Managing Director | Malta
Being half Spanish and half English, Matthew was brought up in a severely cosmopolitan household in Ibiza, Spain. At the age of 12 he left for the International School in Madrid, to complete both his Spanish and British higher school education. Matthew then followed his passion for the sea, and moved to London (UK) to follow ‘Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering’ at UCL, completing his university studies with a Master in ‘Yacht & Small Craft Design’ at Southampton University. Matthew then moved to Italy, where he spent half his professional life, to follow the boom in large yacht construction; he has worked in all the facets of the new build process with some of the largest producers of Italian yachts. Matthew started freelancing in 2006, and has since become a fully qualified Marine Surveyor based in Malta, but working mostly in Italy, France and Spain. In the mean time he obtained an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan. His expertise includes Pre-purchase surveys, Conditions surveys, and supervision of new builds and refit yard periods, he is fluent in 3 languages and can defend himself in French. During the summer season Matthew heads over to his home town of Ibiza to fulfill his duties as Yacht Agent. Matthew manages the IYC office in Malta.