yachts in the Caribbean

Meet the Team

Ahoy Club was born out of a pure passion for delivering true luxury and unparalleled customer experience to the elite. With decades of combined experience in owning, chartering and managing superyachts, we have a deep understanding of the industry and what it means to deliver the highest quality service.


Now, coming on five years, we’re on a mission to redefine luxury & extend the Ahoy Club experience through our newly curated house of brands. From superyachts to private jets, opulent properties & events. We’re proudly uncovering the world of luxury for guests to enjoy globally. Meet our global team spread across 3 offices, dedicated to our customer first & innovative approach.

Ian Malouf
Ian Malouf Managing Director

Ian currently owns a fleet of 8 vessels globally with an incredible amount of experience from chartering and owning, to refitting, relocating, and rebuilding. He has a deep understanding of the entire selling and buying process to help ensure every decision is customer first with the end-goal in mind.

Ellie Malouf
Ellie Malouf Chief Executive Officer

From spending almost a lifetime on the water, pioneering a customer-focused charter business globally, to rebuilding owned vessels that have resulted in adding millions in dollars of charter value per year. Ellie is a complete expert in all things charter, sales, and business growth.

Katya Hall
Katya Hall Commercial Director, USA

Katya is an award winning Sales and Charter Broker with over 15 years of experience in the Superyacht industry. An engineer by trade, having also spent the first few years of her yachting career in new construction (73m Feadship, first ever yacht with axe bow), she is well equipped to advise on new build projects as well. 

Brock Rodwell
Brock Rodwell Head of Sales APAC

Brock’s worldwide sales credentials and high-profile client list have made him an industry powerhouse, being awarded No.1 Sales Broker on numerous occasions and a continued top-tier Ray White ELITE status agent. Brock has spent extensive time in Europe and Asia under leading global luxury yacht brands, along with brokering some of Australasia’s largest yacht settlements in offshore waters.

Annemarie Gathercole
Annemarie Gathercole Head of Charter - Europe

Annemarie boasts over two decades of experience as a charter broker giving her the advantage of extensive market knowledge and a proven record of glowing reviews from her clients. Having lived in France for the past 20 years, she can be trusted to provide a wealth of chartering knowledge to all of her clients, and exceptional customer service.

Chiara Mibus
Chiara Mibus Senior Guest Experience Manager

Chiara has a wealth of experience in curating unforgettable moments; her expertise lies in crafting personalized experiences at every facet, from coordinating lavish events to planning intricate travel itineraries. As a seasoned professional, Chiara brings creativity, precision, and a deep understanding of guest preferences to her role. 

Lara Malouf
Lara Malouf Central Agency Charter Manager

Lara has a lifetime immersed in the yachting world, spending most of her career specialising in the Australian market, she understands every nuance of the Sydney day charter market. As the central yacht manager, Lara successfully oversees 7 prestigious vessels, ensuring unparalleled experiences. Her meticulous attention to detail and dedication to tailored charters make her a trusted authority.

Tiana Manticos
Tiana Manticos Global Marketing & Sales Director

As the director of the Australian and South Pacific yacht charter team, Tiana's role is blended as a seasoned marketing executive with her passion for luxury yacht marketing campaigns. Guiding the Australian team, Tiana places importance on curating an environment to set the standard for excellence in yacht charters throughout the region.

Jack Malouf
Jack Malouf Charter Broker

Jack brings a lifetime of passion for yachting and extensive knowledge of Sydney Harbour to his role as a charter broker. Growing up on yachts instilled in him a deep understanding of the industry and vessels, which allows Jack to provide personal recommendations based on his own experience. Our clients have praised Jack not only for his expertise but also for his dedicated approach to personalising every one of their experiences. 

Lily Gilmore
Lily Gilmore Charter Broker

Lily is a seasoned charter broker based in the French Riviera. With over 5 years of dedicated experience, Lily possesses an innate understanding of her client's desires and preferences and boasts strong record of crafting unforgettable charter experiences across the entire European charter market. 

Rachel Cullen
Rachel Cullen Charter Broker

As broker of the year in 2023, Rachel has a passion for the yachting world, having recently completed a transformative season in France to immerse herself in all facets of chartering, from day trips to long-term arrangements. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role in both Australia and the Mediterranean regions.  

Elli Stretton
Elli Stretton Digital Marketing Manager

With a keen eye for analytics & trends, Elli thrives in optimising Ahoy Club's digital presence and enhancing brand visibility. She effectively spearheads the ever-evolving landscape of online marketing to deliver measurable growth and ROI for the business.

Sonia Szostok
Sonia Szostok Marketing Executive

Passionate about the yachting world and unique travel destinations, Sonia brings over 8 years of experience in the luxury yacht industry. Her expertise includes developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives, contributing significantly to the brand's success. Sonia has previously collaborated with industry leaders, showcasing her diverse skills in sales, marketing coordination, and project management.

Sophie Wood
Sophie Wood Executive Assistant to CEO

Sophie is an award-winning Executive Assistant with a track record spanning large corporations and scaling start-ups, bringing invaluable expertise cultivated across diverse sectors including Private Equity, Executive Search, PR, and HNW Family Offices. Passionate about style and design, Sophie also takes the lead on events, styling, and content projects, showcasing her multifaceted talents beyond traditional executive support.

Ethan Worth
Ethan Worth Front-end Web Developer

As the front-end web developer, Ethan's creates visually appealing and intuitive interfaces that enhance user engagement and experience. His proficiency in responsive web design ensures seamless functionality across various devices and browsers.

Vaniese Baldacchino
Vaniese Baldacchino Office Manager - Europe

Vaniese has lived in the South of France for over 30 years, and fell in love with yachting very early on. After 25 years as a charter broker, she has moved into an office manager role. She uses strong organizational skills to help develop and implement procedures that continually benefit the company.