Feadship has appointed Ted McCumber as commercial director of its America office, effective from March 1. With more than 25 years of experience as captain, new-build/refit captain and project manager, including no fewer than four Feadships, McCumber is a well-known and highly respected figure within the worldwide superyacht community.
McCumber’s most recent role was as owner’s representative and build & warranty captain of Feadship's award-winning Savannah. He has also been at the helm of the Feadships Attessa II, Attessa III and Katrion in a distinguished career that made him the ideal candidate for the role of commercial director at Feadship America.
“Ted will play a vital role in the contacts between the commercial team in the Netherlands and the many Feadship owners and prospects in the Americas,” says marketing & brand director Farouk Nefzi. “The United States has obviously been a key market for Feadship for the past seven decades and we are currently seeing an increase in Feadship owners from Central and South America as well.
“Ted’s immersive and broad technical experience with Feadship makes him uniquely suited to talk to current and potential clients. For this position, we were looking not for a salesman but for a person of stature who can represent our brand from a position of authority. Ted has a genuine understanding of the needs and aspirations of superyacht owners and we are delighted to have him on board the Feadship team.”
“Representing the Feadship brand comes naturally to me," says Capt. McCumber. "After all, I’ve been doing it for decades each time people came on board my boats. The many years of sailing and operating Feadships gives me a unique insight into how they work... I am looking forward to helping owners and captains create their own bespoke Feadships in the years to come.”