Herb Chambers, sips a cappuccino in the main salon of his new 197-foot (60-meter) motoryacht Excellence V. Dressed in a well-cut suit and a perky pink shirt, he is the picture of a happy man. Chambers, who is a self-made success story, grew up in the largely Irish immigrant Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. After high school and a tour of duty with the Navy, he a job repairing copy machines. At the age of 22, he started his own business A Copy, which he grew into the United States’ largest distributor of photocopiers and office equipment. His first yacht was an 82-foot Broward called A Copy. A Copy is long gone, and to say that Chambers has “traded up” is a bit of an understatement. Read more about Chambers and Excellence V, his latest achievement, in the January-February 2013 issue of Yachts International or by clicking here.
Even if you don't know his name, it's likely you know his yachts. Herb Chambers is the owner and driving force behind the Excellence series of superyachts from Feadship and then Abeking & Rasmussen. Read more about his life on and off the water.