SuperyachtNews was welcomed aboard 85m motoryacht Cakewalk at the Monaco Yacht Show, to discuss the importance of the captain-broker relationship in today's industry. Sales broker for the yacht, Burgess' James Clark, explained the value and long-term benefits of working with the yacht's two captains, Captain Bill Zinser and Second Captain Tommy Gurr.

Captain Zinser, who has worked for Cakewalk's owner for 18 years, elaborated on the relationship and explained the importance of viewing the relationship as a long-term progression - there is never any need for captains to feel they are selling themselves out of a job, he said.

Clark, Captain Zisner and Captain Gurr were all in agreement that a fruitful and nurtured relationship between captain(s) and broker is the way forward for the industry if it is to continue down its current path of increased professionalism.

A full interview with Clark, Captain Zinser and Captain Gurr will appear in issue 149 of The Superyacht Report and issue 67 of The Crew Report.

Cakewalk at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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