The Richard Earp Award

Richard EarpThe Richard Earp Award in honour of charisma and fair and ethical behaviour is a new award that has been established within the superyacht industry. It will be given annually to a yacht broker who has a strong work ethic, demonstrates transparency is fair and behaves ethically. Nominees should have charisma and style as well as being highly respected within the industry, have longevity as a broker and still be active in the market today.

These were all the qualities of the  broker after who the award is being named. In setting up the reward Fraser Yachts believes it would be fitting tribute to his honour. Richard was renowned for his gentlemanly conduct and fair negotiations, valuable attributes that should be encouraged in this growing and competitive industry.

A group of judges from across the industry will review all the nominations and discuss who excels in these criteria the most.

The judges include:

  • Eric Blair – Secretary General of LYBRA
  • Fiona Maureso, the President of MYBA
  • Espen Oeino a Yacht Designer
  • Jay Tooker a Lawyer at Holman Fenwick Willan
  • Michael Bremen, Sales Director at Lurssen
  • Gianbattista Borea d’Olmo, CEO of the Ports of Monaco

The group will be chaired by Roberto Giorgi, Chairman of Fraser Yachts. All of the judging panel knew Richard well and respected him for his values.

Commenting on the creation of the Award Roberto Giorgi explained “Richard was such a well respected and admired broker that we wanted to find a way to honour his memory and ensure that his attributes are encouraged throughout the industry. As well as being one of the fairest yacht brokers to work with he also had a great sense of humour and charisma that was noticed by everyone he met.”

The Award will be announced and presented to the first winner5 at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

To nominate a candidate to receive the award, send an email to with the name of the nominated broker, a short paragraph describing the reasons for their nomination and a brief bio, plus any other supporting evidence by Friday 9th September. Needless to say note brokers cannot nominate themselves.