TheYachtMarket appoints ex BMF President

Jon Eads and Richard Roberts

Jon Eads – ex President of the BMF and former MD of MDL Group’s Marina Division has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of TheYachtMarket – Europe’s leading online boat sale portal

This pioneering digital company is one of the UK marine sector’s true success stories. Since its foundation in early 2003 TheYachtMarket has become a major force in the boating world, developing into an indispensible online resource for anyone wanting to buy, sell or charter a boat.

For over a decade TheYachtMarket has been at the cutting edge of digital marketing; developing innovative online services that have become the industry standard that others strive to emulate.

“When we started-out we had a clear goal; to elevate the sale of boats online to the same level as the automotive industry,” says Richard Roberts, CEO and Founding Partner of TheYachtMarket.

“Advancing technology has continued to move the goalposts. But, by hiring the best people with the best skills we’ve managed to strengthen our position and develop a very advanced platform where you can buy or sell anything that floats.”

“Now, we are looking forward to the next chapter in our development, moving from domination of the UK and European markets and onto the Global stage. Jon Eads will be an integral part of that expansion; his appointment to Non-Executive Chairman brings a wealth of experience and insight that will be invaluable for us moving forward.”

“This is a very exciting time for TheYachtMarket, it has an enviable reputation with both the marine trade and the public for its innovative, stand-out features,” says Jon Eads, new Non-Executive Chairman of TheYachtMarket and current Director at Salterns Marina Ltd. “Our immediate goal is to develop a 5-year strategic plan to elevate TheYachtMarket to the next level. This will identify what the boundaries to expansion might be and what we will need in terms of additional assets or support to give TheYachtMarket’s dynamic and talented team the boost in horsepower it needs to become Europe's leading on-line yacht and boat sales platform".

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