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First Name: Bob
Last Name: Saxon
Company Name: Bob Saxon Consultancy
Website: http://www.bobsaxon.net
Type: Complimentary - Former IYBA President
CPYB: No
Licensed Broker: Yes

Bob Saxon is an iconic figure in the global yachting community. With 40 years of experience during which time he has represented some 2,500 yacht owners, he has been a pioneer in yacht and crew management, yacht build projects and charter specializing in the luxury yacht space. He is regarded by many as the patriarch of yacht management and charter, bringing a highly professional and rigorous approach to the effective management and operation of megayachts around the world. He has held a series of senior executive and leadership position in the industry working with prestigious brands at Camper & Nicholsons, IYC, Marine Max, and Bob Saxon Associates.

Bob is also founding President of the International Superyacht Society (ISS), an industry trade group that serves to facilitate best practices and networking across the industry-at-large. He is a licensed yacht broker manager and currently is serving his fourth term as President of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) . He is also a certified arbitrator with the International Yacht Arbitration Council (IYAC).

Bob is recipient of the ISS coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award” and an electee of the International Chartering Hall of Fame.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: 

2018 HMY YACHTS 

VP Of Yacht Management, Charter Management, Retail Charter and Crew Placement 

2016-2018 MARINE MAX 

VP of Yacht Management, Charter and Crew Placement 

2011-2015: INTERNATIONAL YACHT COLLECTION (IYC), PRESIDENT 

The International Yacht Collection is a portfolio which represents a half billion dollars in central brokerage listings and more than 40 superyachts available for charter. 

2011: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Florida Yacht Brokers Association 

Retained to provide CEO level executive management for the largest association 

yacht brokers in the world. 

2008-2011: BOB SAXON CONSULTANCY, PRESIDENT 

Working on a consulting basis to companies and yacht owners on any of various matters associated with ownership or business development in the global yachting sector. 

2002-2008: CAMPER & NICHOLSONS USA, PRESIDENT 

Camper & Nicholsons USA is the largest full service brokerage, charter, charter management, full management, and new build firm in the world. Bob Saxon Associates was acquired by Camper & Nicholsons in 2002. 

1987-2002: BOB SAXON ASSOCIATES, OWNER-PRESIDENT 

Departed The Sacks Group as the owner intended to get into the brokerage sales business and I wanted to maintain the integrity of the proven yacht management business model. Bob Saxon Associates soon became the largest yacht management company in the world. 

1982-1987: THE SACKS GROUP, PRESIDENT 

Started this company for a yacht owner-investor and develop the company into then the largest yacht management group in the world. 

1979-1982: WHITTEMORE & WILLIAMS, VICE PRESIDENT 

Whittemore & Williams was the originator of yacht management and a forerunner for what we know of as yacht management today. 

1978-1979: CITY OF FT. LAUDERDALE, SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS & RECREATION 

Reporting directly to the City Commission and Mayor, oversaw the work activities of 1,000 employees with responsibility for parks, waterways, city docks, beaches, and recreational facilities. 

1970-1978: CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL FT. LAUDERDALE, ENGLISH TEACHER & BASEBALL COACH 

Associations: President of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), former Vice-President of LYBRA (Large Yacht Brokers Association), former board member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, founding president of the International Superyacht Society, and recipient of the International Superyacht Society “Lifetime Achievement” award. Elected to the Charter Yacht Brokers Association “Hall of Fame.”

Speaking engagements (partial list): 

• IBEX Miami: “The World of Superyacht Management” 

• Mariners’ Club Keynote Address: “Yacht Management & Current Market Status” 

• Winterfest Boat Parade: Past seven years as live announcer for the Parade 

• USSA conference: Panel moderator on “Cuba: An Emerging Market” 

• International Superyacht Society Annual Awards emcee & production manager for five years 

• Florida Yacht Brokers Association Seminar Chairman with emcee duties for over 30 symposiums, seminars, and conferences 

• Florida Yacht Brokers Association Annual Awards Dinner emcee 

• Young Professionals of Yachting keynote address speaker and also conducted goal setting seminars for this group 

• FYBA East Coast Sales Summit moderator 

• FYBA West Coast Sales Summit moderator 

• Superyacht Report: Keynote speaker at the Seattle Superyacht Conference 

• Several emcee assignments for friends’ weddings, scores of eulogies at friends’ requests, many sales training sessions for yacht and charter broker firms 

• Charter Yacht Brokers’ Association “Selling to the Nouveau Riche” seminar presentation 

• Charter Yacht Brokers’ Association: emcee for their Newport, RI annual conference and training seminar 

• Member of the National Speakers Association 

• Board member of the American Yacht Charter Association