As charter trends and sales take an interesting shape industry wide, it seems Toby Maclaurin, Sales Director of Ocean Independence had plenty of good news to share.
So what did 2020-2021 look like for the company? “We are selling more yachts now that we really have ever done” shared Toby Maclaurin. With a stable portfolio of fleet members both for sale and for charter, it seems the brokerage has held a strong and stable position, lead by a committed team, "As summer evolved, we had the most amazing renaissance. Not only in charter but also in sales and purchase.”
The new opening of Ocean Independence’s Hamburg office remains a great example of this. Growth, therefore, seems an inevitable future for the company.
Azzura II, the 48-metre CRN vessel is a ready-to-charter opportunity well received at the show this year. Kept in meticulous condition by her Owner and has been continuously upgraded, she comes with a dedicated crew of 12 and is an excellent charter yacht for a luxury escape. "Anyone who is cautious about buying an older yacht, should come and have a look at Azzura II" shares Toby. "It really goes to show, with proper maintainence and care, an older yacht can look just as good as a newer yacht."
COVID-19 for many industries may have disrupted business, however for yachting it is clear UHNW’s need for privacy, isolation and valuable time with family remains a driving factor across sale and charter. The diverse portfolio at Ocean Independence reflects a bright future across the changing landscape that is brokerage.