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Worth Avenue Yachts Launches in Palm Beach

Worth Partners with Cantiere delle Marche


Find this in the Making Waves section of our digital edition.

Worth Avenue Yachts, founded by brokers Brian Tansey, Michael Mahan and Simon Gibson, proposes a new approach to client services. The idea is a simple one: rely on the collective experience of professional brokers working for the company to give the clients the best possible service. The brokerage team includes Jim Eden and Noell Vawter, both experienced brokers. One of the new firm’s first orders of business, after opening an office on West Palm Beach’s famed Worth Avenue, was to make strategic partnerships. A few months ago, Worth struck an agreement with Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche (CMD) to represent the shipyard on the North, Central and South American markets. Based on Italy’s Adriatic coast, CMD builds expedition-style vessels from 86 to 105 feet in its Darwin Class, designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec. The latest launch from CMD is Hull No. 2 of the oceangoing steel-hulled Darwin 86. Recently, CMD announced a new series, designed by Italian firm Nauta. Ranging in size from 80 to 115 feet, the Nauta Air models are designed for extended stays on board and put the emphasis on easy flow, large decks and expansive views. Hull No. 1 of the Nauta Air series, a 115-footer, is slated for a 2014 delivery.

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