The Advantaged is a luxury yacht service with extensive knowledge and experience in the charter and sales industry operating in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area for over 10 years.

As one the oldest charter companies in South Florida, we know our clients expect the best lifestyle experience South Florida can offer and we delight in exceeding their expectations at every opportunity.

Our service areas

  • Miami and Miami Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • The Florida Keys
  • The Bahamas & surrounding islands
  • The Caribbean
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Custom Private Yacht Charters

Whether you just wish to rent a boat for a fun-filled family day on the South Florida waters, or onboard for a week long getaway with friends to The Bahamas and surrounding islands, we will assist you in every aspect.

From choosing the perfect yacht from our constantly updated fleet of over 30 cruisers, yachts, mega yachts and sailboats to planning every detail of your yacht tour to your favorite destination, we will take care of you and your guests offering a custom and unforgettable luxury yacht experience.

Yacht Brokerage Services

As yacht brokers, we cater to first-timers as well as seasoned boaters. We assist you with all aspects of buying, selling, brokering and insuring boats. We help you decide which type of watercraft is perfect for your needs and usage, and walk you through the process of buying the boat of your dreams. And if you have a boat you need to sell, we have the reach you need to find the right buyer and seal the deal.

Unique Services & Crews

Your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities. We offer a wide range of onboard and off-board top-quality services to allow you to focus only on your very own yacht experience. Transportation to our marina or delivery of your yacht to the closest marina for your convenience, watersports, catering and cooking onboard, parties on a boat or corporate events – make your request and we will deliver!

Our friendly team provides the highest standard of service 24 hours a day, uniquely crafted for each individual guest, operating with transparency and fairness. Rest assured you will be delighted with our uncompromising five-star service and the professionalism and responsiveness of our experienced staff.

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Meet our team

Antonio Maldonado

President

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Boston, MA, I attended and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Psychology and Communication. After some time in Sales and Marketing with the Marriott Corporation, I moved to Miami and accepted a position as a sales representative at Club Nautico Miami Beach. A short three years later, I quadrupled the company’s profit margin. And, then, in 1996, I took the plunge into entrepreneurship and founded The Advantaged Yacht Charters & Sales.

Now, with over 15 years of experience in the yachting industry in South Florida, concentrating in both boat charters and yacht sales brokerage, I feel that my knowledge and expertise give me and my team an “advantage” (pun intended!) over the competition.

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Jessica Londono-Sammet

Yacht Charters Manager

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I have been living, working and playing in Miami Beach for over twelve years. In 2007, I became co-founder of The Advantaged Yacht Charters and Sales – then in its infancy looking to break into the luxury yacht charters market – and pushed the company to become one of the Southeast most desired businesses of its kind, with varied clientèle tourists, A-list celebrities, international dignitaries and anyone seeking a great boating experience.

My passions include boating, champagne, traveling and volunteering for Miami Beach charities, the city I love!You’ll see my dog Squirrel in the office when you visit!

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Eric Perez

Yacht Sales Broker & Yacht Charters Manager

Born in Hampton, VA, I joined The Advantaged Yacht Charters & Sales team in 2014 as a Yacht Sales Broker. With the combination of growing up in Miami, FL and having a father in the U.S. Navy, it was only natural that I would have a passion for the sun, the ocean and boating. Prior to joining The Advantaged, I had the privilege of living another of my passions in the music industry as an Audio/Sound Engineer, working alongside high profile artists and music producers in Miami’s top recording studios.  

Joining The Advantaged as a Yacht Sales Broker was an easy choice as I was joining a team with a combined experience of over 25 years and I was welcomed to the company with open arms. Now a Yacht Sales & Charter Broker, there’s not a day I don’t look forward to coming in to work and making sure we are exceeding our client’s expectations!

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Nancy Yanez

Marketing Manager & Accountant

Originally from the island of Aruba, I came to Miami for college and instantly fell in love with the beaches. After college, I decided to stay in Miami and began working in the fast-paced hospitality industry before joining The Advantaged in 2006 as a Marketing Specialist. Since joining the team, I have had the grand pleasure of witnessing the company’s growth and contributing to it as both the head of Marketing and Accounting. 

We are fortunate to call each other family, and we treat each of our clients as part of our extended family — with care, respect and professionalism.

 

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