Camper & Nicholsons International is in the process of being sold by its holding company, the Rodriguez Group. The Rodriguez Group acquired Camper & Nicholsons International in 2001 and in its latest financial statement at the end of May, 2014, revealed its debt amounted to 116.6 million euros.

A source familiar with Camper & Nicholsons International told the sale has not yet been finalised and documents are waiting to be signed, though was unable to confirm the name of the purchasing entity.

Under French commercial law, the fate of a holding company does not impact upon that of its subsidiaries. As such, when speaking to, the source predicted that little would change at Camper & Nicholsons International as a result of the sale.

The brokerage house's history in the maritime industry began some 232 years ago, in 1792, as a small shipyard in Gosport and in the early 1900s added crew supply to its offerings, before diversifying into brokerage in the 1950s. Today, the company’s brokerage and charter service is one of the leaders in the superyacht industry and so far in 2014 the company has sold 16 superyachts.

The legal documents referring to the sale can be viewed here. will bring more news when the sale is confirmed.

At 72.5m, RM Elegant is the largest yacht sold by Camper & Nicholsons International to date in 2014

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