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World Yacht Group is a global company dedicated to the yachting industry.

The company was founded in 2009 opening its first office in Barcelona. With a philosophy based on excellent customer care, professionalism and discretion, World Yacht Group has expanded rapidly and opened new offices in Los Angeles, Cannes and Belgrade.

In World Yacht Group we are passionate about making your experience in charter or purchase a yacht outstanding, reason why clients come back to us time after time.
We define our business as three sectors: Charter, sales and full management of luxury yachts. Being present in the main yachting continents allow us to have clients from all over the world and operate in many destinations with a full control of our business.
World Yacht Group makes sure that each client receives personal attention at all times.

Our services:

Yacht charters: We provide crewed luxury yachts for charter at the best yachting destinations. Our fleet range goes from small yachts of 50ft to mega yachts of 300ft. WYG not only works with private requests but also with corporate for events like the Cannes Film Festival, TAX Free event, MIPIM, Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Miami Art Basel, etc.

Yacht sales: Our brokerage department works with a large fleet of pre-owned yachts for sale. From sport yachts to mega yachts. World Yacht Group collaborates with the most experienced and well- known shipyards for new yacht construction projects. We are ready to find / build the perfect yacht for you.

Yacht management: We offer owners a management service capable of handling the full spectrum of yacht operation. Our goal is to make life easier for our clients allowing them to focus on enjoying their yachts and know that all management aspects are well taken care.
The operation range of management goes from a new construction projects to finalizing sales, crew placement, financial administration, safety & security system and technical consulting.

Many private yachts are offered for charter to maximize investment and cover costs. World Yacht Group is proud to provide an efficient and innovative yacht charter marketing strategy to our Central Agent (CA) yachts and achieve the maximum number of charters throughout the year.

Our team:
Joan Plana, co-founder and CEO of World Yacht Group
“Sea and sailing has always been my passion,” says Joan Plana, co-founder and CEO of World Yacht Group. He has always been involved in sailing and yachting since childhood, being influenced by his family. He graduated as a Naval Engineer in the Naval University of Barcelona and also acquired the international MCA master yacht license. Mr. Plana spent over 6 years sailing as a professional master captain on several luxury yachts. Captivated by the business side of yachting he shifted his career and spent over 3 years as a yacht business manager of several vessels, running all financial & operational logistics for the fleet of yachts. After gaining the experience in these three sectors (Naval engineering, captain, yacht business management), Mr. Joan Plana co-founded the global yachting company World Yacht Group.

Our team comprises of yachting experts, P.R. and marketing consultants and business advisors ready to use their skills for you and your project.
WYG’s team is constantly conducting in-depth research and analyzing the yachting business to achieve the highest efficiency, professionalism and customer care in each of our sectors.

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