CSO Yachts celebrates 50 years in the business

1959: the launch of one of the longest established brokerage house’s in the world... It was when he wanted to embark on a world cruise that Claude Schmitt realized the huge difficulties connected to this extraordinary family dream. No professional help was available to ease his task as there was no service industry attached to pleasure yachting.

Some time later, armed with all the knowledge gained from travelling across the world’s oceans, he decided to share his expertise and founded his own brokerage house. In 1959, the Claude Schmitt Organisation, one of longest established luxury yacht agency’s launched...

2009: a key brokerage house, based in the Mediterranean. In 1998, Claude Schmitt passed the controls to his second in command, Claude Niek his constant collaborator since 1985. Assisted by his very dynamic wife, Elisabeth, they diversified their activities by developing the charter operation and by promoting CSO YACHTS internationally. Today, built on solid foundations, CSO YACHTS offer their charter, management and sales service’s worldwide.

Present in France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Spain, CSO YACHTS now has 8 associates. A reputable central agency, today, they manage more than 20 charter yachts and 30 for sale and can offer more than 1000 yachts and they guarantee assistance and tailored-made services, worldwide. The head office is ideally situated in Cannes, in the South of France, home of the luxury yachting industry and the gateway to the most beautiful cruising destinations in the Mediterranean.

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