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Bluewater is a member of MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association, offering our clientele peace of mind that they are dealing with a professional and trusted brokerage house.

06 November 2017
Purchasing, selling, building or chartering a yacht through a MYBA Member safeguards clients and guarantees the highest standards of professional expertise. It's smooth sailing when you work with a MYBA Member.

Why work with a MYBA member?

Being a MYBA Member may begin as a valuable endorsement of professional excellence but it also comes with a number of privileges. 

Apart from easy access at preferential tariffs to the MYBA Sales (MoA) and Charter Agreements and YACHTFOLIO, Members gain access to important industry information and documents via the Association's website and Membership-only intranet. 

As a part of a Worldwide Yachting Association with online tools, they can express their views, share experience and knowledge, and seek advice from fellow Members regardless of their geographical location. MYBA Members have the opportunity to participate in industry developments by serving on committees or the MYBA Board and by providing input for MYBA's industry lobbying to authorities and regulatory bodies.  They are automatically accepted to the MYBA Charter Show, and other MYBA events, their contact information is listed on the public website and networking opportunities are excellent.

Bluewater’s involvement with MYBA

As a long-standing member of MYBA it is only natural for our employees to actively contribute to this association by joining various committees. 

This year saw our Director of Training John Wyborn being elected for a new position on the board, heading up the Competency, Education & Training Committee. This new training workgroup is a reflection of changes in how members of the yachting industry view professional learning, with the recognition that the highest standards of training are required to best serve yacht owners. This workgroup will continue to communicate with the Maritime Skills Alliance in the UK to set training standards for new crew and hopes to achieve Chartered status for both crew and brokers, yacht managers and shore based professionals, to promote continuous learning.

Rebecca Cutter, our Charter Manager, is on the Boat Show Committee, assisting with the organisation of the annual MYBA Charter Show, newly located in Barcelona in 2017. This is an event not to be missed by yacht charter professionals, attended by the most prestigious charter agencies and brokers globally. The exhibition is a select showcase of luxury charter yachts, allowing attendees the opportunity to visit the yachts on show, meet the crew, and sample the chefs’ talent before placing their recommendations with their clients. 

Zelda Swindell, our Head of Charter Marketing, is on the Charter Committee, who monitor the charter market and the continually evolving charter regulations in all the popular charter destinations, referring potential changes and issues to the Tax & Law Committee where relevant.  This Committee is responsible for drafting all the charter documents used by the MYBA Members, and in some cases, by the YACHTFOLIO Subscribers and the industry at large before these go to legal counsel.  The Committee also regularly reviews and revises, if necessary, the
MYBA Charter Agreement.  Its expert Members respond to Members’ queries regarding interpretation of the MYBA Charter Agreement.
If you have any questions regarding MYBA regulations when chartering a yacht, please contact our Charter specialist Rebecca Cutter on +33 493 34 34 13 or