This Monaco Yacht Show Superyachts.com had the pleasure of interviewing Royal Yacht Brokers Co-Founder Tommaso Chiabra. They discussed the origins of Royal Yacht Brokers, the company’s representation at the Monaco Yacht Show and his predictions and aspirations for the industry.
Back in 2010, Tommaso founded Royal Yacht Brokers with his business partner Manuele Thiella in his hometown of Genoa. They have come a long way since then; now exhibiting the 40m S/Y Rox Star at the Monaco Yacht Show.
“Rox Star is an incredibly appreciated boat during this yacht show,” says Tommaso, “She is a boat that is a classic line on a gulet hull. People are coming from far and wide to appreciate the elegance and the design of the build.”
A sailboat in a world of motor yachts at MYS, Tommaso argues that Rox Star is winning hearts and minds. “Motor yacht lovers don’t necessarily like
sailboats, but they come on board and really appreciate sailing for the first time. They appreciate the experience, they appreciate the spirit.” Although the 40m may not offer the volumes of a motor yacht, she has nonetheless received an offer from a motor yacht Owner; evidencing Tommaso’s claim that she really is something special.
It is the company’s Bodrum office that brings Rox Star to the waters of Port Hercules; the second of six global offices also including Genoa, Monaco, London, Dubai and Miami. Tommaso, however, has his eye on expansion. Citing Pride Yachts’ new build Illusion Plus as evidence of the current strength of the Asian market, he tells us:
“By the end of 2018 I want to explore Hong Kong, and maybe open an office there.”
Watch the full interview with SuperYachts.com below.
Royal Yacht Brokers will be represented in Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Antigua Charter Show and Miami Yacht Show over the next 12 months.