Super Yacht Charter Ibiza & Charter and Dreams
Charter&Dreams is a company specialized and focused on luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, with Balearic Islands and specially Ibiza as main destinations. Our fleet is composed by a selection of the best motor and sailing charter yachts in the market, with lengths from 15 meters onwards and with experienced crews. Personalised treatment to our clients together with 24/7 availability are our goal to ensure the success of each and every charter we manage.
Charter&Dreams was born in January 2010 after two entrepreneurs, Judith Estrella and Joan Farell, noticed the lack of professional luxury yacht charter businesses within the national market. Five years after, Charter&Dreams has become a consolidated firm in the nautical industry, with offices in Barcelona and Ibiza and offering their yacht charter services all around the world thanks to its network of collaboration with the best companies in this sector. Our team is composed by young professionals, trained and with vast experience in both the nautical and luxury tourism.
Charters&Dreams has the privilege of being part as brokers as well as central agents of YACHTFOLIO. YACHTFOLIO, launched in November 2013, is the improved new edition of MYBAnet, created by Brokers, for Brokers. Yachts featured on this database are fully crewed and above 20 meters, and they offer a quality service onboard which has been previously supervised by the representing brokers. It's always safer to book a yacht with a YACHTFOLIO subscriber as he will offer you yachts within the system and besides, the booking will be secured with the MYBA contract.
Barcelona Clúster Náutico
Charter&Dreams is one of the 45 companies member of the Barcelona Clúster Náutico, constituted with the aim of developing the nautical activity to make of it one of the engines for the city of Barcelona economy by making use of a sector in which industry, businesses, companies and research centres cross paths leading to a high potential of generating wealth and added value.
The main strengths of Barcelona Clúster Náutico is given by the international projection promoted by partners and members of the entity. Barcelona Council, Port de Barcelona, Barcelona Regional, Marina Barcelona 92 and Marina Port Vell, together with the UPC, the Consorcio, el Far and Fundación Navegación Oceánica Barcelona (FNOB) are the founders of this initiative and they are a fine example of collaboration between private and public sector entities.
Meet our team
Judith Estrella – Charter Manager
With a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry achieved at the Barcelona University, Judith decides to move away from laboratory work to focus her career towards the marketing sector after completion of a Pharmaceutical Marketing Master Degree at the IDEC. After two years working for the Pharmaceutical industry, Judith decides to return to the nautical sector where her family carries a long history and trajectory as Judith´s father was the founder of the bespoke firm Marina Estrella. In 2010, after researching the different possibilities and potential of the luxury yacht charter market, Judith and her partner Joan Farell decide to start their own company and this is when Charter&Dreams is born. Judith is a person with initiative and always willing to improve as a professional; this is why she has recently taken part in the prestigious Executive MBA program at the IESE Business School.
With a deep knowledge of the nautical sector and with an evident client focus, Judith looks for and selects the best available charter yachts in the market; always after understanding the needs of each client, she filters her portfolio by those yacht alternatives that fit best those the client´s requirements. Her favourite sailing location is the Mediterranean and if she was to choose a destination to rent a yacht, that would be Ibiza without a doubt, as no other place in the world currently offers what the white island does which is the endless leisure options as well as waters in Ibiza and Formentera that you would expect to find only in the Caribbean.
Joan Farell – Management and Brokerage Manager
Joan started as Charter Broker in Charter&Dreams; with his vast experience in this sector he was a also an adviser in Yacht Management and Sales even though these two areas were not initially part of the services portfolio.
The good reception from the clients of these additional services motivated to implement Charter Yacht Management services, offering the yachts owners an integral management of their boats to maximize the charter profit as well as to look after the yacht related expenses with the aim of seeking the best economic balance for each owner.
Later on, the Brokerage or Yacht Sales activity was implemented to offer a personalized service, understanding the needs of each client, whether they wish to buy a yacht for charter or private purposes.
Before founding Charter&Dreams with his partner Judith Estrella, Joan enjoyed many summers as a luxury charter yacht client in several locations; and it was then when he considered together with Judith that they could contribute to this market with an added value given by their knowledge and experience.
Joan Farell holds a Diploma in Business Management and Administration from the Oberta University in Catalonia. He has also completed a PDD at the IESE Business School of Navarra.
Before founding Charter&Dreams, Joan has worked in an industrial multinational where he started at the engineering department to reach the position of Deputy Marketing Director.
Arola Farell – Charter Assistant
After completing her College studies in Barcelona, Arola took a sabbatical year to help her decide where to head towards. During that year, she got the opportunity of taking part in an administration training course and saw that as a path she could follow as a professional career. However, during that training period she performed her work experience practice in an exclusive travel agency and… what Arola didn´t know at that point yet was that this was going to be where she would develop her career. Thanks to her strong commitment and constancy, she acquired all the skills and knowledge around the tourism industry and, after more than fifteen years, she finally she decided to change direction and became part of the Charter&Dreams team, contributing with her vast experience in both tourism and luxury travel.
In Charter&Dreams Arola is in charge of planning events in yachts and as of elaborating different itineraries once a client has decided to charter a yacht in a specific area. Arola is in love with Costa Brava and although she concedes that this might not be one of the most popular destinations when renting a yacht, she does recommend it as it hides outstanding corners, wonderful places as well as an unmatched gastronomy.