Lara-Jo “LJ” Houghting joined Churchill Yacht Partners as Charter Fleet Manager in December 2010 adding value to the already established Charter Fleet. Originating from South Africa and now a proud American Citizen, LJ has traveled extensively and brings a multitude of international expertise to Churchill Yacht Partners. With her solid foundation in the operations of all aspects of the yachting industry, LJ emphasizes her focus on client relations between yacht owners, captains, brokers, clients, and the media. She prides herself on a more personalized charter marketing strategy choosing quality over quantity, and ensuring a good personality fit between yacht, crew and clients.
LJ’s passion for the water began in her early childhood having grown up in a water sports fanatical family while her greatest thrill was racing her father’s sail yachts and trimaran. LJ originally entered the luxury mega yacht industry as a massage therapist and stewardess onboard charter yachts, later exploring the corporate side of yachting as she progressed from Boat Show Coordinator and Yacht Sales Coordinator to Charter Marketing at the Sacks Group Yachting Professionals (2002-2005), followed by Charter Fleet Manager at Northrop and Johnson until 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, and has acquired numerous Massage Therapy and Alternative Healing Diplomas, and is an avid “wannabe” half marathoner. As a Committee Member of the International Yacht Brokers Association Charter Professionals Committee and a Member of MYBA, LJ is dedicated towards continuing education and giving back to the yachting industry.
* Particulars are displayed in good faith and believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Weekly rates fluctuate per season and may be higher during your charter dates. They will be confirmed by our Charter Specialist during your selection process.