IYC Appoints New Director of Yacht Management

With the departure of Graeme Lord for pastures new, International Yacht Collection (IYC)has been scouting around to find a replacement for the critical role of Director of Yacht Management
Stepping up to the mark is Captain Andre Peens whose experience includes piloting and managing some of the most recognisable superyachts in the world for both private use and charter including:
  • 87 metre Oceanco, Seven Seas
  • 86 metre Royal Denship Princess Mariana
  • 74 metre Blohm+Voss, Katana
  • 20 metre Feadship, Iroquois
  • 44 metre Heesen, Artful Dodger

As Director of Yacht Management, Peens will be responsible for the comprehensive yacht management program for the total IYC fleet; new client development; sales of management services; expansion of the fleet; personnel and financial administration; establishment of core vendor relationships towards worldwide fleet discounts; expansion of the division in relation to project management and new construction; and, to establish a Crew Placement Division.

He said, “I look forward to incorporating my extensive worldwide experience and depth of knowledge to enhance the Yacht Management Division and future growth of IYC,”
“In particular, I am looking forward to establishing IYC’s Crew Placement Division, a natural addition to our thoroughly well rounded list of yacht services,” he adds.
Bob Saxon, IYC President says, “Andre benefits from a time and position tested background aboard yachts of all sizes.”
From deck hand to captain, Andre’s experience enables him to provide clients that kind of saltwater-in-the-veins know-how that will meet their needs whether their yacht is in Fort Lauderdale, far up the Amazon or in emerging cruising Australasia destinations.
Graem Lord having left IYC has set up his company at Fairport Yacht Support