Boats and Brokers

NJ hires new broker in Thailand

Marcus Overman has joined U.S.-based Northrop & Johnson as a sales broker in its Thailand office. Overman has worked in the dealership and brokerage sector of the industry in Asia…

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Veteran Fraser broker Tom Allen dies

One of Fraser’s longtime yacht brokers, Tom Allen, died on June 17 after a stroke. Based in the Seattle office, Mr. Allen was one of the firm’s longest serving brokers,…

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Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris Collins. Asking price was $1.95 million. M/Y Crescendo, a…

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Denison has new sales director

Rick Young has been hired as sales director at Denison Yachting in Fort Lauderdale. Young began his career in the marine industry in the early 1990s as regional manager for…

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Ocean King announces Ducale 118

Winner of the best rebuilt superyacht category at the 2018 World Superyacht Awards, Italian builder Ocean King has announced a new 118-foot (36m) model in its Ducale series of Ocean…

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Hoek Design sells two new builds

Following its first 50-knot composite powerboat project, the 75-foot (23m) Seven, Hoek Design has announced that two more of its motor yacht concepts have been sold and are under construction…

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Latest sales in the brokerage fleet: 40m new build, Lionshare

Project MG 129, a new 131-foot (40m) explorer yacht, sold by Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche and Camper & Nicholsons broker Richard Higgins, who brought the buyer. The yacht will…

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Broker sentenced for stealing $1.5 million

Keegan Garner, vice president of sales in the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, office of Denison Yacht Sales, was sentenced last week to 2 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $1.5…

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Brooklin Boat Yard launches 91-foot sloop

S/Y Sonny lll, a 91-foot (27.7m) custom cold-molded sloop, was launched in April at Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine, after 18 months of construction. Christened in May, the boat…

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Benetti launches its longest GRP hull

On May 26, Benetti launched the longest GRP hull and aluminum superstructure it has ever built. The 164-foot (50m) M/Y Blake slid down the slipway at the Via Coppino shipyard…

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