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About us

More years of marine expertise than any other brokerage company

Our company profile

We deliver an unparalleled level of service at every stage of your journey with us

The definitive freedom is relaxing on board a luxury yacht, enjoying the highest levels of comfort, service and personal attention – and crucially, complete privacy. At Ocean Independence, we offer you 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.

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Our history

A reputation for transparency, integrity and stability

Founded over a decade ago, by Peter Hürzeler and Nicholas Dean, Ocean Independence has quickly developed a reputation for transparency, integrity, stability and excellence. Despite being the youngest key player in the industry, the business has consistently performed as one of the top three most successful yacht brokerage companies since 2009 and is the market leader for the number of sales and purchase transactions per broker.

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Ocean Cruise AG founded

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Ocean Management GmbH founded

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Ocean Cruise acquire Velonà Yachting and merge with SEA Independence, becoming Ocean Independence

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Acquisition of Cavendish White

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Acquisition of Primo Yacht



Küsnacht office opens as the new global headquarters for Ocean Independence and Ocean Management

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Expansion of US office with appointment of Thom Conboy as President of the Americas

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Refresh of Ocean Independence brand and launch of yachting lifestyle publication PURSUIT

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Acquisition of Seanergy, Hong Kong

Our team

Providing passion and the pursuit of excellence

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.

Meet the team
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Industry associations

Working to industry standards so you know you are in safe hands

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