In other news, CNI announced three new staff, Sacha Williams, James Rayner and Adam Papadakis.
Williams most recently worked at a yacht brokerage where she managed a five member charter marketing department with a fleet of more than 50 yachts. She also has first-hand experience at sea.
“We’re excited to welcome onboard such an experienced director,” said Michael Payne, Camper & Nicholsons’ CCO. “Sacha has an excellent reputation with both crew and clients, and her knowledge of the industry is incredibly impressive. I wish her all the best in this position and look forward to working with her on new and exciting ventures.”
Williams will be based out of the Monaco office.
Rayner most recently worked four years with Simpson Marine in Hong Kong as brand manager, responsible brands in Asia, including Azimut, Benetti and Beneteau. And before that he worked in the UK with Opel marine. A sailor since he was eight, he was an RYA Instructor at a UK Maritime Academy and is a qualified skipper.
“With the continual expansion and evolution of our company, it’s an exciting time for James to be joining Camper & Nicholsons,” Payne said. “And he’s sure to be a positive addition to our team. Knowledge and passion for the job are always important characteristics we look for in our brokers, so with James possessing both qualities in abundance, we believe he will be a fantastic fit with our company.”
Rayner will be based out of the Antibes office.
Papadakis most recently work with Hydor Holdings in Dubai as managing partner. His background includes a masters degree in marine engineering and worked with Greek shipping companies. He next spent four years as project manager of new construction division with Burgess in London where he was involved in the construction of Al Mirqab, Mayan Queen, Amevi, Ability, Dilbar, Sunrays, Va Bene, Vava II and Talisman C. Next he worked with Platinum Yachts in Dubai, overseeing the royal yacht projects and new projects division.
“We are excited to have Adam join us, especially as he brings with him an impressive and diverse CV,” Payne said. “He has a wide range of proven skills; we love forward to seeing him employing them at Camper & Nicholsons.