About Y Charter
For over a decade, Y Charter has offered a new dimension of sophistication to the yachting lifestyle.
Y Charter’s outstanding reputation and years of success are built on an unparalleled commitment to their clients and the yachting industry itself. From yacht charters to management to the sales and marketing of the world’s most desirable luxury vessels, Y Charter offers a complete package of services to the yachting community.
Y Charter’s impressive record of yacht charters, growing sales fleet, and ongoing global expansion are a testament to the company’s honesty, integrity and steadfast promise to deliver the best to its clientele.
With a team composed of long time industry veterans who are uniquely dedicated to their careers and pride themselves on providing exceptional customer service, the Y Charter crew will craft memorable experiences that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives.
As part of MYBA, the largest worldwide yachting association, Y Charter is able to broker any yacht listed for charter anywhere in the world for exact price as the company’s competitors. As the industry is strictly regulated, therefore making prices identical for all charter companies, it is really all about connecting with the right charter broker who provides best customer service for your needs. Y Charter is unequivocally excellent at what they do and that is why they have been so successful.
Y Charter’s staff’s extensive experience in all service areas ensures that they can offer complete services performed with unrivaled skill and knowledge, all while accessing the best in the industry and giving its customers tailored advice and support, regardless of their requirements.
Y Charter Staff
Kefy Corcilli – Controller
With over thirteen years of experience in the marine and boating industries, Kefy knows the insides and outs of everything to do with the yachting world in Miami, the Caribbean, and beyond.
Some highlights of her exceptional career thus far include achieving unprecedented access to Cuba for clients, including being able to get a flotilla of boats into a Cuban port to participate in the Hemingway Bill Fishing tournament – the first time that American boats were able to participate in this storied international contest.
With previous experience as the accounting manager of The Yacht Group (known for their prestige Yacht Controller product, among others), working with high-end dealerships, vendors, and clients to craft exceptional experiences along with managing an 85’ Hatteras, Kefy brings her unique skills, background, and ability to make the impossible happen to the Y Charter family.
Colin Mcnish – Chauffeur / Sales Liaison
With over 15 years of experience in the Executive Protection field, Colin Mcnish provides personal protection services for our clients. Originally from Great Britain with roots in Trinidad and Tobago, Colin has spent most of his career in the United States, earning his Executive Protection Specialist certification from Stoic Ventures in New York.
He is well-known for maintaining the highest level of security, confidentiality, and ethical standards and has worked with numerous VIPs, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, and their families in both team and individual roles.
His previous clients include A-listers like Beyonce, Will Smith, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Shaquille O’Neal, and Naomi Campbell. What’s more, Colin has been involved in prominent films and television shows like Law & Order, HBO’s Oz, and Nicole Kidman vehicle The Interpreter. and you may recognize him from the Hard Rock Casino’s 2019 Super Bowl commercial featuring JLo and Pitbull!
Colin is 6’ 9” and 285lbs – so you will not only feel very safe in his presence, but he will definitely ensure that you travel and arrive in style!
Aswadah Winkler /Swa – Senior Charter Broker (Term Charters)
Aswadah goes by Swa and she’s been involved in sales and client management in the luxury hospitality industry for over fifteen years.
Prior to joining the Y Charter family, she previously worked at the International Yacht Registry where she managed seven yachts ranging from 100’ to 265’, including the outstanding M/Y AIR, a 265’ Feadship complete with 21 crew members that chartered for 900,000 per week plus expenses. She also represented the company annually at the Monaco Yacht Show for multiple years in a row and looks forward to attending again as a member of Y Charter’s team.
Swa made an even more prestigious name for herself during 2020’s global shutdown by booking the M/Y Air in French Polynesia and safely extended the charter for the guests in a bubble onboard.
With clients based around the globe, Swa knows how to charter and manage yacht bookings virtually anywhere you can desire, and she’s ready to start designing amazing term charters for Y Charter clientele – just name the destinations and Swa will craft an itinerary that’s beyond even your wildest dreams.
Sadie Lyons – Charter Broker (Day Charters)
Sadie grew up on the gorgeous New England coast in Maine, so naturally, she has been passionate about the boating industry from a young age. With a Bachelor’s in Vessel Operation from Maine Maritime Academy, Sadie has crewed on offshore tugboats, been a tugboat captain, and most recently joined the Y Charter family as a yacht charter broker.
There’s nothing Sadie enjoys more than being able to bring others out on the water to experience the thrill of being at sea. She’ll help you find the ideal yacht for your next charter that not only perfectly suits your needs, but will spark you and your guests’ passion for boating.
Anu Kirpalani – Director Of Experiences / Executive Assistant to CEO
Designing exceptional events and creating once-in-a-life experiences is Anu’s passion, and accordingly, she has been involved in the event planning industry for ten years, crafting both corporate events for major Fortune 500 companies such as JP Morgan, Microsoft, and La Prairie and social events for Best Buddies International, P Diddy, and Gucci Mane and wife Keisha Ka’oir.
With a background in Psychology and a certification in Event/Meeting Planning, Anu has designed events for small parties and couples all the way up to events with over 35,000 attendees. She can’t wait to assist you in coordinating your next out-of-this-world experience with Y Charter!
Michael Kennedy – Charter Broker
Michael joined the Y Charter team in 2020 at the height of the global pandemic, and he’s been using his combined ten-plus years of experience in the yachting industry and twenty-plus years of experience in luxury events to design and facilitate yacht charters for Y Charter’s clientele ever since.
Originally hailing from Lousiana and known for his “southern charm”, Michael is a true southern gentleman with an extensive background in sales and execution of luxury marine events and charters along with experience in real estate, wedding planning, and corporate and private events. Therefore, it was a natural choice for him to join Y Charter’s local day charter and term charter team in the heart of South Florida.
He’s lived in Miami for seven years with plenty of domestic and international travel under his belt and thrives when helping clients select the perfect boat for every occasion, from special days on the water to longer overnight term charters on the South Florida coast. He’ll not only help you design the most brilliant itinerary that meets your every want and need, but Michael will also develop luxury yacht charter journeys that will surpass even your wildest dreams.
When he’s not planning exceptional private yacht charters, Michael loves to travel globally and cook–he’s also a chef by trade so you know the catering and meals on board your charter boat will be exquisitely selected and prepared by Miami’s finest kitchens.