Next Generation of Yachting – Part 23: Rodrigo Pidal, Nautikos

This month we're speaking with Rodrigo Pidal, yacht broker at Nautikos.

Looking to the future of yachting, YATCO interviews several fresh faces in the industry to discover how they got their start, their career highlights so far, and what they predict for the future of the yacht market. 

This month, we are speaking with Rodrigo Pidal who is a Yacht Broker at Nautikos.

How did you get your start in yachting?

I entered the yachting industry inspired by my father, Rodrigo Pidal, who boasts over 25 years of experience. Growing up, he exposed me to marinas, clients, and the world of yachts, igniting my passion for this remarkable industry.

In the upcoming years, I anticipate heightened competition in the yachting industry. The continuous emergence of new yacht brands introducing innovative features, coupled with established brands adapting, is shaping a fiercely competitive market. Despite the intensifying competition, it’s clear that the yachting business is experiencing significant growth.

What kinds of challenges have you faced in yachting, and how have you overcome them?

I’ve encountered challenges in the yachting industry, notably the rapid pace of market changes.

  • Staying ahead is crucial, requiring listings to meet high standards.
  • Achieving this demands constant adaptation to the industry’s dynamic nature.
  • Additionally, developing confidence in client interactions has been a learning curve, emphasizing the importance of continuous practice to excel in this aspect. 

What are some of your most memorable and successful moments?

My most memorable moment was closing my first yacht deal.

The sense of accomplishment and the realization that I want to dedicate my life to this industry were profound. It sparked a drive within me to aspire to revolutionize the yachting world in the future.

What advice would you give to someone looking to join the yacht world?

For anyone considering entering the yachting industry, my advice is simple: give it a try. If you enjoy selling, the world of yachts offers a level of excitement and challenge that’s 20 times more engaging.

Start by reaching out to established brands, explore internship opportunities, and learn from experienced dealers. The experience is not only enriching but also provides a unique and amazing journey into the industry.

What do you aspire to for the future?

Looking ahead, my aspiration is to make a distinct mark in the yachting industry, setting myself apart and achieving success. I am eager to forge connections with new individuals, collaborate with different professionals, and work with innovative brands. The future holds exciting opportunities for growth and collaboration in this dynamic industry.

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