“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
Jacques Yves Cousteau
“For over 30 years we’ve been organising yacht rallies in the Mediterranean,” explains Trevor Joyce Principal of Mariner Boating Holidays. “Australians love it. For two weeks they crew the yachts, living on board, racing across the bluest of blue water along coastlines that take your breath away. They do become a bit addicted to it and I’m talking men and women. I started getting inquiries from my clients as to how they could expand on this theme, that’s when Yacht Share Mediterranean (YSMGlobal) was born.”
One of those clients, Bob Howie, a self-confessed sailing tragic, was looking for new horizons. In other words, looking for a way to change from being an IT professional to being an ‘on the water’ professional. It didn’t take too many conversations between the pair before they formed a partnership. “We are an Australian owned Syndicated Purchase and Management Company” explains Bob. “ Our business is shared luxury yacht ownership in the Mediterranean, our clients want the freedom to cruise at leisure to destinations of their choice”.
Trevor is passionate about sailing, and racing in particular. Whenever there are two yachts going in the same direction at the same time there is a race on and the sail trimming starts. Trevor is fanatical about Aussie Rules football, he plays tennis and likes loud jungle music.
As Managing Director of Mariner Boating Holidays , YSMGlobal’s sister company, Trevor has seen movement of clients from charter and yacht rallies to owning their own or part of a boat operating in the Mediterranean. This was the catalyst to the formation of Yacht Share Mediterranean.
Bob commenced sailing as a child on Pittwater, Sydney and spent all of his summer weekends on the water. He has done a wealth of offshore yacht racing in Australia and overseas and owns his own cruising ketch. He also has over 35 years experience in the IT industry with significant experience in Project Management and Service Delivery Management.
Bob decided to combine business with pleasure and partner with Trevor in this exciting venture after meeting Trevor as a client on a Mariner Boating yacht rally.
Bob’s favourite Mediterranean cruising destination (so far) is in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, including the isalnds of Kea, Kythnos, Sifnos, and Paros to name a few. In these ports you will find wonderful tavernas and inhabitants that make you feel most welcome.
It is difficult to leave.
During our 30 years of experience in the Med we have formed a partnership with an established and reputable yacht service company. Based in Marmaris Turkey at one of the best marina facilities in the Mediterranean, our partners have over 40 yachts under service contract and 20 yachts in charter.
First class yacht care provides a “walk on walk off” service
All aspects of maintenance, repairs, cleaning, berthing, wintering and insurance of the yacht are our problem – not yours.
Our partners will service the boats and take care of all aspects of your yacht, ensuring it is technically sound and ready for you to step on board.
Winter storage on the hard stand is also provided.
See some of the team at SK Yachting in this video
Services provided at the marina include: