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5 Reasons to Use a Yacht Charter Broker for your Sailing Trip


A yacht charter broker is someone with extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and helps match yacht owners with those going on yacht charter vacations. But is it worth booking your sailing charter through a Virgin Islands yacht charter broker? Absolutely! Here’s why:

1. Yacht charter brokers don’t cost you a dime. 

It won’t cost you a penny to book your yacht charter vacation through Go Sail Virgin Islands, a reputable yacht charter broker in the Virgin Islands. Which may make you think there is a catch. There’s not! The yacht owner pays the yacht charter broker for setting up the deal and you receive the service for free. 

2. Yacht charter brokers make sailing more affordable 

Not only does using a yacht charter broker in the Virgin Islands come at no cost to you, it’s even possible to get a better deal using a VI yacht charter broker than researching and booking charter yachts yourself. That’s because a yacht charter broker will negotiate rates for you and make sure you get the best deal. Additionally, Go Sail Virgin Islands offers a 5% discount to sailors who book 6 months or more in advance and an additional 10% off if you are an ASA member. That’s hundreds of dollars in savings! 

3. Yacht charter brokers know the best sailboats available

If a Virgin Islands yacht charter broker is free to you, does that mean their services aren’t worth much? Absolutely not! Booking through a VI yacht charter broker provides you with a wealth of knowledge about Virgin Islands sailboats that you wouldn’t otherwise have Go Sail Virgin Islands is familiar with many of the charter yachts in the Virgin Islands and knows how to determine which ones will be right for your trip. That includes eliminating options that may appear great but the yacht owner doesn’t keep up on maintenance or steering you clear of overly expensive options that aren’t worth the price. 

4. Yacht charter brokers can help you plan your sailing trip

Not all yacht charter brokers in the VI will help you plan your sailing trip but Go Sail Virgin Islands will! Go Sail believes once you sail with them, you are crew forever– and that means they will be a consistent and constant resource throughout your sailing journey. You will receive email updates reminding you of items you need to check off your to-do list before your sailing vacation, you can sign up for newsletters with insider information about how to have the best VI bareboat sailing experience, and Captain G is at your service to give you recommendations and help you plan your trip!  

5. Yacht charter brokers make booking your sailing trip easy

Booking a Virgin Islands bareboat vacation is a lot of work without a yacht charter broker! You have to plan every detail of your trip, research reliable charters, contact charter companies, check their availability matches yours, and likely put down a hefty down payment to secure your spot. Go Sail Virgin Islands will do all the heavy lifting for you and you only have to put down a 30% deposit before your trip. 

Make your sailing vacation easy, simply fill out the online form here. Captain G will be back with you in no time with an accurate quote and some great boat options for your trip!