SCANDINAVIA IS THE NEXT PORT OF CALL
Reflecting increasing business demand, BWA Yachting is expanding operations in Northern Europe.
Monaco July 2, 2020 – BWA Yachting is expanding its yacht agency operations into Northern Europe by opening offices in Norway and Denmark, to assist all yacht captains looking to explore new and exciting cruising areas.
This is the latest development by BWA Yachting – the worldwide leading provider of marine agency services to the yachting industry – which is adding its presence to this breath-taking new region.
BWA Yachting will partner with SDK Group, one of Scandinavia’s leading shipping and logistics companies, enabling the provision of services across all aspects, such as: Berth reservations – Yacht Clearance & formalities – Visa & immigration services – Bunkering – Crew change – Concierge services – Advanced itinerary planning – Event/tour booking – Destination guidance – Transportation – Provision/supplies – Freight handling – Courier service – Hotel & Restaurant reservations – Technical services & support.
This truly spectacular region offers unique and fascinating explorations including Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, Sami culture, the history of the Vikings, design and architecture, archipelagos, fjords and so much more! It is a glorious cruising ground, offering unparalleled scenery and around 20 hours of sunshine per day, and the choice and beauty of anchorages is without compare.
Nikolaos Patsiokas, BWA Yachting Chief Operating Officer, said: “Yachting in Scandinavia is sure to be an incredible experience and an excellent alternative cruising ground to consider. Opening yacht agency offices in Norway and Denmark, in addition to our extensive presence in the Med, will further strengthen our services in Europe. This new opening allows us to bolster the exceptional levels of service that BWA Yachting is renowned for globally. Our customers in this region will instantly benefit from ease of contact with local experts, fast response to queries and enhanced regional support, as well as the flexibility to meet their specific requirements. SDK Group has already proven to be a great asset through its impressive local knowledge, extensive coverage of the entire region and dedication to customer service; we’re delighted to partner up with such an established group.”
Steffen Dalgaard, SDK Shipping Chief Operating Officer, said: “Entering the yacht agency market has been part of our strategy for a while, and it’s a natural continuation of the services we already provide today. This partnership with BWA Yachting enables us to make a unique footprint, bringing our comprehensive experience and in-depth knowledge to the yacht market – for a region we know better than anyone. We believe the way we are able to complement each other will generate a very strong partnership and enable us to provide an exemplary service in all aspects. Together, we will bring the yacht market in Northern Europe to a new level.”
Spearheading the operations in Scandinavia as Regional Manager for BWA Yachting is Louise Landler. She said: “We believe our region has something
unique to offer with its natural beauty, diverse activities and incredible food experience. We look forward to creating unforgettable memories together with the captains, crews and guests. Having offices in all Scandinavian countries, together with a strong local network, we are able to provide a holistic approach that gives favourable benefits and new opportunities. We can support yachts from one portal, making their life easy in a professional and family-oriented way.”
This progressive new development by BWA Yachting is set to provide enhanced travel experiences for captains and crews in a breath-taking part of the world, adding a new range of spectacular cruising opportunities and yacht services to its already impressive portfolio.