2016 Richard Earp Award won by Alex Lees-Buckley in Monaco


Superyacht Investor attended the MYBA cocktail reception at La Rascasse for the 2016 Richard Earp award ceremony. Earp’s daughter was there to present the award.

Fraser Yachts announced Alex Lees-Buckley as the winner – he is a sales broker at Camper and Nicholsons.

Alex Lees-Buckley commented on his win that evening:

“I am very touched on a personal level to be the recipient of the very first Richard Earp Award which I shall cherish always. I think it’s a great initiative and highly appropriate that it should carry Richard’s name. He was a wonderful man and a tremendous ambassador to our profession and served as a fine example to all who had the pleasure of dealing with him as to how best one should conduct oneself and one’s business in a challenging and competitive industry. It was a privilege to have known him and my only regret is not to have spent more time with him. A great loss to all, he will not be forgotten and through this award I am confident that his name will live on in yachting for a very long time as the reference as to how we should all strive to be.”

“We had a very impressive list of candidates for the inaugural edition of the Richard Earp Award. The judging panel spent several hours together discussing and deliberating over who should receive this award. In the end everybody agreed that Alex met all the criteria of ethics, style and integrity which were the virtues of Richard. I am certain that Richard would be very happy with this result.” Added Roberto Giorgi, chairman of Fraser Yachts and the judging panel.