Originating from New Zealand, Bernie has had considerable experience at sea competing in many on and off shore yacht races, the whitbread Round The World sailing race being the most notorious. While always wanting to achieve successes he ventured into the financial markets and set up an option and stock market making company on the Amsterdam stock exchange, which he sold some years back. Always having been connected with yachting it was a matter of time before he returned to the industry and chose Van der Vliet Quality Yachts, a Dutch yacht broker and niche company representing mostly Dutch built yachts Internationally. After numerous years working with VDV the opportunity arrived to bring his experience and clientele to IYC. Passion and success are Bernie’s key drivers that together with his own reputation for fair play give him the comfort to deal with his clients and the industry.