N&J appoints two new charter brokers
Northrop & Johnson has announced the addition of Scott Carlson to the Fort Lauderdale team and Solenn de Braux in the South of France, as Charter Brokers. Scott grew up in Holland, Michigan where he started sailing on his father's boat on the waters of Lake Michigan. After college Scott moved to Vail, Colorado, where he worked as a mountaineer guide, tracking animals for the Forest Service.
After 5 years of living in the beautiful mountains the seas called to him once again and he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he joined a 82' Sunseeker. During this time Scott earned his Captain's license and started delivering boats up and down the ICW from Miami to DC, NYC and the Hamptons. Scott was then offered a job on a new Feadship, built in Holland - this really started his career in the super yacht industry. He spent four solid years on Harle, the 45m Feadship, experiencing a first-class education in owner's needs and expectations, discipline and a top-notch work ethic, all while earning the First Officer's position.
Scott also upgraded to his 200-ton license during this time. Knowing that he always wanted to stay in the industry, coupled with his love of sales, Scott enthusiastically pursued a position at Northrop & Johnson. Today, Scott is honored to be a part of the Northrop & Johnson family as a Charter Broker and is focused on continuing his founding principles of honesty, integrity and fair play.
Talking about the appointment of Solenn de Braux Kevin Merrigan, President of Northrop & Johnson Yacht-Ships, Inc. commented, “I am very excited for the energy, exuberance and understanding of the luxury charter market that Solenn will bring to our team. Solenn’s experience and innovative ideas will be a true asset to Northrop & Johnson.”
Solenn de Braux was born in Senegal, lived in Kenya, the Congo, and Mexico before moving to the US when she was 9. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and taught Marine Ecology in Key Largo for several years. Eleven years ago she was lured into the yachting industry and worked with Fraser Yachts for 5 years and Burgess in New York City for 6 years. Having worked as a crew member and on the charter and sales side of the business, she is very well rounded in terms of understanding the industry and its clientele.
She has been a Charter Broker for the past 8 years. Solenn speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and conversational Italian. Solenn now joins a reputable leader in the yachting industry, Northrop & Johnson, as a Charter Broker working out of France.