When a long-lost client telephoned me from Washington a couple of years ago I was delighted. He had been reading Boat International magazine on a flight and noticed that I had left my previous brokerage to start working for Camper & Nicholsons. When the global recession began he had instructed me to sell his small fleet of yachts from 88 'to 112' as quickly as possible, recognizing that assets such as these would quickly lose value and that by liquidating them he would be in a strong position to Survive and even prosper during the turbulent times ahead. Now, he told me, he was back in the market and would like me to help him find his next yacht.
There was a small hitch though. As a result of massive growth in his business he had decided to employ somebody to deal with all of his acquisitions; Property, planes, businesses, … Read More