Director of Charter

Nicolas Benazeth

Director of Charter - Cote d'Azure, Mediterranean

Director of Charter & Senior European Charter Broker with many years experience organising luxury yacht charters and a further five years working within the luxury travel industry, Nick was born and raised on the shores of the Indian Ocean and always had a passion for the sea and the outdoors.

After studying Biology at Imperial College in London, and spending a year as a guide in luxury safari camps in southern Africa, he moved back to the UK, where he spent five years organising luxury tailor-made and adventure holidays. With projects to manage ranging from polar expedition cruises and whale watching trips in the Pacific to luxury safaris in Botswana, he gained a valuable understanding of the high-end travel and service industry. Moving to the South of France, he then worked as a luxury charter broker in one of the leading yacht brokerage companies.

Nick brought his valuable experience of the charter market to CharterWorld, and he is now ideally based at the heart of the Cote d’Azur between Monaco and St Tropez. Perfectly bilingual in French and English, Nick also speaks some Spanish and Swahili. He enjoys being in constant contact with many of the world’s best yachts and crews, as well as being lucky enough to travel through the Mediterranean and beyond to keep improving his local knowledge. He particularly enjoys designing tailored itineraries, and finding the perfect yacht and crew, as no two charters are ever the same.

Nick's favourite place to cruise: "It is impossible to really choose between all the great charter destinations worldwide, but if pushed, I have a soft spot for the Easter Mediterranean – from the multitude of islands and bays of Croatia, to the diverse natural beauty and local hospitality of Greece and Turkey."

Client Feedback

"Dear Nick, Everything is above my best expectations. The crew in particular is stellar, the best I have ever experienced. Captain Brennan is a superb professional, leading a team of passionate, very hardworking, enthusiastic team members. We are having a wonderful time, and are being taken care of so well, and with genuine care and kindness, that I couldn’t even imagine anything better. Thank you." S.C. Yacht CHECKMATE / Bahamas / February 24 – March 7.

"Nick, they were great. Had a great time. Crew lovely. S.S. MALTESE FALCON / SOUTH OF FRANCE / 22-27 August.

"Dear Nick, I took me while to get back to you after such a wonderful trip. We had a great time, the crew was the best we had, very professional and knowledgeable, and the service was excellent. We also were very happy with itinerary. Let’s plan to see each other at the boat show at the end of the month. Many thanks again. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards" S.I. SEVEN SINS / Catania - Monaco / 6-27 August.

"Dear Nick, We are all collectively of the view that the PANDION was completely spectacular. We had many yachts to choose from and are absolutely pleased with our choice. We intend yachting every year and will definitely have PANDION in our top 3 choices. In terms of the crew, they were exceptional and gave us continuous service, super-efficient. Chef Tasso, Konstantina, Alexi, Georgia and Giorgios were all phenomenal, our trip would have not been the same if we had had a different crew, as they played a critical role in going beyond their duty of call. Captain Michalis and Giannis were professional, meticulous and ensured our safety came first at all times. In closing, the Captain conveyed to us that we were the best guests that he had ever had the pleasure to yacht with. Thank you and chat next year. Regards," A.C. PANDION / Athens – Limnos / 19 – 29 July.

"Nick, everything was great. Crew really nice, if we can accommodate dates we would like to repeat this boat next summer. Pascal mentioned some places in Turkey that I found really nice. Captain Pascal is really nice and very easy to deal with which is always very important in these trips. Gallia is also really nice in coordinating the internal staff. As I said if we can accommodate places and dates next year we would like to go again with them." J.Z. M/Y MY WAY / Bonifacio – Ajaccio, Corsica / 21 - 28 July.

"Dear Nick, It was a lovely trip, we really enjoyed everything. Everything was great. Thank you so much for everything once again. Hope we will have the chance to cooperate again very soon. Kind regards," I.K. M/Y CHRISTINA G / Palma – Palma, Balearics / 8 - 15 July.

"Hi Nick, The Crew was amazing, we had a great time, the boat was in perfect condition, and the ports beautiful. Thank you again for your help on planning this trip. Looking forward to next year. Best regards," A.P. M/Y SOLE DI MARE / Athens – Athens, Greece / 9 - 16 July.

"Hi Nick, to be perfectly honest I don’t think there was a single thing wrong in any way! The boat and the staff were all terrific! I think we are planning to do it all again in a few years as we had a lazy week and didn’t catch a Marlin….so we would definitely want the boat again, which must speak volumes. Kind regards" P - BELUGA Yacht Charter / Great Barrier Reef / October.

"Hi Nick, Everything going extremely well thanks. Boat and crew excellent." RASCAL / Komodo / August.

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