Industry icon, Bob Saxon, announces newest venture

    
Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Bob Saxon - long an icon of the large yacht industry with more than 30 years of experience —announces today his newest venture, the Bob Saxon Consultancy. Bob has been in a pioneer in yacht management, crew management, yacht build projects and yacht charter specializing in the luxury yacht space. He is regarded by many as the patriarch of yacht management and charter, bringing a highly professional and rigorous approach to the effective management and operation of megayachts around the world.

Bob Saxon has held a series of senior executive and leadership positions in the superyacht sector working with the industry’s most prestigious brands. Most recently and following the sale in 2002 of Bob Saxon Associates - for 15 years a leading firm of professional yacht services management - to Camper & Nicholsons, he served as President of Camper & Nicholson’s USA. Under his leadership, he helped evolve the company into the largest full service yacht brokerage, charter, management and new build specialists in the world. Earlier in his career Bob was President of the Sacks Group and Vice President of Whittemore & Williams, the forerunner and pioneer of yacht management services.

The Bob Saxon Consultancy offers an array of services to the marine industry. These include:
o    Marine service and yacht business plans;
o    Corporate and yacht marketing strategies;
o    Charter marketing strategies and positioning;
o    Marine market branding;
o    Yacht operational and administrative overviews;
o    Yacht ownership consulting;
o    Yacht operating efficiencies;
o    Yacht sales strategies;
o    Yacht owner liaison, representative and agent.

Throughout his career Bob Saxon has worked with some 3,000 yacht owners on a broad number of yachts and types and a diverse array of projects. He is well known among yacht owners, crew and industry peers as having the highest standards of integrity, fastidious attention to detail and relentless tenacity.

Bob is the Founding President of the International Superyacht Society (ISS), an industry trade group that supports the global superyacht industry and serves to facilitate best practices and networking across the industry at large. He is a licensed broker-manager with Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) and a leading industry spokesman and advocate. As an accomplished public speaker he has addressed a variety of groups and associations on matters related to the industry, served as master of ceremonies at yachting affiliated events and been interviewed and oft-quoted by a range of leading media including the New York Times, Yachting, Showboats, The Economist, CNBC, National Public Radio, and a number of other trade publications and media outlets.

For more information and a complete list of Bob Saxon Consultancy, please contact:

Bob Saxon
+1 954 224 5307
bobsaxon5@aol.com