Jeffrey Grey has joined the Newport, Rhode Island brokerage office of Sparkman & Stephens in the US. Having spent the majority of his 30-year career in the custom yacht-building and service sector, Grey joins the company with a vast knowledge of the construction and repair of both sail and motoryachts. He also has extensive experience with equipment such as spars, rigging and hardware, and once owned his own boatyard and boatbuilding business in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

“In addition to his brokerage role, Jeff will be focusing on the aftersales relationship with our S clients,” says the company in a statement. “S is committed to being a valuable resource for their clients, past and present. As such, Jeff will be working with clients as they consider refit or repair projects. In this capacity he will work closely with our design department.

“Jeff will also begin compiling an S yacht register, performing research and collecting data on the status and history of the S design portfolio. This will become an invaluable resource for anyone who owns or is contemplating an S yacht.”

Sparkman & Stephens is a team of naval architects, designers, engineers, yacht brokers and charter and insurance brokers with offices in New York, Newport, and Ft Lauderdale, since 1929.