Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvou

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Nautor’s Swan dominates in Virgin Gorda Freya wins for the second time

 Nautor’s Swan continues to be a leader in Super Yacht Racing with the Swan 90 “Freya” and her sister ship “B5” finishing first and second at the Loro Piana regatta at the YCCS in Virgin Gorda.
 
Don MacPherson's Freya captured her second consecutive class victory and third in the last four years, winning all three races in Class C by an average of more than 5 minutes.
"It was a fantastic week, we did well because we're a practiced crew," said MacPherson. "It was really good racing and we made very few mistakes. I attribute our success to the crew, they did a great job." Don Macpherson built “Freya” in 2012, he comments “Building Freya in Finland was an experience of a life time”. His project manager, Kristian Kjellman, is an industry leader.  The entire Finnish Boat Builder team has allowed the Swan 90’s and Freya to be a story of dreams.
 
For MacPherson and crew it was their fifth consecutive victory in the past year. They started winning at last year's Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, continued at the St. Barth's Bucket last year, then won the Rolex Swan Cup last September in Sardinia and finally the Rolex Swan Cup last week in Virgin Gorda.
  The German Frers designed “Freya” has 9 Atlantic crossings, she was customized to be the perfect balance of a great cruising boat, while crushing her competitors on the race course.  

The Italian Sea Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Gibson Skinner as a new Sales Director for The Americas and the UK.

“ I am really excited by the opportunity to join the team at The Italian Sea Group".

"Having been responsible for a number of New Construction projects I was extremely impressed with the attention to detail and the passion that the team here have displayed, not only in producing exceptional yachts, but most importantly in their dedication to my clients. There is a deep desire to not only build the best, but to be the best in the industry, with a determined focus on creating and maintaining excellent long term client relationships. Not only are the facilities at the shipyard spectacular, but the attitude and commitment of the whole team are so impressive. It is a challenge and an honour to join the team and to be an integral part of its rapidly expanding global success".
 Simon Gibson-Skinne Sales Director, The Americas and the UK, TISG.

“We are extremely proud to have welcomed Simon to our team and to our family. He is a highly experienced professional within the industry with an exceptional knowledge of the marketplace. Not only is he dedicated to ensuring that the highest standards of customer service are maintained, he is also committed to expanding our presence and brand image within the Americas and the UK; markets that we believe are absolutely critical to our continued success and expansion. With his extensive experience derived from working within the brokerage community, we firmly believe that he will be able to seamlessly work with brokers and clients alike, respecting the role of the broker within the New Construction field, in order to promote and grow the Italian Sea Group family throughout the industry.”

GiuseppeTaranto
Vice Chairman TISG

Press Release

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16th March 2017

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