Engel & Völkers Yachting GmbH in Hamburg and Equisea Yacht Management have entered into a dedicated collaboration agreement. The aim is to create synergies between a unique high standard service system in yacht sales and charter brokerage, capitalizing on a growing international network of licence partners, and an innovative professional yacht management offer, notably featuring the SeaVision Platform™ composed of advanced technological system and terminals.
This initiative will also allow all Engel & Völkers Yachting licence partners interested in outsourcing all or part of yacht management and Equisea Yacht Management to mutually enhance their offer of highest standard services to yacht owners seeking reliable and independent advice.
“The underlying potential synergies and the common vision we share on corporate and development policies have convinced us to collaborate with Engel & Völkers Yachting. I was impressed by their organisation and the international network that they were able to build up as a renown leader in high-end residential business and that they have started to expand into yachting since 2007. Their efficient concept and broad expertise in serving high net worth individuals makes them quite unique. I believe that they will become a key player, bringing a new professional vision in a dramatically changing yachting market with owners shifting their attitude and expectations” said Pascal Wiscour-Conter, founder and CEO of Equisea Yacht Management.
“Pascal Wiscour-Conter truly possesses a broad and overall know-how in yachting with an experience in many fields of competence and has demonstrated at several occasions he can innovate in this market. He was inceptor of commercial yacht status in Luxembourg and pioneered in yacht consulting and administration before launching an interesting concept with Equisea Yacht Management” said Christian Völkers, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting GmbH in Hamburg. Wiscour-Conter has been involved in the setting up and administration of about 200 yachting operations since 1993 and also co-developed a state-of-the-art seamen insurance program.
The strategy of Equisea Yacht Management is to offer innovative and integrated yacht management services for owners of crewed yachts of any size looking for transparency and cost efficiency through a business-oriented yacht and crew management. Equisea Yacht Management also capitalizes on its web-based SeaVision Platform and touch-screen terminals that enable to increase services to an unprecedented level in yachting.
Engel & Völkers Yachting GmbH in Hamburg and Equisea Yacht Management believe that this move is essential for clients buying, privately owning, commercially operating or selling yachts to be assisted by continuously trained professionals who overview and understand the whole market with the freedom to provide genuinely impartial advice. All Engel & Völkers Yachting licence partners interested or not offering directly such management services therefore have the option to rejoin this base agreement with Equisea Yacht Management.
Also, further plans are to be discussed around their common vision to be a key player in the evolution of the yachting sector, notably concerning crew and career development in yachting.