IYC is thrilled to announce its new address in London, the epicenter of global finance, culture, and luxury. Following 3 years on St. George Street, the new office is now located in the heart of Mayfair on Conduit Street. This strategic move represents a significant milestone for IYC, allowing our local team to better serve our clients and expand our presence within the city. The UK office will continue to provide Sales, New Construction, Charter Retail, Charter Management and Yacht Management services.
The IYC London team, characterized by their dedication and expertise, has embraced this change with enthusiasm. "IYC’s expansion feels like a natural progression as our team grows. London is an International Hub, home to some of the world’s leading International Headquarters, Family Offices, and long-established luxury brands. By positioning ourselves in the heart of Mayfair, we are able to service our clients with one-on-one meetings and align the brand in a city that is a Capital for the Global Luxury Market” says Charter Consultant, Abigail Davies.
With a five-year journey that has witnessed remarkable growth, Richard Gray, Head of Sales UK, adds, “we have always looked to expand the team with like minded professionals, with our latest move providing the opportunity to grow once again. The new office provides an enhanced working environment and improved functionality that will benefit and encourage individual growth. IYC is one of the newest yachting brands amongst our London peers, but that has not stopped us from making our presence known within the City.”
One of the standout accomplishments in recent years for the London office has been the surge in first-time charterers, as mentioned by Charter Consultant, Alice Newnham. "Through the pandemic years, we saw a huge surge of first-time charterers, which brought fresh new energy to the industry - this, in turn, has increased the level of demand year on year." Furthermore, she emphasizes the importance of these new clients, who are turning into yearly repeat clients as they discover the joy of spending quality time on superyachts with their loved ones.
While superyacht charter in the UK may not be as prevalent as in other countries, Alice proudly highlights, "We are seeing an upward trend of an average 48% increase in UK Charter clients year on year, which is outstanding for our office." This growth, driven by the strong UK client base, enables us to foster stronger and longer-lasting relationships with our clients.
The London team has also had its fair share of significant sales in the past year, most notably the sales of 230’7” (70m) SAINT NICOLAS, 183’9” (56m) GENESIS, 165’6” (50m) ILERIA, and 152’9” (47m) PETRATARA to name a few.
The new IYC London office also offers a strategic advantage within the global yachting landscape. The IYC London office holds a pivotal position within the superyacht market, seamlessly integrating into the broader European and global yachting landscape. Its strategic location in one of the world's best-connected cities, London, serves as a gateway to both American, European, and Asian markets, offering clients unparalleled service and access to the world's most coveted yachting destinations and leading shipyards.
As we embark on this new chapter in the heart of London, the local IYC team is excited to continue delivering unparalleled services to our clients and further establishing our presence within this remarkable city.
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