About Boatbookings Yacht Charter

BOATBOOKINGS: The World's Leading Online Yacht Charter Broker Guiding You Around The World

The Boatbookings team is a group of highly-talented and passionate travel and yachting experts, with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the yachting industry. With a mix of backgrounds from yacht crew to tech start-up executives, and all keen travellers alike, we strive to deliver the highest levels of customer service and support to all our new and repeat clients.

Our global team of Charter Brokers visit all of the yacht shows worldwide, from the British Virgin Islands to Barcelona, to discover the top range of yachts available for the season. We have unparalleled knowledge of global superyachts, exclusive locations, and the best routes around the world!

At Boatbookings, we organise Luxury Crewed Yacht charter vacations, adventures and experiences on Motor Yachts, Sailing Boats, Catamarans and Gulets as well as static charters for corporate events almost anywhere around the world. Get in touch with any of the team below and we’ll get you out on the water!


Meet Our Expert Team

 

Capucine Boatbookings
 Capucine de Vallée | CEO

         

Since 2012 as CEO, Capucine has overseen the company go from strength-to-strength and the global team expand. She came to Boatbookings with formidable experience in global business, having had a successful career in FTSE-100 Media companies, international banking roles and Director of The Climate Change Forum.

Born in NYC (USA), Capucine moved to London in her teens.  She has a BA Hons Business Degree from the prestigious European Business School. Capucine has lived throughout the world from Singapore to Spain, Brazil to Poland and travelled extensively. 

Capucine sits on the MYBA Membership Committee, the Worldwide Yacht Brokers Association.  She also sat on the Advisory Committee of the European Business School and is a Founder Member of the MBA Mentor Candidate Program, which she helped create in 2009.

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Tom Boatbookings

Tom Virden  |  Founder

    

Tom is a seasoned executive in leisure, travel and technology business, and with a passion for yachting, he has sailed extensively in the BVI, Thailand, Turkey, and Mediterranean. As the original International Business Development Director at lastminute.com, he brings a wealth of knowledge of e-commerce best practices to Boatbookings. Having lived on the French Riviera for many years before returning to his home state of Colorado, he brings a love of world-travel to his business vision.

Tom formerly worked at Apple and Netscape which gave him an unparalleled understanding of how technology can be used to improve the customer experience and make chartering yachts accessible to all. Tom is a graduate of Stanford University and has written for the Harvard Business Review. He was previously a Director at FTSE 100 company Micro Focus but has now turned to invest in small companies focussing on climate change amongst other innovative ventures.

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Isabelle Boatbookings

Isabelle Walton Masters  |  Finance and Operations Manager

      

Isabelle brings a wealth of experience in luxury 5-star hotel management to the Boatbookings team. She honed her skills at prestigious hotel companies including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Relais Châteaux. Isabelle has travelled extensively across Europe whilst working for one of the leading hotel consultant companies in London specializing in financial feasibility studies for new hotel projects before joining us in 2013.

She brings the very best in customer service, as well as the financial know-how to smoothly fulfil her duties. Isabelle loves the French Riviera and visits her colleagues on the coast at every opportunity!

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Lambros Boatbookings
 

Lambros Tsolakis  |  Charter Broker Director

      

Lambros brings a wealth of experience to the Boatbookings team, having been in the yachting industry for over 15 years.

Lambros combines a strong educational background, where he holds an MBA, with a deep love for sailing - he has been competitively sailing since childhood! Lambros has extensively sailed in all parts of the Mediterranean as well as in the Caribbean; his first-hand knowledge of these cruising areas result in the ability to specialise in worldwide yacht charter.

Lambros is an active member of 3 of the most prestigious yachting associations: MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association), GYA (Greek Yachting Association) and CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association).

Given his global yachting profile and his corporate experience in business and international relations, Lambros personifies the Boatbookings mould of a skilled professional with a passion for all things yachting.

Based in Athens, Lambros' favourite sailing escape is around the Saronic gulf islands onboard his catamaran.

Contact Lambros See Lambros' favourite yachts

 

Ben Boatbookings

Ben Sutton  |  Charter Broker

      

Nicknamed the ‘Yacht Whisperer’ by his colleagues, Ben knows the best yachts with the most talented chefs in every charter destination. Ben has sailed all around the world and is able to provide unparalleled destination knowledge and first-hand advice to make your vacation unforgettable. He continues to be invited by Owners on the world's best charter yachts so that he can add a personal touch to your chosen luxury yacht charter itinerary.

Ben loves guiding you through the West Mediterranean, Croatia and Greece each summer, as well as North America & the Bahamas, the Caribbean and South Pacific in the winter season. Whether you're looking to charter for your annual vacation, celebrate a special anniversary or get together with your friends for iconic events like the Monaco Grand Prix, Ben looks forward to helping you create unforgettable memories.

Ben is one of the youngest Brokers to be granted MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association) membership. He is also a member of IYBA (International Yacht Brokers Association), an active member of CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association) and YPY in London. Follow Ben's Blogroll for regular yachting updates to make your charter extra special. 

Ben splits his time between the Fort Lauderdale office to oversee our winter bookings in the Bahamas & Caribbean, before coming back to London to deliver the Mediterranean season. You will often find Ben on the French Riviera, which will always be his third home! 

Contact Ben See Ben's favourite yachts

 

Tatiana St Pier  |  Marketing Executive

Having enjoyed holidays onboard both bareboat and crewed yachts in the Caribbean and Greek Islands, completed her ICC sailing course and Powerboat 2 Licence in Salcombe, and began a career in the luxury travel industry - it is no wonder her experience to date has driven Tatiana to channel her passions into developing a marketing career in the yacht industry.

Following graduation in 2019 with a degree in English Literature and Publishing Media, Tatiana’s passion for skiing naturally took her to the slopes of Val d’Isere as a chalet chef. This, combined with an appetite for exploring the remote reaches of our world, has equipped Tatiana with the knowledge of what it takes to deliver an exceptional holiday experience. Tatiana’s adventures include wading through Borneo’s jungles and Sulawesi’s remote Togian Islands. In the future, she hopes to explore South America and learn about other cultures.

Since working with Boatbookings, Tatiana has attended the the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show and ECYP.

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Lauren Boatbookings
 
Lauren Turner | Charter Broker Assistant

Lauren’s love of sailing began at 12 years old, learning to sail toppers in the Isles of Scilly. Since then she has spent two seasons sailing around the Greek Islands, guiding a flotilla of 12 boats, and getting to know the Ionian and Saronics in and out! She was able to visit the stunning port of Monemvasia every fortnight, where she tasted the most delicious Greek wines and sailed along the dramatic coastline. In 2019 she proudly obtained her Day Skipper qualification.

Lauren is originally from Buckinghamshire but studied Business Entrepreneurship at Falmouth University and graduated in 2017. She loves to travel and has spent a lot of time in southern Africa over the last 4 years, travelling through Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. She loves an adventure and has a huge passion for anything food related!

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Millie Addison  |  VIP Client Executive

Having achieved a degree in International Business from The University of Edinburgh, Millie lived in Australasia for 18 months and spent most of her time managing at an award-wining restaurant group in Sydney. Her highlights included serving VIP guests whilst working at the Australian Open Tennis Championships, sailing the Whitsundays on a crewed Trimaran during her time travelling Australia’s East Coast and boat hopping across the Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Since returning to the UK, she has forged a successful career as a marketeer and has continued to travel, attending Trade Exhibitions from Nuremberg to New Orleans.

 Millie is looking to combine her strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills with her love of travel and luxury as she pursues a career in the yachting industry. She hopes to make waves during her time at Boatbookings and align her competencies to help create memorable experiences for all clientele!

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Kim Christie | Client Executive

Kim was born in London and has always had a passion for travel. Shortly after finishing her studies in travel and tourism she moved to Dubai to sell property on the famous Palm Jumeirah Island. Looking for a new adventure she relocated back to Europe to teach English to children in Madrid. Unable to settle and shake off the travel bug, she then found herself backpacking her way around India and South East Asia

Kim spent seven years of her career in England specialising in expeditions to the Polar regions. She managed operations on the ground and tailor-made charter experiences throughout the Arctic and Antarctica. Her love for boats and wildlife soon introduced her to the Galapagos Islands which is where she has resided for the past three years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking and free diving.

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Jazz Boatbookings 
Jazz Grant | Marketing Assistant

Jazz is one of our newest members to the Boatbookings family and is based in London but loves to spend her time in France more than anything.

She has a real passion for the south of France as she has been there since she was young, visiting her family home. Jazz adores being in the water, paddle boarding and of course relaxing on the many French Riviera beaches. 
 

Kate Thompson  |  Team Assistant

  

 Kate provides assistance to the team and all our charter clients.  She is based in the South of France and loves to get out on the water when she can - be it on a boat, catamaran, yacht or a paddle board!  Wherever she goes, Pebble goes!  So look out for that Cairn Terrier around Antibes! 

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Boatbookings Yachting Industry Memberships
 
BB MYBA Members

Boatbookings and our brokers are proud members of the key Yachting Associations and Charter Industry Groups: MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association), CYBA, ECPY, IYBA, GYA and APSA to name a few.

Through our memberships, we keep current with marine issues including regulations and safety, visit new yachts and meet the crew, learn about new and changing destinations, and follow market developments. Our associations allow us to be better brokers and advisors to our clients.

Learn more about our industry memberships, the protections they provide you, and their activities here.


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