Colleen Leube is Luxury Charter Group’s Caribbean Specialist, based in the USA.
Growing up in South Africa, Colleen enjoyed life on the water and developed an affinity with yachting. She pursued a career in hospitality, rising through the ranks to work as a resort manager, and then changed industries for a role as a Travel Agent.
Colleen completed five Atlantic crossings and found a great fit in a career working on charter yachts in the Caribbean. From 2004, Colleen undertook various positions as First Mate, Chef and Chief Stewardess alongside her Captain husband.
Over the many years, she has acquired hands-on experience and an intimate knowledge of the many and varied Caribbean itineraries, equipping her to advise charter guests on the myriad of fascinating destinations, events, activities, the best places to dine and hidden gems known only to locals.
Having worked with guests close to two decades, Colleen brings a unique perspective to her role as Charter Broker with Luxury Charter Group.
“I understand that getting to know a client’s expectations of their vacation is the most important step in matching them with a charter yacht and crew. There are many boats and crews from all walks of life and as they are all special, it’s important to ask the right questions to gain a real understanding of a client’s wish list.”
“I have worked on many different catamarans from all over the world and understand the layouts and their advantages for charter.”
Joining Luxury Charter Group is a fantastic move for Colleen and she is ecstatic to be working with clients on their charters in a region she is very familiar with.
“I have chartered throughout the Caribbean from Turks and Caicos to Trinidad and know these areas well. I know how to guide clients in their understanding of what is possible so as to ensure a successful and enjoyable charter.”
More than anything, Colleen has an abiding love for the ocean and her enthusiasm benefits her clients.
“I love the yachting lifestyle and the peace only found at sea. It’s one of the most beautiful vacations that a family or friends can enjoy together. So, from being crew and responsible for delivering that experience, it’s very exciting to now become a Broker and work with clients to plan their charter experience.”
When she’s not working on the finer details of bespoke charters, Colleen can be found sailing and dreaming about future voyages.
“I have sailed from Turkey to British Virgin Islands and would like to go back to explore the Med. And of course, Australia and Pacific are on my Bucket List for sure! The world is so diverse and yacht charter opens the door to all its wonders.”