Sevenstar Yacht Transport has announced that Simon Manley has joined the company as its new Caribbean Leeward Islands representative. Manley will be based in St Martin. The appointment aims to respond to the expanding demand in the Caribbean.

The Leeward Islands consist of the British and US Virgin Islands and the French West Indies.

Sevenstar is a leading company in the yacht transport industry, and specialises in lift-on/lift-off (LO/LO) services offered by a fleet of over 120 ships wholly owned and operated by Amsterdam-based parent company Spliethoff Group.

“We are happy to have Simon join our team,” comments Richard Klabbers, Sevenstar’s managing director. “Simon will be working closely with the Amsterdam head office of Sevenstar Yacht Transport. And will start right on time for the approaching season in the year where yachts will start to turn their attention towards their return across to the Med or the USA.”

Simon Manley founded his company, Shore Support, in 2009. Prior to this he had 15 years’ experience as the Caribbean manager of one of the largest yacht charter companies.