Engel & Völkers Yachting is appearing at the Monaco Yacht Show once again this year, from 26 to 29 September 2018, the team will be showcasing such vessels as the 51-metre Aresteas. The superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests. Among the luxury amenities on board are a salt sauna, a Whirlpool, a fitness studio, a massage room, a cinema, and a beach club. The venue for the renowned industry show is Port Hercules. Visitors will find Engel & Völkers Yachting on the Quai l’Hirondelle, at mooring berth H04. Federico Bennewitz, the new Commercial Director of Engel & Völkers Yachting, will also be in attendance.
Federico Bennewitz joins the team at Engel & Völkers Yachting
In his new role, Federico Bennewitz will manage the sale and charter operations of Engel & Völkers Yachting on the French Riviera and in Monaco, as well as overseeing further expansion in the Mediterranean region. He looks back on more than 30 years’ experience in the yachting industry, and has supervised many new construction and refit projects in the past, with brands including Perini Navi, Sanlorenzo, Viareggio Superyachts, the Nautor Group, Wally and Logica.
Oxana Vergne heads new “Charter Management” department
This year, Engel & Völkers Yachting introduced a new department dedicated to Charter Management. A Charter Manager acts as the owner’s agent to market their yacht to the international network. They form the interface between all parties involved: the yacht owner, captain and broker representing the charterers. This support service is also aimed at ensuring that the charter calendar is as fully reserved as possible for those periods in which a yacht is available. This new department is headed by Oxana Vergne. She already has more than 10-years’ experience operating successfully in the yachting sector.
Charter now more popular than ever
In addition to the brokerage and charter of yachts, the range of services provided by Engel & Völkers Yachting also includes the organisation of new yacht constructions and refits, as well as independent consultancy. The service provider is seeing growing demand from interested charter clients, particularly in the Mediterranean region. “We are noticing here too that charter clients are becoming younger and younger,” said Anissa Mediouni, Managing Director of Engel & Völkers Yachting, adding: “The number of people chartering a yacht for the first time is also on the rise.” With its four business divisions Residential, Commercial, Aviation and Yachting, Engel & Völkers presides over a large network outside of the traditional yachting industry. This places the company in an excellent position to inspire new clients to experience the yachting lifestyle.
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