International sailing and superyacht dreams are finally arriving in the harbors of California. IYC is announcing their expansion to the West Coast and the opening of their new San Diego brokerage office.
The launch comes just in time, as cruising opportunities in California are growing exponentially, driving California to emerge as a leading charter hub for mega yachts and private charter fleets of all sizes. Here, this is much in part to the cities of San Diego to Los Angeles helming the largest infrastructure for accommodating charter yachts, outside of California’s valuable proximity to the popular sailing and yachting destinations of Catalina Island and Mexico
Additionally, the opening of an office in California presents IYC clients with the continuation of seamless service, including a thriving in-house team of sales and charter consultants, across the coast. Some of the brand's newest team members include Office Manager Patricia Gibbons, Sales Consultant Eric Pearson, Sales Consultant Michael Selter and Charter and Sales Consultant Traci Hughes. Mathew Stone, award-winning IYC Sales Consultant, will be leading the California office. The office is also poised to be supported by IYC’s experienced Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale teams, which sit in the heart of the set-at-sea action and the largest market, in terms of sales, in the US.
Matthew Stone, Award-Winning IYC Sales Consultant and California’s managing partner, says,"With clients on both coasts, who often own homes in Southern California and New York, opening a California office will complement IYC’s Newport and Nantucket offerings, and is the logical next step for the brand."
IYC is excited to expand and continue to provide tailor-made services and round-the-clock luxury amenities to its clientele, including first-hand knowledge of prime yachts on the market, as well as in-depth insight on industry developments and a wide network across the yachting industry. The company is also dedicated to maintaining the largest charter fleet across the world and remaining positioned as the only brand in the industry to list more than 100 charter yachts.