BWA Opens Gibraltar Office

Gibraltar has three marinas
Gibraltar is uniquely placed when it comes to yachting traffic

BWA Yachting a worldwide yachting services provider has widened its Mediterranean presence with the launch of an office in Gibraltar.

The gateway to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is uniquely placed when it comes to yachting traffic. The opening a new office there follows 10 years of the company operating locally on The Rock through sub-agents.

Joining forces with Turner Shipping, will actively improve superyacht services and help with understanding of what Captains need when they call.

Business growth strategy

The new office opening is the latest step in business growth strategy at BWA and follows their expansion into New York and Tunisia last year.

The company’s global offices stretchs throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Americas, providing a seamless experience, wherever clients are cruising. The broad range of marine and hospitality services offered extends from, the handling of a single port call, to last minute specialist concierge requests.

They also provide advance itinerary planning and implementation of every aspect of a yacht’s trip.

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Alex Lavarello, a well-known name in the local shipping industry, will head up the operations team.   The new office, based at 65 – 67 Irish Town will offer bunkering, technical support, freight forwarding and customs clearance

At the same time yacht captains will be able to receive specific, tailor-made services.

Gibraltar the gateway to the Meditterreanean

Lavarello said: “We’re confident we will now take the lead on changing the perception of Gibraltar from that of a ‘tax-free pitstop’. We want those in yachting to think of The Rock as a well-rounded location where additional services are available. Its a destination not only for yachts and crews but also for yacht owners and their guests.”

Industry’s most experienced operators

Lavarello added that BWA Yachting Gibraltar is driven by some of the industry’s most experienced operators. “Our extensive knowledge will provide excellent support and guidance when it comes to booking VAT-free fuel and berth reservations. Gibraltar has three marinas and plenty of yacht friendly commercial berths. The company offers provisioning and helping with technical support for yachts while they are in Gibraltar. “Our market is rapidly developing, and we look forward to introducing crew, guests, and owners to this fascinating port”.