We offer a bespoke and genuinely personal approach to the entire superyacht experience
We founded Yomira, literally meaning ‘Your Ocean’, to offer you more than simply chartering a beautiful yacht with a supremely capable crew.
Through Yomira, your entire superyacht experience is at the very centre of how we operate. Between us we have been immersed in superyacht brokerage for over half a century, which has given us the knowledge and expert connections to offer an unrivalled service, more comprehensive and personal; it has also convinced us of our responsibility for the stewardship of our world and our oceans.
We give you exclusive access to incredible itineraries on superyachts across the globe and off-the-beaten-path ocean adventures, designed uniquely for you by people who genuinely care.
So, for all explorers and pioneers, culturally curious travellers, families and friends in search of the extraordinary, get in touch – your superyacht and ocean are waiting.
Two Founders With A Shared Vision to create genuine, long-lasting relationships with superyacht charter experiences at their heart
My father was a keen sailor and I first caught the yachting bug in my late teens when I was tempted to travel out to Sardinia to race at the Swan World Regatta, armed just with a book of nautical terms and a taste for adventure.
By the time I returned home again, I had worked my way from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and back again on a range of amazing yachts. That was it, I was hooked and fell in love with the extraordinary freedom and excitement of life on the ocean.
After graduating in Business, I began my professional yachting career as a broker in 1989 before building the international charter teams at Camper & Nicholsons, Edmiston and then Burgess, some of the prime players of the industry, while also developing an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the changing needs and expectations of clients throughout their yachting journey.
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to witness the luxury superyacht world grow from a niche pursuit to the global powerhouse it is today. Through Yomira, I am passionate about evolving our business, together with Amanda to the next level by providing exceptional personal service, a peerless selection of the best superyachts, and truly transformative experiences. Always keeping to our mantra to create meaningful and trusted relationships with clients and partners who love life on the ocean as much as we do.
Away from our office in the City, when I’m not travelling to meet with clients or checking out yachts, I live in the beautiful countryside of Sussex, and try to keep fit messing about in the great outdoors.
What is not to love about superyachts? I have found I am decidedly more effective in this arena rather than my original dream of becoming an archaeologist! For the past 21 years, I have been immersed in yachts, learning from scratch everything that is superyachting.
I started my professional yachting career at leading yacht brokerage house Burgess, where I worked my way up from a PA in 2000, to looking after Owners, their yachts and crews and orchestrating charters directly with clients. Being an active (read vociferous) member of the international MYBA Charter Committee ensures I am on top of the latest relevant maritime rules and regulations and I also love sailing myself on our little Fairline in the Solent.
Neil and I have worked together for over 21 years and we have notched up more than 50 years of experience between us. We launched Yomira so that we could impart our love and knowledge of the extraordinary world of superyachts. We want to do things a little differently, to share our vast knowledge bank of yachts and years of experience with clients to provide a hands-on, insightful and bespoke approach, backed with our expertise.
We take our clients on a consultative journey, to genuinely find out what their motivations are for a holiday, what makes them tick when they are in ‘relax’ mode, where they might like to explore or what the kids might like to learn about the ocean, to bring more colour to what is possible on the yachts. There is nothing more satisfying when a client calls us up after a charter and simply says, ‘thank you, you got that spot on.’
We would love to chat further, to design and deliver the ultimate superyacht experience, specifically for you.
Making the entire journey less complex, more interactive, transparent and more rewarding
Your time is precious. At Yomira, we make sure it isn’t wasted. At the start of our relationship, we will consult with you in depth to ensure we fully understand your needs and desires so we can suggest the perfect yacht, crew and itinerary to meet them. Every Yomira charter is curated just for you in collaboration with the crew and our network of hand-picked service providers around the world.
The great joy of yachting is, of course, spontaneity. Every Yomira itinerary, developed from years of knowing what our clients love the most about their time at sea, gives you the freedom to live in the moment. We hope you’ll find inspiration in our website – a taster of what can be achieved during your time on board.
As well as tailor-making the perfect itinerary, we ensure that we find you the yacht best suited to it. Although we have full access to the entire global fleet of over 2000 superyachts, we only cherry-pick the finest for our collection and deploy cutting-edge tech to track them 24/7 around the world – ensuring that every aspect of the charter is delivered with proper, personal-touch service that keeps you coming back.
We are proud to be members of MYBA, the Worldwide Yachting Association and IYBA the International Yacht Brokers Association – internationally renowned professional organisations that empower its members to achieve the highest ethical and technical standards, and ensure they are always up to date with international regulations.
To begin planning your charter experience – or if you simply want to chat about what Yomira can do for you – just get in touch.
Superyacht charter demands the highest level of expertise and attention to the smallest detail
Most charters we arrange are booked under the MYBA Charter Agreement, the industry’s most respected and widely used contract. A 50% deposit is usually required to secure your yacht, with the balance of hire together with an advance to cover all operating expenses, tax and any delivery charges payable up to five weeks before boarding. Charters taking place within the UK and EU are subject to VAT; other local taxes may apply elsewhere. We also offer a number of ‘all-inclusive’ charter packages, which we’ll be happy to discuss with you. Cancellation and Charterer’s Liability insurance can be arranged for extra peace of mind.
Charters during the high season (July/August, Christmas/New Year & Festivals, such as the Monaco Grand Prix & Cannes Film Festival) normally attract a higher rate than low season periods.
To enrich your charter experience and travel planning, we draw on the services of a variety of carefully curated service providers. We will notify you in advance of any additional costs these might entail, and will always negotiate the most favourable terms for you wherever possible.
We will help talk you through all of the detail so that there are no hidden surprises. Full terms and conditions are always available from your Yomira team.
Trusted so you know you are in safe hands
Travel & COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has of course had a tremendous impact on people’s desire and ability to travel.
At Yomira, the safety and peace of mind of our clients is paramount. We closely follow all current guidance and are in constant communication with our global partners to ensure compliance with the latest travel advice.
Throughout the charter fleet, yachts are adhering to the most stringent protocols to ensure cleanliness and security. Further reassurance can be provided by way of industry addenda to the Charter Agreement should the pandemic necessitate the postponement or cancellation of your charter.
We put our energy where our heart is, supporting carbon neutrality
On the ocean, we see first-hand the effects of human activity on the environment. Yomira makes it easier for our clients to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to eco and sustainability-driven initiatives. We can offset carbon emissions from your fuel consumption; connect you to ocean-preservation projects in parts of the world where you are cruising; and even provide onboard conservation specialists and marine biologists to help you learn more about the ocean.
Everything about the yacht met our expectations and surpassed them. Our guests were delighted, amazed and completely content every day. We could not have asked for a better holiday, thank you so much Yomira!Charter client, 40m motor yacht