IYC opens office in Middle East


The superyacht brokerage house has opened a Dubai office in partnership with Al Ameeri Group.


IYC, superyacht, brokerage, Ahmad Al Ameeri, Raphael Sauleau, Vision Investments, Al Ameeri Group Holding, Dubai, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, F1, Gulf, Dubai International Boat Show


IYC has opened an office in Dubai in partnership with Vision Investments, a subsidiary of Al Ameeri Group Holding. Founded in 1949, Al Ameeri Group is a family-owned business with investments in multiple sectors including marine and land products, F&B, fashion retail, real estate and military services.


The Dubai office is IYC’s first in the Middle East, while UAE’s leading events include the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 24-26, 2023), one of four F1 events in the Gulf this year, and the annual Dubai International Boat Show (February 28-March 3, 2024).


Ahmad Al Ameeri, CEO of Al Ameeri Group, said: “We’re very excited and thrilled to announce our partnership with IYC. This partnership represents a significant milestone in our journey to diversify our investments towards excellence and the maritime industry.


“Together, we embark on a voyage of limitless possibilities, aiming to redefine luxury, sophistication and innovation in the world of yachting. With IYC and our Group’s knowledge and experience, we’re confident this partnership will provide yacht owners and clients with the finest options and solutions for their yachting needs and will set new standards of excellence.”


Based in Dubai Media City, the UAE office is IYC’s 15th around the world and complements seven in Europe (Monaco, UK, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Cyprus, Sweden), six in the USA (Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, two in Newport, Nantucket, California) and one in the Caribbean (St Barts).


Raphael Sauleau, CEO of IYC, said: “The opening of our 15th office globally and our presence in the Middle East solidifies our position as a key player in the yachting industry.


“Our partnership with Vision Investments is a testament to our confidence in Al Ameeri Group Holding and their alignment with our vision and values. We’re excited about the opportunities this expansion brings and are dedicated to providing unmatched services to existing clients and new clients alike in Dubai and the Middle East.”