Meet the Team

Candice Chivilo

Founder and Charter Broker

Candice is a true charter expert. She loves the water and has chartered extensively. She has been in the charter industry since 2011 as an international charter broker. She has worked her way up from a top charter salesperson to US sales manager at the worlds largest charter company.

In 2019 she founded Seize the Day Yacht Charters to refocus her expertise and work one-on-one with clients to find the perfect charter yacht.

She has been a seminar speaker at boat shows in Miami and Chicago, hosting detailed lectures on Caribbean Cruising, BVI Yacht Charters, Mediterranean Cruising, and Luxury Crewed Yachts.

She can easily discuss the pros and cons of different sailing destinations all over the world and her passion for travel is clear to anyone she meets.

Caitlyn Ridgely

Charter Broker

Caitlyn’s love for all things sailing and a lifetime of living on the coast made her a natural fit for charter brokering. 

Born in a small beach town, she found herself open to adventure and spent time living in Bermuda and St.Croix before moving back to Marblehead full time. She has been in the boating industry for over 20 years and spent time chartering down in the USVI during the colder months here in Massachusetts. She is no stranger to the stresses that come with booking a vacation and prioritizes the needs of each client as though they were her own family. A mom of 3, she knows the importance of looking at the needs of everyone attending to make the trip feel unique and special for all guests. 

With a genuine and contagious passion for the industry, Caitlyn’s attention to detail is sure to help you find the charter you’ve been looking for. 

Devyn Maniff

Charter Broker

Devyn is from Boston, Massachusetts, and is a seasoned travel professional. She brings years of international travel experience and destination expertise from her time spent helping clients plan amazing adventures, specifically yacht charters, and adventure travel, all over the world.

She has a passion for exploring new destinations and experiencing different cultures and loves helping clients do the same while putting together all of the details to make it happen for them. She has extensive travel experience throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and Australia and has loved her days out on the water in destinations like Greece, Croatia, Italy, France, and BVI.

She is knowledgeable and passionate about the yachting industry and looks forward to creating and organizing memorable trips for her clients.

Paige Lussier

Charter Broker

Paige resides on the beautiful island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

She is originally from Massachusetts but has been lucky enough to call several places home – from Vail, Colorado to Melbourne, Australia; she currently resides on the beautiful island of Tortola in BVI and brings local knowledge to help plan your perfect Virgin Islands itinerary.

Paige has explored all seven continents as an avid adventure traveler with a decade of international experience. She is passionate about sharing her love for different cultures, prioritizing food, music, and unique experiences. Having spent extensive time sailing in Croatia, the Virgin Islands, and Mexico, she is as much at home on the water as on land and is scuba, freediving, and sailing certified.

Paige began her career in the marine industry working in 2014 and was quickly hooked on yachting after completing her first charter in 2017. Having experienced chartering as both guest and crew, she knows what it takes to create a memorable vacation that you’ll be talking about for years to come. Whether this is your first charter or your fifth, Paige will ensure you’re matched with the perfect yacht and crew.

Liga Jurjeva

Operations Support

With over 10+ years in the yacht charter industry Liga has become a true sailing enthusiast and has chartered many yachts around the world. She is delivering a second to none aftersales service. She has gained invaluable experience with the world's most successful charter companies in Europe and USA and developed the framework for aftersales support that became fundamental to the industry.

Liga is now overseeing Operations in Seize the Day Yacht Charters. She is based in London, and manages the delivery of first class administrative and operations support across all engagements of SDYC. 

Courteous and efficient approach is at heart of Liga's work that will make your charter experience with us nothing but smooth sailing.

Peter Smith

Charter Broker

Peter is from Denver, Colorado but has years of experience traveling throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. Peter owns a home in Greece that he visits frequently, he loves exploring the Greek Islands and can discuss the pros and cons of different Greek charter itineraries and help match you with the right yacht for your group.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to not only the yacht booking process but also to all aspects of your vacation. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, including Croatia, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and more.

Peter loves the world of yachting and experienced his first yacht charter in 2011 and strongly believes there is no better way to vacation. Peter believes in helping you really experience a new culture by seeing that culture through locals' eyes, through the traditional food, wine, markets, festivals, sites and sounds. You can count on him to plan a trip that is at both adventurous and rejuvenating. Stimulating for the new experiences but relaxing because every detail is covered.