Founder & Commercial Director

Ben Young

Office Phone

+33 4 93 34 13 94

Golfe-Juan Office

B51 La Capitainerie
Port Camille Rayon

My Present 
Ben Young MBE – Founder and Commercial Director

Following the acquisition of my company by the MarineMax group in 2022 we have strengthened the EU team, grown our core business significantly and implemented new processes to enable continued expansion and growth.

These foundations have paved the way for me to be able to move into my latest role as Founder and Commercial Director (EU) and given the huge number of opportunities within the Yachting sector and the strength and reach of such a strong parent company consider the future possibilities to be endless.

My Past
I left the UK in '94 and fell in love with skiing during my first ski season in Val D’isere, a place I still very much call home.

Around the same time, I started in the yachting industry as a junior deckhand and worked my way up to becoming a Captain, obtaining my Master 3000 GRT licence at the tender age of 25.

After several years living onboard as crew I decided to make the leap ashore to start one of the first yacht management companies with one client from a spare bedroom at home. Over time and with the help of an amazing team we grew significantly to become a very well respected and trusted business.

My Future
I absolutely relish the chance to be able to focus on developing new business, to being able to spend more time engaging with our Captains, Owners and Partners and explore ways we can improve and increase business. These are the areas of the industry I am most passionate about and it’s great to finally have the time to be able to focus on them.

My Outside-office Life
When I'm not working, I'm usually skiing, cycling, wing-foiling, hiking, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.

Fast Facts

  • I was fortunate to lead a team which raised over €1 Million for charity which resulted in me being awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire)
  • Had the honor of being Captain for HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • Was once attacked by pirates off Yemen.

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