Bachmann's Head of Yachting Services becomes an Associate Member of YBDSA

Gary Le Cras, Bachmann's Head of Yachting Services has recently become an Associate Member of the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association.

The YBDSA is the only UK based Professional Association for Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors. It incorporates the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) and the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA). YBDSA also has an Associates Group to which professionals from allied areas of the Marine Industry may belong.

YBDSA state that clients using one of their members are assured that they are professional, experienced and hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. Associate members are professionals from areas of the Marine Industry, which closely associate with Brokers, Surveyors or Designers on a regular basis, and this may include marine engineers, technical specialists, marine lawyers, educational establishments and other organisations, such as the Bachmann Group.

Bachmann Group’s activities are complementary to these areas, not least its Yachting Division which currently has over 30 yachts under management offering the benefit of the company’s 40 year background in maritime services, and handling yacht registrations, purchases, sales and yacht ownership structuring, both for EU and Non-EU owners. In fact the Group’s total service concept extends to Crew Employment and Payroll (Bachmann is licensed and audited under the MLC), Crew Training, Recruitment and Placement, thus supporting vessel owners and their representatives through every aspect of yachting life.

Gary Le Cras commented, “We are pleased to be affiliated with such a reputable high integrity organisation as YBDSA, which we believe exemplifies the attitude to quality and professional competence evidenced throughout our company structure and its administration routines. I also took the opportunity to take the ABYA course on Practical Yacht Brokerage, so I’m now fully certified to help our clients with acquisition of their floating assets. ” Bachmann Group are also members of British Marine and Superyacht UK, and the company’s internal processes are independently audited to international standards required by IMO, MLC and ISM quality management systems.

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