MYS 2021: The Philosophy of Moving Forward with World Yacht Group
Joined by the CEO of World Yacht Group, Joan Plana Palao, we had the opportunity to discuss the silver linings of the previous year, including the launch of the 47m Project Artemis, and the company's brand-new European offices in the beautiful Balearic Islands.
The challenge of the past year has been seen as a make or break opportunity by many yachting companies. World Yacht Group saw the time as a gift, given to them to improve the inner workings of the company. "It really gave us a lot of time to think and to focus on the philosophy of moving foward and meditate on what we were doing." explained the CEO. "It forced us to slow down and that has helped up to grow and do even better than before."
World Yacht Group has recently expanded its European reach to the Ballearic Islands. As one of the Mediterranean superyachting hubs, the Balearics is home to the yachting hotspots, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza: "We just opened a brand new beautiful office in Ibiza in the beginning of May." divulged Joan. "It's been fantastic. Our fleet has grown there too, we just signed two new yachts last week in Ibiza that are going to be for charter for next season."
Joan also shared an exciting announcement with us concerning the 47m Project Artemis: "Something I have wanted to do for a long time is create my own yacht." the CEO shared. "I wanted to build the yacht that has it all. There is no other yacht on the market that has as many features and space as Artemis has."
And finally, Joan teased a glimpse into what the future holds for World Yacht Group: "It's going to be the busiest year ever for us, so we are ready to keep expanding and getting more yachts. We believe that our fleet will grow to around 25 or 26 yachts for charter, which is a great size for us."
"It's going to be the busiest year ever for us, so we are ready to keep expanding."