IYC Names its Brokers of the Year

YachtingJournal.com
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Barbara Stork Landeweer

International Yacht Collection (IYC) iannounced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s  2013 Yacht Broker and Charter Brokers of Year, respectively. Representative of a banner year for IYC, both brokers played a pivotal role in promoting the superyacht lifestyle and helping their clients achieve results in the global market.

“I have the privilege to again congratulate Frank and Barbara on their exceptional performance,” said Bob Saxon, IYC President. “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.”

Frank Grzeszczak, IYC Yacht Broker

Having built a 25-year career in preowned and new construction yacht sales, Frank Grzeszczak has been with IYC since 2007. His criterion for success has always been based on three fundamental principles: knowledge of product, honesty and integrity. More, his strong work ethic blends reliability, diligence and professionalism with an understanding that team work encompasses both client service and respect for one’s fellows in industry. This has garnered Frank great esteem with his clients and his worldwide network of yacht brokers.

A native of North Carolina, Frank spent his formative years on and around yachts. Frank had the insight to realize that true success in life comes to those who do what they love; therefore, after graduating from Elon University in North Carolina, Frank felt it was only natural to combine his college business degree with his passion: yachting. He then moved to Florida where he’s lived since.

Barbara Stork Landeweer, IYC Charter Broker

Barbara Stork Landeweer’s 2013 success includes organizing charter vacations on remarkable, highly sought after yachts, including:
•237’ (72.4m) Lamda MY, RM Elegant
•230’ (70m) Benetti MY, Reverie
•201’ (61.5m) Amels MY, Solemar
•164’ (50m) Delta MY, Arianna
•164’ (50m) Feadship MY, Troyanda
•164’ (50m) Trinity MY, Wheels
•161’ (49.07m) Trinity MY, Blind Date
•154’ (46.94m) Admirals MY, Ohana
•152’ (43.28m) Christensen MY, Lady Bee
•112’ (34.11m) Westport MY, Milk Money
•among many others.

Barbara 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. 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, Barbara joined The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, joining IYC when the firm acquired Sacks.

To support her quest to provide the best luxury vacation charter experience possible, Barbara travels extensively each year and attends major annual charter shows including Genoa, Antigua, Newport and Greece. She and her husband spend time aboard their boat cruising the Bahamas and Florida.

“I think that my success is based on my support team at work and home and the fact that I love what I do,” she said.
 

  • Frank Grzeszczak

    Frank Grzeszczak

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

FMT Options for another Towboat from Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal Class” Inland

Caterpillar: Q3 Results Show Improvement

Caterpillar Inc. today announced its third-quarter results, in which it reported profit per share of $1.63 for the third quarter of 2014, an increase from third-quarter 2013 profit per share of $1.

Wärtsilä Expects 5% Sales Growth

Wärtsilä announced its third quarter results, reporting that it sees good development in order intake and profitability. According to Wärtsilä, third quarter

News

A History of U.S. Oil Export Controls

On Oct. 20, 1973, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia imposed a total embargo on oil shipments to the United States among other countries in response to their support for Israel during the Arab-Israeli war.

New York, London Juxtaposed by New Maritime Event

On November 13, the newly formed New York Maritime Consortium, a coalition of leaders from New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR), the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA),

Transas to Supply TechSim Solutions to SUNY Maritime

The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical

Megayachts

Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard

Company plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in the development of a new shipyard in Dubai Maritime City to build a global luxury yachts manufacturing

Yachts

Pink Lashings Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

As the first Peters & May Pink Lashings shipment leaves Palma for Fort Lauderdale, the global marine transport company is calling all yacht owners to support its campaign to help raise £25,

Ocean Training Launches Blended Learning Course

Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (The STCW Convention) came into force in 2012.

The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse

The hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere will try for another nautical record with support from biotechnology leader Finesse Solutions After a year resting in Long Beach,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.5121 sec (2 req/sec)