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Lymington, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 2010/07/02 - Berthon is delighted to announce that their successful partnership with Jennifer Stewart and Alan Baines of Scandinavian Yachts who have been their agents for the past 18 months, has now reached the next logical step.
Now, as financial partners in the business, the company will trade as Berthon USA, taking advantage of the vast brokerage experience of Jennifer and Alan, linking with the extensive European reach of Berthon which has offices in the UK, France and Spain.
Together they will offer the highest level of service both sides of the Atlantic. Alan and Jennifer are outstanding brokers as well as dealers in the US for Najad and Rustler Yachts, and were the Nautor Swan agents in the US for 24 years; they therefore offer unparalleled expertise in the large sailing yacht market.
Sue Grant of Berthon said “Berthon perceives the US to be a strategically key market over the next period, and is delighted to be working with Jennifer and Alan to expand an already thriving business; it is now planned to increase staffing levels to allow for this expansion”.
Jennifer Stewart commented “the opening of Berthon USA will enable us to offer a truly international yachting service to our client base on both sides of the Atlantic and to work with the Berthon team to increase the breadth and size of our operation”.
Berthon USA will be based in Newport Rhode Island and will exhibit at Newport International Boat Show, Newport, RI September 16th – 19th and United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 7th – 11th
About Berthon International
Berthon International (berthon.co.uk) is a well known yacht brokerage that specialises in high quality sailing, motor and performance yachts from 40 to 120 ft. Berthon offers professional advice and help on all aspects of a yacht sales and acquisition, with over half of its business being repeat. Berthon International has offices in the UK, France, Spain and the USA.
About Berthon USA
Jennifer Stewart and Alan Baines have over 49 years combined experience of new & brokerage yacht sales that includes being a designated Nautor’s SWAN Agent. Alan has extensive experience of yacht marina and boatyard management and holds a degree in nautical science, yacht management as well as a Second Officer’s Certificate for ships of unlimited tonnage. The office (berthonusa.com) has been operating out of Newport, Rhode Island since 1981.
Sue Grant, MD, Berthon International
E: sue.grant[.]berthon.co.uk - T: +44(0)15 9067 9222
Jennifer Stewart, Berthon USA
E: Jennifer.stewart[.]berthonUSA.com - T: +1 401-846-8404