Banker Joins Board of Ocean Independence

Former Credit Suisse Banker Marco Kern Joins the Board of Ocean Independence
Banker Marco Kern Joins the Board of Ocean Independence

The banker Marco Kern, has joined the board of Ocean Independence

The full-service superyacht brokerage company, specialising in yacht sales, charter, new build and management was founded in 2005.

With 115 employees, speaking 24 different languages operating from 15 offices around the world, the brokerage house has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the luxury-yachting sector, it has the largest crewed charter fleet in the world and a team that combines more years of marine expertise than any other brokerage company globally. 

As a banker Marco Kern spent 14 years with Credit Suisse, leading their Yacht and Aviation Finance team, 

Because of his banker background, he brings a host of relevant and varied experience supporting wealthy clientele, together with outstanding financial aptitude, a strong character and great drive. Having managed and grown a large global business, his inter-cultural awareness and leadership skills are highly valued.

Active role

With Ocean Independence positioned as one of the fastest growing companies in the yachting industry, Marco will take an active role in further enhancing the current business strategy and will be instrumental in the progression of operational development and growth.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Marco originally started his career as an engineer and sales manager, subsequently advancing within the diverse business environment of Credit Suisse. He has also amassed a depth of knowledge and experience across other board assignments. With his entrepreneurial initiative and professional expertise, his input and resourcefulness will add another dimension to the ongoing success of Ocean Independence.

Sailor at heart

A keen and active sailor at heart, with a spirit for adventure and relishing a busy lifestyle, Marco even holds his own private pilot’s license. He says, “If you don’t find me on a sailing boat or in the air, you will probably find me on skis somewhere in the Swiss Alps”.

Nicholas Dean, Managing Partner commented, “It is extremely exciting to have Marco join the Ocean Independence board. With his diverse corporate background, motivation and enthusiasm he will be a valuable addition. We welcome Marco as a colleague who we have worked closely with over the last four years at Credit Suisse, a respected business partner for the future and a friend.”