Churchill Yacht Partners has announce the expansion of the Charter Management Division with the recent addition of Lara-Jo ‘LJ’ Houghting, formerly of Northrop and Johnson Yachts-Ships Inc.
Over the past decade LJ has established a solid foundation in the operations of all aspects of the yachting industry and chose to specialize in the field of Charter Management in January 2007.
LJ was initially introduced to the yachting industry in 2001 as Stewardess and Massage Therapist onboard luxury private and charter yachts, and later decided to explore a more land-based approach gaining experience as Boat Show Coordinator, Yacht Sales Coordinator, Charter Marketing and ultimately Charter Management.
LJ’s passion for the water began in early childhood having grown up in a family of water sports fanatics. Her greatest passion lies in racing her father’s trimaran and keel boats. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, and has acquired numerous Massage Therapy and Alternative Healing Diplomas. She is a member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association Charter Professionals Committee and Young Professionals in Yachting.
Maintaining strong relationships with the Owners and Yachts she represents, LJ will continue to represent Arioso, 130’ Westport and Sweet Escape, 130’ Christensen. Since purchasing the highly successful charter company Rikki Davis Yachts in 2005, Churchill Yacht Partners has continued to expand its charter yacht management and retail booking divisions. Churchill’s Charter Fleet Management supports owners and captains of yachts in the charter market, and Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners services clients worldwide in the retail charter field.
To contact Lara-Jo Houghting, please email LHoughting@ChurchillYachts.com.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA