IYC names top brokers for 2011

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International Yacht Collection announced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company's 2011 yacht and charter Broker of the Year honorees, respectively.

“I congratulate Frank and Barbara on their exceptional performance during 2011,” IYC president Bob Saxon said in a statement.

“As our industry gains momentum following the difficult economic climate from 2007-2011 and regains front-of-mind market share with [ultra-high net-worth individuals], IYC’s success rests squarely on the shoulders of outstanding sales and charter executives like them, our yacht and charter Brokers of the Year,” he added.

Grzeszczak has been with IYC since 2007 and is recognized for his knowledge of product, honesty and integrity, the company said.

“More, his strong work ethic blends reliability, diligence and professionalism with an understanding that teamwork encompasses both client service and respect for one’s fellows in industry,” IYC said. “This has garnered Frank great esteem with his clients and his worldwide network of yacht brokers.”

Landeweer’s career as a charter agent includes seven years at The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals; establishing and managing the Charter Division at Allied Richard Bertram for 10 years; and, spending four years at Fraser Yachts.

Her 2011 successes include organizing charter vacations on such yachts as the 220-foot Lürssen Apoise; the 194-foot Baglietto, Vicky; the 164-foot Trinity and Wheels; and the 147-foot Feadship.