Sailboat charter firm hires three new team members to support growth in the Americas

Navigare Yachting USA has hired three new team members to support its growth in the Americas – Pat Dorning as operations manager for the Bahamas and Caribbean, Phillip Winter as partner manager, and Kay West as booking manager.

“These positions were created to strengthen operations, as well as yacht sales and charter bookings,” says CEO Jesper Rönngard. “We could not be more proud and thrilled to attract such uniquely qualified talent to our ranks.”

A native of South Africa, Pat Dorning is an accomplished sailor and entrepreneur who honed his technical and engineering skills in the megayacht industry and as a professional captain.

Phillip Winter is an avid sail racer, who has spent most of his life on the water in all corners of the world. Prior to joining Navigare, he helped build one of the largest and most successful dealerships for Beneteau and Lagoon in the Americas.

Kay West’s extensive experience as a charter agent, her affinity for worldwide travels, and her commitment to customer care are bound to serve her success in her new role, leading Navigare’s charter sales effort in North America.

Founded in 2001 and with managing offices in Sweden, Croatia and the US, Navigare Yachting is a leading charter operator of sailing yachts, with over 250 units worldwide. The company offers brands from Jeanneau, Beneteau, Bavaria, Hanse, Dufour, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech.