Yacht Help Group, a member of the YCO Deuxmil PLC Group, has announced that the company will open a new office this spring in Antibes, France, the European capital of yachting. Timed to coincide with the beginning of the Mediterranean yachting season, the Antibes office will provide a full range of yacht support services including:
- Pre arrival arrangements and set up
- Quayside & at anchor support services
- Concierge services and travel coordination for Client & Crew
- Berthing arrangements
- Yacht Maintenance, spare parts and technical support
- Provisioning (food, beverage,)
- Special & out of the ordinary requests
- Customs, VAT & legal assistance
The new office in Antibes will be in addition to the existing network of offices, each of which is strategically located in a major European yachting base. As well as existing premises in Palma, Barcelona and the Costa del Sol, YHG also operates out of Gibraltar, which is a crucial stopover for all superyachts entering and leaving the Mediterranean.
Following 15 years in the superyacht industry as a Captain, Yves Damette will oversee the Antibes operation, as well as taking on the role of International Operations Director for Yacht Help Group worldwide.
“Yacht Help Group is delighted to have representation in Europe’s capital of yachting, and we see this as a key step in the development of the wide range of services we will be able to provide to our yachts throughout the year.”
“As everyone in the team has worked on yachts for a number of years we fully understand what the Captains and crews of these vessels actually need and how important it is to quickly deliver these services to the yachts” explains Damette.
“The main function of the YHG Antibes Office will be to provide Yacht Concierge and quay services. This represents the continuation of ongoing plans to expand the YHG network and ultimately our clients’ access to a seamless, global operation where the level of support, the quality of the services and the pricing is consistent and reliable wherever in the world the Yacht may be.”
The new Antibes office will be open in early April 2009, with plans to expand the Yacht Help Group network into the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean over the coming twelve months.
The new office will be located at:
11bis rue du General d’Andreossy
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