Vicem Yachts A/S, a Turkish builder of luxury classic motor yachts and now megayachts with its first 150’ yacht under construction, has appointed Barry Bailey as the latest addition to its International Sales Team.
Based out of Queensland, Australia, Bailey will be the company’s Asia-Pacific regional representative, concentrating on new and brokerage sales across the company’s three model lines – the Classic Series, Cruiser Series and Sportfish Series. “The Asia-Pacific region holds great potential for Vicem,” commented Vicem CEO Alberto Perrone Da Zara. “Barry’s experience, and knowledge of the yachting clientele in the region, will be valuable assets to raise our profile, build the Vicem brand, and drive our expansion plans in this growth market.”
Bailey is a qualified yacht sales executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the marine manufacturing and retail industries. As co-founder of Maritime Consultants & Management (MCM) in Hong Kong, Bailey handled large yacht construction and management contracts worldwide. Through MCM, he formed an affiliation with Brunswick Corporation as a sales and marketing consultant, identifying and establishing dealers throughout the Asia-Pacific region for Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Baja brands. This eventually led to his appointment as the company’s Asia-Pacific Manager of Operations in 2000. Prior to joining Vicem Yachts, Barry spent the last four years handling international sales for Cobalt Boats, Grady White and Sumerset Houseboats.
Bailey commented, “I have always worked with prestigious brands, and am excited to be joining the Vicem sales family. I look forward to presenting the Vicem product lines to my clients, and making inroads for the Vicem brand in this lucrative marketplace.”
Originally from Washington state, Bailey has been residing in the Asia-Pacific region since 1988, having settled in Australia in 2000. He is a licensed captain who has successfully circumnavigated the globe twice on traditional wooden sailing vessels.
Bailey will focus on sales of new Vicems and pre-owned yachts through Vicem’s brokerage division, and will represent the company at all major boat shows in the Asia-Pacific region.