Cornish super yacht firm expands into America
A Cornish company which services super yachts has announced an expansion into America.
Lizard Yacht Service is opening a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to service customers in the US and the Caribbean.
The office is the latest business expansion for the Falmouth-based company, which opened an office in Mallorca last year.
Managing director Emlyn Jones said: “This is a really exciting development for us. The super yacht industry is continuing to grow worldwide.
“Super yacht customers have very exacting requirements and we have built our company ethos around delivering the stellar levels of customer service they expect.”
The company has grown significantly since its launch in Spring 2021.
Successes include major projects in Antigua and Turkey, securing sole European distributor rights for the SeaClean System, and being appointed as the Wills Ridley servicing centre for the Balearic Islands.
The new office in Fort Lauderdale will be headed up by Freddy Quintero, an engineer with many years’ experiences in the superyacht sector in the US. It will service the superyacht industry in the US south of Savannah Georgia and throughout the Caribbean chain of islands.
He said: “Lizard Yacht Service will bring outstanding levels of service to the US superyacht industry, and I am delighted to become part of their team.”
Lizard Yacht Service will provide services out of the Fort Lauderdale office which include full mains and genset servicing for super yachts, as well as parts sales from all major suppliers, including Northern Lights, Cat, Kohler and John Deere.
They will also offer 3D vessel scanning and crew clothing from Musto and Helly Hansen.
Within the past year, Fort Lauderdale has commissioned a new marina development, to help meet with increasing demand from superyacht customers.
Jones added: “The super yacht industry is driven by ongoing innovation, and we are focussed on delivering levels of service that set new standards for the industry.”