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Yachtzoo welcome Splinter Fangman to team

Friday, 12 February 2016

Monaco based brokerage company Yachtzoo has recently announced that Splinter Fangman has joined their team of yacht brokers. Fangman previously worked for Porto Montenegro from its commercial beginning interfacing closely with the yachting industry. Read More

Blohm+Voss appoint new Director of Sales

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

​Blohm+Voss has today announced the appointment of a new Director of Sales, Mega Yachts. Mr. Joris Neven took the role on 1st February, and comes with over 20 years experience in the industry at several prestigious brands, including Damen Shipyards and Piriou. Read More

HISWA Holland Yachting Group appoint new Chairman

Friday, 29 January 2016

​Sales and Marketing Director at Feadship, Bas Nederpelt, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board of HISWA Holland Yachting Group. The association focuses on the promotion of the Dutch superyacht industry. Read More

New Account Manager at SuperYacht Company

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

SuperYacht Company is excited to welcome a new addition to our expanding team in Amsterdam. Sofia Murashova has joined the team as our new Account Manager, working closely with Sales & Marketing Manager Eddie Kloosterman. Read More

SYBAss appoints new Technical & Environmental Director

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hans Huisman has been appointed as The Superyacht Builders Association’s (SYBAss) new Technical & Environmental Director. Huisman succeeds Chris van Hooren who will be retiring as per 1 January 2016. Hans Huisman’s background in the navigating and shipbuilding of vessels brings valuable experience to the team, and will now oversee the support given to SYBAss’s memnbers regarding technical and regulatory matters. Read More

SuperYacht Company team expands

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

SuperYacht Company, publishers of, have announced the appointment of two new team members, Tom van Oossanen and Charl van Rooy. This comes after the recent announcement of Maarten Janssen’s departure from the company, and falls in line with SYC’s ever-expanding vision. Read More

Billy Smith rejoins Trinity Yachts as new COO

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

​Following the recent acquirement of Trinity Yachts and it’s partner shipyards by Harvey Gulf International Marine, comes the news that previous VP of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith, has rejoined the American shipyard in New Orleans as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Read More

Maarten Janssen to leave SuperYacht Company for Feadship

Thursday, 2 July 2015

SuperYacht Company, publishers of, has announced that after nearly ten years with the company as Content Director, co-founder Maarten Janssen has taken on a new challenge, and will leave the company in August. Maarten will join the Feadship yard on Kaag island, as their new sales manager. Read More

Appointments at Oceanco

Friday, 5 June 2015

​Oceanco has announced two new appointments inside the yard. Bas Swanink has been appointed as Sales Manager, and Paris Baloumis to the position of Group Marketing Manager. Bas Swanink, who will be working in tandem with Robert Tan, is no stranger to Oceanco; he has been with the company as a Project Manager for eight years. Read More

Malcolm Wood joins SuperYacht Company as consultant

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

SuperYacht Company is pleased to announce that we have appointed Malcolm Wood as superyacht consultant. Wood will assist SuperYacht Company with analysing the historic fleet and will prove to be a valuable asset to the company’s trademark philosophy. Read More

Camper and Nicholsons appoint new charter manager

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Camper and Nicholsons has announced they have appointed Gayle Patterson to their charter marketing division. Gayle will be based in Camper & Nicholsons' Monaco office. Read More

Northrop & Johnson appoint new senior charter manager

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Northrop & Johnson has announced they have appointed Carine Zanotti as senior charter manager based in their Antibes office. The company report that before joining the yachting industry several years ago, Carine worked in film and television production. Read More

Heesen Yachts appoint new Director Operations

Friday, 20 March 2015

​Heesen Yachts has announced that Mr. Rick van de Wetering has been appointed the company’s new Director Operations, replacing Hans Boerakker. Van de Wetering’s career in the industry spans over 25 years, and actually began at the Heesen Shipyard where he had the chance to operate in numerous managerial roles. Read More

Perini Navi appoints new Chairman of the Board

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Shareholders of Perini Navi have appointed Fabio Boschi as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Fabio Perini Honorary Chairman.43 Year old Fabio Boschi has been CEO of Perini Navi’s holding company Faper Group since 2009. Faper controls a group of companies that operate in paper machinery, real estate, and various other industries. Read More

Karl Hartmann joins board of directors at Hill Robinson

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hill Robinson Yacht Management has announced that after a career of 8 years within the company, Karl Hartmann has joined their board of Directors. Karl started his yachting career at Koersvelt Yacht Projects B.V. and joined Hill Robinson in 2007 to further develop his career as a Senior Project Manager/Owner’s Representative leading various teams of highly qualified Project Managers and Engineers. Read More

METS appoints new Sales and Account Manager

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) has appointed Roel Schoenmaker as its new Sales and Account Manager. His predecessor Rens-Jan van Vliet has taken on a new function within the Traffic domain at Amsterdam RAI, organisers of METS. Irene Dros, Maritime Domain Manager at Amsterdam RAI, comments. Read More

Bluewater appoint new COO

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bluewater has recently appointed a new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Sarah Corn joined the company in 2004 and has played a fundamental role in the development of Bluewater crew and training. Starting as a training coordinator, Sarah was rapidly promoted to Training Department & Office Manager in the Antibes head office. Read More

Blohm+Voss appoints Fred van Beers as its new CEO

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Blohm+Voss has announced the appointment of Fred van Beers as is new CEO. As of March 1st 2015, van Beers will take over from Dr. Herbert Aly to lead Blohm+Voss’ growth strategy as well as strengthen the leading position of the company in general repairs and conversions with a specific focus for cruise ships and vessels for the offshore industry. Read More

Changes to management at Westport

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Washington-based shipyard Westport LLC announced two significant changes to the company’s management structure yesterday. Alex Rogers has been appointed to the position of Director of Sales, and Ron Nugent has assumed additional responsibilities. Read More

Nigel Sherlock appointed Commercial Director bluePhare

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

bluePhare, a distributor of carefully selected AV/IT products which all share a strong focus and afinity towards the yachting industry, have appointed Nigel Sherlock, formerly of Van Berge Henegouwen, as Commercial Director. This key company appointment came in to effect from 1st September 2014 and forms part of the company’s strategic and commercial development. Read More

Benetti appoints Chief Commercial Officer, new chairman for Fraser Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

​As of today, Fabio Ermetto is the new Chief Commercial Officer of Benetti, part of the Azimut | Benetti Group. The 42-years-old manager has worked in the yachting industry for over 15 years and in his new role he will be responsible for further enhancing the commercial development of Benetti, particularly in markets with a high growth rate. Read More

Daniel Ziriakus appointed as COO at N&J

Monday, 14 July 2014

Northrop & Johnson has announce the arrival of Daniel Ziriakus as chief operating officer (COO). This is not the first time Daniel has moved to N&J. In 2010, Daniel already made the move to Northrop & Johnson as Director of Marketing where he reorganized the brand, taking it through a global repositioning. Read More

Gulf Craft appoints new CEO

Monday, 30 June 2014

Gulf Craft today announced the promotion of Erwin Bamps to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company, following a meeting of the Board that recognized Bamps' sterling contribution to growing the company's international scale and presence. Bamps joined Gulf Craft in 2002 and has been instrumental in building the business. Read More

Alberto Perrone Da Zara joins Lürssen sales team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lürssen has appointed Alberto Perrone Da Zara to support their sales team. Alberto, who has extensive experience in the industry, joins the shipyard to further strengthen its position and brand recognition. "This job is a huge challenge", says Alberto. "Lürssen is an awe inspiring shipyard with four large locations that are all impressively equipped..." Read More

Edward Pegan joins Ocean Independence

Friday, 18 April 2014

​The Ocean Independence Group has announced the appointment of Edward Pegan as Director of Business Development of the companies yacht management division, Ocean Management. Joining Ocean from BWA Yachting, where he was instrumental in the founding and growth of the company. Read More

Nigel Upton joins Marina Port Vell as Senior Sales Manager

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Marina Port Vell, Barcelona has announced that Nigel Upton has joined MPV as Senior Sales Manager effective 10th March 2014. Of paramount importance, Nigel has a diversified superyacht background with direct experience in sales, management, customer service and time at sea. “We are excited that Nigel has agreed to join our sales team,” says Norma Trease.​ Read More

New director at Van Berge Henegouwen

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Imtech Marine has appointed Terry van Velzen as Director of Van Berge Henegouwen installaties B.V. (VBH) as per 1 March 2014. Van Berge Henegouwen is a well-known international technology partner in the field of entertainment, IT, communication, security and control systems on board of super yachts. Read More

Irina Martynova joins Kevin Glancy

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Kevin Glancy has welcomed on board the newest member of the Kevin Glancy team: Irina Martynova.​ Irina joins as Project Co-ordinator, and brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and international client management from her previous roles within blue chip companies in the banking, airline and FMCG sectors. Read More

EYOS Expeditions appoints Julian Chang

Friday, 7 February 2014

EYOS Expeditions Ltd announced today that it has appointed Julian Chang, well known as one of the leading figures in Asian yachting, as its exclusive representative in Asia. Chang said, “EYOS takes discerning clients to the worldʼs most wild or culturally rich locations in extraordinary luxury and safety". Read More

New Managing Director at CCS Yacht Coating Services

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

After over 20 years at the helm of CCS Yacht Coating Services, Joop Ellenbroek today announces that the companies’ shares have been purchased by Paul J. Bournas, effectively changing the companies’ ownership. Read More

Enrico Dell’Artino appointed CEO of Perini Navi

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Board of Directors of Perini Navi has appointed Enrico Dell’Artino, who was already a Board member, as the Company’s new CEO. The appointment follows the resignation for personal reasons of Giancarlo Ragnetti, who will be stay on as Board member. Enrico Dell’Artino will be supported by two expert managers. Read More

Marina Port Vell's new Dockmaster

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona—set to become one of the world’s most elite superyacht destinations and, with phased marina completions throughout 2014, the pre-eminent home port in the Mediterranean has appointed Captain Anders Pehrson, who joined MPV as Dockmaster yesterday. Read More

ISA Yachts appoints Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Superyacht builder ISA Yachts in Italy has appointed Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing. As part of a strategy to strengthen the position of the yard and its brand, ISA approached Velema because of his experience built up in the super yacht industry. “This is the type of challenge that I simply cannot resist,” says Velema. Read More

Fraser Yachts re‐structures senior management team

Friday, 4 October 2013

Following the recent appointment of Fabio Ermetto asthe new President of Yachtique,the world’s largest superyacht services organization,the Azimut | BenettiGroup has now announced that Ermetto will also be the new Chairman of Fraser Yachts. Read More

Ferruccio Luppi new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ferruccio Luppi is the new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group, a new role created in the organization. This decision has been taken by President Paolo Vitelli with full support of the Board of Directors, as part of the outstanding Strategic Development Plan. Luppi will implement the Strategic Plan through coordination, cohesion and control. Read More

Azimut Benetti Group appoins Fabio Ermetto as new President of Yachtique

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group has announced the appointment of Fabio Ermetto as the new President of the Yachtique division. Yachtique is the world's largest superyacht services organisation and incorporates all of the Group's service companies, including Fraser Yachts. The full range of services includes brokerage, charter, yacht management, new construction, crew recruitment, refit and repair, finance and insurance, marinas, yacht design and luxury accessories. Read More

New York Yacht Club names new Director of Communications

Monday, 1 July 2013

New York Yacht Club Commodore Thomas J. Harrington announced an important addition to the Club’s professional staff: Stuart Streuli will be the Director of Communications. The appointment reflects the mission of the NYYC and initiatives of Commodore Harrington and fellow flag officers. Read More

Feadship appoints new Marketing & Brand Director

Monday, 1 July 2013

Feadship has strengthened it's marketing department with the appointment of Farouk Nefzi. As the new Marketing & Brand Director, Nefzi will leverage on his wide experience in the superyacht industry and the wider commercial world to ensure Feadship continues to set the standard in terms of profiling itself to the global custom yachts clientele. Read More

Clemens van der Werf resigns from Dockwise Yacht Transport

Thursday, 13 June 2013

After tenure of eleven years with Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) in Fort Lauderdale, USA, Clemens van der Werf announced his resignation as of June 1st 2013, from his position as President of DYT to pursue other opportunities. Clemens played an important role in the development of the Yacht Transport business. Read More

Cannes Boat Show appoints new Show Manager

Monday, 10 June 2013

The Federation of Nautical Industries, Reed Exhibitions France has announced the appointment of Sylvie Ernoult as the new Show Manager of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the first on-water boat show in Europe. 2013 marks the 36th anniversary of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – the International Cannes Boat Show. Read More

Chris Craven joins SuperYachtsMonaco

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

SuperYachtsMonaco announce further expansion to their team in Monaco with the arrival of Chris Craven. A retail charter specialist, Chris joins the charter department with immediate effect. Managing Director Jim Evans says "Chris is a well known and well respected charter broker whose reputation for offering exemplary service to his clients precedes him". Read More

New appointment at Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Monday, 3 June 2013

Yacht transport provider Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Wiebke Bokelmann as part of their Amsterdam head office sales team as from June 1st 2013. Bokelmann, who used to work for Global Boat Shipping GmbH& Co, is extremely experienced in the yacht transport business and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. Read More

Richard Lambert joins board at Princess Yachts International

Friday, 17 May 2013

Princess Yachts International plc are delighted to announce that Richard Lambert has joined the Board at Princess Yachts International plc as M Class Director. This key position has been established to enhance the company's existing capability to support sales of the growing range of Princess M Class superyachts. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International appoints new CEO

Friday, 3 May 2013

Camper & Nicholsons International has announced that Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Payne, has been appointed new CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International. In his role as CCO, he utilised his wealth of experience and knowledge to oversee all aspects of the brokerage division. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International welcomes new team members

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Camper & Nicholsons International have welcomed new members to their Monaco and Antibes offices this month. Adam Cooper, ISM/ISPS Manager, moved to the Antibes Camper & Nicholsons office after four years working for a bespoke yacht management company in Limassol, Cyprus. Adam enjoys anything to do with the sea and the outdoors and his tenure as a skipper on board a private yacht brings invaluable expertise in the field of ISM and ISPS related matters. Read More

Superyacht Australia division committee announced

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Last week the Superyacht Australia Division Committee met for their annual election of the division committee members in Sydney. Showing a strong vote of confidence the committee re-elected Barry Jenkins as Chairperson and Richard Morris as the representative from the Committee to sit on the AIMEX Board. Read More

Matthew Fisher joins Dubois Yachts

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dubois Yachts has announced that Matthew Fisher has recently joined the Company. "Operating in the Mediterranean and in the UK Head Office, Matthew has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry and will be a valued asset in the sale and marketing of our yachts", Dubois Yachts commented. Read More 

Marine Results appoints new Project Manager

Friday, 16 November 2012

Rigging specialists Marine Results have made a key new appointment to their management team. Ben Porteous joins the company as Project Manager, to take charge of planning and control of the major rig work and NDT (non-destructive testing) projects that the company’s teams carry out around the world. Read More

New face at RJC Yachts

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

RJC Yachts have announced that Michael Strassel has joined the firm. Mike brings with him thirty-four years of marine experience including 21-years at Hatteras of Lauderdale and Allied Marine along with the past 10-years at HMY Yacht Sales. Mike’s efforts with these firms have resulted in the sale of hundreds of production yachts. Read More

Lancer Industries appoints new Sales and Marketing Executive

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Lancer Industries Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. James Lowe as their new Sales and Marketing Executive. Mr. Lowe joins the highly recognized manufacturing team from the super yachtworld where he has captained prominent vessels within the multi million-dollar charter yacht sector. Read More

Pila Pexton joins Merle Wood & Associates

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Merle Wood & Associates has announced that Pila Pexton, a highly regarded member of the international yachting industry, has joined the firm. She will be working in Yacht Chartering and Sales, and will be based out of the firm’s Newport office. For the past decade, she has successfully managed a fleet of high-profile, luxury charter yachts. Read More

C-Quip International appoints new Sales Director

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Neil Hamlin has been appointed as the new Sales Director at C-Quip International, a NZ manufacturer of custom designed carbon fibre boarding equipment for the marine industry. With over 25 years of experience in the international marine industry, Neil’s working relationship and rapport with the builders, designers and a knowledge of the high quality products required for superyachts will enhance the company’s ability to continue to supply innovative equipment. Read More

Akzo Nobel appoints Global Marketing Manager for yacht sector

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Akzo Nobel has named Elenor Ekman Global Marketing Manager for its Awlgrip, International and Interlux yacht coatings. Ekman, formerly Marketing Manager for Interlux and Awlgrip North America, will be based in Houston. The North America marketing team is now headed by Jim Seidel, who will continue to be based at North America headquarters in Union, New Jersey. Read More

Future Fibres appoints new CEO

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Future Fibres has announced the appointment of Hugues Jacquemin as its new chief executive officer, following the retirement of outgoing CEO, Ewan McLellan. Jacquemin served most recently as CEO of 3B The Fibreglass Company, where he maintained his reputation for driving growth, following the company’s LBO from former parent, Owens Corning. Read More

AYSS Announcement of New Chairman, Mark Drewelow

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the new 2012/13 Chairman, Mark Drewelow of C2C Inc, California. Mark has been the director of C2C since its foundation in 2003 and has been in the yachting industry since 1984. Mark is also the founding member of San Diego Superyacht Association. Read More

Dirk Johnson joins the Perini Navi Group

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that Dirk Johnson has joined the team at Perini Navi USA. Johnson will promote Picchiotti brand motor yachts and will be based in the new Perini Navi USA offices, which have recently moved to 2 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Newport, RI- the capital city of US sailing. Read More

Industry veteran joins Amels Refit team

Friday, 14 September 2012

One of the most experienced names in the superyacht industry, Eel Kant, has joined Amels as Sales Manager of the Dutch yard’s Refit Department. With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Eel Kant has joined Dutch superyacht builder Amels to become Sales Manager of the yard’s Refit Department. Read More

SuperYachtsMonaco announces further expansion

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces further expansion with two new team members joining the company with immediate effect. Vassilis Pateras and Davide Silvello will be based in Greece and Spain respectively and will provide SYM clients with expert consultancy on the Sale & Purchase as well as Charter of yachts in those regions and beyond. Read More

Danish Yachts appoints new CEO

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Patrik von Sydow has been named as the new CEO for Danish Yachts A/S, in Skagen. Patrik is a Swedish national and comes from an exceptional background at Director level with a combination of "blue chip" companies and top end global marine industry. He is very much looking forward to taking the helm at Danish Yachts.Read More

CNI appoints new Director of Charter Marketing Europe

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the appointment of Sacha Williams as new Director of Charter Marketing Europe. Sacha joins CNI from Edmiston, where she quickly climbed the ranks to successfully manage the charter marketing department with a five strong team and a fleet of over 50 yachts. Read More

Alex Banning joins SuperYachtsMonaco

Monday, 20 August 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces another important addition to its successful brokerage team with Alex Banning joining the company with immediate effect. Alex will be based in Monaco and will fulfill a primary role as a Sale & Purchase broker of both new and previously owned yachts. Read More

MARSEC-XL Welcomes Jim Jagielski as a New Council Member

Friday, 17 August 2012

The MARSEC-XL Foundation has announced the appointment of a new council member, Jim Jagielski. “Jim has extraordinary technology and open source expertise and we are delighted that he is joining MARSEC-XL as a new council member. He brings a wealth of experience and insights that come from running a successful large global open source community,” said Krystyna Wojnarowicz, President of MARSEC-XL Foundation. Read More

Changes at the top of the Ferretti Group

Monday, 6 August 2012

The Board of directors chaired by Ferretti Group Chairman Tan Xuguang has unanimously appointed Ferruccio Rossi as the new Managing Director. Ferruccio Rossi, who has been working for the Group as Riva Managing Director and Ferretti Group Country Manager since 2005, will replace Giancarlo Galeone. Read More

Hill Robinson appoints new Director

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Hill Robinson has announced the appointment of Franc Jansen as Director of Hill Robinson, France based in Antibes as of 1 August 2012. Well known in the industry Franc brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hill Robinson team. Franc’s back ground is in commercial shipping and he holds qualifications both as a navigation officer and as an engineer. Read More

Willis North America appoints Rob Carron in Yacht Team

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker with operations in Florida, today announced the appointment of Rob Carron, Account Executive, Willis North America Yacht Practice, effective immediately. Willis is a leading insurance broker that provides employee benefit and risk management solutions. Read More

Nobiskrug expands customer service

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Nobiskrug has announced the appointment of two new executives to their expanding workforce. Bernd Wittorf has enjoyed several successful years in shipbuilding industry and has joined the refit and repair department stating that he aims for a “all-in-one solution” for yacht owners covering all technical aspects of yacht operation. Read More

Yachtzoo appoints new charter broker in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yachtzoo has welcomed charter broker, June Montagne, to its retail charter division in the Fort Lauderdale office. June started as a Yacht Charter Broker in 1996 and has experience as a sailor, charter crew and a crew placement agent. Read More

YPI appoints new Director of Sales

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Yachting Partners International (YPI) has announced the recruitment of Russell Crump as the Group’s new Director of Sales. Well known to many in the industry, Russell’s yacht broking career spans a period of almost 20 years linking him with some of the world’s largest yacht sales and the industry’s most respected owners. Read More

Dan Thomson appointed at Advanced Marine Technologies

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Advanced Marine Technologies (AMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned marine industry expert, Dan Thomson, to the new integrated sales team at AMT. Dan will be responsible for technical sales and developing new markets. Read More

New appointments at SuperYachtsMonaco

Monday, 2 July 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces an important addition to its successful brokerage team with James Auld joining the company from July. James will continue to be based in Monaco and will fulfill a primary role as a Sale & Purchase broker of both new and previously owned yachts. In addition the company also welcomes Natasha Kinoo to its Monaco based operation in the role of Sales Brokerage Assistant and Office Manager. Read More

Overmarine Group expands US team

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Overmarine Group continues its growth and is proceeding it's investments in the US market through the enhancement of its team of managers and has appointed Stefano Arlunno as the new Area Manager for the Americas. Stefano Arlunno was born and brought up in Turin, Italy, where he graduated as an Engineer. Read More

Superyacht broker Steve Elario joins Y.CO

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Y.CO has announced the further growth of its North American team with the addition of superyacht broker Steve Elario. Born and raised near the water in Massachusetts, USA, Steve Elario began his career in yachting in 1979, and has worked as a Captain and broker ever since. Read More

Quinta Essentia’s owner appointed Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts

Monday, 25 June 2012

It was during The Rendezvous in Monaco, which this year saw ten outstanding yachts from 38 metre to 67 metre on Quai des Etats-Unis, that the first Russian Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts was appointed. The announcement was made at a La Belle Classe Superyachts cocktail, organised on Quinta Essentia. Read More

New director of Yacht Management-Europe at IYC

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

IYC has appointed Fabien Roché as Director of Yacht Management-Europe, a newly created position based in IYC’s Monaco office. This is a critical step in IYC’s widening global presence and indicates the firm’s dedication to placing key personnel close to clients to meet the exacting demands of the global superyachting marketplace. Read More

Recent hires marks global expansion for Fraser Yachts

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fraser Yachts is expanding rapidly. In Spain, Fraser Yachts welcomed three new Sales Brokers: Bill Thiem, Harry Peralta and James Bland. All three worked for Engel & Volkers in Marbella and decided as a team to join Fraser Yachts. They each have an impressive background in the superyacht industry and bring a wealth of experience to the Fraser Yachts team in Palma. Read More

New team at De Valk in Antibes

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices at various sailing hotspots throughout Europe, De Valk International has been chartering and brokering yachts for almost six decades. The company is now embarking on an ambitious new strategy to further support owners of quality motor and sailing yachts. Read More

Oyster strengthens Palma de Mallorca office team

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Oyster has announced the appointment of Jamie Collins to the Oyster Brokerage team. Jamie will be based at Oyster's recently opened Palma de Mallorca office, further strengthening Oyster's presence in the Mediterranean. Read More

Bruce Johnson will represent Maine yacht yards

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Three independent yacht yards in mid-coast Maine are appointing Bruce Johnson, formerly of Sparkman & Stephens, as their business development executive. Brooklin Boat Yard, Front Street Shipyard and Rockport Marine reached an agreement to employ Johnson to represent each yard independently in seeking new construction projects. Read More

New appointments at e3 Systems

Friday, 18 May 2012

e3 Systems have appointed Lynne Devereux as Regional Sales Manager on the Côte d'Azur and Alessio Belli as Business Development Manager in Italy. Lynne Devereux, an accomplished Business Development Executive, most recently with De Valk Yachts and prior to that with YachtPlus Limited has joined the e3 team. Read More

New General Manager Marina Operations of Mourjan Marinas IGY

Friday, 18 May 2012

Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Wayne Shepherd, a well respected veteran of the marine industry, has been promoted to General Manager, Marina Operations. Mr Shepherd has been Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Regional Operations Manager for the past four years and will now take full responsibility of all marinas within the Dubai-based company’s portfolio. Read More

Job opening for experienced project managers at Lanka Marine

Friday, 27 April 2012

Because of business expansion Lanka Marine, a leading Italian company specialised in supplying natural stone to private homes, superyachts, and aircraft interiors, is looking for two skilled and knowledgeable project managers. The project managers will be the link between designers and interior outfitters, and their role is to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Read More

N&J appoints two new charter brokers

Friday, 27 April 2012

Northrop & Johnson has announced the addition of Scott Carlson to the Fort Lauderdale team and Solenn de Braux in the South of France, as Charter Brokers. Scott grew up in Holland, Michigan where he started sailing on his father's boat.Solenn de Braux was born in Senegal, lived in Kenya, the Congo, and Mexico before moving to the US . Read More

Oceania Marine appoints new marine coatings manager

Thursday, 26 April 2012

After an exhaustive worldwide search, Oceania Marine has announced the appointment of its new marine coatings manager. Andy Shephard is leaving his base in Holland and moving to Whangarei, New Zealand to take over management of Oceania Marine Coatings as of May 2012 providing the company with the benefit of his extensive experience. Read More

Isle of Man Yacht Forum appoints new chairman

Monday, 23 April 2012

Andy Roy has been appointed the new Chairman of the Isle of Man Yacht Forum. Andy is a principal of Baker Tilly Isle of Man and director of Bennett Roy Maritime. He has been involved in the yachting industry for over thirty years and brings considerable experience to his new role as Chairman of the Forum. Read More

New faces at CNI's charter department

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International has appointed two new charter brokers. Charter broker Cristabel Nye will join the CNI team in London, and senior charter manager Carine Zanotti joins the Charter Marketing Division team. Read More

IYC appoints new Crew Placement Director and charter agent

Thursday, 19 April 2012

International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced the recent appointments of Jennifer Howarth—International Crew Placement Director—and Katya Jaimes—Yacht Charter Agent. As IYC continues consolidation of its global services portfolio for an increasingly global clientele, the addition of both Howarth and Jaimes is further evidence of the firm’s long-standing reputation for innovation. Read More

New appointments at Denison Yacht Sales

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Denison Yacht Sales recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager. The new hires will expand the company's presence at its Florida and California offices. Joining the Fort Lauderdale brokerage are Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal, and Gene Echols. Juan will specifically be assisting in the sale of new Beneteau G.T.'s. New brokers to the California location include Dave Millett, Rick Peters, John Zagorski and Ed Gillespie. Read More

New faces at Affinity Management Services

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Affinity Management Services Limited has announced the appointment in March this year of Andrew Morgan to the Board of Directors. Andrew has been with the company since 2008 and previously held the position of Yacht & Aircraft Manager. Read More

Live from Antibes: SuperYacht Company expands and announces new team member

Friday, 13 April 2012

SuperYacht Company, the publisher of, is proud to announce that Riejanneke Niesert has joined the sales team as an account manager. Riejanneke has just successfully finished her degree in Management, Economics and Law in The Netherlands. Riejannaneke will be based in our office in the centre of Amsterdam. Read More

Georges Bourgoignie joins Fraser Yachts U.S. sales team

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fraser Yachts has announced the arrival of Georges Bourgoignie as the newest addition to its U.S. Sales Team. Bourgoignie joins Fraser’s Fort Lauderdale office as an experienced Sales Broker of both Motor and Sailing Yachts, having sold hundreds yachts representing both the buyer and the seller in transactions worldwide. Read More

Renato Cagiati joins Northrop & Johnson as CFO

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Northrop & Johnson has announced the arrival of Renato Cagiati, Chief Financial Officer. Based in Fort Lauderdale (FL) Renato will manage all financial aspects of the organization. Renato is an Italian citizen who moved to Paris, France, as a teen. He attended the University of Paris Law School and later on graduated from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Read More

Burgess in expansion mode

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

2011 was a record year for Burgess and despite tough trading conditions in the superyacht industry over the past three years, all divisions of the company have prospered. To keep pace with its growing business, Burgess has recently supplemented its already highly experienced workforce of over 130 professionals with some of the very best people in superyachting. Read More

Newthex appoints Ruben Tienpont in yacht department

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Newthex in Sappemeer, The Netherlands has appointed ruben Tienpont (1975) for the product group Yacht building. Newthex aims for technology leadership in the development and manufacturing of maritime doors, hatches and elevators. Ruben is a mechanical engineer from a shipbuilding family and also a very experienced and keen yachtsman. Read More

New Marina Manager at Harbour Towne Marina

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Westrec Marinas’ Harbour Towne Marina in Dania, Florida has announced that Barry J. Armband is joining the operation as Marina Manager, effective immediately. Barry’s impressive background is ideally suited to the intricacy of Harbour Towne Marina, renowned for its marina operations and service, and its vibrant community. Read More

Baglietto under new management

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has announces a new management . As of 1st February 2012 Diego Michele Deprati has been appointed as the new Mananging Director. Angelo Giaccone is the new Production Manager. Diego Michele Deprati, has worked for the Italian Navy, and more recently as Managing Director of Mondomarine. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas appoints new manager in Limassol

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and F&S Marinas have announced that they have appointed Paul Sorrell as General Manager of the marina in Limassol, Cyprus. Paul's recent positions include Marina Manager at Al Bandar Marina, Abu Dhabi, Harbour Master at Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Marina Manager at Cabarita Point, Sydney Harbour. Read More

Job opening for experienced project managers at Lanka Marine

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Because of business expansion Lanka Marine, a leading Italian company specialised in supplying natural stone to private homes, superyachts, and aircraft interiors, is looking for two skilled and knowledgeable project managers. The project managers will be the link between designers and interior outfitters, and their role is to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Read More

Two new faces at Northrop & Johnson

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Northrop & Johnson is delighted to announce the arrival of two new faces at the company. John Jay Mouligné joined as Sales Broker and Karina Lopez as Marketing Director. Although a newcomer to Northrop & Johnson, John Jay has been on, in, our around the water his entire life. Read More

Remco Zeevaarder to represent Seaway Powell Marine Ltd

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Seaway Powell Marine Ltd has announced that Remco Zeevaarder will be representing them in the future in relation to marine equipments and hydraulic systems in the yacht and super yacht sectors. Seaway Powell Marine Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and through-life support of top quality marine hydraulic systems and captive and other winches for the yacht and super yacht industry. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International appoints new Director of Marketing

Monday, 6 February 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the appointment of Daniel Ziriakus as Camper & Nicholsons' new Director of Marketing. Daniel, who is originally from Munich but has been residing in the US for the last nine years, will begin his new role this February. Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Design and an MBA from the University of Miami with specialisation in Strategic Marketing & Branding. Read More

Seakeeper appoints new field service manager

Friday, 3 February 2012

Citing a rapidly growing worldwide market for its gyro stabilization products, Seakeeper has named Steve Shaw its newest field service manager. Originally from the UK, Shaw has 16 years of experience in the US marine industry. He most recently served as the head of service for a large East Coast shipyard. Read More

MTN Satellite Communications appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, announced that it has appointed Margaret (Peg) E. Grayson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Ms. Grayson will play an integral role directing MTN’s financial operations, but will also act as a trusted advisor to Errol Olivier, MTN’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on homeland security-related issues. Read More

Mondo Marine shareholders appoint new CEO

Monday, 30 January 2012

Mondo Marine's shareholders have appointed Roberto Zambrini, aged 54, as Chief Executive Officer of Mondo Marine SpA and Mondo Marine Engineering Srl. Marco Stroppiana will retain the position of Chairman of Mondo Marine SpA. In 2005 mr. Zambrini entered the marine sector as Managing Director of Sanlorenzo SpA, followed in 2008 by being appointed Managing Director of Cantieri di Pisa. Read More

Horizon Yachts appoints new Service Manager

Friday, 27 January 2012

Horizon Yachts Inc, the U.S. East Coast office for Horizon Group, has announced the appointment of Jim Castengera as Service Manager; in his new position, Mr. Castengera will be responsible for providing service and support to Horizon owners and captains along the U.S. East Coast. Mr. Castengera brings with him a wealth of expertise. Read More

John Clayman appointed to the board of U.S. Superyacht Association

Thursday, 26 January 2012

John Clayman, President of Seaton Yachts of Newport, accepted his appointment to the board of directors during the U.S. Superyacht Association, annual meeting. The meeting was held at Bahia Mar Marina, during the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Read More

Derecktor appoints role of sales development and client relations

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Derecktor Shipyards has announce the appointment of Doug Morrison to the role of sales development and client relations. Doug will be based in Florida and can be contacted with enquiries regarding yacht service or new construction at any of Derecktor's facilities. Read More

Global Services expands Palma operation

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Qualified marine engineer Paul Madeley joins the Global Services team in Palma to support both operational yachts and refit projects in the area. His solid superyacht engineering background ensures he is well placed to help and advise crew and management teams on effective procurement for engineering equipment and supplies. Read More

MTN appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Errol Olivier to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Olivier most recently served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Read More

C-Quip appoints new sales and marketing manager

Friday, 30 April 2010

Claire Boggiss has been appointed sales and marketing manager at C-Quip International, a NZ manufacturer of custom designed carbon fibre boarding equipment for the marine industry. The position is her first ashore after almost a decade on the Oceans. Read More