BWA Yachting, a provider of concierge services to the superyacht industry, has opened new branch offices at ports around Italy. The company has also appointed Caterina Oliviero, formerly of the Venice-based JLT Group, as BWA’s new managing director. She has 12 years’ experience in the industry.

BWA Yachting’s chief executive Stefano Tositti says the decision to open Italian branch offices is a natural outgrowth of the strong client and partner base the company already enjoys in this part of the world.

“Under Caterina’s leadership, BWA Yachting is well positioned to grow our impact in the region by supporting our clients’ concierge requests directly,” he says. “BWA Yachting Italy is further evidence of our commitment to building a lasting presence in the Mediterranean, and to invest in long-term client relationships.”

BWA is setting up branch offices at ports around the Italian coastline and on major islands – in Civitavecchia, Ostia, Savona, Genoa, La Spezia, Elba Island, the Naples area, Cagliari, the Aeolian Islands, Palermo, Trapani, Riposto/Taormina, Syracuse and Crotone.

BWA Yachting provides a broad range of services – from fully integrated global packages through to handling single port calls and last-minute specialist concierge requests – in order to help owners with the increasing demands of managing modern superyachts. The company has global offices throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas.