At this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show, FYI will exhibit what they’ve touted as their “Queen of the Show” – ‘Katya’ – a 151ft Delta built in 2009.
Katya was acquired by FYI in the spring of 2015 and is one of 4 listings they will have on display this year. With over 25 years of experience in serving the yachting industry throughout North & Latin America, FYI’s CEO Ralph Navarro shed some light on how acquiring Katya hinged around the key driver to the brokerage firm’s successful business model – commitment.
“When I approached Katya’s owner, her listing had expired and little was being done to get her sold. She had been listed with a fairly reputable brokerage firm for a few years and after she became available for central listing, I decided to jump at the opportunity. We took the initiative and I personally flew out to meet with her owners. I wanted to show that FYI is committed to going above and beyond when an opportunity presents itself. The risk was met with open arms.”
Under FYI, Katya is now re-emerging as “Queen of the Show” whenever she makes an appearance. With an interior designed by Jean-Claude Canestralli in collaboration with Delta’s in-house design team, Katya boasts 5 luxurious staterooms to accommodate up to 12 guests and features striking deck views from all angles of sight. As the fifth yacht built to incorporate Delta’s full-displacement hull that meets both Lloyd’s and MCA class, Katya had already established an aura of awe and was a 2010 finalist in the International Superyacht Society’s Award for Design – Best Power (40m-65m).
Mr. Navarro and his team are committed to ensuring Katya retains the traditional American elegance that first put her on the scene. Since being listed with FYI, Katya has had her flybridge and main decks refurnished to better emphasize her social appeal along with a number of other updates to her already long list of amenities.
“After we got the opportunity to represent Katya, we went ahead and spent the necessary time to update her elaborate features while reinforcing her modern beauty,” said Mr. Navarro. “At FYI we believe you have to do what’s necessary to keep a yacht like Katya at the center of attention – not only to maintain the boat’s reputation but show our commitment to our clients.”
For FYI, having Katya at this years show exemplifies their success in serving the global yachting communityand continues to align their brand as an industry leader. FYI will also exhibit their variety of luxury and recreational boats with 4 other listings on display including an 88’ Leopard 27 and a 54’ Bertram Convertible. FYI is keen to continue its journey towards becoming one of the industry’s leading superyacht brokers – with this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show the next stop. Visit FYI & Katya at the 2015 PBIBS Palm Harbour Marina, Space D-205.