Growing up in Sydney, Australia then moving to Italy to begin her career in the yachting industry, Valentina has experienced living all over the world. She began her career at a maritime agency where her role included assisting Captains, crew and their guests, enabling her to develop her wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding the process of how a charter comes together. Valentina holds a great understanding of yacht charter logistics, and her in–depth knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes enables her to add tremendous value to the TJB brokerage team. Patience and passion for detail, as well as the enjoyment of meeting people from around the world, have all played a significant role in building the lasting relationships that Valentina has with her clients, which align with the TJB bespoke approach.
TJB is made up of a young, dynamic and knowledgeable team with their finger on the pulse of the industry. Their boutique approach allows lasting relationships to be created and a service provided to which clients can trust.
For me connecting clients with their dream yacht and a crew that exceeds their expectations is such a unique and fulfilling thing that you are able to experience in the yachting industry. As a yacht broker, I love being a part of creating amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences where every tiny detail can be tailor made for a client. At TJB, the focus is on providing a boutique experience, and I enjoy the fact that no two clients are the same.
An attentive and experienced crew, a delicious chef, and some cool, and unique water toys with plenty of lounging space to soak up the sun!
I would have to say the Mediterranean because it’s such a versatile destination. It has a magical quality and a unique vibe, its calm seas and breathtaking coastlines are perfect to explore on your own private yacht.
It is tough to choose just one but I really like Benetti because they are timeless and deliver some of the finest yachts available for charter. I also appreciate the sleekness of Ferretti.
For charter I’d look for an experienced and attentive crew as this makes all the difference when it comes to making the most of your superyacht experience whether you are chartering or aboard your own private yacht. A nice array of water toys is also a plus, if the destination calls for it!
Working with a broker who understands your vision is very important. Before buying, chartering a selection of yachts or attending a boat show with an experienced yacht broker, is the best way to get a taste of what’s available and figure out what you like at your price point.
I am a huge foodie – I love exploring different cuisines and will try anything once!