The Ferretti Group has appointed Bruce Schattenburg as director of Luxury Yacht Charters for its Allied Marine division. Schattenburg will work in Allied Marine’s new offices in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Besides expanding Allied’s charter division, Schattenburg will also be charged with reopening Allied Marine-Ferretti Group Superyacht Division. That division is focused on sales of new and pre-owned yachts over 100 feet.

“After admiring Bruce’s charter and sales acumen for the last 25 years, the opportunity finally presented itself for us to work together,” said Jon Burkard, president of Allied Marine. “We are really excited to get somebody of his quality, ethics and background to join our team.”

Schattenburg has a long history with the yachting industry, including most recently director of US operators for yacht sales, charter and management for Y.CO USA. He has also been a yacht broker with International Yacht Collection and Fraser Yachts as well as managing director of The Sacks Group. He is also past president of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), and has served on that group’s board of directors since 1999. He is also a founding member of the US Superyacht Association.