Set to become a new superyacht destinations in Barcelona and, with phased marina completions throughout 2014, the marina has announced that Captain Anders Pehrson will join Marina Port Vell as Dockmaster effective 7 January 2014.
The role of Dockmaster initially revolves around the continuing transformation of the marina facilities and the evolution of service to be provided.
He will focus will be on ensuring that the marina maximizes the quality of the services provided particularly as new features are brought on-line.
Equally important, he is to be an ambassador representing the complex.
Networking, public relations and contact with existing and future clients is also part of the job description.
A qualified Captain with a reputation and professional experience that includes some of the world’s most recognisable yachts, Pehrson brings a unique blend of training and qualifications with him.
“Anders personal decision to move from ship to shore and to join us in this most visible of positions is a great triumph for Marina Port Vell,” says Norma Trease, Director of Salamanca Group’s Marine Division. “He brings with him direct experience in piloting and managing superyachts for the past 15 years as well as a vital ability to converse in seven languages,” she continues.
He holds an MCA Master (Y) 3000GT certificate, is a Ship Security Officer (ISPS SSO), is trained in advanced fire fighting and medical first aid, and has far reaching training in leadership and language.
Working since the age of 14, he began his nautical career in 1997 as a Chief Officer on passenger vessels.
In 1998, he joined Renalo as Chief Officer. Since 2002, when Anders became a captain, his experience has included the following: Chief Officer of Apogee and Helios2 for her refit and Atlantic passage.
As Captain he has been in command of
- Rondo C
- Atlantic Goose