Keith McVeigh to head company’s yacht sales division
Keith McVeigh has joined Navigare Yachting USA as head of its yacht sales division. His efforts will channel growth through Navigare’s existing network of partner dealers as well as direct sales to individual investors in the US and Canada.
“The addition of Keith McVeigh to our team is a perfect fit,” says CEO Jesper Rönngard, “not only from the standpoint of his remarkable sales career, but also within our company culture. Navigare is first and foremost committed to outstanding customer care. And Keith’s excellent track record and passion are so evident, we can be certain he will excel at serving our clients.”
Navigare Yachting is a leading charter operator of sailing yachts, with over 300 yachts worldwide. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, the company also provides yacht ownership programs through dealers.
A native of South Africa, McVeigh grew up waterskiing and sailing, mainly on small sailboats and windsurfers. After owning and operating a catamaran building factory in South Africa for many years, McVeigh and his family moved to Florida where he started selling new catamarans.
“Since my family and I have owned and chartered boats for over a decade, my love for catamarans and yachting shows in my passion for selling yachts. I enjoy helping clients pursue their dreams, and I am excited to show them how Navigare Yachting can help make it happen,” he says.
The appointment of McVeigh just ahead of the Miami boat show will ensure Navigare meets its ambitious goals. With eight catamarans sold in its charter program in the BVIs last year, the 2019 sales forecast is to more than double that figure to 20 new yacht sales, the company says.