This month we celebrated our first anniversary at Sophia Tutino Yachting!
We have had a fantastic year and wanted to highlight the fabulous journey so far!
But first, we wanted to thank the yachting community for being so supportive to us. We have had an incredible response and are hugely honoured to have been so welcomed by the industry that we cherish so much. Our journey so far has been very inspirational and we have yet to do so much more for the Yachting world!
How it all started..
In Summer 2004, Sophia embarked on a 34m motor yacht in Monaco as a stewardess for the summer season, in between her studies. Cruising for 4 months from Monaco to Turkey, this very busy charter vessel was where Sophia learnt all the ropes from a crew’s point of view and fell in love with the Yachting world.
Enjoying her experience, she joined another 32m commercial yacht the following summer.
In January 2007, after graduating from her Masters degree in one of the most reputable Business schools in Lyon, Sophia realised Yachting was her chosen career ahead.
Taking the plunge..
Our launch date was on the 16thof Jan 2019, and since then, managing director and founder Sophia Tutino has worked tirelessly to use her previous experience in the luxury and yachting world to grow her company and mark her place as a bespoke, unique boutique sized company in the yachting industry.
“I took the plunge and decided to start my own company in 2018 after the Monaco Yacht show. My thoughts were clear, I have done as much as I can as a broker and gained enough experience to be able to take the next step. I also knew I had made great contacts and had loyal clients who would support my decision to start my own business. And this is how Sophia Tutino Yachting was born. The year has gone by so fast, and we have had a fabulous year thanks to all the support. I have learnt a great deal, all the while trying to make myself, and my company stand out from the rest – I believe I have started well and hope to continue making a unique stand in the yachting industry.” – Sophia Tutino
What makes Sophia so unique..
In light of our anniversary this month, we wanted to also highlight Sophia’s experience in the yachting world which is in itself a unique position to be in.
Sophia was head of charter for Ocean Style by BURGESS for 7 years and was Senior Charter Broker for 3 years at Ocean Independence.
Sophia also spent a year at IYC as Global Charter Operations Manager.
Sophia’s passion also lies in improving and supporting the yachting industry and dedicates her time by volunteering and sitting in the most recognised associations in yachting in which she thrives at setting standards, ethics and professionalism. She is also at the forefront of information when it comes to VAT law changes, new cruising regulations and many other important yachting matters!
EU Developement Commitee Member at the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA)
Membership Commitee Board Member at European Commitee of Professional in Yachting (ECPY)
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