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George Pappas
Listing ID: 1762

Description:George Pappas
Date Launched:a seasoned and hugely experienced team member
Broker:George can be contact at & on +1 (760) 593-9138?

It is with much pleasure that SeaBoats welcomes a new broker to be based in the US. We have known George Pappas for many years and he describes his history for us here: “My over 30 years of yachting experience started in 1987, while working as a chemical engineer in the Pharmaceutical Industry. While on a business trip to Florida was invited on board a yacht with a gas turbine engine, having problems, Needless to say, gave some free advice that a few months later was told it did the job, problem fixed! Later that year was invited back to help another owner having "technical" problems. By then I was hooked, which did not take much effort. Born in Samos, Greece, an island near the Turkish coast, the sea was already my greatest joy! Moved to the US when I was 7 years old continued my education leading to Chemical Engineering degree and later an MBA in International Trade. But in the background the sea kept calling me back. In 1995 started PacMarine, a Yacht Project Management/Engineering/Brokerage firm along with some marketing thrown in for good measure, based both here in the USA and Greece. Later additions where Italy, Turkey and Russia. Looking forward to my next marine project, specializing in high speed marine craft, Hybrid propulsion, Gas Turbine systems both in the commercial/military and yacht field.” George joins us with experience with a wide range of vessels and is a great addition to the SeaBoats and especially will be welcomed by our US based clients.

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Hanni Ajik - Marine Broker
Listing ID: 1402

Description:Marine Broker
Date Launched:recently launched
Location:Langkawi, Malaysia
Broker:Hanni can be contacted at or +60 17 685 8568

Hanni is our latest addition to our sales team.  Hanni hails from North Borneo and now calls Langkawi, an idyllic island in Northern region of Peninsular Malaysia as her home where sailing, her lifelong passion is most prominent in Malaysia.  Hanni has been actively involved in the yacht racing scene and has been managing and coordinating regattas around South East Asia over the the past 10 years.  Hanni has also ventured into servicing yachts on the island providing services that include rigging, sails repair, canvas repair, yachts registration, chandlery and yacht brokerage until current day.  Now Hanni has joined the SeaBoats sales team bringing a wealth of knowledge and an excellent understanding of the sea and boats that sail on it.

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Charlie Pierrepont, UK Broker
Listing ID: 1353

Description:Charlie Pierrepont
Date Launched:More recently than his Dad
Location:Ilse of Wight, United Kingdom
Broker:Contact Charlie at or +44 7974 794282??

Having spent a lifetime so far in the pleasure/small commercial field of boatbuilding and running a small marine engineering company, Charlie Pierrepont says he is excited to enter the world of Shipbroking. The involvement with larger craft is of particular interest to me. Charlie joins his father, Richard, as our second UK based member in the SeaBoats brokerage team. Charlie is a keen yachtsman and has a young family. He is pleased to be a recent addition to the SeaBoats team, a team that already offers a huge amount of expertise and experience in this field.

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Geoff Fraser - Managing Director
Listing ID: 590341

Description:Director, Broker & Valuer
Date Launched:The Coronation Year
Location:New Zealand & Australia
Broker:Contact Geoff at: - +64 21 61 222 5 (nz) - +61 420 58 11 66 (aus)

Meet Geoff Fraser, one of the two Directors that lead SeaBoats to the forefront of Marine Brokerages. Geoff’s background was first in yacht-racing (winning a world championship in 1977 and 3rd in a couple more), spending ten years as a professional sportsman and the owner of Kiwi Racing before developing New Zealand's most successful yacht and ship brokerages. Geoff is also a past President of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association and currently sits on the Ship & Workboats guiding Committee. Geoff shares his time between Australia and New Zealand as well as the other parts of world that demand our attention to work with clients, the SeaBoats Sales and Admin Teams.

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Richard Pierrepont
Listing ID: 1912

Description:Richard Pierrepont
Date Launched:He refuses to divulge
Length:One of the industries longer serving members.
Location:Cowes, UK

It is with great pleasure that SeaBoats announces that UK Broker' Richard Pierrepont has joined our sales team.  Richard has been a long standing associate and it is a natural progression that we have now taken over the operation of Richard's brokerage' Solent Yacht Brokers in Cowes, UK. Here is a little about Richard in his own words:  Formed Marine Engineering Company in Cowes, Isle of Wight, home of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the centre of competitive yacht and powerboat racing in the UK in 1979. Main dealers for most of the Marine Engine Companies together with Marine Electronics for The Isle of Wight. Served on Yarmouth lifeboat. For leisure has both raced powerboats and yachts. The former professionally and the latter for leisure. Crossed Atlantic in 1997. Rotarian for 20 years and keen fly fisherman. Formed Solent Yacht Brokers 2011 with partner Stuart who has just retired due to ill health. Recently has sold Marine Engineering business to concentrate on brokerage.

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Shipbroker - Reynaldo Gil
Listing ID: 2154

Description:Reynaldo Gil
Date Launched:New Broker
Length:Just joined us but here for the duration, we are sure.

It is with much pleasure that I welcome a new team member base in Venezuela.  We have known Reynaldo Gil for a few years and we have worked on a few projects together and have always been impressed with his professionalism and he is a great addition to our team as a broker.  Reynaldo is a Naval Engineer with 33 years graduated mostly working building tugs, barges, crew-boats in steel and aluminium, also was manufacturing FRP boats for the leisure market. for 12 years.  For the last 9 years he has been running his own shipping company, and has been involved with some Consulting and Brokerage. We are confident that he can help us greatly in his part of the world.

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Giuseppe Filippone
Listing ID: 4115

Description:Giuseppe Filippone
Date Launched:Refuses to say but we sense he is younger than upper management!
Engines:Powered by Espresso like all good Italians

It is with much pleasure that we welcome Giuseppe Filippone to our sales team.  Giuseppe is a Naval Architect who lives in Italy and we have enjoyed a professional relationship on a few levels prior to his joining the team as a Broker.  Giuseppe will continue with his design work whilst brokering for SeaBoats. In his own words: "After completing my studies (Mechanical Engineering and a Yacht design course at Westlawn) I have been working abroad for most of my life. My experience as a designer and project manager is very diversified and includes a variety of vessels ranging from small wooden dinghies, fast GRP sportfishing boats, commercial ferries and workboats of various kinds. While running an independent design office I have often worked in cooperation with other designers in several countries and have a good experience with many shipyards, shipbuilding regions and a few flag states. After many years of hard work in Japan I recently moved back to my native Sicily (where the weather is much better than almost anywhere else)." Giuseppe is a great addition to the team and his broad experience will benefit many of our European clients.

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Franklin Taylor
Listing ID: 4116

Description:Franklin Taylor
Length:After a 10 year absence, back on the team at last.
Location:Auckland, New Zealand

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our old friend Franklin Taylor to the SeaBoats Team. Franklin says: For the past 40+ years I have been involved in many aspects of the international marine industry. My introduction to the marine industry started as a cadet on square rigged ships where, from 1974 – ’77, I learned the arts of the traditional seaman sailing in the North Sea and the Mediterranean.  From 1980 to 1996, I was involved in the international superyacht community captaining numerous ocean going sailing and motor yachts travelling over 300.000 nautical miles cruising in the Eastern and South Pacific, the Australian Great Barrier Reef, Indian Ocean, Arabian and Red Sea, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic and North Seas. During that time I also represented the owners in the construction of the 38m sailing yacht Aquel II and the 38m Christiansen motor yacht Fifty One. I retired from the sea at the end of 1996 when I went to work with Geoff selling both power and sailing yachts in Auckland New Zealand. After 2 years working at the brokerage I receive the opportunity to project manage the build of a 50 m superyacht “Aria” at the Sensation Yachts ship yard in Auckland. That project evolved into New Zealand Yacht Projects Ltd., my company, specializing in superyacht construction project management, project assessment and client representation.  For 10 years I managed six 50 m super yacht projects at the Sensation yard. In 2007 I received my accreditation as a marine surveyor from the International Institute of Marine Surveying in England and since then I have been conducting marine surveys on sail and power yachts under 500 gross tons. As a new member of the SeaBoats Brokerage team I will draw on my years of experience as a yacht captain, a construction project manager and a marine surveyor to assist in your search for the right vessel.

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John Kearns - Ship Broker
Listing ID: 590342

Description:Ship Broker
Date Launched:Long enough ago to have gained a wealth of experience.
Length:No Comment.
Displacement:Sensible with ballast in the right places.
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Broker:Contact John at: - +64 21 400 805

John Kearns is one of our Shipbrokers with a long and varied maritime background.  "In the early 1970’s our family built a small brigantine and in 1976 my father and I set sail from New Zealand to Florida via Australia, South East Asia, Southern Africa, South America and the Caribbean over an 8-year period.  I then found work in Australia as a scaffolder and rigger for a couple of years before ending up back in New Zealand working on a longline fishing vessel and then on a 52 ft wooden sloop to gain some commercial sea time so I could start sitting my commercial maritime qualifications. During my maritime career I was fortunate enough to work on a wide variety of vessels including charter vessels, ferries, super yachts, offshore support vessels, dredgers and tall ships, whilst gaining a few more maritime qualifications and getting to undertake a few deliveries around the South Pacific, North West Pacific, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. I have been with SeaBoats since 2010 and have built up strong relationships with the Offshore Supply industry and tug operators, along with undertaking vessel valuations and selling a few yachts for good measure."

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Clive Bennett - Marine Consultant - Broker
Listing ID: 590343

Description:Marine Consultant - Broker
Date Launched:TBA
Length:Just missed the cut for NBL
Location:New Zealand
Broker:Contact Clive at: / +64 27 494 9799

Meet Clive Bennett based in Auckland and marketing a wide cross section of leisure craft throughout the SeaBoats Global network. Clive’s background includes International shipping and forwarding, and Marketing Director for Alloy Yachts .He is also associated with the NZ Marine Industry in both the Yacht Refit and Work Boat sectors.Regarding past mentors he is proud to have worked with Sir Peter Blake whom he assisted in many of his successful yachting campaigns. Sailing experience includes ocean races to Port Villa, Noumea and Tonga plus four winners in the Coastal Classic and the superyacht Cup in both NZ and Europe.

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Peter Cookson - Director
Listing ID: 588599

Description:Director & Shipbroker
Date Launched:on a need to know basis only
Length:Tall enough.
Location:Sydney, Australia
Broker:Contact Peter at +61 429 543 180

Peter Cookson is one of two Directors leading the way for SeaBoats. Peter's background is in large ships, first as a Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy and then a shipbroker for the world's largest shipbrokers, Clarksons. Peter brings decades of experience with a broad knowledge of commercial vessels of all types and a strong background and network in shipbrokering at the large end of the scale. Peter manages a team of professionals here to assist in the Sale and Purchase of of vessels of all types in most locations.

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IMPORTANT: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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