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James Ludden yacht manager

James Ludden

Yacht Manager

Born in Brussels, James grew up in the United Kingdom and discovered his passion for sailing during family holidays in the Ionian Sea. He graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in International Business Management and Spanish.

Determined to follow his dream, James decided to start his career in the maritime sector at the age of 26. With over 10 years at sea on yachts up to 90m and as Chief Officer, James has gained extensive operational knowledge in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, North and South America, as well as the Galapagos Islands. In addition, James has overseen various large refits and conversion projects, including the transformation of a research vessel into to a private yacht, and the refit of a large classic motor yacht.

James made the transition to yacht management in 2017 as Director of Operations for a company where he was responsible for ISM, ISPS and MLC compliance. With 15 years of experience in the superyacht industry, James joined the management team at Ocean Independence in 2020. He looks forward to providing the highest levels of service and support to our owners and their yachts.


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Languages spoken

English, Spanish, French

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