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Mario Veloná

Mario Veloná

Senior Yacht Broker

Born and raised in the family hospitality business, Mario moved to London at the tender age of 19, to learn English and experience the hotel business. Travelling to the Maldives and enjoying the unspoiled beauty of the Indian Ocean dotted with sailing boats ignited his passion for the sea. From here, Mario worked predominantly on motor yachts, gradually building his career from a deckhand to become a well-respected Captain. The notable highlight during his command of 47m MARGAUX ROSE was piloting their exclusive charter toy - the first hot air balloon to ever land on water.

Heading ashore, Mario became Sales and Marketing Director at the Benetti Shipyard, alongside founding his own successful brokerage company, both allowing him to gain valuable yacht building knowledge and hands-on experience. As an Ocean Independence senior yacht broker, Mario prides himself on deep technical knowledge, high level of service and an outstanding professional network. Successfully concluding yacht sales on a regular basis, he is a well-regarded member of the yachting industry.



Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

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