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)
David entered the yachting industry at the tender age of 16, working as a mechanic at the Cummins office in the Cote D’Azur. Following this he enrolled in the Naval School in Israel where he read a Masters in Mechanical engineering. Upon his return to France, he started to work in the Genmar group. In 1997 he officially started his yacht broker career working as a commercial technician for Pershing-Ferretti and Sanlorenzo in St Tropez. Between 2003 - 2013 he collaborated with Sunseeker France and the Rodriguez Group. Before joining the Idea Yachting team in 2020 he was a broker for the Sanlorenzo France dealership. David is fluent in French, Italian and English and has basics knowledge of Spanish and Hebrew.
Tel: +33 6 18 57 01 68 (France)
Sebastiano comes into the world with the great fortune of being born into a family of well-known textile entrepreneurs but also off-shore pilots and above all with very strong passions for Pleasure Yachting, both for sailing and motoring. Therefore, growing up on the largest and most well-known boats at the time - combined with his innate and boundless curiosity - he was lucky enough that the boat and water factors grew with him and in him without even realizing it. After a 4 years sail trip around the world, he decided to stop between Thailand and Malaysia to follow a total refit of a Vessel while joining the construction process of S/Y Wally TIKETITOO in Fano, Italy. Few months later he joined Riva Monaco becoming his commercial director for 10 years. Among all he developed a huge passion for body flying - skydiving - and managed after 21 years to turn it into being now an official Red Bull BASE jump & wingsuit athlet.
Tel: +33 6 40 61 40 40 (Monaco)
Gabriele has been enjoying the sea since he was a child, gaining his nautical experience navigating in his father’s yacht off the Tuscan coast in Italy. In 2012 he relocated to the United States, and he became a sales executive for Sanlorenzo Americas in 2019. He joined the Idea Yachting team in 2022, operating from Miami, he is developing Idea Yachting’s ever growing American clientele. Gabriele is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
Tel: +1 (941) 726-0542 (USA)
Cesare Piccini spent the last 10 years assisting international and demanding clients with refit of their yachts. He's been boating since before he even was able to walk and doesn't going to stop. He've sailed throughout the Mediterranean for more than 30000 miles.He has always loved spending time on end under water. He has made a job out of his passion. Cesare speaks Italian and English.
Tel: +39 339 538 3470 (Italy)
Anna always worked in the luxury market deciding a couple of years ago to start a new path in the yachting industry to become junior broker. Thanks to her passion for the sea and boats she moved ten years ago from Moscow to Forte dei Marmi to have more chances to work in this industry. Anna speaks Russian, Italian and English.
Tel : +7 929 559 28 70 (Russia)
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Paola is a founding member of the company. Her duties concern the company's cash flows, budget, investments, financing and cash managment. She comunicates about financial matters and deals with the resolution of any problems with banks, debtors and creditors. She deals with the activities that must be carried out day by day by emplyees and any external collaborators. Paola is fluent in Italian, English and French.
Tel : +33 6 43 91 45 63 (Monaco)
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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)
Martina started to work in the yacht industry in the Refit sector 6 years ago. She have followed many boats during various jobs on behalf of their owners. She have been sailing for 15 years and she's always looking for new works adventures. Martina speaks Italian and English.