We represent the buyer and the charterer

The Right Yacht

  • You need to be clear about 'the mission'  of your yacht.
    • Local Cruising
    • Long-range Crusing
  • ​Budget
    • "Ask Price"  vs Negotiated Price
    • Data on recent sales of similar yachts.
    • Survey and upgrade cost estimates


Our Role

  • ​​We represent your interests
  • The "Listing Broker" (on Yachtworld) represents the interests of the SELLER. 
  • As a BUYER, you  need a trustworthy independent expert  that represents your interests exclusively (and aggressively). 
  • Our commission is paid by the SELLER.

The Purchase Process

  • Narrow your search and only inspect appropriate vessels.
  • Strategic price negotiations
  • Thorough, Independent Survey, which often results in additional price adjustments



Legal Guidance

  • A yacht purchase requires specialized documentation servoces and may require the counsel of an admiralty attorney.
  • Ownership structure, registration, flag-states, class societies all require expert advice.

Ongoing Ownership

  • Crew selection
  • Vessel management
  • Charter management 
  • Insurance 
  • Operation planning 
  • Long-term cruising plan
  • Exit strategu

Our Job

  • Determine real value based upon pedigree and  vessel history, prior to going into a survey.
  • Research vessel and its ownership and operating history.


Paul M. Madden

Paul grew up on the North Shore of Boston where he raced Turnabouts, Lightnings and 110’s in Manchester. He crewed aboard the S&S sloop GESTURE, in numerous races to Halifax and Bermuda, as well as NYYC cruises. As a college student, he competed in the S.O.R.C., and raced trans-Atlantic on a 48’ Swan.

After graduating from Colorado University, where he was on the ski team, he worked as a management consultant. He then earned his MBA from Boston University’s overseas program, and also earned an MA from The National Film & Television School of England. In the 1980'a, he restored Beechwood mansion and created the “Challenger’s Cup”, enlisting sponsors Louis Vuitton, Mumm’s Champagne and a host of other brands.

Paul entered the yacht industry as a management consultant to Camper & Nicholsons in Monaco. He managed C&N's brokerage in Mexico, which included a Sunseeker dealership.

He subsequently was contracted to represent BLOHM+VOSS and CRN Yachts.
Paul is  the former Vice-President of the International Superyacht Society. His charter brokerage experience includes charter arrangements for the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festivals, expeditions to the Galapagos and Alaska, along with numerous outings in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Now based in Denison’s Newport office, Paul offers Denison clients purchase opportunities not only in the U.S. market, but also in Europe, where he has a deep knowledge of the shipyards and brands.


PM@Private-Yacht.net


Associates located in Newport • Miami • London • Hong Kong • Singapore • Malta • Mumbai

Associates can assist with yacht purchase or charter

Eric Dahler - Florida

Eric is a licensed yacht broker with over eight years in the luxury yachting and lifestyle industry and 25 years entrepreneurial and senior management experience.  Works closely with private clubs, luxury brands and strategic lifestyle partners.     

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Anesu Bridget Mhlanga London - Johannesburg - NY

Business Executive with a passion for the preservation and sustainability of the wealth of families from generation to generation around the world. 

Further interests in Philanthropy, global social and economic development, Women's Economic Empowerment and Luxury Brand Development.  

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Shakeel Awan - London

Founder and CEO of Mountesque Limited.  A private, investment management consultancy that operates through the use of key market intelligence, including market trends and market influences to determine the market opportunities with potentials in long term growth in value. 

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Christophe Spring - Geneva

Managing Partner Emotional Investments Group Ltd. International Marketing & Sales Director with experience in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Holland, UK & Ireland and countries bordering the Persian Gulf (GCC), USA, Canada & Scandinavia

LinkedIn profile here

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Michel Khadij - United Arab Emirates

Experienced Yacht sales and charter broker. Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in yachting and construction industries. Skilled in Negotiation, Advertising, Integrated Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management.

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Viren Kuhne - India

Regional Sales Manager at IGR AIRCRAFT SALES, LLC India and Asia. Viren is one of the leaders in the private, regional and Charter aviation sector, representing more than 300 aircraft, turboprop, BBJ, ACJ, Gulfstream, Dassault, Cessna, Piper, Bombardier, Embraer and ATRs just to name a few.  LinkedIn profile here


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Zeyad al Safaar - London

Founder & CEO at OVINGTONS. Exceptional Marketing & Selling of the Most Affluent Residential properties in London & Internationally.    

 LinkedIn profile here

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Micki Esposito - Georgia, U.S.A.

Micki Esposito’s professional career has spanned over 25 yrs as the Chief of Staff for Fortune 500 Ceo's, Chairmen/Board and a U.S. Senator. A savvy, 21st-century businesswoman who speaks with genuine enthusiasm about the power of creating one's own destiny. Blending her experience and forward-thinking strategies, Micki offers personalized yacht services to her clients. Micki's Website

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Nicholas Foo - Singapore

Blockchain and cryptocurrency mega-yacht transaction specialist - Singapore

Founder of Bullcoin Gold. Nicholas is an ICO advisor as well as one of the largest OTC Bitcoin brokers in the industry. Nicholas has a wide network of connections in over 200 countries and is trusted by many within and without the Blockchain industry.  

LinkedIn profile here 

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Chandran V. R. - Singapore

Chandran V R is the Founder of Cosmopolitan Group and Cosmopolitan Real Estate, a Bespoke real estate agency taking care of the growing global real estate needs of our institutional and private clients.   

 LinkedIn profile here

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Luba Utrosina - Geneva

A Trust and Estate Practitioner of almost 15 years standing, fluent in English, French and Russian.  As a business developer and the central point of contact, I have a broad exposure to the diverse spectrum of requirements of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs).    

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Atul Singh - EMEA & SE Asia

Atul is a representative of several multi-national ventures in India and Asian markets, including UCITS Fund , Meriden Capital Partners, and Chateaux De La Vie AirChartering. 

LinkedIn profile here 

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Robert Schneider - California and Pacific Northwest

Robert has resided in a number of European countries and speaks 4 languages. His professional experience includes the machine tool industry, residential and commercial real estate and international yacht sales and charter. 

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Jessica Rust - Los Angeles

Jessica is a specialist in private jet charter, based in Burbank, California who also has extensive experience in private aviation throughout the Caribbean basin. 

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J. P. de wet Steyn - Florida

J.P is an experienced yacht broker. Originally from South Africa, he has been involved in yachting for over 25 years and holds various Master's licenses up to 3000 Tons. As a highly experienced Captain, he brings first-hand technical expertise and inside knowledge about luxury yachts. 

LinkedIn profile here

Contact J.P.

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