Y.CO New Zealand Office is now open. The move was prompted by growing interest in South Pacific and Australasian cruising. “Y.CO has always been at the forefront of supporting clients who look to cruise in off-the-beaten-track locations, always envisioning the escapade and looking beyond the asset to help owners and charterers get the best onboard experience possible,”Charlie Birkett, Co-Founder and CEO of Y.CO, stated. “Strategic global locations such as our new Auckland office enable Y.CO to be where our clients need us, at all times.”
Mark Donaldson, Director of Y.CO Pacific, will oversee client representation and yacht management at the newly established office. During his 26 years in the yachting industry, Donaldson spent 10 years working with the Y.CO team in Europe.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Y.CO team again, offering localised service for what we are seeing as a growing cruising region,” Donaldson commented. “With global know-how and local expertise, our clients will benefit from 24-hour assistance across the full breadth of Y.CO services.” – Mark Donaldson
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Fleur Tomlinson, Y.CO New Zealand office charter manager, will also play a key role. With 12 years’ experience in yachting in New Zealand, she has a great deal of regional knowledge.
“I am looking forward to working with clients with an interest in the Pacific cruising regions, be it because they are based here and want to travel elsewhere or are looking to discover what the Southern Hemisphere has to offer Superyachts,” Tomlinson commented. – Fleur Tomlinson