If you are still missing an idea for a nice Christmas present you might be interested in the beautiful yachts by Chris Cecil-Wright, which our partner Christie’s International Real Estate recently featured in their online magazine luxurydefined. Apparently Chris Cecil-Wright, principal of Cecil Wright & Partners, is one of the world’s preeminent yacht brokers and renowned for selling the sleekest and best-equipped private vessels available, and also for building bespoke superyachts to precise specifications.

Chris Cecil-Wright

Chris Cecil-Wright believes the key to success in the yacht industry lies in forming strong client relationships. ‘When you have a good bond with someone, you can have frank discussions and understand their idea of value, size, and quality,” he says.

Chris Cecil-Wright’s credo is easy to understand: “While there are no formal barriers to setting up as a yacht broker, the Chris Cecil-Wright approach is all about credibility. Being able to show you understand the many considerations an owner may not yet have thought of, and what you have done in the past.”

Illusion Plus

Delivered in October 2018 in steel and aluminium Illusion Plus accommodate 12 guests in six cabins comprising an 80 square metre master suite, two VIP suites, two doubles and a twin.

Those considerations range from all the technical aspects that facilitate speed and seaworthiness to ensuring sufficient space for storage and enough power to run air-conditioning units, wine fridges, and espresso machines, as well as the yacht itself. First, though, the client’s priorities are established. “They will have views on design as well as how they intend to use their yacht. I make recommendations based on my experience, but it is a partnership; building trust with the client is essential.” he says.

Not yet convinced to by a yacht or lacking a friend to make a Christmas present to, just wan to charter one first? No problem: Cecil-Wright also helps clients by chartering out their yachts when not in use by the owner. “We do everything from designing a marketing campaign to ensuring legal requirements have been met.”