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International Yacht Collection named Capt. Andre Peens its director of yacht management.

His extensive experience includes piloting and managing some of the most recognizable superyachts in the world for both private use and charter: the 286-foot Oceanco, Seven Seas; the 280-foot Royal Denship Princess Mariana; the 245-foot Blohm+Voss, Katana; the 165-foot Feadship, Iroquois; and the 145-foot Heesen, Artful Dodger.

Peens will be responsible for the comprehensive yacht management program for the IYC fleet; new client development; sales of management services; expansion of the fleet; personnel and financial administration; establishment of core vendor relationships toward worldwide fleet discounts; expansion of the division in relation to project management and new construction; and the establishment of a crew placement division.

“Andre benefits from a time- and position-tested background aboard yachts of all sizes,” IYC president Bob Saxon said in a statement. “From deckhand to boson to chief officer and captain, Andre’s experience enables him to provide our clients that kind of saltwater-in-the-veins know-how that will meet their needs, whether their yacht is in Fort Lauderdale, far up the Amazon or in emerging cruising Australasia destinations. It’s an understatement to say we are lucky to have him join IYC.”

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