Meet The Crew

Ahoy Club Interview with Olivier Badri

Why did you join Ahoy Club?

Having been in the industry for many years, I had time to learn and to understand the yachting business, but also the limit of this business. For me, joining Ahoy is being part of the yachting business revolution. With Ahoy, the yachting is made from an owner’s point of view for the owners. Owners, Charterers, Buyers, and Sellers are the most beneficial parties in every transaction.

 

Where have you come from?

I grew up here on the French Riviera, so I have been around the sea and boats all my life. So far I been working in some boutique yachting companies, Abys Yachting, Titan Fleet and West Nautical.

 

How many years of experience do you have?

I started to sell yachts for Abys Yachting, the Ferretti Group dealer based in Antibes, that was in 2011!!!

Before that, I started off in the industry in a shipyard and ship chandler supplier, a great experience which gave me some useful technical knowledge.

 

What trends do you see upcoming in the industry?

I think that the industry will have to follow the lead of AHOY, to change the way of procedure which has remained the same for more than 20 years. I also wish that the industry and owners will take more and more consideration of the ecological aspect of our industry.

 

What’s your dream yacht?

There are two yachts which really impress me: M/Y Andromeda (ex Ulysses) and M/Y Jubilee.

But the dream one, is the next one we are going to sell.