The story of West Nautical
The story of
West Nautical
The story of West Nautical

The story of West Nautical – the leading company for superyacht charter clients in the North East

West Nautical is a full-service superyacht company providing services including sales, charter, yacht management and crew recruitment. While the head offices are located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, they also have offices in the international yachting hubs in France, Italy and the Balearics.

With access to thousands of yachts in the most sought-after locations in the world, if you can dream it, West Nautical can make it happen. Imagine chartering a yacht in the South of France to celebrate a special occasion or going on a diving holiday in the Caribbean. West Nautical are yacht charter specialists and are available to plan the most incredible yacht holidays for their clients.

The West Nautical charter team have 50+ years of combined charter experience as superyacht crew as well as shore side charter managers meaning they know the industry inside out.

A member of the team will guide their client through the process of booking a charter, from presenting a yacht selection to creating a bespoke travel itinerary, desired activities, dietary requirements and personal preferences, as well as any required private travel arrangements.

About Geoff Moore, Managing Director

Originally from Kent, West Nautical’s MD Geoff Moore, moved to the North East at age 18 when he joined the Merchant Navy and has since impressively progressed his maritime career to become a Class 1 Master Mariner after spending years working on cruise ships, ferries, dredgers and cargo vessels, before discovering the glamourous world of Superyachts.

Geoff’s first position in the yachting industry was as Second Officer on M/Y Rising Sun, which was at the time, the world’s largest yacht at 138 metres long.  Geoff had an incredibly exciting yachting career working for the world’s elite. In total, he worked on seven different yachts ranging from 50 to 130+ metres.

Geoff’s career changed when he moved ashore in 2011. Due to his knowledge of the maritime industry and the luxury charter market, he was able to easily transition into a shoreside management role. Geoff’s career has since continued to blossom, founding West Nautical UK in 2014.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, West Nautical saw a huge increase in sales of new and used yachts, with the new vessels being overseen by the company’s project management team to ensure they are delivered on time, on budget and to the expected quality.

At the start of 2022, the UK head office expanded into two new office locations in the North East, one of which is located in Newcastle’s affluent Jesmond area, which is to be a shopfront office with a unique interior fit-out in collaboration with yacht interior designer John Vickers of Vickers Studio.

The West Nautical shop will become a North East hub primarily for charter clientele and will allow clients to visit the team in office for exclusive appointments to discuss their superyacht needs.

The company has also expanded its operations in Italy where a permanent project management team is based to oversee several new build yacht projects at the Sanlorenzo shipyard, which are due to be delivered between 2023 and 2025.

West Nautical are extremely proud to be a luxury company based in the North East and will continue to grow and super serve the global yachting industry, offering a full suite of owner’s services from the UK and beyond.

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