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Meet The New United Yacht Charter Team

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Nov 11, 2020 | Charter News

United Yacht. The name speaks for itself. Since 2002, the United team has dedicated itself to providing a personalized level of service in the purchase and sell of boats and yachts from 20 to 200 feet. Today, we now have over 175 brokers worldwide creating the largest network of yacht buyers and sellers in the industry. That's why we are thrilled to announce the creation of the United Yacht Charter team to assist you in finding the perfect luxury yacht charter vacation, as well as in the management of your charter vessel.

"We are thrilled to present our charter team to our customers," said Peter Schmidt, Founder and President of United Yacht Sales. "To launch a yacht charter service to our customers with the expertise that Mare, Marian, and Carlie have is such an important step to being successful. Our clients are already taking advantage of our luxury vacation services and charter management."

The new United Yacht Charter website will allow customers to search hundreds of yachts at exotic destinations from the Bahamas to the Mediterranean.

Seen Below: United Charter Yacht listing LA BALSITA explores Normans Cay in the Exumas.

Chartering a yacht is a bespoke experience, unlike any other. Celebrate special occasions, refresh your spirit, or create a much needed moment to engage with your loved ones. Pamper yourself with silver service from professional yacht crew, stimulate your senses with new scenery, give your family memories to last a lifetime with plenty of options onboard. Take the water toys out for a spin, learn how to fish, have a private cooking lesson with the chef, give teenagers the ultimate selfie with a gorgeous background. Must have an office onboard? Most yachts accommodate working spaces with the necessary technology. In the evening, enjoy cocktail hour on the aft deck with your family, or guests, as you share highlights from your day.

It's time to meet the United Yacht Charter Team!


Mare Kidd - United Yacht Charter Specialist

A Florida native, Mare has lived in Fort Lauderdale for over twenty years. Having worked as a chief stewardess onboard private and charter mega yachts, she brings first-hand knowledge to charter experiences. Taking some time to raise a family while her yacht captain husband traveled, Mare re-entered the yachting industry as a charter specialist and knew this was her true passion. Bringing a high level of service and eye for detail, Mare addresses every question and inquiry and is delighted to assist clients in creating their luxury charter experience. Assisting yacht owners in bringing their vessels into her fleet is also a specialty, from inspecting every vessel, providing guidance throughout the planning process to placement of a floral arrangement. If a detail matters to an owner, it matters to Mare. For more information, please contact Mare at 954.849.3709 or by email at


Marian Walker - United Yacht Charter

Marian Walker brings to United Yacht Sales Charter Division her vast travel knowledge and love of the marine environment to serve as United's in-house Charter Manager. Born and raised in Northern California on a ranch, she began her yachting career off the Southern California coast of Newport Beach and Dana Point, California. Having a Marine Science Degree from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA and being a PADI certified diver, she honed her skills to open an underwater diving service in Dana Point Harbor and became the only female in her industry to do so. She has cruised the waters of Southern California, Baja California, the Sea of Cortez, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, Bahamas, Panama, the Galapagos, the Caribbean, and the waters of Southern Spain. Traveling is my backbone and the yachting industry has been my career for the past 40+ years. Charter clients are my #1 priority and putting them on the perfect yacht for that "fun-in-the-sun" vacation is what I strive to achieve to have them come back every year for a new adventure in different destinations of the world.

Marian has spent the past 16 years of her yachting career managing the charter fleet for a Palm Beach, FL yachting company and will bring her vast knowledge of chartering to United Yacht Sales Charter Division. Having begun her yachting career in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in 1994, she joined Allied Marine Group Super Yacht Division and became the brokerage assistant for over 10 years.

She is a member of the International Yacht Broker's Association (IYBA) and is a committee member for IYBA's Charter Professional's Committee panel and remains very active in all aspects of the yachting community and year-round events which conducts educational and destination seminars each year as well as monthly Charter Open House's at Bahia Mar. For more information, please contact Marian at 954.646.4793 or by email at


Carlie Sena Palmer - United Yacht Charter

Originally from Mexico City, Carlie has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2007, mostly because of the draw of the ocean. Completing a 20-year career with a federal law enforcement agency, Carlie knew she wanted to explore the world of yachting. As a purser on the 146' Palmer Johnson, M/Y "Four Wishes," she gained first-hand experience having lived the luxe yacht charter environment. Ensuring charter guests received the attention expected, paired with her attention to detail, proved to be of great value on board acting as a guest concierge.

Carlie joined United Yacht Sales in 2017 as a licensed Yacht Salesperson, brokering the sales of yachts to those dreaming of the lifestyle and creating a strong client base. She is now representing the Yacht Charter Division of UYS, bringing experience and a yacht purser and broker.

Understanding the desires of yacht charter clients is her strength, along with a strong spirit for travel and natural draw to unique experiences, allow Carlie to steer you in the proper direction of a personally designed dream vacation onboard a luxury yacht.

For more information, please contact Carlie at 703.342.7302 or by email at