BWA Yachting, the leading provider of marine agency services to superyachts around the world, is expanding their operation in the Caribbean to include Puerto Rico.
This latest move by BWA Yachting will strengthen their presence in the area where they already have offices in Antigua and St Maarten. This is the company's second international expansion so far this year, following earlier developments in Italy in April.
The Caribbean is well established as a popular hub for superyachts, and Puerto Rico is fast becoming a popular port of call with the cruising community. BWA therefore identified sound commercial reasons for expanding the BWA brand in the region, with new offices in Calle Marina close to the planned superyacht marina in the island's capital city of San Juan.
Leading the operation in Puerto Rico as managing partner for BWA Yachting is Jose Casanova, a seasoned professional with years of experience in the nautical and hospitality sectors. Jose also knows Puerto Rico very well and is confident that this development puts BWA in the right place at the right time.
“Historically, Puerto Rico has always been strategically well placed as a gateway to Las Americas, but the island is still a fairly recent discovery for the superyacht fleet. The islanders are well known for their hospitality and sunny outlook and visitors are made to feel especially welcome. It’s the perfect location for cruising and is increasingly popular as a destination for skippers and their crews, so setting up a BWA Yachting office in Puerto Rico was a natural and very exciting opportunity for us,” says Casanova.
As well as cruising around the island, visitors can explore the white sandy beaches and coral reefs, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife and diverse culture that set Puerto Rico apart from its Caribbean neighbours.
The company’s CEO, Stefano Tositti, is excited about the potential for growth in the area and being able to offer clients the full range of marine services from their new base in Puerto Rico. Looking ahead to the new season he said, “We’re well placed to provide immediate services to meet our customers' needs with great local knowledge and resources from one central location, conveniently close to the superyacht marina.”
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About BWA Yachting
BWA Yachting assists owners, captains and crews with the increasing and exacting demands of managing modern superyachts. Offering a full range of services from fully integrated global packages to port calls and last minute requests, we also provide itinerary planning and assistance for every aspect of your yacht's trip. We have offices in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Americas, providing a seamless service wherever you are.
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