Fort Lauderdale-based Wright Maritime Group has announced the appointment of former deputy director and advisor on maritime policy and legislation development for Cayman Islands Ship Registry, Peter Southgate, to its executive team.

AJ Anderson, CEO of Wright Maritime Group, said that Southgate would be a “perfect addition to the team.” “Peter’s technical and regulatory experience is exactly in line with what Wright Maritime does”, Anderson explained. “Peter, who we have respected and admired in his previous roles, will be a key executive in WMG’s future as a we continue to advance our capabilities, relationship sand our ability to serve our clients to the highest standard.”

In addition to a successful career in the yachting industry, which also included spells at Lloyds Register and the MCA, Southgate has played an instrumental role in the realisation of the Passenger Yacht Code and the evolution of the Large Yacht Code.


Peter Southgate.

Commenting on his move from regulation to management, Southgate said, “after the first half of my career as a naval architect and shipbuilder, with 16 of those years as a regulator, I am excited by the opportunity to utilise that experience in large yacht construction and operations from a user standpoint.”

“I am excited to be joining the clear industry leader in yacht operations and new construction solutions; under his dynamic leadership, captain Anderson has developed WMG to be a force for good while being the best at what it does”, Southgate explained. “As I look across the industry, Wright Maritime impresses me as the company best positioned for the future – with a focus on client satisfaction and helping the industry at large to develop into a professional collection of businesses.” 

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