Helping Plan your perfect luxury yachting vacation
Select Yachts charter brokers begin by establishing the basics. A one-on-one conversation with your personal broker defines your specific requirements; type of yacht, location, budget, number of cabins, and itinerary.
Then your broker can search industry databases to present you with a selection of ideal yachts showing availability. She’s been aboard the yachts and met the crews. Her insights help you plan the perfect luxury yachting vacation.
ANN E. MCHORNEY, PRESIDENT
Select Yachts Founder & Director
Ms. Ann E. McHorney has 25 years of professional experience in the charter industry. She is a Charter Sales Specialist, has been a crew member and chef on both sail and motor superyachts. Acting as a Charter Specialist on the Select Yachts team, Ann E delights in applying her knowledge and expertise to match charter clients with the perfect yacht and crew.
“It’s sort of like being the Ultimate Match Maker – that’s how I like to think of myself! I’m so pleased when people come to me at the end of their holiday exclaiming that this was the best vacation of their lives. What a great thing to be able to do for people!”
Years of working as a charter crew member have provided Ann E. with lots of cruising time and an intimate knowledge of the world’s most fabulous industry.
Our company is a collective of amazing people & Yachting Vacation Planners
We are a boutique firm of individuals with a wide range of yachting experience. We have been yacht owners, captains, and crew. We know the industry inside out. We have toured the most popular charter destinations and inspected and managed top yachts. We use that knowledge to match you with the perfect yacht and crew. That’s the Select Yachts difference.
Fleet Management & Charter
Marilyn was born on a small island in the mouth of England’s famous River Thames. Her love of the sea emerged at an early age. As a teenager, she was an award-winning dinghy racer. At the age of 23, she owned a 27-foot yacht to indulge in weekend sailing along the Kent coastline. Her role model is Clare Francis, renowned for sailing single-handed, around-the-world adventure in the 1970s. After reading her autobiography, Marilyn vowed to do some serious sailing during her lifetime. She crewed on a transoceanic delivery. She sailed during every vacation, from bareboat to flotilla sailing, throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Marilyn knows yachts from the inside out. Marilyn has a law degree. She worked as a lawyer for 25 years at the largest law firm in the UK. She is an invaluable asset to Select Yachts for contract negotiation, customs & immigration, legal and flag issues, and complaint mediation. Email Marilyn@selectyachts.com if you wish to add your yacht into the Select Yachts fleet for charter.
Fleet Management & Charter
Daisy brings professional yacht management, bookkeeping, and accounting acumen to the Select Yachts fleet management division. She has extensive marine experience both as a long time recreational, bluewater sailor, a competitive racer and a marine industry professional. Daisy has been a vital participant in the yachting industry for over a decade. She is an excellent resource for Owners and crew who find themselves in need of a recommendation; everything from marinas and repairs to waterway guides and uniforms.
She has attended numerous charter yacht shows in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the United States. From branding to staging a yacht, Daisy understands marketing strategies. She brings keen insights to address charter broker and charter client needs and expectations. She applies her knowledge individually and meticulously to each vessel in the Select Yachts fleet to ensure their success as a charter business.
Lisa was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, on the shores of frigid and temperamental Lake Michigan. From childhood she loved three things, being out on the water, writing and travel. She published her first jingle for the Noxema skin care brand at nine years old, and wrote her first commissioned screenplay while still in college.
Lisa moved to St. Thomas, USVI, to indulge in her passion for sailboat racing, explore the Caribbean, and work as a freelance writer. She also spent many years living in Europe, followed by dissertation research in Mexico and Guatemala, a catalyst for projects and publications concerning the history of South Florida, and the Mayan peoples of Mexico and Guatemala.
Lisa has worked in media and marketing in the yachting industry for over fifteen years. She has been published in many of the industry’s most prestigious magazines. She enthusiastically and elegantly portrays the stunning yachting lifestyle, the world’s most fascinating vessels, and the dramatic shores they reach.
Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Ms. Lynn Norris is the extraordinary facilitator behind the scenes for the Select Yachts team. She is in charge of office management and bookkeeping at our Fort Lauderdale office.
A graduate of Penn State and experienced CPA, she has a cheerful attitude, a heartwarming smile, and deals masterfully with a multitude of tasks.Lynn grew up in Fort Lauderdale with a love of boats. Early on in life, she helped her father restore a 37’ Silverton. In the tradition of her military family, she was active in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, rising to the rank of captain, and leading a group of 17 kids. At Penn State, she enlisted in the ROTC, where she achieved the rank of corporal.
Lynn enjoys interacting with people and helping them achieve their goals. She is fluent in Spanish and French and is invaluable to the Select Yachts team, whether working with foreign clients or dealing in foreign ports. We are thrilled to have Lynn aboard, efficiently running our office, handling our books, and charming everyone with whom she comes in contact.
Branding & Social Media
Martine is a South Florida native of Haitian ancestry. Her specialty for the last four years has been social media marketing. She works diligently to expand Select Yachts’ online presence via numerous social media platforms. Her efforts benefit all of the charter yacht owners, brokers and retail clients who have come to rely on Select Yachts’ professional services.
Martine graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. She specializes in developing a personal brand that is widely recognized. She has successfully promoted various high-profile clients in diverse industries, from music to health and beauty.
Travel is one of Martine’s favorite hobbies. She has traveled extensively through Africa and the Caribbean. Both at home or abroad, she is always enthusiastic about meeting new people in different walks of life. Select Yachts is delighted to have Martine on board. Her knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm are a great asset to our company and to our owners and crew who are keen to expand their social media reach.
Although our team is made up of individuals with specializations, each has a wide range of industry experience. We all have knowledge about yacht charter, management and sales, and our teamwork results in optimal solutions. We have toured the most popular charter destinations, inspected and managed top yachts, and interviewed and placed captains and crews. We have an extensive list of repeat charter clients. As one of the largest charter fleets in the industry, many of our owners have entrusted us with their yachts for years. As sales brokers, we believe our success results from honest, highly personalized service.
Select Yachts charter brokers can do amazing things. Need a Mediterranean charter yacht for the Cannes film festival? A motor yacht for Christmas in St. Barths? An iconic yacht for a commercial shoot, Caribbean racing yacht, or a submarine-equipped super yacht? Select Yachts meets the challenge of your most extreme request.
Our company proposes only high quality, luxury motor yachts, sailing yachts and catamarans. We have an extensive range of options for luxury holidays anywhere you wish to travel. Spend a week or two cruising the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Florida, New England, the Eastern and Western Mediterranean or the exotic the South Pacific. On a luxury yacht charter, every day brings into view a new horizon.
Our Company charter brokers work one on one with you to satisfy every preference detail. Our professional data bases and global network give us access to certified, charter compliant yachts worldwide. We use approved industry contracts to insure your safety. Our clients keep coming back and referring us to their friends because they know we do it right!
Our experts are available at your convenience to answer your questions and assist you in planning your next holiday. Browse through our site to discover how much we can offer you, then call or email. Talk with you soon!
Select Yachts Team is proud to have so many brokers and often repeat clients, who are so pleased in working with us that they are inspired to put pen to paper.
“I’m excited about my sweet family on Lady M. You ladies do an amazing job managing your boats/crews. Thanks for checking in! I’ll be back with some other business soon.” Georgia
“Select is the best! They are always spot on and very professional.” Pino
“We have loved chartering and really enjoyed working with you and everyone at Select Yachts. We would recommend you to anyone as we are always impressed by your efficiency and professionalism.” Sally
“Thanks for the help! Love working with you guys at Select! Fair Winds!” Kevin
“Thank you team Select for the exceptional treatment. We were beyond thrilled with the excellent broker feedback we received from the Grenada Charter Yacht Show!”
“You guys are the best when it comes to catamaran charters.” Charl