Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (C&N Marinas) has announced that Robert Inwards has joined its highly successful berth sales team. Robert Inwards has specialised in the sale of premium berths for over 10 years as a Director of Inwards Marine, where he has worked closely with C&N Marinas to conclude several sales, including most recently, the sale of a 60m berth at Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies.
C&N Marinas is in the process of establishing a base of operations in the Principality of Monaco, where Mr Inwards will be based, to provide expert advice on the acquisition or disposal of marina berths worldwide. His focus will be to showcase the advantages of berth ownership at Grand Harbour Marina in Malta and Port Louis Marina in Grenada, as well as berthing opportunities available at C&N Marinas’ growing portfolio of world class marinas.
Kurt Fraser Commented, “We are pleased to welcome Robert to C&N Marinas, as his expertise enables us to provide immediate local support to our valued customers and broker partners in the South of France and Monaco. Berth acquisition is an increasingly important element of a yacht purchase decision and offers numerous long term benefits to owners. It is also an excellent value-added service for our broker partners to offer their clients, with the benefit of additional revenue during challenging times.”
Ownership of a superyacht marina berth is a natural complement to ownership of the vessel itself. Furthermore, it satisfies the robust criteria that are normally applied to any capital investment, including: significant long term savings as compared to rental; capital growth potential due to increased demand for berths; income through berth subrental; as well as many other location-specific financial advantages.
The global fleet of superyachts is steadily growing from year to year, with the number of marina berths that can accommodate vessels of 50 metres or more, failing to grow at the same pace. There is a particular scarcity of available marina berths in highly desirable locations, where it is anticipated that the steady increase in marina berth prices will continue to grow at a similar pace to historical figures, reinforcing the benefits of ownership.