Our Pillars: Honesty, Professionalism and Experience.
OUR YACHT CHARTER SPECIALISTS
Founder & Sales Director
German has enjoyed the water from a very young age, in and out of boats from the day he was born thanks to a family tradition of avid sailers - mono-skiing, wake-boarding, kite-surfing and sailing regattas were his childhood pastimes. Academically, he has a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Masters in Finance.
After working in many diverse industries, from marketing to manufacturing and construction, German’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to found Ritzy Charters in 2012. It all started as a part time activity to get bookings for his family catamaran in the Virgin Islands. With his passion for yachts and focus on the client experience, he has grown the company steadily year after year.
He has built a team of talented people and strives to help them grow as individuals. German, together with his team, travel frequently to the different charter destinations and boat shows to inspect first-hand the yachts and meet the crews in person. Throughout the years, he has developed a deep knowledge of yachts and an understanding of luxury service aboard them.
When not working, he can be found kite-surfing in Key Biscayne Bay or skiing in Colorado.
Yacht Charter Broker
Dayle's love for yacht chartering began in 1985 when she embarked on her first Virgin Islands sailing trip aboard a 52’ Irwin sailboat. This introduction blossomed into a lifelong passion for yachting vacations in fabulous destinations.
Originally from the Midwest, Dayle moved to Southern California where she learned to sail and enjoyed many fun sailing trips to Catalina Island. Eventually, she was inspired to leave her marketing position with Pizza Hut, Inc. and launch a yacht charter business. She excelled at matching clients with the perfect yacht and helping design dream vacations. She also organized group sailing flotillas in the Caribbean and Greek islands. Then a one-of-a-kind opportunity presented itself. Dayle set sail aboard a 34’ sailboat, one of three crew bound for a Pacific sailing adventure. 21 days and 2500 miles later they made landfall in the Marquesas Islands, and continued through the Tuomotu Atolls and French Polynesia on this “magical trip”.
Dayle returned to San Diego where she enjoyed living in the heart of San Diego’s vibrant sailing community. Her active involvement with Point Loma Yacht Club culminated when she served as 2014 Commodore. That same year she returned to the yacht charter business to follow her passion which she now brings to Ritzy Charters.
Yacht Charter Broker
Stacey booked and experienced her first chartered yacht vacation as a client of Ritzy Charters in the Virgin Islands in 2017. It was then that she fell in love with sailing catamarans and bought a Privilege 615 later that same year. It has been chartered as a successful business in the Virgin Islands for five seasons and she is now building a new SR80 sailing catamaran.
Previously, she worked as an Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator and also served as a bartender at one of the top steakhouses in Dallas, Texas, where she still resides. This experience helped craft her attention to detail and fine tune her customer service skills. For almost a decade, her part-time and second home was in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, where she and her husband, Rob, co-parented and cooperatively raised her 3 stepchildren. She utilizes her Master’s Degree in Public Administration in the community through volunteering and making investments in worthy causes. When she’s not sailing the seas, she’s managing their 100-year-old historic home and spending time with her German Shepherd, Ax, and Miniature Dachshund, Cupcake.
Stacey plans to circumnavigate the globe with Rob in the year 2026 and beyond, and she can’t wait to share her experiences with her clients! Until then, she’ll be serving you from Dallas, Texas and the paradise that is The Virgin Islands…
Yacht Charter Broker
Growing up on the south coast of England, from a young age Marie was inspired by the sea and where those open waters could take her. After attending university in Southampton she went to live in the Canaries, and started to expand her horizons spending the next 10 years working and travelling across the globe.
Guiding groups of travelers 'into the wild' from hiking mountains in Madagascar to cycling through Patagonia, diving in the Windwards and exploring the length of the Amazon river to name a few adventures, Brazil was the place she decided to drop anchor and has been based there since 2009. Running her own hiking tour company, managing an incoming agency, and taking people on gastronomic journeys - customer experience, care and dedication have always been at the forefront of her work.
In 2015 she was invited to immerse herself in the world of sailing, exploring the reefs of Australia for 6 months. Six months soon turned into two years as she sailed and lived aboard various yachts in the Coral Sea, the South China Sea and crossing to the South Pacific. At the end of 2017 she returned to land, but still surrounded by the ocean, in her beloved Rio de Janeiro.
FINANCE, MARKETING & IT
Office Manager & Business Development
Born and raised in Argentina, Verónica developed a strong passion for travelling from a very young age. She is always busy planning her next adventure and eager to discover destinations and embracing new cultures.
Verónica has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, industries in which she gained professional experience across Argentina and in different countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States, where she spent 2 seasons in Naples.
She is also a journalist specialized in Sports, and has covered major international events like Olympic Games and FIFA World Cups. In 2019, together with some colleagues she founded a digital media promoting the role of women in Sports Journalism, and she recently edited a solidarity book with stories written by Olympic athletes, that was launched before Tokyo 2020.
Always eager to learn, she is a very curious, client-oriented and multifaceted person. Verónica is responsible for the efficient functioning of Ritzy Charter’s office, as well as developing new business opportunities for the company.
Paz has a Bachelor's degree in Sports Journalism, she enjoys all types of sports (sometimes she even practices them!). She is passionate about the details, almost obsessive and is super organized with a great talent for customer service as she is always thinking of others!
Some years ago she met German and with him, she discovered her love for nautical life. Year after year she has become more involved in the yachting world.
Before Ritzy Charters she worked in many different industries including hospitality, marketing and finance. Some years ago, she started to assist in some aspects of the company but in 2017 she and German decided it was time for her to formally join the Ritzy team.
Since then she has been looking for new marketing ideas and working to improve the administrative process and is now in charge of the finance department. She is constantly looking for new procedures, which can be implemented in order to improve both the financial processes and the customer experiences. When the working day is done, she can be found riding a bike near the beach or cooking some special food.
Pablo is a Software Architect and Developer with 15 years of experience working as a programmer, architect and project leader in different areas related to service oriented companies and their software.
He discovered the nautical world a few years ago and enjoys sailing with friends as well as taking laser lessons. This year he officially became certified as a captain of sports boats and is practicing and preparing to make new certifications - through Ritzy Charters he quickly discovered what is sure to be a lifelong obsession!
He is focused on transforming and improving computer systems to complement the growth of the company and continuously improving the quality of service provided to Ritzy’s customers Pablo brings a smart eye and a sunny personality to the Ritzy team.