About CharterWave

CharterWave is the world's most trusted yacht vacation resource

CharterWave is an award-winning website that launched in 2006, the same year Twitter was born. CharterWave was the world’s first website dedicated exclusively to editorial coverage of the global yacht charter industry.

Today, the CharterWave database contains more editorial content about yacht charter than any other resource on earth.

Editorial integrity has always been the cornerstone of CharterWave’s content. The site only accepts advertising from charter agencies and brokers who are members of top professional organizations, and the site clearly labels sponsored content to distinguish it from editorial content, so readers can tell the difference.

The founder and editor of CharterWave is award-winning journalist Kim Kavin, whose writing about yacht charter has appeared in such publications as Yachting, Yachts International, Power & Motoryacht, Boat International USA, Robb Report, Elite Traveler and more. She was the first person to hold the title of Charter Editor at both Yachting and Power & Motoryacht magazines.

Kim has been quoted as a charter expert everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Conde Nast Traveler. She is the author of the charter industry “bible” Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations, and was elected three times as president of Boating Writers International, marine journalism’s leading professional organization.