Thursday, 17th September 2015
Chris Cecil-Wright started his eponymous boutique superyacht brokerage just over two years ago and is looking forward to participating in his third MYS with Cecil Wright & Partners. Having had a busy, enlightening and successful first two years in business. Chris commented; “ I am delighted to be back at MYS again this year as we are showing three boats for sale and will have the entire Cecil Wright team of ten with us. It shows how far we have come in a short space of time.”
In the last two years, Chris has used his motto of “fewer clients, serviced better” as his focus in everything that he and the team does. Their commitment to developing the best relationships has remained at the very heart of the business. His ongoing passion for, and commitment to Feadship has also held firm over the last two years with this relationship stronger than ever.
Since launching the original office in Monaco, Chris opened his second office in St James, London, last year, designed by Andrew Winch. He has also expanded his team considerably. Starting with just a PA, Chris then employed Henry Smith as junior sales broker, Eugenia Fomicheva and Claire Van Der Vorm as charter brokers and Sarah Fraser as a specialist in sailing yachts for both sales and charter. He then added Liz Cox as Operations Director, Alastair Shove joined six months ago on the sales side and Matt Ruane is the newest recruit, also on the sales side.
In the past year, Chris has had a noteworthy large sale (ISSANA, a 55m Feadship) and has secured three Central Agencies for sale, including the 73m SIREN. Most significantly Chris has sold and been appointed Project Manager for a new build 65m yacht at Feadship which continues to establish him as the authority on Feadships. Cecil Wright & Partners announced the signing as CA for the sale of an “as new” Sanlorenzo SL118 in the summer and has just announced their appointment as CA for the sale of AMADEUS, a stunning 70m motor yacht, which has been a successful charter yacht for many years and is now on the market for the first time.
Chris is confident that the remainder of 2015 and the start of 2016 will continue in the same vein, with the market for superior yachts, sensibly priced remaining buoyant. “I love the freedom of running my own business and am fortunate to have a fantastic team around me. We are approaching the business in a different way and I am delighted that it is going so well, “ commented Chris Cecil-Wright.