Charter broker’s day on yacht

Finishing the day on a hundred and thirty one foot luxury yacht is only a part of the job for Barbara Stork Landeweer.

As a yacht charters broker, she sells custom-made vacations on private yachts as well as travels the world to see the boats, engage clients, keep up with market trends and meet crews.


Finishing the day on a hundred and thirty one foot luxury yacht is only a part of the job for Barbara Stork Landeweer.

As a yacht charters broker, she sells custom-made vacations on private yachts as well as travels the world to see the boats, engage clients, keep up with market trends and meet crews.

Everything would not be very glamorous. They could break down, people could be finicky, and the Great Recession batted the business, blenching income for brokers who in general get paid on commission. Stork was just named yacht charter pro of the year by Florida Yacht Brokers Association for subordination of her job. The Fort Lauderdale broker figures that maybe forty people specialize in her place in Florida and less than three-hundred across the world, selling personalized tours on around 800 large yachts worldwide.

For Stork, offering clients what they look for is not really the greatest challenge. She has made a 9-page checklist on all the dislikes and dislikes for vacationers to fill out, so she could ensure that families receive family-friendly crews, the disabled receive yachts with ramps, and travelers take the water brand they generally prefer.

The greatest difficulties are more of everyday. Stork told that the challenge is to have some brand new business as well as deal with all new taxes regulations across the world. If you have a twenty percent tax against a ten percent tax which could be make a huge difference.