BROKER OF THE MONTH
CV My background is in finance, banking and the army. I took a strange route! I had a scholarship to join the army but suffered a bad rugby injury which forced me to leave. I later worked for a hostile environment training organisation, training journalists and aid-workers heading to war zones. Then I met Mark Cornell who at the time was working for a champagne company. He wanted me to join him but I didn’t fancy it. Then a year later I met him again and he asked me to come for an interview about a role inside an organisation he’d just joined in Monaco. He couldn’t say what at the time, but it was Edmiston. I joined the interview process to be Chris Cecil-wright’s second in command. In
2012, Chris and I left to set up Cecil Wright & Partners. Most memorable sale The most interesting boat I’ve sold was the 60.55-metre Feadship Kingdom Come last year. She has more history than all the others combined! She has two of six marine engines built by Maybach. Sales are never straightforward, but we pride ourselves on turning sales around and getting to contract in four months. If I could conceptually have a yacht it would be the 70-metre explorer Amadeus, which we sold in 2015. Again, we had her under contract within four months and thus far has been our largest CA for sale. She is now cruising French Polynesia as part of a two-year world tour with her new owner.
We pride ourselves on getting to contract in four months
THE ONE I WISH I KEPT The 55-metre Feadship Madsummer ( ex- Issana, Twizzle, Drizzle), delivered in 2005. I know every inch of this yacht and she was our first Feadship sale. She has been impeccably looked after by a former nuclear submarine engineer.
YACHT OF THE MONTH Turquoise. The 55.4-metre built at Turquoise has impressive engineering, and had a new interior in 2014 and a new hull repaint this summer. She benefits for a recent price reduction to €20.5 million. Contact: Henry Smith. Tel: +33 6 40 62 01 51. Email: email@example.com