Byline: The Log Staff
MARINA DEL REY — Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service global yacht brokerage and yacht charter firm, recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager. The new hires will expand the company’s presence at its Marina del Rey and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. offices.
New brokers at Denison Yacht Sales in Marina del Rey include Dave Millett, Rick Peters, John Zagorski and Ed Gillespie. Joining the Ft. Lauderdale brokerage are Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal and Gene Echols. Pasch will assist in the sale of new Beneteau GTs. All Denison yacht brokers are licensed and bonded.
Skip Denison will focus on sales of Downeast-style yachts and other vessels from 50 to 150 feet in length — in Palm Beach County, Fla. and Saugatuck, Mich. Denison brings nearly 40 years of industry experience to Denison Yacht Sales and is well-versed in all aspects of the industry, including new builds and refits, service and sales. Most recently, he worked with Down East Yachting, where he represented new and used Sabre Yachts.
Kaisa Pace has been appointed charter fleet manager. Pace brings more than 13 years of marine industry experience to Denison Yacht Sales, starting her career as a yacht stewardess. Shortly after that, she became a licensed captain and sailing instructor. She has also managed a bareboat charter fleet in the Bahamas. In the past, she worked with Fraser Yachts and most recently, Bartram & Brakenhoff, where she was in charge of charter management and charter brokerage.
“These top-level brokers share our company philosophy of uncompromising customer service and knowledgeable representation of the yachts we offer,” said Bob Denison, owner of Denison Yacht Sales.
“I’m really looking forward to working with my uncle (Skip Denison),” Bob Denison added. “He’s a man I respect a great deal and look forward to working with him on a daily basis.
“The charter division is an integral part of our long-term approach,” Denison said. “We couldn’t be happier with the addition of Kaisa to our yacht charter team.”
At Denison Yacht Sales, each broker specializes in just one or two classes of vessels and develops expertise by visiting manufacturers, learning the latest technologies and fully understanding the service requirements of each type of vessel. Denison Yacht Sales maintains additional marina offices in Old Saybrook, Conn.; and San Carlos, Mexico. Denison’s team of more than 40 licensed and bonded yacht brokers represents Beneteau Swift Trawlers, Beneteau GT Flyers, Selene Ocean Trawlers, Dufour Yachts, Pirelli Yacht Tenders, Tecnomar, Palumbo Shipyard and Austin Parker.
For more information, visit denisonyachtsales.com.