Charter Index Limited is a privately owned British database publishing and services company with offices in London, England and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The company specializes in the collection, storage, maintenance and publication (online and in print format) of all types of searchable information relating to the charter of fully crewed yachts worldwide. It also supplies other online services including branded online databases for Charter Brokerages, charter inquiry and reservations systems, a charter industry NewsFeed and SEO services and XML data links.
Charter Index's customers are international Charter Agents, Charter Brokerages, Yacht Management companies, Yacht Captains, Yacht Owners, Central Charter Agencies and vendors to all of those markets. The company's revenues are derived from subscriptions, listings, advertising and systems charges.
The company is a business to business publisher and has no direct dealings with consumers, although it does supply consumer oriented systems for use indirectly on Retail Brokerage sites.
The data consists of
- dynamic (i.e. rapidly changing on an ongoing basis) textual and graphic content on the world's crewed yacht charter fleet, currently numbering over 1000 vessels.
- directories of all known Charter Brokerages and staff and all known Central Agencies and staff.
- online brochures for all yachts including high specification photography.
American Yacht Charter Association brokers are recognized worldwide for their professional knowledge, their high ethical standards and their sound business practices.The membership includes some of the most experienced brokers in the industry.
To be eligible and to remain a Member, Charter Brokers and Charter Managers must have a clear record of adherence to high ethical standards within the industry, excellent business practices and the reputation of a strong financial basis.
Active members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association specialize in arranging private yacht vacations in a variety of locations.
CYBA is a prestigious industry association of charter brokers founded over 30 years ago.
Always look for the CYBA logo, which identifies those brokers who are active members of the professional Charter Yacht Brokers Association.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association was created in 1987 to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation among its members; and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business.
Each member is required to abide by a code of ethics to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation, or unethical practices in the yacht brokerage profession.
The Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association is one of the oldest of its kind. Founded in 1962 by the pioneers of the business at the time, the Association has today over a hundred members with active businesses established in Greece.
It is reassuring to know that HYBA Charter Brokers are bonded and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) of the Ministry of Tourism and HYBA Sales Brokers are required to be members of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association is a renowned professional organisation, founded in 1984, whose members are involved at all levels within the Superyacht Industry. Members of MYBA are widely represented in all fields of brokerage, charter,technical management and construction of large yachts.
MYBA guides its members on the highest ethical and technical standards, ensuring Corporate and Individual Members meet the requirements of the Rules of Conduct.