Specialists in bespoke sale, purchase and charter of yachts, Idea Yachting has been setting the standard in luxury yacht brokerage since 2014. Operating from the Grand Harbour Marina’s waterfront on the Island of Malta, the Idea Yachting team has more than 30 years yachting industry intelligence that will ensures that your vision and requirements will be seamlessly fulfilled.
Marco’s love affair with the sea started when he was 8 years old. Together with a childhood friend he explored the Ligurian coast on a little 10m traditional Ligurian sailing boat. A few years later the two were permitted to borrow a family friend’s custom design and build, 13m wooden ketch called Barabba. Once on board Barabba, the two friends cruised the length and breadth of the Mediterranean Sea. This is when the passion for the sea led Marco to potter around on boats and eventually earn a living through this passion. In 2005, Marco met Cesare Casarola, owner of Nautica Casarola, a name synonymous with Riva. It was here that his brokerage career really took off. Today he has represented buyers and sellers in more than 400 yacht sales. He is our Senior Broker and founding member, fluent in Italian, English and French. He operates from Idea Yachting’s Monaco office.
Tel: :+33 640623795 (Monaco)
Tel: +39 348 280 6486 (Italy)
Just like Marco, Matthew’s first experiences with the sea were childhood summer sailing holidays around Malta and Sicily on board the family-owned 15m sailing boat. Prior to graduating from the University of Malta with a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons) in Management, he spent a summer cruising the Peloponnese in Southern Greece. This experience encouraged him to work as crew on both sailing and motor yachts prior to him entering the shoreside of the yachting industry in 2006. A keen sailor, he’s participated in (and won) numerous Rolex Middle Sea Races and St Barth’s Buckets. Matthew keeps a close eye on the sales and retail charter sectors, is familiar with the key European shipyards and is fluent in three languages. He operates from Idea Yachting’s Malta office as a sales and charter broker as well as offering Superyacht Agency services through Gusman Yachting.
Tel: +356 7925 2928 (Malta)