With a combined 30+ years' experience booking luxury charters of fully crewed yachts, our staff has qualified for membership in the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA), and the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA). These associations have stringent requirements for admission and performance standards, and we are proud to have satisfied the criteria for many years.
Janet co-founded our company under the auspices of personal attention and exceptional service, which she had practiced in professional marketing roles for many national and international organizations. She has worked on marketing leadership and electronic commerce initiatives since the internet's inception. Janet first entered the marine industry as a Vice President tasked with managing online marketing strategies and growing partnerships. Janet has over 15 years experience helping her clients plan fully crewed luxury charters around the world. With a large set of repeat clients she certainly has earned the description of "a proven charter broker". Annually attending trade only shows to see new yachts to charter, she was one of the first USA based yacht brokers accepted for membership in MYBA; she is also a member of AYCA, CYBA, and IYBA.
A native of Florida, Jessica joined International Yacht Charter Group after a successful professional career. Well versed in interacting and aiding affluent individuals and leadership professionals, she joined wishing to transfer her abilities to a new industry where she could leverage her prior experience in new exciting ways. Jessica’s excitment, attention to detail, and boundless energy compliments well the expertise and proven success of the other staff at the International Yacht Charter Group. She enjoys identifying the ideal yachts from available choices for each and every one of her clients, managing the diversity and breath of different client requests. Every request sets the stage for a new challenge for Jessica, and she relishes solving each one and taking care of the details so her clients can focus solely on what they should - enjoying their well earned vacations of a lifetime.
Derek also comes from the corporate world. By co-founding our company over 15 years ago, he entered the marine industry and hasn't looked back since. From the late 1980's Derek has spent years providing business expertise to corporate clients and end users in the emerging online arena. He has been able to provide the company with a mature and established "user focus" based on his proven success in the design of online products in the realm of marketing and customer service for Financial, Private club, and Ecommerce sites. He brings over a quarter century of expert knowledge serving customers with a precise focus on client satisfaction. Derek is one of the few non-sales executives with full membership in MYBA. He rotates his time between Florida and New England but is always available to talk personally with clients.
Patty originally moved to Florida to become Membership Manager for the exclusive clientele of the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo, Florida after having been a coordinator at a large corporate organisation. She then became involved in the high energy of Ft. Lauderdale's megayacht charter business where she managed a fleet of high end charter yachts that traveled from the Bahamas to the South Pacific. Patty's passion for life extended to the clients she helped as a yacht charter broker for over a decade in arranging their dream vacations, simply proven by how many called her to book a repeat vacation! Patty’s belief was that every client had different desires and that the perfectly matched yacht and crew can meet those needs in pleasantly surprising ways. Patty was bilingual (English and Spanish), a member of IYBA, and served on the board of CYBA, moreover she was a professional who was greatly admired by her peers and praised by her clients.
Surfrider was Patty’s charity of choice to help the oceans. Click to donate in her memory:- https://give.surfrider.org/fundraiser/2524318