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Churchill Yacht Partners get accepted into MYBA

Monday, 19 December 2011

Churchill Yacht Partners had announced their acceptance into MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association. MYBA is an internationally renowned professional organization, founded in 1984, whose members are involved at all levels within the Superyacht Industry and held to the highest ethical and technical standards of the industry. Read More

Denison Yacht Sales opens Connecticut office

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Continually charting a course for strategic company growth, Denison Yacht Sales has announced the opening of its first New England location at the Island Cove Marina in Old Saybrook, Conn., where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound. The new office, led by Connecticut native, Todd Schenk, will focus on brokerage and new boat sales. Schenk has been involved in the industry for 25 years and brings a domestic and international client base. Read More

Andre Peens joins IYC as Director of Yacht Management

Thursday, 8 December 2011

International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced that, effective immediately, Captain Andre Peens takes on the critical role of Director of Yacht Management. His extensive experience includes piloting and managing some of the most recognizable superyachts in the world for both private use and charter, such as Seven Seas, Princess Mariana, Katana, Iroquois and, the Heesen Artful Dodger. Read More

Long respected member of the yachting community Peter Croke passes away

Monday, 5 December 2011

Peter Croke, a well known and long respected member of the world-wide yachting community, passed away Friday at the age of 62 following a courageous battle with cancer. Peter's interest in yachting began with Fastlane Boats which in turn led him to accepting a position as the Marketing Director of Lloyd Ship in the U.S. Peter joined Merle Wood & Associates as Managing Director in 1997. Read More

Simpson Marine welcomes three new staff to Singapore office

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Simpson Marine has announced the appointment of three new staff in the Singapore office. Paul Whelan, General Manager of Simpson Marine Singapore said, “We’re delighted to welcome these new members to our local team; they will make a positive contribution to the continued success of our business here in Singapore". Read More

Moonen Broker's Breakfast in Fort Lauderdale

Friday, 28 October 2011

In a buyers' market, the brokerage world revolves around price reductions. Ten million off here, five million slashed there: Sometimes it seems that the price tag matters far more than the features of the boat in question. All of which begs the question as to whether brokers have become price brokers rather than mediators in the buying and selling of superyachts? Read More

Worth Avenue Yachts now North American representative for CDM Yachts

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Worth Avenue Yachts is pleased to announce it has recently been named the official representative for Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) Yachts for North, Central and South America. Worth Avenue Yachts will represent the Darwin Class series including the 86, the 95 and the 105, and the Nauta Air series including the 80, the 96 and 115. Read More 

New Commercial Director for North America at Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fraser Yachts, has appointed Mike Busacca as its new Commercial Director for the U.S. Busacca will oversee all phases of sales and charter in North America, reporting directly to Luc Khaldoun, Worldwide Commercial Director of Fraser Yachts. Mike began his career in yachting in 1983 at Broward Marine. Read More

Strategic partnership at Worth Avenue brings fresh approach to brokerage market

Friday, 21 October 2011

Since the summer, we've been publishing about a new brokerage company from Palm Beach, Worth Avenue Yachts. They have entered the global yachting marketplace, establishing its headquarters in Palm Beach and introducing an innovative team-based approach to yacht brokerage services. Read More

Denison Yacht Sales buys Generation Marine

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Denison Yacht Sales has announced its acquisition of Generation Marine, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht brokerage and service company. Generation Marine's reputation in the trawler and explorer yacht categories helps strengthen Denison's position in this segment. Read More

Veteran yacht broker Ron Morgenstein joins IYC

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

International Yacht Collection has announced that Ron Morgenstein has joined the acclaimed company—with expertise in yacht management and brokerage, new large yacht construction services, charter and management, and crew placement—as a Yacht Consultant and Broker. Ron has been an established broker since 1987. Read More

Primo Yacht Charter bought by Ocean Independence

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Primo Yacht Charter has been acquired by Ocean Independence, one of the largest brokerage firms in the world, with headquarters in Switzerland and offices worldwide.  "My team and I are delighted to become a part of Ocean Independence, as it will allow us to provide our clients and owners, with a broader range of yachting services". Read More

Yachting veteran Kevin Ralph heads up Skywater Yachts

Monday, 3 October 2011

Kevin Ralph, formerly of Regency Yacht Sales, has announced the launch of Skywater Yachts, as part of the Skywater Group LLC. As a division of The Skywater Group LLC. Skywater Yachts will compliment the Groups’ expertise in Private Aircraft, Estates and now Yachts with Kevin Ralph bringing over 25 years experience in yacht sales. Read More

Sonia Palfrey joins Burgess charter management

Monday, 19 September 2011

To meet the needs of its rapidly expanding charter operations and its bespoke charter management service, Burgess has appointed Sonia Palfrey to its Charter Management team. Joining from Camper & Nicholsons, where she was Director of Charter Management for 9 years, Sonia has more than 30 years of experience. Read More

Camper and Nicholsons International opens Miami office

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Camper and Nicholsons International increases its presence in the US this autumn by opening another office on the East Coast. The launch of the new Miami office marks the continued successful growth of CNI, which now boasts ten offices, located in major yachting centres around the world. Read More

Denison Yacht Sales opens Mexico office

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Continuing on its aggressive path of growth and innovation, Denison Yacht Sales has announced the opening of its first international location in San Carlos, Mexico. Located on the Sea of Cortez in the Marina San Carlos near the historic port of Guaymas, the new Denison office will focus on brokerage sales of yachts. Read More

26° North Yachts opens for business

Friday, 5 August 2011

26° North Yachts, a new yacht sales and charter firm officially launched today according to the firm’s co-founders, Mike Carlson and Nicholas Scherb. The firm represents the finest private yachts available worldwide utilizing a combination of video, social media, web presence, and traditional advertising to bring buyers and sellers together. Read More

Yacht Masters opens office in Porto Montenegro

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Robert Dubsky of Yacht Masters, a bespoke yacht brokerage firm with offices in the UK and Singapore, has announced they have opened a new office in Porto Montenegro. Surrounded by an incredible mountainous backdrop, Porto Montenegro is the newest Superyacht marina in the Mediterranean. Read More

Engel & Völkers open office in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

With immediate effect, Engel & Völkers is now also represented with its Yachting business division in Turkey. The office is situated in a prime location directly alongside the Milta Marina, the yacht marina in Bodrum, which ranks amongst the finest and most modern ports in the region since the completion of renovation work in 2000. Read More

Ocean Independence opens Auckland office

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ocean Independence has welcomed Lars Bjorklund, John Vitali and Debbie Gribble in Auckland, New Zealand, to our network of worldwide offices! Auckland is a city steeped in maritime history and considered one of the most advanced yachting centres in the Southern hemisphere and the addition of an Ocean Independence (OCI) office there adds both a strategic location and an experienced local team. Read More

Significant increase in the operating result for the Rodriguez Group

Monday, 20 June 2011

The first half-year of Rodriguez Group's 2010/2011 fiscal year ended on March 31, 2011. The Group results show a significant increase in the current operating result over the period, to be set at - € 5.0 million compared to - € 12.6 million in 2009/2010. Read More

Edmiston & Company names Mark Cornell Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Edmiston & Company announced today that Mark Cornell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Based out of the company’s headquarters in Monaco, Cornell will oversee global business for the brand which includes locations in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, and Mexico City.  Read More

Fraser Yachts open day in Monaco

Friday, 20 May 2011

Robert Pettersen of Fraser Yachts Monaco inform us that today's open day on the T Jetty of Monaco’s Port Hercules has grown with the addition of three superyachts for sale; Ulysses, My Trust and Embark. These substantial vessels are in their own right worthy of inspection, but combined will make for a truly luxurious open house. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International announces changes in top management

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Following over 30 years of dedication to Camper & Nicholsons International Jillian Montgomery is now retiring from her position as CEO at CNI to undertake personal projects. Jillian started in the accounting department and climbed the ladder, assuming successfully the positions of CFO and COO until she became CEO in 2005. Read More

Dubois Yachts announces new Managing Director for brokerage office

Monday, 16 May 2011

Dubois Yachts is delighted to introduce Toby Walker as the newly appointed Managing Director. Toby studied law at Southampton University before embarking on a career as a yacht broker. A mutual respect and understanding between Ed & Malcolm and Toby has grown while working together within the industry on a number of projects. Read More

Burgess expands U.S presence with new West Coast office

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Underscoring its position as one of the global superyacht leaders and its commitment to the American market, Burgess has expanded its presence with the opening in Los Angeles, California, of its fourth U.S. office. Uniquely located in the exclusive Santa Monica Airport, the private jet terminal of choice for Hollywood’s elite. Read More

Genoa Yachts and Charter Italy join forces as Avena & Binelli Yachts

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Domenico Avena and Massimo Binelli have announced that their companies, Genoa Yacht and Charter Italy, have joined forces and will continue under the new name Avena & Binelli Yachts. The two experienced Italian superyacht brokers decided to join their forces after 5 years of successful collaboration in order to improve the range of services. Read More

YCO appoints new Executive Vice President

Friday, 8 April 2011

YCO, has recently announced that superyacht broker Jeff Beneville has joined the company as its Executive Vice President of US Operations. Jeff is a highly experienced yacht broker and sailor and comes to YCO after an extensive career in the yachting industry, most recently as the director of US operations at Camper and Nicholson International. His 30 year career in marine insurance and yacht brokerage has furnished Jeff with a wealth of contacts,knowledge and experience of the superyacht market in east coast America. Read More

YCO announces partnership with Quintessentially

Monday, 4 April 2011

YCO is now taking exceptional service one-step further through its new partnership with leading international luxury lifestyle company, Quintessentially. Private yacht charter is already one of the most extravagant holidays possible, and with professional yacht crews of up to 40 available round the clock and dedicated to guests onboard, the service far outshines even the world’s best hotels. Read More.

YPI launches YPI Asia

Thursday, 31 March 2011

It is potentially one of the most interesting emerging markets in the yachting world today, now Yachting Partners International (YPI Group), one of the world’s longest established full-service brokerage houses, in collaboration with Olivier Besson have announced the creation of YPI Asia. This joint venture will exclusively serve clients in Asia.  Read More

YPI launches the YPI Selection - Spring/Summer edition

Friday, 11 March 2011

Featuring a hand-picked selection of over 70 of the world’s best yacht offers for sale and charter, interviews with top designers and yards, and a look behind-the-scenes at the people who make up the Yachting Partners International team, YPI announces the arrival of its eagerly awaited: The YPI Selection - Spring/Summer edition. Read More

New Engel & Völkers Yachting office in Bodrum, Turkey

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Engel & Völkers have announced that they have sold a yachting license in Bodrum, Turkey. The license was bought by Haver Tanbay, who opened his office in December 2010. In addition to sales and charter services, the company will also assist clients with new-build and refit projects. In order to expand their yachting segment. Read More

Primo Yacht opens office in Athens with Marina Management

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Yacht charter experts Primo Yacht have joined forces with Marina Management to better service their clients in the East Mediterranean. With 21 luxurious yacht operating under central agency, Primo Yacht expands to the East Med to provide their clients with the same service level as in the West Med and to develop their superyacht charter management services in the area. Read More

Appointment of Bob Saxon as IYC president

Thursday, 13 January 2011

International Yacht Collection (IYC) has released additional information regarding the appointment of venerated industry veteran, Bob Saxon, as its President. Announced in late December, Bob Saxon’s taking the helm of the global yacht management firm is another step in the streamlined approach and building of IYC’s global positioning. Read More

Rick Aurit rejoins Merle Wood

Monday, 10 January 2011

Merle Wood and Associates has announced the return of Rick Aurit to their successful production and custom yachts sales division. Rick’s years of experience in the industry combined with his exemplary reputation has earned him a steady stream of loyal repeat customers. Read More