Y.CO opens new office in New Zealand


Y.CO has opened a new office in Auckland, New Zealand. It will be headed by Mark Donaldson and Fleur Tomlinson.

The company said the decision was made amid growing interest in the South Pacific and Australasian cruising regions.

Charlie Birkett, co-founder and CEO said: “Strategic global locations such as our new Auckland office enable Y.CO to be where our clients need us, at all times.”

With over 26 years of experience in the yachting industry, Mark Donaldson, director of Y.CO Pacific, will head Y.CO Auckland. Having previously spent a decade working with the Y.CO team in Europe, Donaldson takes on the position of director and will oversee client representation and yacht management.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Y.CO team again, offering localised service for what we are seeing as a growing cruising region,” he said.

Also joining the new office is Fleur Tomlinson, who has 12 years of experience in the New Zealand superyacht industry, specialising in yacht charter.

“I am looking forward to working with clients with an interest in the Pacific cruising regions,” said Tomlinson. “Be it because they are based here and want to travel elsewhere or are looking to discover what the Southern Hemisphere has to offer superyachts.”