Navigare Yachting says new partnership will boost growth in the Caribbean and Bahamas

Phillip Winter, partner manager for Navigare Yachting USA, shakes hand with AYS co-owner Chris Humphreys

Phillip Winter, partner manager for Navigare Yachting USA, shakes hand with AYS co-owner Chris Humphreys

Swedish charter operator Navigare Yachting has added Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) in the US to its network of partner dealers. Sailing enthusiasts from the Mid-Atlantic region will now benefit from more charter placement opportunities in the Caribbean and Bahamas, as well as the Mediterranean and Thailand.

AYS is one of the largest yacht dealers on the Chesapeake Bay, with offices in Annapolis, Kent Island, Deltaville and Virginia Beach. The company represents new Beneteau sailing yachts, Lagoon Catamarans, as well as new power yachts from EdgeWater, FourWinns, Steiger Craft, and Cruisers Yachts.

“Building an alliance with AYS, one of the largest and most successful Lagoon dealers in the world, is going to boost our growth in the Caribbean and Bahamas where the demand for charter is greater than ever,” says Navigare CEO Jesper Rönngard.

“We’ve already seen tremendous success in yacht sales in the past year,” he adds. “As we continue to establish more partnerships with reputable dealers, more clients will evaluate the opportunity to buy their next yacht into our charter program.”

Annapolis Yacht Sales CEO Rob Taishoff says: “I’m extremely proud of what our team has accomplished over the years, helping our clients evaluate the benefits of investing in charter yachts. The added benefits of the Navigare offer – with complete transparency in yacht care and guaranteed annual returns of up to 10% for seven years – will be a game changer.”

Denise Hanna, Lagoon brand specialist at AYS, says Navigare’s Holiday Program, along with its flexible ownership programs, will be attractive to clients. “I would expect Annapolis Yacht Sales will place five to 10 catamarans in charter with Navigare for our clients by the end of next year,” she says.

Navigare Yachting is a leading charter operator of sailing yachts, with over 300 units worldwide. With managing offices in Sweden, Croatia and the US, the company offers charters onboard brands such as Jeanneau, Beneteau, Bavaria, Hanse, Dufour, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech.