World Monitor Magazine June #3 - Page 74

Choosing a certified yacht charter broker such as Amelie Panagakos at M-BLUEYACHTS From the moment the Client makes the first enquiry; in discretion and highly professional way, guidance through the entire process will be given. 68 world monitor In early 2015 I’ve established my own company M BLUE YACHTS having previously worked as retail broker and Yacht Fleet Charter Manager. The use of a yacht broker is essential, most importantly the Client will benefit from the safeguards that have been established by the industry, be assured is represented by an experienced professional that will service in highest ethical and technical standards. Client will make use of the broker’s technical knowledge, charter destinations and be advised on the best places to go. Participating in the major yacht shows worldwide and interviewing the crew members, I get a first- hand account of what each one has to offer, so that they can match this up to a specific Client’s needs.Brokers are objective. They want happy clients, and they want repeat business. I have procured from helicopters transfers to ChateauPétrus wines, personal trainers, restaurants bookings at a very last moment Client’s request because the “concierge service” is also a part of my job. My success keys are the personal approach on the Client’s yachting needs; regarding sale and purchase, charter or management. I promise great attention to detail, transparency and altruism. Those important credits have made my significant number of returning clientele. Speaking of Yacht Sales, my most memorable sale has been representing the buyer; I closed a 46-metre new built Baglietto non long ago. The buyer wanted to change the initial interior to his personal taste and being able to participate in a team of highly experienced professionals on building a yacht is thrilling. I have followed my father’s business of over 35 years of experience in the industry as yacht broker and yacht owner. Since I remember myself we were sailing the beautiful Greek islands during weekend getaways and summer vacations. Later on I have joined sailing regattas crews, performing great results in the competitions and gaining experience on handling and maintaining a yacht to the finest state. Having sailed this great number of miles into the Greek seas, working as a yacht broker came naturally. My passion for the sea and yachts together with the enthusiasm of offering five-star services