BRO­KER OF THE MONTH

SuperYacht World - - Superyacht Aft Section - Henry Smith Sales Bro­ker, Ce­cil Wright & Partners

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: henry@ce­cil­wright.com

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