YCO, has recently announced that superyacht broker Jeff Beneville has joined the company as its Executive Vice President of US Operations. Jeff is a highly experienced yacht broker and sailor and comes to YCO after an extensive career in the yachting industry, most recently as the director of US operations at Camper and Nicholson International. His 30 year career in marine insurance and yacht brokerage has furnished Jeff with a wealth of contacts,knowledge and experience of the superyacht market in east coast America.
In addition to his brokerage achievements, Jeff is well known and respected on the supersail regatta circuit, which has taken him all over the globe over the past three decades. Highlights include his participation in two Americas Cups, several prestigious J Class regattas and victory at the St. Barths Bucket in 2008. Jeff Beneville, said: “I am looking forward to working with YCO, the Group has built a fantastic reputation both with its clients and within the wider superyacht industry. It is very exciting to join such a highly regarded team at a stage when the group is building huge momentum in the industry and moving in to new territories.”
Commenting on Jeff’s arrival, Charlie Birkett, CEO of YCO Group said: “Jeff will bring a significant bank of knowledge to YCO as well as the excellent industry and client connections he has built over an impressive career. We’re excited about expanding our operation to cover eastern USA in 2011 and are confident that Jeff is perfectly positioned to head up this venture. We look forward to welcoming him to the YCO team and many successful years to come for YCO in the US."
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