Grand Banks proudly uses a factory-direct sales model, which allows us to establish and maintain strong relationships with our clients, and deliver better service, and better ownership experiences. Grand Banks directly employs the best yacht consultants in the industry, who boast decades of experience, unmatched expertise in the marketplace and a deep understanding of the design and build of Grand Banks yachts. Our yacht consultants use this expertise to find the perfect yacht for you, making the searching and buying process a true pleasure.

Meet Our Leadership Team


MARK RICHARDS


CEO

A professional yachtsman, Mark founded the iconic Australian Palm Beach Motor Yachts. With his passion for the water, years of expertise and innovative approach to luxury yacht manufacturing, mark is now at the helm of Grand Banks Yachts.

HANK COMPTON


MANAGING DIRECTOR

A lifelong boater and experienced captain, Hank manages the daily operations at Grand Banks, working closely on development projects.

DAVE NORTHROP


VP OF SALES, NORTH AMERICA

Dave has more than 30 years of experience growing some of the most prestigious U.S. and international yacht brands, and he’s brought recognition and success to the Grand Banks brand in America.

Meet Our Yacht Consultants


Grand Banks professionals are based in strategic regions around the world to accommodate you wherever you live and boat. We have representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and across the U.S., and our yacht consultants are more than willing to travel anywhere to meet you.

Meet Our Yacht Consultants


Grand Banks professionals are based in strategic regions around the world to accommodate you wherever you live and boat. We have representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and across the U.S., and our yacht consultants are more than willing to travel anywhere to meet you.

United States Yacht Consultants


BRIAN DEKKINGA


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Brian, a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, has served in yacht management capacities in the Great Lakes region and Florida.

CLUTE ELY


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Clute is proficient in the handling of yachts of all sizes, and has maintained a top rating in customer satisfaction. His office is based in Rowayton, Connecticut.

STEVE FITHIAN


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Steve, a Grand Banks specialist, is respected for his expertise of more than 22 year in all aspects of Grand Banks. He prides himself on providing total customer satisfaction.

CARVEY IANNUZZI


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Carvey’s passion for yachts and care for clients have earned the respect of Grand Banks owners. He operates out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

JULEE JACKSON


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Julee has been selling Grand Banks and other yachts in the U.S. and abroad for more than two decades. Her customer loyalty is a testament to her individualized time and attention.

JEFF BROWN


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Jeff has been selling yachts on the West Coast of the U.S. for more than 23 years. He has represented prestigious brands and enjoys a high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

STEVE MARTIN


YACHT CONSULTANT, U.S.

Steve has been working in new and brokerage yacht sales for more than a decade, using his extensive experience and knowledge to lend personal, hands-on advice to make the cruising experience fun and easy.

Europe Yacht Consultants


ALBERT GERRITSMA


YACHT CONSULTANT, EUROPE

Albert has more than 20 years of dedicated experience selling yachts. He has developed a deep appreciation for Grand Banks, handling all sales and service demands throughout Europe.

HENRIK PETERSEN


YACHT CONSULTANT, EUROPE

Henrik is trained in mechanics and holds a Yachtskipper Diploma. He manages sales and business development for DBC Marine.

PER THRANE


YACHT CONSULTANT, EUROPE

Per is a maritime engineer and a skilled navigator. As a co-owner of DBC Marine, he leads engineering services and business development.

GERT VAN BARNEVELD


YACHT CONSULTANT, EUROPE

Gert, a lifelong boater, joined the Grand Banks community in 2004. He is responsible for the general management and after-sales service, dedicating his focus to customer satisfaction.

COLIN WATTS


YACHT CONSULTANT, EUROPE

Colin was recently awarded “Expert Status” for yacht brokerage from the Academy of Experts in London. He delivers yachts for Grand Banks in the UK and mainland Europe.

Australia & New Zealand Yacht Consultants


TODD HOLZAPFEL


YACHT CONSULTANT, AUSTRALIA

Todd joined Grand Banks Ltd. in 2014, since securing new Grand Banks sales and many brokerage transactions. When not selling, you’ll find him cruising along the east coast of Australia.

JAMES PURVES


YACHT CONSULTANT, NEW ZEALAND

After 20 years in Singapore, James moved to New Zealand in late 2011 to work for Grand Banks Ltd. He currently holds a New Zealand commercial skipper’s ticket.

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