Oceania Marine Sets Up Superyacht Liaison In Auckland
Oceania Marine is very pleased to announce that they have been joined by Jim Loynes who will be taking up the position of Yacht Liaison. Jim will be mainly based in an office in the Viaduct Basin in Auckland New Zealand and will be promoting the services of Oceania Marine to visiting superyachts as well as meeting clients upon their arrival.
Managing Director, Martin Gleeson, explains; “This is a role which has been shared amongst staff up to this point but which has been difficult to carry out in practice so we are all looking forward to Jim taking this very important aspect on”. Mr Gleeson points out; “Oceania Marine is not offering yacht management services. We leave that to the very professional organisations that are already based in Auckland with whom we work closely, such as Ocean Independence. The Yacht Liaison role is designed to fill three important functions for Oceania Marine. Firstly to inform yachts on their arrival of the extensive services available at our shipyard in Whangarei. Secondly, to meet clients, ensure they are being looked after and organise preliminary aspects of the upcoming refit. Thirdly, to gather intelligence concerning vessels entering the Pacific and industry trends”.
Jim comes to New Zealand directly from the South of France where he captained superyachts for many years. He will be well known to many in the industry who will all wish him well in his new position.