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About Us

Learn about CKIM Group, the experts behind Charter the Caribbean, and discover unmatched service for luxury yacht charters around the world. Start planning your unforgettable adventure today.

Why Charter the Caribbean?

With more than half a century of sailing expertise, extensive captaincy experience spanning over a decade, and nearly 30 years crafting personalized yacht charters, we offer unparalleled service to guide you towards the perfect Caribbean adventure.

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About Charter the Caribbean

Charter the Caribbean, backed by CKIM Group’s yachting expertise, offers unparalleled service. Our Sebastian, Florida HQ keeps us at the forefront of the industry. Plus, our global team ensures seamless experiences. Meet the CKIM Group Team below – your dedicated yachting specialists.

We’ll make the arrangements for you, so you are free to make memories, not phone calls. CKIM Group Inc. has decades of experience arranging unforgettable trips on charter yachts. With our vast resources and dedicated staff, we assure your satisfaction.

Above all, we do our best to understand your vacation vision. Our Charter Brokers strive for open communication, listening to your needs and desires, and answering your questions. We must keep you, our client’s best interests, at the forefront. We share insight and first-hand knowledge of yacht amenities, captains, crews, and chefs, providing you with the required information.

It’s our goal to help you realize your Caribbean vacation dreams. Weather permitting, your yacht charter will take you where you want to go. Perhaps you would like to jaunt through Belize, or US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Alternatively, head up the Bahamas to Abacos or Exumas. We help you choose a yacht and destination that best aligns with your unique group. Let us be your guides. 

Charter the Caribbean Values

We are dedicated to providing the following:

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  • We strive to be the best in everything we do.
  • We are committed to honesty and transparency and always hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
  • We are dedicated to continuous improvement and excellence in our processes and services. We define success as doing the right things well while always reflecting our “Plus One” Raving Fan vision.
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  • We pride ourselves on always providing responsive, professional, and exceptional service. 
  • Our clients come first. We strive to anticipate every client’s needs and respond with the most helpful solution. This even means referring you, the client, to another company. 
  • We will relentlessly persevere, creatively facing challenges to tirelessly address details until resolution.  
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  • Fostering relationships and teamwork are the core of all we do; with clients, industry partners, and each other. 
  • We believe in the power of open communication and the continuous flow of information between all team members, especially in challenging circumstances. 
  • Above all, Charter the Caribbean value our team members. We consistently engage in learning and growth opportunities, provide feedback, and nurture the company’s development. 

Charter the Caribbean Team

The CKIM Team behind Charter the Caribbean is comprised of luxury travel veterans and international market specialists.

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Yacht Charter Advisor

Jennifer enjoys travel, horseback riding, photography, and practicing Japanese Tea Ceremonies daily.  At 16, she was already traveling the world, learning about new places, cultures, and philosophies, eventually falling in love with those travels’ unique experiences.  She has enjoyed going to Japan and being fully immersed at the Urasenke Professional College of Chado in Kyoto, Japan, delving into the Way of Tea.

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Yacht Charter Advisor

Sonja is a luxury yacht charter veteran with over 26 years of diverse industry experience across Catamarans, Monohulls, and Megayachts. After beginning her career working on yachts in top destinations in France and Spain, Sonja moved to the Caribbean, where she worked for 15 years.

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Yacht Charter Advisor

Growing up along the beautiful coast of Southern Maine, Julia developed a love for the sea from an early age. Now based in Newport, Rhode Island, the sailing capital of America, she facilitates international charters, specializing in catamaran and motor yacht charters in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mediterranean. Her favorite destinations include the Balearic Islands, Croatia, and Greece. Julia’s background in charter management cultivated a strong foundation and passion for organizing luxury yacht charters for her clients. Her portfolio includes a diverse mix of sailing yachts, sailing and power catamarans, and motor yachts over 70 feet.

Julia is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service, ensuring smooth sailing for every charter endeavor.

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Yacht Charter Advisor

Meghan has been working in the yachting industry for since 2013. She has worked on various sailing and motor yachts, starting as a stewardess/chef and progressing to sole chef. Pivoting to land, Meghan started cooking for professional sailing race teams, including American Magic, while they were campaigning for the 36th America’s Cup.

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Yacht Charter Advisor

Growing up on the south shore of Long Island, with the family boats right in the backyard, Devan developed a deep love for the ocean at a very young age. As a licensed captain herself, she has navigated charter yachts in prestigious locations like the Virgin Islands, Greece, Southeast Asia, New England, the Bahamas, and Hawaii. This extensive experience has honed her understanding and cultivated a deep-seated appreciation for the finer details of yacht chartering, from seamless logistics to exceptional guest experiences.

Her transition from the helm to the brokerage side of the industry reflects her commitment to furthering her expertise and her genuine love for yachting!  Helping clients to fulfill their yacht charter dreams, while providing unparalleled service, is where she truly excels.

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Christopher Patrick has been a veteran of the yacht charter industry for the past 30 years. He lived in the British Virgin Islands for many years, where he fell in love with sailing and the yacht charter industry. And he will happily arrange yacht charters based on your particular requirements.

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Memberships

Charter the Caribbean is proud to advise that our yacht broker specialist, Christopher Patrick is a member of CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association) and IYBA (International Yacht Brokers Association). CYBA strives to maintain high ethical standards in the crewed yacht charter industry and liaises between brokers and industry-related groups.

Membership requires sponsorship from active CYBA members and regular attendance at annual broker shows and seminars. IYBA strives to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business to promote professionalism and cooperation among its members. Its mission is to develop and maintain a high standard of conduct in transacting the yacht brokerage business. Each member is required to abide by a code.

CKIM Group supports The Virgin Islands Search & Rescue (VISAR), an all-volunteer organization dedicated to ensuring the waters of the British Virgin Islands are safe for travelers and locals alike by providing search and rescue missions that save lives!

The following are a few resources to consider when taking a vacation

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Travel Insurance

It is essential to protect your investment against unforeseen circumstances.

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Boat Comparison Guide

The boat comparison Guide will provide insights about the different types of Yachts.

New To Yachting?

If you’re new to yachting, our First Time Yacht Charter Guide is the perfect resource to help you navigate the world of luxury yacht charters.

Caribbean Yacht Charter

Whether you’re a seasoned charterer or new to luxury yacht charters, our comprehensive First Time Yacht Charter Guide is designed to assist you every step of the way.

Filled with frequently asked questions, a detailed boat comparison guide, real-life experiences, and visually engaging infographics, this resource is the perfect tool to educate yourself on the world of yacht chartering.

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Contact us to start a conversation about your dream vacation, and let us show you how we can help bring your vision to life through our exceptional yacht charter services.

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