Yachting Partners International (YPI) has confirmed that its parent company, shipbroking house Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), has purchased all of YPI’s remaining shares to become outright owner of the luxury yachting group.
The move also sees the appointment of long-standing BRS director and shareholder Philippe Hetland Brault as YPI CEO.
Brault has been involved with YPI since its purchase by BRS back in 2008. Taking over from Bertrand Vogèle, who steps down after four years, Brault will work alongside BRS general secretary Jean-Philippe Roussard and the team of YPI directors including Russell Crump, sales director, Frédéric Laporte, director of yacht management, Ian Petts, group financial director and Laurence Reymann, director of YPI Crew.
"We intend to reinforce the synergies between BRS and YPI and will be making sure that YPI's clients may enjoy the benefits of both YPI's 40 years of luxury yachting and BRS' outstanding international presence in shipbroking, shipbuilding and sales,” says Brault.
(Source: IBI News. View original story here.)