Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 16, 2023 — YATCO, the Trusted Global Marketplace of YachtingTM, in its continued expansion and growth, is proud to welcome two new members to the team. Mike Hutton is the new Director of Charter and will be based in the UK, while Christos Rigalos is joining the company as the Field Representative for Greece.
Mike is a seasoned charter professional with over 22 years of experience in the yacht charter market and will oversee YATCO’s all-new Charter MLS. The platform offers yachting enthusiasts worldwide access to a real-time, accurate source of yachts for charter represented by the top professionals in the yachting industry. YATCO’s new Charter MLS will also allow brokerage firms worldwide to boost their cross-selling efforts by giving them access to one integrated platform where they can share information on their fleet for sale and charter with their colleagues in the industry.
Mike shares, “I am thrilled to join the team and eager to help YATCO become the world’s leading charter platform online. My decades of experience have given me an in-depth knowledge of the yacht charter market. I am adept in designing and facilitating continuous improvement initiatives to meet clients’ changing needs.” Mike’s experience encompasses 15 years directly in another charter MLS company and an additional seven years in bringing advanced technology to charter brokerage companies.
The YATCO Charter MLS will significantly enhance the charter industry just as the company has enriched and helped develop the global yachts-for-sale business over the last 20 years.
As YATCO’s newest European Representative, Christos will support YATCO members in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. With nearly a decade of experience in the maritime and yachting industry, Christos excels at helping procurement procedures and operations while ensuring proper lines of communication among departments and clients.
With Greece and the eastern Mediterranean emerging as a major yachting destination, Christos’ experience on the ground will better help to serve those local to the region. Thanks to an abundance of islands within a short cruise of each other, ports drenched in history, and plenty of unspoiled anchorages away from the crowds, it’s no wonder Greece is topping charter destinations across the board.
Christos shares, “This is a great opportunity for me. I can play a significant role with the YATCO professional members by presenting them with the yachting leaders of my country and those in nearby Turkey and Cyprus, which have a significant share in the yacht market today.”
As YATCO rapidly expands, these newest team members will allow for even greater coverage on the ground and worldwide for our members.
YATCO, the Trusted Global Marketplace of YachtingTM, is the sole online service dedicated exclusively to central listings by qualified professionals only with over 20 years in the yachts for sale marketplace. With over $50 billion in yachts for sale, the company supports more than 3,000 yachting professionals, 500 boat dealer websites and facilitates over $7.5 billion a year in sold vessel transactions through its proprietary BOSS (Back Office Software Solution). Committed to 100% pure data, YATCO serves the professional yachting community with accuracy, integrity, and cutting-edge technology.
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