Ed Hamilton & Co.

Why Book a Crewed Charter with Us?

The Success of Your Charter Depends Largely on How Well the Broker Has Met Your Requirements
There is no substitute for many years of experience and personal knowledge of each charter yacht and her crew. Any boat and crew can look good in a brochure or online but we meet the crews and tour the boats so we can match our clients to the most appropriate oat and crew for them.

Choosing a Suitable Crew Can Be More Important Than Selecting a Boat.
A good crew can make up for a mediocre boat but the opposite is not true. We only recommend crews that we know and can describe from firsthand experience.

Increased security
Most charter yachts operate outside the USA. In almost all cases we keep your deposit in an escrow account which is not released to the yacht until just before the charter. We strongly caution you not to send money to a boat directly. This does not imply that boats are dishonest, but things can go wrong and accidents do happen – it can be very difficult to get your money back after the fact. From choosing the right boat and safeguarding your money, to helping you receive fair compensation if there is a problem, you have more security booking through us than you would as an individual.

Selection
With over several hundred crewed yachts currently chartering on our database, we have access to and work with a much larger selection than can be seen online or in yachting magazines.

Experience and reputation
Since 1972 our staff has been involved in every aspect of the charter industry, from running major Caribbean bareboat companies, designing and selling charter yachts, to teaching sailing, skippering charters and running stateside booking offices. We are well known in the industry for our high standards and are regularly acknowledged to have a reputation second to none.

Volume
Our extensive number of years in business contributes to the high volume of charters we book every year. We have a very long list of clients who continue to book their yacht charter vacations with us year after year.

Strong Connections
Our brokers have been board members of CYBA and longtime members of the prestigious AYCA – which operates under strict guidelines for your protection. We also work with privately-owned crewed yachts and their clearinghouses on a regular basis so our connections stretch far and wide around the world.

We Simplify Every Stage of the Booking Process
From the initial boat selection, presentation of all paperwork and cost summary before confirmation and payments, to detailed discussions of the menu, beverages and activity preferences for each guest, as well as hotel and flight recommendations – we make the booking process simple and personal.

Our Services Are Always Free
Yet our unbiased, independent advice and over 50 years of combined charter industry experience can make all the difference to your vacation.

You may already have a boat in mind, either from a friend’s experience or browsing on the internet. Our comments may even confirm your decision, but by booking through us you get an up to date, independent opinion of the yacht and crew, plus extra security, escrow protection and personalized service.

We provide security, guidance, experience and convenience – at no cost to our customers.