Turkey’s Vicem Yachts has expanded its sales and marketing team with the appointment of Corrado Del Fanti as director of marketing, Roy Sea as sales director and Katherine Azume as inside sales manager.
Corrado Del Fanti joins the company from Ferretti Yachts SpA, where he spent the last five years as director of marketing & communications for the Ferretti Yachts, Mochi Craft and Custom Line divisions. He has more than 20 years experience in marketing and advertising, having worked for firms such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Honda Automobili Italia SpA and Volvo Auto Italia SpA.
As the company’s new sales director, Roy Sea will be based out of Vicem’s Ft Lauderdale, Florida sales office. He has two decades of experience in marine retail and brokerage, including a six-year tenure as vice president of marketing for Burger Boat Co. In the past, Sea has started his own yacht brokerage/consulting company, helped to establish Allied Marine’s Superyacht Division, and has been a part of sales teams for Bradford Yacht Sales, Palmer Johnson, Merrill Stevens and Ocean Alexander.
Katherine Azuma joins the company from Ferretti Group USA, rising from office manager to sales assistant and eventually customer support agent. She has extensive experience working with dealers, agents, clients and their legal representatives to ensure proper contract paperwork, warranty documentation, vessel registration and other related procedures meet specific country and client prerequisites associated with a new or brokered sale.
Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Vicem Yachts builds classic style motoryachts, sport fishers, cruisers, and now megayachts. Vicem Yachts USA has sales and service offices in Florida, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Wisconsin.