Our story

One of the world’s three oldest full-service superyacht brokerage houses, Yachting Partners International (YPI) was founded in 1972 with a commitment to openness and collaboration. Our founders believed that working with, not against, the competition, and behaving honestly and ethically ensured the best experience for our clients. This open, positive approach still runs through everything we do at YPI.

YPI in numbers


years of yacht experience


global professionals


languages spoken


locations worldwide


company to offer 360° management services

When Alex Braden and Mike Everton-Jones founded Yachting Partners International 48 years ago, they wanted to establish a yachting company that, true to its name, worked as a partnership. Whether you’re looking to buy or charter a yacht, sell your yacht or benefit from our management expertise, our team of specialists share your passion for yachting. We believe that a business can and should be successful and profitable while also being honest and caring. We work alongside clients, driven by a genuine desire to ensure that every yachting experience is exceptional.

why ypi


Taking an open approach and working alongside both clients and competitors, we are always honest, putting our clients’ interests ahead of our own.


Our people are our business. Multilingual, multicultural professionals with decades of combined experience in every aspect of yachting are on hand 24/7.


As one of the first yachting companies to offer after-sales services in yacht management, we think long term. Clients who work with YPI have remained with us for 25+ years.


YPI is an international company without borders. Our global and borderless mindset means we are ideally placed to help clients in any region.


YPI is connected to a global network far beyond yachting. Insights gained onboard, connections with ports and shipyards around the world plus enhanced technical expertise enrich the experience we offer.


YPI is among the top three oldest brokerage companies, celebrating 45 Years in 2017. For decades, clients have trusted us to provide the best yacht experience possible. Our experience sets our service apart. Our focus is the future.

YPI has evolved and gone through many changes since the company launched in 1972, but we have also stayed true to our original values. Today, as we look ahead to the superyacht stories of the next generation, we remain dedicated to those values.

Join The Team

We are always looking for passionate individuals to join our team. If you are ready for a challenging and rewarding career or looking for your next step in yachting, we’d love to hear from you.