Eight years after it opened its doors in Florida, Worth Avenue Yachts is now coast to coast. Not Floridian coast to Floridian coast, though. Instead, a Worth Avenue Yachts Seattle office opens effective May 1.
“Some of our best clients are from the West Coast,” explains Brian Tansey, co-founder of the company, which specializes in brokerage, charter, and new construction. “Having a team there will only add to the positive client experience that Worth Avenue Yachts builds its foundation on.” As for that client experience, it comes in some of the top yachting and wealth destinations in the United States, as well as in Europe. Worth Avenue Yachts opened its first office in Palm Beach, at the Esplanade at 150 Worth (a.k.a. Worth Avenue, therefore the company name). That location is the flagship, complemented by additional offices in Fort Lauderdale and Monaco.
The Seattle office is in Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union (above). Besides being within the city, it’s in proximity to several superyacht shipyards. In fact, Delta Marine is just south of there, still in the city, less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) away. Also in Washington State, of course, you’ll find Christensen Shipyards, Westport Shipyards, and Nordlund Boat Company. Take a trip just north over the border to visit other shipyards, too, like Crescent.
The Worth Avenue Yachts Seattle office has two brokers, each possessing abundant knowledge about the region. Ray Prokorym (left) spent more than a decade managing the Ocean Alexander offices in Washington as well as California. Niel Steenkamp, meanwhile, has called Seattle home for 20 years. A boater himself, he can share tips on where to go and what to do, too.
If you aren’t familiar with Worth Avenue Yachts, it does things a bit different than other brokerage houses. Brokers act as a team, rather than solo representatives, therefore combining their individual knowledge.
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