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Yacht consultant opens business in Fort Lauderdale

Yacht management expert Michael Reardon opened Reardon Yacht Consulting.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Reardon Yacht Consulting is a hands-on agency providing luxury yacht and superyacht owners, captains, brokers and charter agents with customized professional yacht management services, including International Safety Management and Maritime Labor Convention implementation, management of new build and refit projects and crew management.

Reardon brings nearly 30 years of experience in operating and managing yachts and superyachts to his new firm.

After a youth spent racing sailing yachts and crewing aboard tall ships, he pursued an education in engineering and naval architecture. In the late 1980s, Reardon began his formal career in the yachting industry with six years of service as captain of private and charter sailing and motor yachts from New England to Grenada.

Coming ashore in 1992 to start a family, Reardon spent the past 23 years as a yacht management executive with several of the largest companies in the international yachting industry, including 11 years at Fraser Yachts, where he directed a team of more than 30 professionals dedicated to yacht management, luxury charter and crew placement.

For the past seven years prior to starting his own firm, Reardon served as head of U.S. operations for yacht management at Hill Robinson in Fort Lauderdale.

"Working with some of the biggest companies in the yachting industry has given me a unique opportunity to gain experience in all phases of international yacht and charter yacht management," Reardon said in a statement. "Now I am delighted to have the chance to draw on my knowledge base to provide my exceptionally high level of service to clients in the setting of a much smaller, high-touch firm."

During his career, Reardon has provided yacht management services for yachts that include the 83-foot Kuipers Coy Koi; the 155-foot Feadship Charade; the 161-foot Trinity Glaze (ex-Lady Michelle); the 163-foot Trinity Zoom Zoom Zoom; the 197-foot Oceanco Pegasus II (ex-Alfa Four); the 198-foot Halter Pangaea; the 257-foot Abeking & Rasmussen Amaryllis; the 257-foot Royal Denship Pegasus V (ex-Princess Mariana); and the 425-foot Lürssen Octopus.

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