Specialists in bespoke sale, purchase and charter of yachts, Idea Yachting has been setting the standard in luxury yacht brokerage since 2014. Operating from the Grand Harbour Marina’s waterfront on the Island of Malta, the Idea Yachting team has more than 30 years yachting industry intelligence that will ensures that your vision and requirements will be seamlessly fulfilled.
Marco’s love affair with the sea started when he was 8 years old. Together with a childhood friend he explored the Ligurian coast on a little 10m traditional Ligurian sailing boat. A few years later the two were permitted to borrow a family friend’s custom design and build, 13m wooden ketch called Barabba. Once on board Barabba, the two friends cruised the length and breadth of the Mediterranean Sea. This is when the passion for the sea led Marco to potter around on boats and eventually earn a living through this passion. In 2005, Marco met Cesare Casarola, owner of Nautica Casarola, a name synonymous with Riva. It was here that his brokerage career really took off. Today he has represented buyers and sellers in more than 400 yacht sales. He is our Senior Broker and founding member, fluent in Italian, English and French. He operates from Idea Yachting’s Monaco office.
Tel: :+33 640623795 (Monaco)
Just like Marco, Matthew’s first experiences with the sea were childhood summer sailing holidays around Malta and Sicily on board the family-owned 15m sailing boat. Prior to graduating from the University of Malta with a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons) in Management, he spent a summer cruising the Peloponnese in Southern Greece. This experience encouraged him to work as crew on both sailing and motor yachts prior to him entering the shoreside of the yachting industry in 2006. A keen sailor, he’s participated in (and won) numerous Rolex Middle Sea Races and St Barth’s Buckets. Matthew keeps a close eye on the sales and retail charter sectors, is familiar with the key European shipyards and is fluent in three languages. He operates from Idea Yachting’s Malta office as a sales and charter broker as well as offering Superyacht Agency services through Gusman Yachting.
Tel: +356 7925 2928 (Malta)
Alessandro started sailing at the age of 14 on board dinghies, and has enjoyed a love affair with the sea ever since. He’s participated in club racing and offshore competitions for a number of years, and in his twenties he crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a humble 34ft sailing boat. His yachting industry career spans over 20 years, working in management positions, stationed in Italy, Southeast Asia and in USA as sales director for major European builders. Alessandro brings many years of experience to the Idea Yachting team, from a yacht builders’ perspective. Aiming to offer this knowledge to our new build as well as brokerage clientele. Alessandro is based in Italy and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Tel: +39 344 135 8397 (Italy)
During his childhood, Florent spent almost every summer on board the family boat lying in Bandol, South of France. This is where his passion for the sea was born. While studying a Masters in management at Kedge Business School, Florent started to get involved in the yachting industry by doing a 6 month internship at SuperYacht Times, followed by a 6 months Erasmus exchange in Nijmegen, Netherlands. It was at this stage that he decided to pursue a career in this vibrant industry. After working for a yacht brokerage company while finishing his Masters, he concluded his first sale within 6 months. Florent is our youngest asset, he is fluent in French and English and operates from the South of France.
Tel : +33 6 18 40 41 86 (France)
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Born in the Dominican Republic, Manoela moved to Italy when she was 17 years old to read a Degree in financial economics, which she then followed by a Masters in banking and insurance. After a short spell in London to perfect her English in 2011, she moved back to Italy seeking a position in the Nautical industry in La Spezia. It is here where she met Marco and quickly learnt the ropes from him. She has been with Idea Yachting from the start. Today, Manoela is a self-employed colleague offering consultancy services to the Idea Yachting team. Manoela is based in Italy and is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
Tel: +39 338 857 7772 (Italy)
Born in Italy, in beautiful Sicily, Rosario loves the sea and all that is part of it. Studying economics and international law, he has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and loves dealing with international transactions. Growing up in the family business, Rosario learned and developed business skills from his grandparents, who were prestigious entrepreneurs, and from his aunt Rosanna Berardi, who was awarded “Woman Legal Entrepreneur” of America in 2020. America is Rosario's second home where he lived for a few years studying at University at Buffalo in New York. He operates from Idea Yachting’s Malta office. He is fluent in Italian and English.
Tel : +356 9950 9546 (Malta)
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