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Virgin Islands 27 years

Expert Brokers!

Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. has been providing exceptional yachting vacations for over 26 years.  However, even more beneficial to our clients is the fact that our Expert Brokers individually have 12-26 years experience booking yachting vacations… bareboat, crewed yacht and mega yacht charters.  

Our Expert Brokers are not just trained employees, they are charterers too! 



Emily Mack Crewed Yacht Charter Broker  

Crewed Yacht Division Manager / Charter Broker –Emily Mack–started working as a crewed charter broker in 2003. She has been an officer on the Board of Directors of CYBA since 2009. She has served on the Ethics Committee, is currently on the Environmental Committee and is the Liaison between CYBA and the British Virgin Island Charter Yachts, (CYS). Emily goes to the Virgin Islands several times a year to inspect the yachts and interview Crews. She has an in depth knowledge of all of the yachts and she personally knows the crews that she recommends. Emily is an avid charterer herself and sails the BVI as often as she can.

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Ellen Stewart Crewed Yacht Charter Broker  

Crewed Yacht Charter Broker –Ellen Stewart–a yacht charter broker of 24 years, is an active member of the Charter Yacht Broker’s Association (CYBA) since 1992 and recently held the Vice President’s position. She has also served on the CYBA Board of Directors as the Treasurer for 6 years and is currently a member of the Ethics and Membership Committees. Ellen is a top charter broker and is highly skilled at matching the best Virgin Island charter yacht to her clients. Her knowledge of the area is unsurpassed, giving you excellent service. With the advantage of being based in St. Thomas, if a new boat joins the fleet, Ellen makes it her priority to go meet the crew and inspect the boat.

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Melody Delgado Bareboat Charter Broker


Crewed Yacht & Bareboat Manager / Charter Broker – Melody Delgado – first started chartering in the Virgin Islands 24 years ago and has chartered almost every year for the past 17 years! Melody has relocated for a year to Cane Garden Bay, Tortola where she will be meeting more clients, inspecting more yachts and of course, enjoying the Caribbean atmosphere in her down time. Additionally, she has bareboat chartered in the Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Bahamas, Tahiti and Australia.

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Joann Higgins Bareboat Charter Broker


Bareboat Charter Broker – Joann Higgins – is a true charter expert, having worked in the charter industry for over 14 years! Most recently she lived on Tortola for 4 years while working for the Catamaran Company and experiencing first-hand the requirements of delivering a flawless charter. Joann is a natural on the water having also chartered and vacations in many other worldwide locations.

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Mallorie Lewis Bareboat Charter Broker


Bareboat Charter Broker – Mallorie Lewis – has been working with our charter clients since 2009. Her expertise includes both sailing and power yachts in the Virgin Islands with an extensive knowledge of all the background details that ensure successful charters. She has spent time at local boat shows familiarizing herself with all the newest yachts and has visited many of the bareboat yachts with each charter company we work with in Tortola and St. Thomas.

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Tim Nelson Mega Yacht Charter Broker


Mega Yacht Division Manager / Charter Broker – Tim Nelson – is one of the first United States charter brokers to become a member of the prestigious Mediterranean Yacht Broker Association (MYBA). Tim is also a member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA). He specializes in charters on yachts over 100' worldwide and every year attends the major international charter shows for these large yachts. Tim scours these shows to find only the finest yachts and crews to offer to his clients!

More About Tim See our Mega Yachts



Tom DeMartine Proprietor / Owner Virgin Island Sailing


Proprietor / Owner - Tom DeMartine - and his wife Sylvie began working in the yacht charter industry as captain and crew on charter yachts in 1981.  He was Chairman of the Ethics Committee on The Charter Yacht Brokers Associations (CYBA) Board of Directors from 2003-2008 and served on their board of directors many years prior. Tom works very closely with all the expert brokers and is personally familiar with over 1,000 charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. 

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Quality Yachts 


We know that choosing the right yacht is the key to success… yours and ours. Repeat clients represent over 50% of our business. 


We personally ensure the quality of the yachts we recommend by yearly inspections of both the yachts and professional crews. We also study all our clients' reviews and post these reviews on our website for all our clients to see.


Our information is current and accurate and we only recommend the yachts that we determine are suitable for an enjoyable and successful charter. 



Attention to Detail


We realize the importance of a well-organized charter! Our Expert Brokers stay in constant communication with the charter company or yacht crew to ensure the details of your charter are being handled and prepared for properly. Through our experience we know all the right questions and the small, but very important particulars to address. 


Our goal is for your vacation planning to be effortless and worry-free! 





Our user-friendly website enables you to browse an extensive selection of yachts. You can either call us at 1-800-382-9666 or email an Availability Request Form and we will go to work for you.


We respond promptly by phone or email with availability and complete details of several yachts that match your charter dates. 


Feel free to call or email anytime you have a question or need a recommendation. Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm est. Monday to Friday though our expert brokers are usually available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, 7 days a week. Plus, we give our clients the option to connect to our cell phones through our regular phone number for emergencies 24 hours/day.  800-382-9666



Price & Other Services


Our fee is paid by the yacht owner or company. We do not own any yachts, our recommendations are completely objective, entirely focused on our clients' interests. We have built our reputation on providing prompt, friendly, accurate and professional service.


Due to the large volume of charter vacations we arrange each year, we are able to offer a complete service. We can help with discount airfare, comprehensive trip insurance and give good hotel advice.



We are a proud member of the following:


Charter yacht Brokers Association

Charter Yacht
Brokers Association

Emily Mack
Ellen Stewart
Tom DeMartine
are members.

Florida Yacht Brokers Association

Florida Yacht
Brokers Association

Virgin Islands Search & Rescue

Virgin Islands
Search & Rescue

Better Business Bureau, Inc

Bureau, Inc.

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2216 Lake Shore Drive, Nokomis FL 34275 USA
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