The importance of Moscow within the European activities of West Nautical, the brokerage and yacht services company, has been increased with the appointment of two new people. This expand’s the West Nautical team in Moscow to 11 people and a full range of services, including brokerage, charter and yacht management, are offered.

Dmitry Lukin has joined the firm as Senior Broker, with a key focus on West Nautical’s sales, charter and new build projects. He will manage the Moscow team and further enhance the firm’s growing portfolio. The second newcomer is Elena Bragina who has previously served as the project manager for one of the most successful business aviation companies in Russia and she joins West Nautical as a Sales Assistant.

West Nautical is a consistently growing European brokerage company operating from its head office in Newcastle and its offices in Moscow, Antibes, Cannes and Sochi.  In Antibes, West Nautical has a retail store which particularly serves its yacht crew recruitment. The company was originally established in Russia in 1994, and the new European division was launched by Geoff Moore in 2014.

In a recent statement Moore commented: “I am delighted at the company’s success within our first three years and being able to open two additional offices so quickly since our launch is a fantastic achievement and a testament to our team and the services we offer. We work on a completely bespoke basis for all of our clients and many of our staff have first-hand experience of working aboard yachts.”

“We have continued,” he added, “to expand our fleet since our inception, in addition to now offering a full suite of services that cover every aspect of yacht ownership. I am very keen to continue with our expansion and recruit further staff to our growing team.”