Northrop and Johnson and Yachting Partners International hire

Apr 19, 2013 by Guest Writer

Just after the Palm Beach International Boat Show in late March, broker Sean Doyle joined Northrop & Johnson in Ft. Lauderdale.

Hailing from South Africa, Doyle attended the Merchant Naval Academy and served on merchant ships between South Africa and the Far East. He began working on yachts in 1988 as a captain and project manager on new builds.

In 2000, he joined Koch, Newton & Partners as a broker and transitioned to Merrill-Stevens when that company bought Koch Newton in 2006. He also worked with Fraser Yachts and Yachtzoo.

Yachting Partners International (YPI) has hired Alena Zilayova as its charter fleet manager based in Monaco. Previously, Zilayova was with KK Superyachts.

As an event organizer, she managed events in locations such as Prague, Bangalore and Dubai. Born in Slovakia, she speaks five languages including English, French and Russian. Contact her at or +377 99 99 97 97