Greece-based Atalanta Golden Yachts, which opened its doors in 2006, manages some of the most famous megayachts available for charter in its waters. Fraser Yachta has acquired a majority stake in the company. Soon, the company will operate as part of Fraser Yachts Greece.
Atalanta Golden Yachts got its start under Popy Kaia. To date, 51 charter superyachts in Greece are in its fold. In fact, it manages the famed “O” group of yachts, including O’Pari, O’Ptasia (above), O’Eva, and the recent launch O’Rea (below). Its long history in Greece and the yachts it manages certainly attracted Fraser’s attention. Fraser’s management says that Greece is the number-one charter destination for its clients. Furthermore, those clients and Atalanta Golden Yachts’ clients booked more than 2,700 days collectively just this year. On a related note, Fraser directly manages more than 90 charter yachts. They include Carinthia VII, which recently completed a refit.
Kaia will remain with Fraser, serving as Fraser Yachts Greece’s charter director. John Dragnis, Atalanta Golden Yachts’ main shareholder, joins Fraser, too, to grow the division. Kaia will collaborate with Vassilis Fotilas, the head of the Fraser Yachts Greece team. She notes how her company earned the trust of superyacht owners, charter guests, as well as fellow yacht brokers. Additionally, Kaia says, “With this dynamic and transformative union of brands, I am pleased to say that not only does this reinforce our commitment to deliver for all of our central agency owners, it now gives us the network, tools, and opportunities to devote even more of our focus on the growth and advancement of our Greek fleet with heightened visibility and promotion worldwide.”
That network, of course, is not only Fraser, but also MarineMax, which acquired Fraser several years ago. Brett McGill, MarineMax’s CEO and president, points to how Atalanta Golden Yachts strongly suits its existing superyacht offerings. “Atalanta Golden Yachts’ long-standing relationships and network of clients, combined with Fraser’s full-service yachting offerings, strengthens our commitment to providing unparalleled luxury yachting experiences to a growing number of customers worldwide.”
Fotilas agrees. “We can now offer our clients greater insight and a wider range of services in Greece including sales and purchase, charter retail and yacht management.”
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