JMS Yachting opens new office in Fort Lauderdale

JMS Yachting has announced that Rick Thomas has joined JMS Yachting USA. Under the leadership of Thomas, the new Fort Lauderdale office will cater for the expanding JMS fleet and will deliver independent yacht management to superyachts and owners in the USA.

JMS Yachting's new USA office in Fort Lauderdale

Thomas has been involved within the yachting industry for over 36 years in the south Florida area. Thomas founded Nautical Structures in 1986 and the business grew into a world-leading global provider for quality lift and boarding equipment in the luxury yacht industry, and supplied the commercial and military sectors.

Commenting on the opening of the USA office, Franc Jansen, founder and managing director of JMS Yachting, said, “During the past seven years, we have seen tremendous growth in the number of yachts we manage. Our team has expanded accordingly and we were lucky to be able to hire the most knowledgeable and respected yacht managers in the business. Setting up the office in the USA was the obvious next step for us as a business.

“We are delighted to have Rick on board. Rick has a tremendous network and is well respected in the USA superyacht industry and beyond. Not only does Rick have a wealth of technical knowledge that we were looking for, but Rick’s personality was a perfect match for the JMS team. We're really looking forward to this next chapter in the USA.”

With Thomas’s experience, longevity and technical knowledge of the industry as a whole, JMS Yachting will be delivering unrivalled yacht management to the USA market backed up by the experienced European team who, in turn, will be spending far more time in the USA from this point onwards.

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas said, “I was looking for my next adventure within the superyacht industry and have known the JMS team for some time now. I've admired their approach to yacht management, and when the opportunity came to work with Franc and the team in developing the Stateside business, I jumped at it.”

JMS Yachting is a leading independent yacht management company with offices in Monaco, Brighton (United Kingdom), and Mallorca (Spain), and now also in Fort Lauderdale. JMS Yachting has a highly experienced team of yacht managers with a wealth of knowledge from both the commercial and yachting sectors. It is completely focused on operational management, new build and refit supervision. JMS Yachting is not involved in charter and brokerage, which means there is no conflict of interest, just independent and transparent yacht management.

For more information, visit JMS Yachting.


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