Watkins Superyachts Ltd originallly established as an in-house risk management consultancy to a leading Lloyd’s marine underwriter, is now under new independent control having been bought out by its management.
The company has moved premises and now resides in the famous Gherkin on St Mary Axe and is soon to be opening offices in Malta and Monaco. The company will continue to specialise in ISM, management and project consultancy but now adds discrete yacht acquisition and disposal to their range of services.
Watkins’ Managing Director, Adrian McCourt commented, “Independence will give us the flexibility to further improve the services we offer our clients. Our new location and corporate background enables us to broaden our appeal to existing and prospective Owners wishing to enter the business with an organisation which prides itself on integrity, stability and clarity.”
The firm has progressed from a management company to a wider service company within the large yacht industry and clients have been particularly drawn to the Company’s ability to execute discreet yacht acquisition or disposal through their London or overseas offices. This has been found to be of particular interest to owners who wish to purchase existing yachts, projects under construction, or yachts within a certain specification, which may not be for sale on the open market, or similarly for owners who wish to dispose of assets without attracting publicity.