Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Yachting, has announced that Chris Peacock will be joining the team as from the February 1st as Area Manager for the Ionian Islands and Albania.
The Adriatic Coast is one of the most strategic yachting destinations for the company, and Chris will be a key member of the G&K Yachting Management team who already provide services in Greece. More specifically, he will be spearheading the growth plans in the Ionian Islands and Albania, the latter of which has become a hot spot for yachts due to Greek cabotage laws and regulations as well as duty free fuel. This will dramatically reinforce the breadth of services that Acquera Yachting can offer its portfolio of clients.
Born to English parents, Chris has lived his whole life in Corfu and is a seasoned industry veteran who has clocked up over twenty years of experience in the superyacht industry. A third generation Corfu ship agent, Chris is known as the go-to person when yachts visit Greece. He is extremely well connected and knows the Greek shipping regulations inside and out. Over the years he has dealt with thousands of captains and their problems, leading him to form long lasting professional relationships that have in many cases become long lasting friendships.
Commenting on the appointment, Tositti said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Chris has decided to join us. 2019 has been a very intense year for us, seeing the acquisition of both Evolution Yacht Agents in Spain and the Balearic Islands as well as Greek G&K Yachting. Chris brings with him huge hands on experience as well as broad industry knowledge, ensuring that he is incredibly qualified to manage the expansion of the Company in these key markets. I have known Chris for many years and know that he always delivers above and beyond, and will be a huge asset to the company. In a nutshell, I would say that he is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with.”
“I am very excited to be joining Acquera Yachting at the start of a new decade,” commented Peacock. “The impressive acquisition of Evolution Yacht Agents and G&K Yachting, the resulting noise that’s being made in the industry, and Stefano’s vision were the catalysts in my decision to join the family. I see Acquera Yachting as the agency of the future. Although I am sad to be leaving the lifelong friendships that have been formed in my previous workplace, I also have the most tremendous drive to grow and work in a company that is committed to changing the face of the agency sector.”
Bea Alonso, COO of the Group added: “I am extremely happy to welcome Chris to our team and I am very much looking forward to him being part of our rapidly growing group of industry professionals. His reputation amongst captains speaks for itself and he brings with him excellent skills and experience to help us lead the next phase of the company’s development across the Med.”
Acquera Yachting’s growing presence across the Mediterranean now covers Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Montenegro, Greece, Albania, Corfu and the Ionian Islands.
Acquera Yachting is part of the Acquera Group that is made up of two divisions:
• Acquera Yachting focuses exclusively on providing full agency services to superyachts globally. Tositti and his team have an extremely well-documented track record in the industry.
• Acquera Experience is a first in the industry and is an exclusive private lifestyle members club that will be accessible to yacht owners by invitation only.