FLEET MANAGEMENT & CHARTERS
For many years Marilyn Eckel worked as a Lawyer in Private Practice in England dealing with real estate, personal injury, crime, probate, tax and trust laws, divorce, bankruptcies and civil litigation. In 2001 she was appointed as a Law Lecturer traveling around the major cities of England delivering Continual Professional Development training, a continuing education requirement in which lawyers must undertake several hours of legal training each year to maintain their license to practice law.
In the 1980s, Marilyn chose to take a year long sabbatical from her law practice to pursue her passion for sailing. She joined an 82’ ketch called Evohe as a crew member on a segment of a five year world tour. She completed a transatlantic crossing and the enjoyed time spent in the Caribbean before returning to the UK. Evohe continues to operate today as a commercial yacht in New Zealand, hosting expeditions and filming documentaries for programs such as BBC Natural History, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel.
Marilyn retired as a lawyer in 2006 and seeking a lifestyle change moved to St Maarten in the Caribbean. Marilyn loves everything that life in the beautiful Caribbean islands has to offer, most especially the opportunity to work in the yachting industry.
Since joining Select Yachts in 2008 as Charter Marketing Manager she has succeeded in integrating her enthusiasm for the sailing world and marine industry, as well as applying her legal skill and counsel in this role. Marilyn is always available to Owners, Captains and Crew. She keeps apprised of changing industry rules and regulations, attends the Caribbean Charter Boat Shows and monitors industry trends. As a Central Agent and Charter Marketing Manager, she is an expert “go to” person who is always ready to assist.
Thank you for all the effort you put in to make our charters successful, Marilyn; we appreciate you xxx Donald & Audrey
I have had the pleasure to meet and work with Marilyn and truly I can only say good things and recommend her and her team ????. They truly look after the owners, guest and crew. Liz
“Thanks so much for jumping on this so quickly and getting me answers. You are such an awesome CA!! ????” Dayle
“Marilyn, you are a wizard at how you juggle everything. You ARE!! Love working w/you. ♥ Owners should be grateful.” Margo
“Marilyn you are the lynch pin to everything, and just amazing to work with, you were brilliant throughout and certainly helped me an awful lot managing the clients. We thank YOU!!” Lucinda
“Our industry would be far more productive with more Marilyn’s around. Thanks for your delicate manner in crossing rivers and climbing mountains.” Andrew
“I like it when you managers are proactive and double check to make sure I’m thinking of everything. It helps!” Laura
“It’s great working with you. because you know the ins and outs, know what’s doable, and have expert legal insight. In the end, whether I’m working with crew, managers or owners, building partnerships and trust is key to success. Ours is a great partnership!” George
“You are a sweetheart! Your support is just incredible, thank you! We know it is a Saturday and you still do research and help us wherever you can. You are simply incredible and we cannot thank you enough! ” Audrey
“I have a new client looking to charter and I wanted to come straight back to yourself and Select before trying anywhere else (was very happy with the service and feedback last time).” Barry
“Thank you Marilyn, not only for your efforts, but for your extra common sense and professionalism in everything.” Charly & Carolina
I have to share that you/Select Yachts are always the quickest, most thorough responders whenever I inquire to Central Agents! Thank you- it is always such a streamlined process to book with you and Select Yachts, and I am so pleased that the charter went so well! Liza
“Thank you so much Marilyn. You have been so AMAZING!!!! Those boat owners are so lucky to have you!!! Believe me. Thank you!” Kate
“To be honest I have started choosing my yachts based on CA!!!!!
You are just fabulous!!!! Thanks so much Marilyn!!!!” Lucinda
“I so appreciate all of your good help with this (charter booking). You are one of the most efficient and nicest people to work with in the industry.” Mary
“Thanks for being there.. And you are very fortunate to have the ‘best in the business’ with Marilyn of Select Yachts.” Margo
“My clients were very happy! Thnx for all your help and a very happy ending. Marilyn, you are THE BEST! I love working with you and Anne.” Georgia
“Thank you so much for all your great support. It is a real pleasure working with you :)” Astrid