
Contact Ritzy Today!
With a growing team of professional brokers, we’re ready to help you start planning your yacht charter vacation.