Ahoy Club, a family-owned group of yacht owners & charterers from Sydney, has taken a significant stake in Ray White Marine, a leading player in the luxury yachting industry.
The merger was overseen by Ahoy Club’s CEO, Ellie Malouf and managing director, Ian Malouf. The goal of the union is to increase market share in Australia and New Zealand, adding to the companies positioning globally.
“Combining the strengths of both companies opens new opportunities for collaboration and innovation in this space. We’ve made this decision to strengthen our customer offering and to drive expansion. Strategically for us, having more experts available in key locations is an important part of this merger. Clients will now be able to access us across several offices in Australia and New Zealand including Double Bay and Elizabeth Bay in Sydney, the Gold Coast, Auckland CBD, The Whitsundays and our prestige showroom in Melbourne with Zagame Automotive Group”
As part of the merger, Brock Rodwell has been appointed as CEO of Ray White Marine after an 11-year history of brand establishment and international sales by him and his father Rick Rodwell. Rick remains with the business in sales to ensure his experience continues with the merged group.
“Ray White Marine is excited to join forces with Ellie and her team at Ahoy Club, in a short period of time they have become a main player in our industry when it comes to charter and professional yacht management, integrating a proven sales team was the next natural step. The merger will complement each business in many ways others won’t be able to match.”
The Rodwells and their team are recognised as experts in the luxury yacht industry due to their exclusive Australia and New Zealand distributorship rights of Ferretti Group which includes the Riva Yachts brand, Sunreef Yachts luxury catamarans and Technohull high performance offshore tenders. Ray White Marine will continue to carry all the new vessel brands and brokerage divisions. Ahoy Club will focus on yacht charters, management and larger scale superyacht sales. As Ahoy Club continues its journey to grow the yacht brokerage division globally, Brock Rodwell will also lead the global brand as Head of Yacht Sales for Ahoy Club, Asia-Pacific.
The integration of the two private businesses is effective immediately.
About Ray White Marine
Ray White Marine is a renowned international yacht brokerage and new vessel distributor founded and owned by the White family, one of the largest property groups in Australasia. The company has been recognised for its exceptional sales performance and expertise with leading European luxury yacht dealerships across Australia and New Zealand.
About Ahoy Club
Founded in 2018 by the Malouf family in Sydney, Australia, Ahoy Club work with traditional yacht agents to create an easier way for customers to purchase or charter yachts. They provide the yacht owners with an agent with the goal of creating customer loyalty and a global presence. The company possess the worlds largest online selection of yachts, totalling over 3000 vessels; as well as using the industry’s best chartering technology and access to real-time consumer insights.
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