By David Robinson

Leading superyacht brokerage Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) has strengthened its London presence with a new central London office and the appointment of two new brokers. The London team now numbers 11 comprising eight brokers and administration/support staff.

At the opening of the new office, Michael Payne, CNI’s chief executive officer, said: “London is the financial and economic hub of Europe and we believe that our new office places us in an even stronger position to focus on positive vibes we are seeing in the economy. The new location gives us a greater space allowing us to welcome additional sales and charter brokers to the C&NI team, who we believe will be able to capitalise on their position at the heart of London.”

The two new brokers recently appointed were sales broker Simon Turner and charter broker Eduardo Héctor Valfré. Turner has wide experience of selling in Europe and Asia, having previously been a partner in Northrop & Johnson Asia and also chairman of the Singapore Yacht Conference.

Valfré is a master mariner and holds a degree in Nautical Studies and Maritime Transport.

As part of its charter and brokerage marketing activities, CNI is exhibiting in the Genoa and Palma MYBA shows and also last week at the Antibes Yacht Show.