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Yachtzoo names CEO of U.S. office

Yachtzoo today announced that its partners have appointed David Ross as chief executive officer of their USA office

Yachtzoo today announced that its partners have appointed David Ross as chief executive officer of their USA office, effective 7 July 2015.

“This is the perfect time for David Ross to become Yachtzoo’s chief executive officer of our American office based in Fort Lauderdale. We've selected a very strong leader at a time when Yachtzoo is in a very strong position,” said Founding Partner Darrell Hall. “Today’s pace of change is exponential. Our CEO needs to thrive in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for Yachtzoo, and introducing change where it is required. David is unique in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and strategies to drive results. David will move the company forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. He is a champion of the Yachtzoo culture and has an incredible ability to inspire, energize, and connect with employees and customers. David’s vision, strategy and track record are exactly what Yachtzoo embraces as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last.”

For over 15 years, Ross was President, CEO and Co-Owner of Burger Boat Company. He led the re-opening and transformation of the renowned brand into a world-class, state-of-the-art company with over 500 gifted employees at the main shipyard/offices in Manitowoc, the Yacht Charter/Brokerage Division and Service Division in Fort Lauderdale and the International Sales Division in Monaco. Ross was closely involved in the sale, design and construction of 35 yachts.

“I joined Yachtzoo because I wanted to be a part of a company where I believe the possibilities are limitless. I am completely convinced that Yachtzoo is that company,” said David Ross. “Over the past nine years, the vision and leadership of Darrell Hall, Chris Richardson, Kirsten Ringsing and Paola Scalabrino have built Yachtzoo into one of the most highly respected companies in the yachting industry; a company fiercely committed to delivering for its customers and employees. The opportunity that lies ahead for Yachtzoo is enormous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating. I am focused on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers need and expect from us. Their total satisfaction will continue to drive us. I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to win, or more honored to be a leader of this great company.”


Yachtzoo is a private, discreet boutique yacht marketing company, formed and run by a group of dedicated, experienced and committed sales and charter brokers, all motivated to excel themselves. The company provides a tailor-made service focused on individual needs and it strives to promote unrivalled quality standards in its business dealings.