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Industry Travel Yachting
Founded 2010
Founders Steffen Brünn
Headquarters Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Key people
Steffen Brunn (CEO)
Henrik Vanderlip
Joseph Vittoria
Services Yacht Charter
Bareboat charter
Crewed Charter
Website YACHTICO.com

YACHTICO is an international yacht charter, it offers rentals of professional crewed and bare boat yacht.[1] Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with operations in Europe Berlin and China.


YACHTICO was founded by Steffen Brünn in 2010 and launched the yacht vacation booking platform in May 2011 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a European focus.[2] YACHTICO started with almost 10,000 yachts operated by local charter companies mainly in Europe and in the Caribbean. The company's initial investment came through the founder and angel investors in US, Germany and Switzerland.[3][4]

The beta version of the site went live in May 2011.[5]

In 2015, YACHTICO announced the creation of 50 new jobs in Boca Raton.[6][7]

In 2017, YACHTICO was the winner of the "Florida Companies to Watch" award.[8]


YACHTICO moved its headquarter to the United States in 2015. The company's team has a joint history with Research Park at Florida Atlantic University and hired some of their key people directly from the Florida Atlantic University.[9]

YACHTICO works with professional local yacht charter companies and has strong presence in Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean, Thailand and Malaysia.[10]

All yachts can be chartered with an optional crew.[11] A majority is also available as bare boat charter. Since October 2015 YACHTICO yacht vacations are available within the Sabre travel agency network.[12]


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  2. ^ "Wie Yacht-Vermieter Yachtico den US-Markt erobern will". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ Kuepper, Michelle. "Boat rental platform Yachtico sails to US with million-euro funding". VentureBeat.com. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ Stüber, Jürgen. "Deutschland teilt – demnächst auch Yachten". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Yachtico gets "over a million"". Gründerszene. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ Hemlock, Doreen. "Former Dolphins star Jason Taylor teams up with boat-sharing business". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  7. ^ Reiser, Emon. "Expedia for yachts' opens global headquarters in Boca Raton, creates 50 jobs". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  8. ^ Heroux-Pounds, Marcia. "'Florida Companies to Watch' rent yachts, do construction, sell Italian foods and make vitamins". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  9. ^ Hemlock, Doreen. "Boat charter company Yachtico moves global headquarters to Boca Raton". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  10. ^ Vora, Shivani (29 March 2016). "Yacht Vacations: Not Just for the Rich". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  11. ^ Guthmann, Andrea. "A great lake vacation along Michigan's harbor towns". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  12. ^ Amster, Robin. "New Yachtico App Launches on Sabre Travel Network". TravelPulse. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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