While most thirtysomethings were focused on 9-to-5 jobs, Peter Hürzeler was instead building a business of his own. He established one of the first owner-operated luxury cruise-charter companies. It was an opportunity to combine the professionalism of the commercial world with the beauty of yachting. This type of insight has served him well over the course of his 30-year career, especially in his ongoing role as managing partner of Ocean Independence.
Ocean Independence has weathered economic ups and downs in yacht brokerage, charter, and new construction. COVID-19, arguably, is the biggest economic challenge that yachting—and many industries for that matter—has faced in modern times, however. As you’ll learn in this Megayacht News Radio podcast, Hürzeler and the Ocean Independence brokers are addressing the pressing customer-service and legal needs of their fleet owners and customers, while simultaneously seeing momentum building among clients keen to get back out on the water.
You’ll also learn:
- how Hürzeler sees similarities between the attraction of yacht charter and societal attitudes toward experiences, versus assets
- how the Ocean Independence team believes yacht buyers are much more informed these days, yet also require guidance to sort fact from fiction
- what type of impact cancelled and postponed boat shows has on brokerage in particular
- and more.
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