Acquera Yachting and Evolution Yacht Agents form partnership
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:02 PM
Acquera Yachting CEO Stefano Tositti announced that the company has formed a strategic partnership with Spanish yachting agency Evolution Yacht Agents.
Spain has just been ranked 3rd in the world by Bloomberg for having the most superyachts, with the USA coming in first place followed by Italy, Spain, France and Greece. Spain was the country that saw the largest increase in the number of yachts compared to 2018.
Evolution Yacht Agents are one of the leading agencies in Spain, with their main offices based in the Balearic Islands and Barcelona. They cover all Spanish ports and bring to the table 10 years of yachting experience, with top management coming from the superyacht industry. Well known for their innovative services such as Kitchens of Spain and the first bonded warehouse in the Balearics, they constantly strive to introduce new services, products and experiences.
As part of an ambitious growth strategy implemented since the company launch in February 2018, the partnership consolidates Acquera Yachting’s presence in the Mediterranean, adding to their network of offices across Italy, France, Monaco and Montenegro. An agreement to acquire G&K Yachting based in Greece was signed last year, and G&K continue to operate under their own brand. The company are also going one-step further and diversifying, with the focus on upgrading the standard services that a yacht agent supplies. Just recently, they signed an exclusive agreement that guarantees them the commercial rights to manage the superyacht berths at Casamicciola Marina as well as the sole helipad on Ischia Island.
Stefano Tositti expressed his satisfaction “Spain is one of the most important superyacht markets and I believe it will continue to grow in the years to come. This partnership is key for us to have presence in Spain, and to enable us to expand the services that we are able to provide across the Med. We have gone through an extensive process of market research to find the right partner, who has the local know how but with a true international approach”.
“We are extremely excited to have formed this partnership. Whilst we are one of the leading agencies in Spain, this adds a whole different dimension to our operation and will also help us to continue growing in the market place. For many years now, we have had requests from yachts to expand out of Spain, so it is highly gratifying for us to deliver what our clients are asking us for” added Bea Alonso, CEO of Evolution Yacht Agents.
“Following on from my time working aboard superyachts, it fills me with enormous pride to see what we have achieved over 10 years since I set up Evolution. Joining forces with Acquera Yachting only reinforces that we are on the right track and together we will strive to improve the services for our clients”
“After 8 years working aboard yachts, I took the initiative to create a company in Barcelona that could offer the highest level of service to the superyacht industry. It fills me with immense pride to see what we have achieved in10 years since setting up Evolution. Joining forces with Acquera Yachting only reinforces that we are on the right track and together we will strive to improve the services for our clients” said Belen Martin, Evolution Yacht Agents Manager Barcelona.
Acquera Yachting is part of the Acquera Group that is made up of two divisions: Acquera Yachting focus exclusively on providing full agency services to superyachts globally. Tositti and his team have an extremely well-documented track record in the industry and is led by Commercial Director Caterina Oliviero who has worked with Tositti in the yacht agency business since 2004.
Acquera Experience is a first in the industry and is an exclusive private lifestyle members club that will be accessible to yacht owners by invitation only. Their headquarters are in London, and a New York office will be opened during 2019.
Evolution Yacht Agents is a registered yacht agent offering a comprehensive and bespoke service to superyachts in all major Spanish ports. They provide an in-depth knowledge of the local superyacht market as well as the Spanish navigational and customs regulations. Their extensive network of contacts, expertise and wide range of in-house resources make them the number one yacht agent in Spanish waters.