International Yacht Collection named Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer as the company’s 2013 Yacht and Charter Brokers of the Year, respectively.
“I have the privilege to again congratulate Frank and Barbara on their exceptional performance,” IYC president Bob Saxon said in a statement. “This is Barbara’s third consecutive year being recognized as the leader in IYC’s yacht charter division; Frank has been awarded the title numerous times, as well. They have realized tremendous success internationally in a marketplace that is both demanding and rewarding.”
With 25 years in yacht sales, Grzeszczak has been with IYC since 2007. A native of North Carolina, Grzeszczak spent his formative years on and around yachts. Grzeszczak, after graduating from Elon University in North Carolina, combined his college business degree with his passion: yachting. He then moved to Florida, where he has lived since.
Landeweer landed her first yachting job at Fraser, learning the business and ultimately deciding that being a yacht charter broker was for her. “It was also at Fraser that I met my husband, Peter, who has a great love of the ocean, being a fisherman and sportfishing yacht builder,” Landeweer
said. “Because of him, I, too, am devoted to the sea. Now boating and fishing are at the top of the things I love to do.”
After many years in the yachting business, Landeweer joined The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, joining IYC when the firm acquired Sacks
Her 2013 successes include organizing charter vacations on vessels such as the 237-foot Lamda MY, RM Elegant; the 230-foot Benetti MY, Reverie; and the 201-foot Amels MY, Solemar.