CYBA Appoints Ocean Independence Charter Broker June Montagne as President for 2021/22
An active member of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association International Inc (CYBA) since 1997, we are delighted to announce that June Montagne from the Ocean Independence Fort Lauderdale office has been voted in as President for 2021 - 2022 by the membership.
Part of the CYBA Board of Directors in various roles since the early 2000's, June prides herself on introducing a fresh approach to continually promote knowledge, competence, and mindfulness within the yachting industry. Previously appointed President for the 2011/12 term, she was co-chair in writing, developing, and launching the successful 'New Broker Online Seminar', that has become a staple charter industry asset. Serving to clarify industry sector
involvement specifically for new retail charter brokers, assistants and colleagues, it will also be instrumental in the near future in further accreditation for future charter brokers. June also played a significant role in the development of the CYBA Hall of Fame, recognising worthy yachting professionals worldwide on an annual basis at the Antigua Yacht Show.
June has acted as Vice President at CYBA during both 2015/16 and the past two years. This has been a challenging time for the Board of Directors, who have been very active in their support of the membership during the repercussions of hurricane destruction and, most recently, the ongoing pandemic.
Committed to a strict code of ethics, the mission of CYBA is to promote and maintain a high degree of professionalism within the yacht charter industry. As well as further fiduciary responsibility they also sponsor educational programs that increase industry knowledge and awareness.
Ocean Independence is a full-service superyacht brokerage company, specialising in yacht sales, charter, new build and management. One of the fastest-growing companies in the luxury-yachting sector, it has the largest crewed charter fleet in the world and a team that combines more years of marine expertise than any other brokerage company globally. Founded in 2005, Ocean Independence now has approximately 115 employees, operating from 15 offices around the world, speaking 24 different languages.