Founded in 1994, Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage (BGYB) has grown rapidly in the yachting industry to become a full member of the prestigious Mediterranean Yacht Broker Association (MYBA) which is associated with some of the world’s leading brokerage companies.

Bernard Gallay, founder of BGYB, has had a long and successful sailing career which includes racing in events such as the America’s Cup and the Vendee Globe – nonstop solo round the world race. In 2006, Bernard decided to take a break from competing in order to focus 100% of his attention on the development of BGYB. Knowing that the qualities of a sailor and characteristics of an entrepreneur (anticipation, courage and perseverance) overlap, he chose to surround himself with other internationally respected sailors, either competitors like him or yacht captains, to ensure the continuing success of BGYB.

METCO represents BGYB in New Zealand and, as such, is your local link to the European market. Contact us now; email: [email protected]

BGYB is happy to help you locate the boat of your dreams. We will advise and guide you throughout the entire sale and purchase process, ensuring that you receive the best and most secure service, and that the sale runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Buying guide
  • Yacht sales search
  • Sales contracts

BGYB has successfully developed its charter activity and is able to offer an extensive selection of some of the world’s most magnificent motor and sailing yachts available for chartering to some truly unforgettable yacht charter destinations, with experienced crews to ensure your safety.

We specialise in the organisation of all types of yacht charter and will tailor any charter to fulfil your unique requirements.

The wide range of boats we have on offer includes both classic and modern yachts and every style in-between. We have yachts that are perfect for both coastal cruising and ocean crossings. And, if you are an individual or business wanting to organise a racing yacht charter in a regatta or to celebrate a special event, we can cater for that too.


East MediterraneanWest MediterraneanCaribbean
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Venice
  • Côte d’Azur / French Riviera
  • Corsica / Sardinia
  • Italian Coast
  • Sicily
  • Aeolian Islands
  • Balearics
  • Windward Islands
  • Leeward Islands
  • Bahamas
  • Panama
  • Venezuela
Pacific OceanIndian OceanOther Destinations
  • Polynesia
  • Galapagos Islands
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Seychelles
  • Maldives
  • South-East Asia
  • South America
  • Scandinavia


As a MYBA Member, we have access to MYBA.net. This is a worldwide database of yachts available for charter – an online booking centre only available to member charter brokers. All BGYB’s charter contracts and agreements comply with MYBA’s terms and conditions.

The yachts we offer for charter are subject to annual monitoring and checks. These are carried out at the highest level possible within the yachting industry and demands a high degree of quality in terms of comfort, maintenance and administrative controls.

Because we are in constant contact with experienced crews, we can advise you on the destinations and itineraries that best suit your requirements. The crews share with us their charter experiences and know the most beautiful anchor sites and memorable stops to ensure your charter is perfect.

When arranging your charter, we carefully select your crew by taking into account the essential cruising criteria which include: hospitality, sailing experience, professionalism and quality of meals served.


Along with the proposed services within the framework of the activity of a central agent for the sale of your yacht, BGYB also offers a complete service for yacht charter management and the management of your yacht.

If you or your yacht captain need assistance with other matters relating to your craft, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will assist you in the best way possible.

The BGYB Management team also offers complete and specialised assistance in:

  • Crew management and crew related financial administration,
  • Yacht accounting and administrative management,
  • Yacht insurance contract management,
  • Logistical support and supplier relations,
  • Legal assistance with regulations, taxes and recording requirements,
  • Yacht certificates of compliance with the standards in effect (MCA, ISM, etc.).