HMY Yacht Sales 2018: A Year In Review
They say when you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life and that's exactly how the team at HMY Yacht Sales feels. Each year cruises by quickly for us as we truly enjoy helping each and every client achieve their goals of spending more time on the water, on the yacht of their dreams. As we look back on 2018, HMY would like to extend a sincere thank you to our clients for making another amazing year possible.
The brokerage success combined with strong sales on new Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts, and Okean Yachts, helped HMY end 2018 on a high note with over 400 sales for over $500 million.
"We had a stellar 2018" says Tim Derrico, Director of Sales for HMY, “And there’s considerable momentum as we head into January 2019”. “We have an incredible team in place with offices in the busiest yachting destinations in the world and combined with our dominant marketing strategy, we are seeing big things happen in all areas of our business."
As one of the leading Viking Yachts dealers in the country, HMY sold over 100 new and used Vikings in 2018. Additionally, our firm sold 24 motor yachts over 80’, further solidifying a banner year.
HMY Expands Charter Division
In 2018, HMY set out to expand our charter division and we succeeded when we brought industry leader Bob Saxon aboard as our new as VP of HMY’s Yacht Management, Crew Placement, and Yacht Charter Division. Bob’s expertise in the yacht charter industry is unparalleled. He has over 40 years of experience and has served as Executive Director of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and President of the International Yacht Brokers Association. He has been the dominant force in the yacht charter arena, and we are thrilled to have him aboard.
“HMY Yachts is a true powerhouse,” remarks Bob Saxon. “It’s clear that HMY understands the pivotal role that yacht charter can play in introducing the customer to the yachting lifestyle and potential ownership. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the HMY team to create a yacht charter experience for global clientele.”
HMY Yachts Charter Division offers a full range of charter services for yacht owners seeking charter management and marketing representation, as well as clients who desire chartering a professionally crewed luxury yacht. HMY Yachts is the vital knowledgeable link between charter clients and their ideal yacht charter experience.
To learn more about HMY Charter Vacations, visit us HERE. Contact Charter Director Susan Harris for more information at 561-870-4142
Remembering 2018 Events
When reflecting on the many highlights of the past year, we would like to take the time to mention some of the memorable 2018 events that HMY was fortunate enough to be involved in. The HMY team is filled with experienced anglers that have chased big-game fish all over the world, so being a sponsor in many of the local fishing tournaments fits perfectly within our company culture. Whether it's the Viking Yachts Key West Challenge, Mike Schmidt Winner's Circle Invitational, Skip Smith's tournament series, Emeril Lagasse Line Vine & Dine tournament or the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, HMY is always honored to sponsor these incredible events in the name of charity. But that doesn't mean we don’t also have our share of fun! Some of the best memories from this year include our sold-out 4th Annual HMY Bimini Rendezvous where dozens of our clients and their families joined us for a 4-day adventure in paradise. Our video team was there to capture the action at some of these fun-filled 2018 events.
Mike Schmidt Winner's Circle Charities Tournament 2018
HMY Bimini Rendezvous 2018
Of course, we can’t adequately review 2018 without mentioning the Superbowl of the yachting industry, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year the show was one of the busiest in recent memory with a record number of attendees and strong sales both in new and brokerage yachts. HMY was one of the largest exhibitors with over 60 new and brokerage yachts on display.
In case you missed it, we generated a lot of buzz during the show and throughout the industry with our world debut of the Okean Yachts 55’ Sport.
Notable New Yacht Launches
Over the past year there was no shortage of new yacht launches that had us waiting on the edge of our seats for their public debuts. Take a look back at some of our absolute favorite new yacht premiers of the year 2018.
The Viking Yachts 82 CPMY seamlessly transitions from a luxury cruiser to a blue-water sportfisherman making it the perfect platform for fishing a tournament one day and venturing on a three-week vacation then next.
The all-new, second-generation Viking Yachts 58 Convertible will exceed your expectations in luxury, performance and fishability. She’s proof positive that Viking is still faithfully building a better boat every day.
Now the largest model in the distinctively stylish Princess S Class, the sleek Princess Yachts S78 offers guests the best in on board comfort and accommodations both indoors and out and she's finished to the highest specifications.
While 2018 was a fantastic year for HMY Yacht Sales, we are excited for another year of hard work, growth and success with our valued clients. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s shows, tournaments and events! Cheers to a great 2019!