Jennifer M. Saia, President/Charter Specialist of B&B Yacht Charters, Inc. she has vast knowledge of the charter industry and tailors her professional advice for each client’s custom yachting holiday or corporate event.
She began her career at The Sacks Group in 1990 and quickly became a well-respected and successful charter agent. She took over The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals in 1994 and served as President until selling the company to International Yacht Collection in October 2010. Jennifer travels annually to major charter shows everywhere from Seattle, Washington, to Marmaris, Turkey, inspecting hundreds of motoryachts and sailing vessels before recommending them to her clients. Her attention to detail is appreciated by many repeat clients, including members of the Forbes 400 and 500 lists, heads of state, celebrities, CEOs, and wonderful families.
Jennifer has served as a Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), of which she remains an active member. She is currently a Member of the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA), and Past-Chairperson of its Ethics and Public Relations Committees. Jennifer also is an Associate Member of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and co-founded its Charter Professionals Committee. She is also a member of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), the International Superyacht Society (ISS), and many other industry organizations.
When she is not working in Newport or Fort Lauderdale, Jennifer travels regularly to the Bahamas and Caribbean for her own yachting vacations, and she volunteers on several committees for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, Florida, having been a Board Member for more than 10 years, and is now involved in the this same important charity in Newport, Rhode Island. She has donated countless hours to events such as the Showboats International Rendezvous, which benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County; the Newport Yacht Rendezvous, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Rhode Island; Gold Coast Magazine’s Ship-n-Shore Event; the Arthritis Foundation’s Creaky Bones Bash; Covenant House events; Kids in Distress walk/run events; Dunn’s Runn; and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “Giving back is important to me,” Jennifer says, “and I have a great time seeing the results of getting a team together to meet or exceed a goal to help others in need.”