Gill Brooks: Owner of Gillian Jacquest Ltd

Gill Brooks

What was your first job in yachting?

Procurement Manager at Winch Design. I went on to lead all Aviation and Amels shipyard projects, with personal career highlights including the delivery of 65m M/Y “Z” and 83m M/Y “Here Comes The Sun”.

What is your current role in the industry?

I own Gillian Jacquest Ltd; a boutique interiors consultancy, working with and advising a select number of private clients and the industry’s most respected designers and suppliers, to ensure complex projects are meticulously managed; run seamlessly on-time and within budget.

What is your favourite part about your role?

My role takes me all over the world, where I am fortunate enough to meet some of the most talented artisans, craftsman and designers in our industry. I am motivated every single day by these people, the different cultures, projects and experiences. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such gifted and inspiring individuals on a daily basis.

Helping to deliver HERE COMES THE SUN was a career highlight | Image credit:

How do you feel the industry will change over the next 10 years?

I see a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to deliver a true “luxury” product. Pollaro Custom Furniture create some of the most beautifully handcrafted pieces of art case furniture in the world; I see these pieces becoming the collectables of the future. It is important to support these traditional methods of craftsmanship while continuing to innovate and generate bespoke designs and luxury products, which will continue to inspire the next generation of our industry.

When are you most content – on the water or on land?

Without a doubt on the water. Some of my most treasured memories and experiences have been on the water. You can’t beat a boat day with good friends in the summer!

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