In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Fraser is growing its worldwide presences with the opening of its 17th office location in Athens. Greece is one of the world’s most important yachting and maritime hubs and has always been an important market for Fraser across all services and support.
The new office and team will provide onsite client support for sales and purchase, new construction, project management, yacht management, charter management, crew placement and charter vacations.
The new facility and locally based staff are set to provide additional personal support and care for existing and future Fraser clients based in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. Specialists in the new office include Vassilis Fotilas, sales broker and Greece management; Eleni Skourti, charter specialist; Nikoletta Samiotaki, safety superintendent; and Stavroula Mpounou, sales and charter assistant.
“I think it is befitting that in the year we are so proud to celebrate our landmark 75 years of support, guidance and service for clients worldwide, that we now open the doors to our 17th and newest location, in what is not only the birthplace of democracy but all things maritime,” says Raphael Sauleau, Fraser CEO. “Of course, we already work with many Greek and Eastern Mediterranean based clients across all of our services, whether as Owners, Charterers, Captains or crew, but importantly our new team in Athens now increases our ability to be with those clients exactly when they need us and more often.”
“Having been with Fraser Yachts for 15 years I am extremely proud we are opening our office in my homeland, especially during our 75th anniversary,” adds sales broker Fotilas. “Greece is one of the world’s best yachting destinations and offers incredible opportunities for Owners and Charterers to explore and experience the unrivalled natural beauty of Greece by sea along with her renowned history, heritage and culture. In fact this year, Greece is currently the 2nd most popular charter destination in the world for Fraser clients, after Italy, accounting for 18 per cent of all charter weeks booked by our clients in 2022. It also offers an exceptional infrastructure for yacht owners of all size ranges and indeed for their Captains and crew.
“Our physical presence today, acknowledges and reinforces our place as an integral part of that infrastructure and the complete offering of support for all our clients, no matter how they enjoy their yachting.”