CURRENCIES & DIAMONDS: YPI joins forces with Currencies Direct & Harry Winston

YPI partners with leading foreign exchange specialists to promote better rates and more efficiency, and invites YPI VIPs to a private viewing of an exclusive new jewellery range in New York.



Yachting is an industry based on foreign exchange and transfers and after months of listening to clients and crew, YPI decided to team up with leading foreign exchange specialists, Currencies Direct, to give yacht owners, crew, management, brokerage, shipyards and suppliers a more efficient, more effective option.

“Whether it is helping crew transfer their monthly salaries for free direct to their bank accounts in their home Ian Pettscountry, or ensuring our clients are saving on the charter or purchase of a yacht, or on the planning stage payments of a new construction, or even on the regular everyday costs of running a yacht, Currencies Direct provides the secure and efficient assistance we demand,” explains YPI Group Financial Director, Ian Petts (pictured right).
Ex-captain and yacht company director, Sim Lighten, the new Business Development Manager for Currencies Direct yachting partnerships explains more. “We provide exceptional bank beating foreign exchange rates,” he says. “By using Currencies Direct to send transfers overseas or make international payments, owners and crew can expect savings of between 2% to 5% compared to using the services of their high street bank.”
With more than $3bn annual turnover, Currencies Direct is one of Europe’s leading non-bank providers of international payment services. Since its formation in 1996 it has maintained its focus as an innovative service provider of foreign exchange transfers for consumers and high net-worth individuals. They have an extensive client base of 200,000. 
Currencies Direct CEO, Keith Hatton says: “We have taken the time to understand the industry’s needs and to develop a tailored product specifically for the yachting industry. We are delighted that YPI, one of the key players in this market, has been the first to recognise the value of our bespoke products and services.” 

“We chose to partner with Currencies Direct because of their reputation,” says Ian. “They have an impressive technical expertise (including with such exotic products as ‘currency futures’), they have 16-years experience in international payments and, importantly, are authorised and regulated by the FSA.”


 To find out how Currencies Direct can save you money and time on your exchanges and transfers go to:


New high jewellery collection – private viewing for YPI clients
Harry Winston & Yachting Partners International (YPI) have joined to offer YPI VIP clients a private viewing of Harry Winston’s new High Jewellery Collection: water.
About the new collection:
Exploring the extraordinary wonders of the world's most precious elements, the Water Collection by Harry Winston discovers the vast incarnations of water as it interacts with the natural world.
Set in ultra-fine platinum wire, intricate compositions of fancy shaped and pavé diamonds evoke the fluidity of tranquil rivers and streams, while delicate strands of brilliant and pear-cut diamonds recall the cascading movement of majestic waterfalls. 
Different cuts of diamonds recall water in its various forms, from enchanting ocean mists envisioned in brilliant cut diamonds, to glacial ice crystals shown as streamlined baguettes. Rare gemstones in a shades blues and greens – from deep sapphires and emeralds to icy aquamarines, from bright turquoise to vivid Paraiba – mingle with diamonds to capture water’s spectrum of colors.
“Harry Winston jewellery isn’t just amazing to look at it,” says Sophie Aubertin, Business Development Coordinator with YPI in Monaco, “it’s divine to wear.”
The new HARRY WINSTON WATER Collection is available exclusively at the New York Salon this December.
For more information contact Sophie Aubertin on:

sophie.aubertin@ypigroup.com or call Monaco +377 99 99 97 97.
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