New blood for YPI Management and YPI Charter

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YPI welcomes Marine Risk Management specialist, Nikolas Rabier to the Yacht Management team and Alena Zilayova as new Senior Charter Manager with YPI Charter.



Fleet Manager – YPI Management


A Master Mariner/Chief Engineer Class1 with over 10 years’ experience at sea in commercial shipping, Nikolas has been passionate about sailing since he was six years old.

By the time he was 14 he was Multi-hull Hobie Cat 13 French champion. By 17, he was starting his first navigation as Cadet having joined the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande. Nikolas spent two years with the Search & Rescue Operation Team of the Marine Nationale Francaise in Corsica before going on to work around the world on container ships and tankers first as Officer then CGM, Chief Officer and finally Captain.
Coming onshore, Nikolas joined the Lloyd’s Register as Marine Surveyor until finally the temptations of the world of luxury yachting encouraged him set up his own Marine Risk Management company.
“I am very excited about joining YPI and the BRS Group,” says Nikolas. “I want to bring all the experience I have gained in shipping and use it for the benefit of yacht owners. There are not many yacht companies today that have the type of solid yachting experience YPI has, mixed with the incredible 157-years of shipping experience held by BRS. I am looking forward to working with a strong operational team and to helping some of our client owners get even more out of their yachting.”
Bi-lingual in French and English, Nikolas lists his passions in life as his family and two children, deep-sea cruising, multi-hull racing and stand-up paddle boarding.
Nikolas can be contacted on:
T: +33 (0) 625 400 088


Senior Charter Manager – YPI Charter
 Alena joins YPI as Charter Fleet Manager having spent the last three years with KK Superyachts.
Formerly an event organiser and marketeer, Alena worked all over the world project-managing events in locations such as Prague, Bangalore and Dubai until finally her passion for yachts and the sea, together with her years of organisational experience, proved too attractive for the yachting industry to ignore.
“YPI is a great company to be a part of,” says Alena. “It has a great reputation after 40 years in the business. I’m looking forward to working with the fleet and bringing in some great new yachts as the season gets underway.”
Born in Slovakia, Alena speaks five languages including English, French and Russian and enjoys travelling and rock-climbing in her spare time.
A firm family person, the two most important things in Alena’s private life are her partner and their 4 year-old son.
Alena can be contacted on:
T: +33 (0) 614 676 847