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
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 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.
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!
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.
Ben Sutton | Charter Broker Director
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 or Cannes to deliver the Mediterranean season. You will often find Ben on the French Riviera, which will always be his third home!
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!
Andrew Gatehouse | Charter Coordinator
Andrew fell in love with yachting at a young age. He started his sailing career at the age of 8 sailing dinghies and then went onto race lasers. He progressed onto becoming a sailing instructor and from there went to sailing yachts, sailing around the south-east of the United Kingdom as well as leading family island hopping charters around Croatia and Greece.
In 2019 Andrew trained to work on superyachts where he gained his tender operator and coastal skipper qualifications. From there he has worked onboard superyachts for UHNWI’s in destinations like the Middle East and Caribbean. He has travelled across the Caribbean from St Maarten, St Barthélemy, Anguilla and Puerto Rico.
During his career, Andrew spent a lot of time driving tenders and running the onboard watersport activities. His yachting experience and knowledge has brought key skills and insights to aid in delivering the perfect charters for our clients. To build on existing expertise, Andrew is currently acquiring his Yacht Brokerage Diploma.
James Teague | Charter Coordinator
Kimberly Lee | Charter Broker - Catamaran Specialist
Kimberly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with anything related to the term 'catamaran'.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive luxury sail or power catamaran, motor yacht, or day charter catamaran Kimberly knows the charter market like a Catapedia.
It all started when she crossed the Atlantic at the tender age of 20 in a Voyage Catamaran from Cape Town, South Africa (her hometown) to St. Martin in the Caribbean. She stayed in St. Martin and became a catamaran charter expert in St Martin, St Barts, Nevis, St Kitts, and the Grenadines while working as either a hostess or deckhand aboard luxury crewed catamarans.
In 1995, when Hurricane Lewis devastated the area, Kimberly decided that the British Virgin islands were the # 1 area to explore and moved to the BVI, where she worked the popular 85-foot Catamaran Lone Star, which was probably the first 85-foot luxury custom catamaran in the industry. Kimberly ultimately decided to use her extensive knowledge to help others plan their charters, and became a charter broker with speciality throughout the Caribbean. Kimberly pioneered expert matching of the client's needs with the right crew and catamaran configuration.
Ask Kimberly anything related to cats and destinations: Tahiti, Seychelles, BVI, Bahamas, USVI, Grenadines, Greece - she just loves to plan the perfect catamaran charter for you!
Kristyna Royds | Charter Coordinator
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.
Di joins the team from South Africa, having previously worked on the administrative side of the private superyacht industry for 9 years. During her years on board she managed all logistics of the vessel’s day-to-day operations, vessel accounts and reporting, as well as the owner’s personal schedules and managed the human resources and travel plans for 96 crew. She was fortunate to travel the Mediterranean extensively on the yachts, and made an effort to explore the rest of the world whilst on vacation.
Her in-depth experience in working with UHNWI's, as well as business and relationship management gives her a thorough understanding of the unique lifestyles, expectations and needs of clients.
Di will be working for Boatbookings part time - as a Team Assistant as well as supporting the Charter Broker Directors. She looks forward to serving our clients with the exceptional service, integrity, discretion and attention to detail.
On a personal level, Di is inspired by working with children from local communities in South Africa, helping to transform their lives through sport, as part of her commitment to United Through Sport, a non-profit organisation based in Port Elizabeth of South Africa.
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.
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!
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.