Meet Your Team
Jeni Tidmarsh, the founder of The Luxury Charter Group, has built her company's enviable reputation on more than 40 years of sailing the waters of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the South Pacific, and through a strong alignment to the luxury charter yacht industry worldwide.
Jeni has had a wide range of yachting experience. Her highly successful business has emerged from her vast experience both on and off the water. She has crewed on charter yachts; delivered yachts across the world's oceans; been a sailmaker; worked on the development of marinas; been the advertising manager for a yachting magazine; owned her own yacht which she cruised, raced extensively, and competed in the intense cauldron of one-on-one match racing.
Jeni brings this vast knowledge – a vibrant blend of marine and travel experiences – to her company.
Her remarkable success story with The Luxury Charter Group has evolved through a perfect amalgam – dedication to her clients, a genuine appreciation of their expectations for a luxury yacht charter experience, a highly valuable knowledge of the world's best cruising destinations, and through having a personally selected fleet of luxury yachts available for charter.
'Our passion is yachting and our pledge to our clients is to deliver an exclusive charter experience through professional and personalised service,' Jeni declares with pride. 'It is an approach that sees the Luxury Charter Group having an ever-increasing number of clientele returning to us for new adventures, and others who come to us through recommendations from our loyal clientele'.
'We are always working in the interests of our charterers; constantly travelling the world, visiting existing charter destinations, looking for exciting new cruising opportunities, and inspecting all types of yachts for inclusion in our portfolio of luxury charter vessels.
Sharon Bahmer, is Luxury Charter Group's USA Senior Charter Executive, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The majority of her clients are resident in the USA; however she also has an extensive international clientele who desire charter destinations primarily in the Caribbean, Bahamas, USA and Mediterranean.
With three decades of experience across the complete spectrum of luxury yacht charters to her credit, Sharon's talents sit comfortably with the Luxury Charter Group's ethos – to create the perfect match between client, charter vessel and destinations.
Her life has always been associated with the sea. Sharon has cruised considerable distances under sail, even crossing the Atlantic from her native South Africa to Brazil on a small yacht, and subsequently voyaging to the most beautiful islands and destinations in the Caribbean. This lifestyle is so deeply entrenched that quite often she spends her vacations aboard sail and motor yachts, visiting far-flung, exciting and romantic destinations.
Testament to Sharon's professional standing in the luxury yacht charter industry, she was voted President of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), a role she undertook from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Sharon was CYBA Vice President for two years and Chair of the group's Education Sub-committee, which aims to equip charter brokers with current information on industry issues and trends. Sharon is also a member in good standing of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.
Radek Gendek is Luxury Charter Group's Senior Charter Executive in Europe where he manages the company's presence to best serve our European clients.
Radek was born in Gdansk, Poland, the home of Sunreef Yachts shipyard, where he worked as charter director for several years. Fluent in English, French and Polish, Radek is a highly qualified charter professional whose insight and expertise ensures clients are matched with their ideal yacht and itinerary.
Along with his valuable first-hand experience of the world's most desirable charter destinations, Radek is a regular visitor to the boat shows of Europe, Caribbean and the US, giving him insight into the latest cruising destinations, charter yacht fleets and crew.
Radek is a Board member of CYBA, the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and is a member of the Education Committee, a unit which has as its goal the education of charter brokers about issues and trends across the industry. Radek is also a proud member of MYBA, the Worldwide Yachting Association.
Joanna Kozak joined the Luxury Charter Group team as an experienced Charter Broker in 2019. Joanna is a member of the international professional Charter Brokers' associations of MYBA and CYBA, and is fluent in English and Polish. She has travelled extensively which has only added to her yearning to explore more of the world.
Born in the Masurian Lakes district of Poland, Joanna was naturally attracted to the water and fell in love with sailing.
Joanna has experienced most of Europe, including key charter destinations such as the South of France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Spanish coast, and the Caribbean. She also spent a year in Sweden as part of the Erasmus exchange program.
Joanna graduated with a degree in Financial Mathematics at Gdańsk University of Technology and Halmstad University.
In 2010, she took a role as Charter Assistant for a major yacht builder and got her first insight into the charter industry, which she found instantly appealing. She soon moved through the ranks to Yacht Manager. Soon after, Joanna was promoted to Charter Manager, managing a fleet of 20 luxury charter yachts, before taking the step to Charter Broker and Director of her previous company’s charter business.
“I find the variety of people we work with (from clients, boat owners, crew, other brokers) is so exciting and I am always learning. I love that each day is different and brings new challenges!”
Her favourite charter destination is Greece, “for the great food, fantastic people and rich culture”, and being a nature lover, Joanna hopes to one day visit the Galapagos and Antarctica.
Joining Luxury Charter Group with an extensive industry background and a passion for delivering inspired charter itineraries for clients, Joanna says her strengths are her organisational skills, attention to detail, determination and work ethic.