The definitive freedom is relaxing on board a yacht, enjoying the highest levels of comfort, service and personal attention – and crucially, complete privacy. At Ocean Independence, we offer access to pleasure-seeking adventure and a means to escape, to travel the globe. Whether you board seeking a new thrill or with an ardour for the aquatic, you will inevitably return with a lifelong passion for yachting. One of the fastest-growing companies in the luxury-yachting sector, Ocean Independence has the largest crewed charter fleet in the world and provides a truly integrated service across sales, charter, management and build. Our team combines more years of marine expertise than any other brokerage company, with an unrivalled knowledge of every aspect of the industry, enabling us to advise, consult and guide you at every step. Founded over a decade ago, Ocean Independence lives up to its reputation, with 16 offices worldwide forming a dynamic network encompassing some 24 nationalities. Our global reach, coupled with authentic local insight, mean you will have instant access to advice and assistance wherever you happen to be. With a mission to deliver the most unforgettable experiences, you are in the hands of an outstanding team of the highest calibre that will provide unparalleled adventure and service at every stage of your voyage of discovery.
Founding partners - Nicholas Dean and Peter Hürzeler. Both managing partners at Ocean Independence have more than 30 years of professional experience in yachting. Nicholas Dean is a purebred yacht broker who cut his teeth at Brighton Marina where he sold his first yacht at the tender age of 19. Now, his knowledge and experience make him the go-to expert for sales, charter, tax and legal issues. Peter Hürzeler began his career at 21 as a merchant deck officer. He went on to captain large motor sailers before founding and running Ocean Cruise for 14 years. His experience as a charter fleet owner/operator and yacht broker gives him a 360-degree perspective, which is valued by clients and colleagues alike. In 2005 Nicholas and Peter joined forces, using the foundation of Ocean Cruise, Velonà Yachting and Sea Independence to create Ocean Independence, before going on to acquire Cavendish White two years later. By 2009, Ocean Independence employed 70 people. An office in Mumbai opened and the 100th charter central agency was signed in 2010, before Primo Yacht joined the ranks and the company became a frontrunner for charter management with the largest fleet in the world and a new office in Auckland. In early 2015 Ocean Independence added a US sales team and a Malta office, finishing the first decade of operation with a 90+ strong team and 16 offices worldwide.
Multifaceted, professional and informed on every aspect of superyacht sales, charter, marketing and management, our global team encompasses 26 nationalities, 23 languages, and a vast portfolio of expertise. What unites us is our passion for yachting and for excellence.
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If you want to explore the world, seek out adventure, experience the ultimate luxury and have the world spin on your axis, owning your own yacht is the definitive lifestyle choice.
Operating the largest luxury fleet available for charter in the world today, Ocean Independence offers huge diversity.
A yacht is a significant investment: whatever the size, yachts are valuable assets and require careful management: from rigorous financial management to employing a trusted crew and running a well-
Event / 17 Feb 2017
Polo Tournament Sponsors
Ocean Independence were recently proud to be headline sponsor of the USPA 4 Goal Polo Tournament at BG Vero Beach Polo, Florida.
Team / 10 Feb 2017
Charter Broker Conference
The second in a series of two day charter marketing and management broker conferences completed in the Ocean Independence Zürich office this week.