Pier One Yacht Sales said industry veteran Patti Trusel joined the company’s charter division.
The company said Trusel will handle all aspects of Pier One Yacht Charters, working with current and prospective clients.
“Patti has a versatile and lengthy history within the marine industry and brings a wealth of charter knowledge to the team,” Pier One Yacht Charters co-owner Len Garofoli said in a statement.
“Her experience in working with industry leaders, experienced captains and crews from all over the world will make a seamless transition for developing charter client relationships, making her the perfect fit for our charter division,” Pier One co-owner Tony Mondello said.
Pier One said Trusel entered the marine industry as a yacht chef in early adulthood and worked with owners and charter guests on busy yachts cruising in winter Caribbean seasons and Florida, New England summers and the Mediterranean.
The company said she learned charter marketing while representing charter yachts for their owners and has worked with The Sacks Group, Ferretti USA (EMarine), Bradford Marine, and most recently B&B Yacht Charters (initially in partnership with Bartram & Brakenhoff) in charter yacht management, coordinating contractual details for nine busy charter yachts in its fleet.