MONACO — Fraser Yachts, a leading luxury yacht service provider, announced the addition of two new members to its team of superyacht experts. John Gladstone and David Morris have joined its San Diego office as Sales Brokers.
“The U.S. market is strong at the moment and we are proud to be expanding our San Diego office with the addition of John and David,” Mike Busacca, COO of Fraser Yachts, said.
Gladstone grew up sailing out of Manhasset Bay on Long Island Sound, New York and made his way to San Diego in 1973. Through his time in the industry, Gladstone had the great fortune to work with, sail alongside, and get to know some of the best sailors, owners and captains. His previous partnerships with the likes of adventurer Steve Fossett and “Playstation” means Gladstone is expected to bring a vast multihull background.
“With this expertise he will help guide yachtsmen through the exciting sales experience,” the official Fraser Yachts release on the hire stated.
Morris, meanwhile, first took to the ocean in his father’s day-boat, sailing in the waters of the United Kingdom where he was born and raised. He trained as a captain first in the Mediterranean and then the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon. Serving in the navy as an officer for many years, Morris drove major surface warships all over the world in both military and counter-narcotics operations. A San Diego resident since 1998, Morris has raced and captained various yachts in San Diego over the last 20 years.
“He brings into play the exquisite attention to detail and diligence demanded by yacht owners and the navy throughout his career,” a Fraser Yachts statement said about Morris.
Busacca added: “Both gentlemen bring a strong history and passion for yachting, which will continue our legacy as the industry leader. We are very pleased to have them join the Fraser team.”
Fraser Yachts manages 150 employees in 20 offices around the world. The firm specializes in yacht sales, charter, yacht management, crew and construction.