Former president of Christensen Yachts, Joe Foggia, has joined Northrop & Johnson as sales broker and new construction expert in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Foggia brings with him more than 30 years of extensive experience in the yachting industry. Throughout the course of his yachting career, Foggia has engaged in more than three quarters of a billion dollars in yacht sales and closed more than 20 new construction contracts larger than 37 metres. He is well versed in yacht sales, shipyard ownership and operations, shipyard viability, yacht quality and product development market analysis, contract review and negotiation and yacht construction.

Since 2011 Foggia has been an International Superyacht Society Judge. Throughout his years in the business, he has traveled extensively creating a vast network of clients, colleagues and friends around the globe.

Foggia is seen as an insightful resource in the industry has been sited in dozens of articles on the state of the industry throughout the years. He is extremely passionate about his career in the yachting industry and is ready to make his next mark at Northrop & Johnson.

Most recently, he started Global Yacht Advisors, LLC, where in his role as principal advisor he specialised in superyacht purchase and new construction, shipyard negotiations and viability analysis, contract and specification review, yacht sale and re-sale strategy, market perception, product development and quality control.

Previously, Foggia spent more than 25 years at Christensen Yachts. In 2001, Dave Christensen named Foggia president of Christensen Yachts, a position he remained in through 2014.