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YACHTZOO Enters Asian Market

YACHTZOO, the full service yacht brokerage company with offices in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale, is expanding its operations in Asia’s growing luxury yacht market with YACHTZOO TOKYO.

The Tokyo office will promote an unrivalled range of yachts to the Japanese market and encourage both local charter and ownership. Beyond Japan itself, it is ideally placed to work with buyers and yacht owners at a regional level.

Heading the operation is Kenta Inaba, an avid seafarer who has competed in the Super Maxi category across the globe, including many Sydney to Hobart races and transpacific races. He is also an experienced designer and businessman in Japan and the wider marine industry.

Nigel Beatty and Kenta Inaba

With a background in the Royal Navy and subsequently as a captain of large private and charter yachts, Nigel Beatty splits his time between Florida and Japan. Having set up an international yacht services provider in 2001, he has represented international owners and buyers of yachts for 10 years, sending over 50 yachts back to Japan for Japanese clients. An active member of the region’s yachting industry, Beatty is currently Chairman of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association.

“We are thrilled to be formally launching our yacht brokerage activities in Japan with YACHTZOO TOKYO, and I look forward to working with Kenta Inaba to develop this market further. Japan itself has had a well-developed infrastructure for large yachts for many decades, and being the third largest economy in the world, plus a magnificent cruising grounds throughout its almost 7,000 islands, this is a perfect place to begin YACHTZOO's expansion into Asia.” comments Beatty.

With 37 million inhabitants, Greater Tokyo is the richest city in the world with the largest urban economy worldwide along with Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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