Sabrina Monteleone-Oeino: Managing Director of Sabrina Monte-Carlo
What is your first yachting memory?
The first time I visited Kismet with Espen 11 years ago. I was so impressed, it looked so futuristic! Even years after its construction, it still is so unique compared to other yachts.
What are the best aspects of your job?
Definitely having the opportunity to meet clients from all over the world, who all have very different stories and tastes! I am also lucky to have visited some of the most beautiful homes and yachts, and work with the greatest architects. I also love working with my family; my sister and my two daughters!
As one of the biggest names in the industry how do you see the luxury yachting market changing over the next 10 years?
I have the feeling that the idea of the classic yacht, the “palace on water” will disappear and make room for a more contemporary style, with lighter and brighter colours.
I also think that research and exploration vessels will be seen more in the landscape. They are generally eco-friendly yet adventurous. Yachting will have more than just a leisure purpose.
Could you tell us something about you that might surprise us?
I started my company because of plastic chairs! I simply could not believe these superyachts with sumptuous interiors had such basic outdoor furniture. That is why I started looking for something that would correspond to the luxurious pieces the clients had inside their yachts.
When are you most content – on the water or on land?
On the land, at the beach for sure! But I definitely love being on the water for my holidays.