Meet Your Yacht Charter Team

Bob Saxon
VP of Yacht Management, Crew Placement and Charter, Administration
Bob Saxon is an iconic figure in the global yachting community. With over 35 years of experience he has been a pioneer in yacht management, crew management, yacht build projects and yacht charter specializing in the luxury yacht space. He is regarded by many as the patriarch of yacht management and charter, bringing a highly professional and rigorous approach to the effective management and operation of mega-yachts around the world. 

He has held a series of senior executive and leadership positions in the industry working with prestigious brands. Most recently Bob was President of IYC with a half billion dollars in listings and offices in strategic ports of call: Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida, Newport, Rhode Island, Nassau, Bahamas, St. Maarten and Monaco. Bob was formerly President of Camper & Nicholson’s USA, the largest full service yacht brokerage, charter, management and new build specialists in the world. He held the position from 2002-2008 after selling his own business Bob Saxon Associates to Camper & Nicholsons. Prior to his role with Camper & Nicholsons he had owned and operated Bob Saxon Associates for 15 years a leader in professional yacht management services. Earlier in his career Bob was President of the Sacks Group and Vice President of Whittemore & Williams, the forerunner and pioneer of yacht management services. 

Throughout his career he has worked with some 3,000 yacht owners on a broad number of yachts and types and a diverse array of projects. He is well known among yacht owners, crew and industry peers as having the highest standards of integrity, fastidious attention to detail and relentless tenacity. 

Bob is also the Founding President of the International Superyacht Society, an industry trade group that supports the global superyacht industry and serves to facilitate best practices and networking across the industry at large. He is a licensed broker-manager with Florida Yacht Brokers Association and a leading industry spokesman and advocate. As an accomplished public speaker he has addressed a variety of groups and associations on matters related to the industry, served as master of ceremonies at yachting affiliated events and been interviewed and quoted by a range of leading media including the New York Times, Yachting, ShowBoats, The Economist, CNBC, National Public Radio, and a number of other trade publications and media outlets. 

Bob graduated with a BA degree from Florida Atlantic University and has lived in Fort Lauderdale most of his life. In his leisure time he enjoys coaching his grandchildren’s junior league baseball team.

VP of Yacht Management, Crew Placement and Charter, Administration: Bob Saxon
Claudia Acevedo
Charter Specialist
With almost a decade of experience and a broad knowledge in the different areas of the yachting industry, Claudia joined MarineMax to help expand the Charter Division along with industry icon Bob Saxon.

Claudia’s vast foundation and knowledge of all charter yachts available in the worldwide market allows her to give clients advice for the perfect yacht and destination; be it for a first time luxury charterer or an experienced client looking to plan their next best family vacation.

Claudia was born in Colombia and moved to the US at the age of 14. She attended college at Florida Atlantic University graduating with degrees in Marketing and Management. While still in college she started her career working for Merle Wood & Associates, one of the biggest yacht brokerage firms in the country. After graduation, her passion for the industry took over; she spent 5 years at Merle Wood where she learned from highly experienced individuals, which gave her extensive knowledge in Sales, Marketing, Charter, Crew and Yacht Management. 

Looking to expand her education, Claudia decided to go back to school where she acquired her Master’s degree in Business Administration. In 2013 she joined worldwide renowned International Yacht Collection (IYC), a full-service yacht brand, where she was able to showcase all her experience and education. Claudia worked side to side with one of the firm’s top selling brokers, developing new relationships and building client loyalty which validates her outstanding skills on all sides of the business.
Charter Specialist: Claudia Acevedo

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