Sevenstar Yacht Transport has announced the appointment of Project Yacht Ltd as its new representative in Turkey. The move forms part of Sevenstar’s ambitious expansion programme, which will see monthly sailings into Turkey in 2008 from both North Europe and USA. As the only specialized carrier calling into the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard, Sevenstar and Project Yacht will offer a premium service to this fast growing market.
The new services to Turkey will further compliment Sevenstar’s network, with a fleet of over 100 oceangoing vessels offering fast, reliable and safe transportation of yachts. Based in Istanbul, Project Yacht is an ideal partner says Sevenstar managing director Richard Klabbers.
"Project Yacht is the only yacht transportation agent in Turkey that is completely dedicated to the transport of yachts up to 45 meters in length. It has a very strong name in the Turkish market and the recent opening of a new office on the Bagdat Cadessi confirms its leading status. We look forward to exhibiting together at the forthcoming Istanbul Boat Show."
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sevenstar oversees a global network of agencies, with direct representation in the UK, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Mexico, Florida, New Zealand and now Turkey. According to Klabbers, the potential of the Eastern Mediterranean is such that Project Yacht will soon be seen as ‘the’ yacht transport agent in this area.
"Sevenstar and Project Yacht personnel share our customers’ affinity for yachting as both a business and a lifestyle. The new sailings are a reflection of the increasing demand for shipping yachts to new destinations. We will expand our agency network further into the Middle and Far East region. Our ultimate goal is to serve owners with a tailor-made service wherever they may wish their yacht to go."