About Us

The Company

Offering over 20 years of continuous experience in the UK and International brokerage industry, Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing is an International specialist in the sale of both brokerage and new high-quality blue water and performance cruising yachts.

From our headquarters in Lymington in the New Forest, and with offices in Palma de Mallorca, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Scotland and London and further representation throughout Europe and further afield, our professional yacht brokerage services cover the UK, Europe, New Zealand & Australia and the rest of the world. For more information please email us or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

We are also proud to be Exclusive European Agents for Hylas Yachts, European Sales Agent for Ocean Explorer Cataramans by Ocean Quality Systems of Finland, Brand Ambassador for Vismara Marine in Italy, Exclusive UK & Ireland Agents for Luca Brenta Yachts, Italia Yachts, and Agents for the Forte 50 from Siman Srl & Paolo Giordano Yacht Design

We also uniquely offer a bespoke & dedicated conveyancing service; for instance, when a buyer and seller have already agreed the basis of a sale. Direct access to this information can be found via www.yachtconveyancing.com. For more information please email us or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

As a result of our extensive experience in the industry, we have been able to build up strong working relationships with a number of well-established companies offering additional services such as marine financing, insurance, marina berthing, boatyard services, delivery, shipping & transportation, tuition and charter.

Operating in full accordance with the Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents (ABYA) code of practice and utilising dedicated client accounts (in Sterling, Euros and Dollars) written in trust at Natwest Bank, we are a fully-insured brokerage operating to the very highest of industry standards.

Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing is the principal trading name of Grabau International Limited, a VAT-registered limited company registered in England & Wales

Alex Grabau

Alex Grabau - Managing Director of Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & ConveyancingHaving initially studied Naval Architecture in Southampton before graduating with a degree in Marine Management, Alex went on to work with one of Europe’s leading independent yacht brokerage houses where he remained for 15yrs rising to the position of Senior Yacht Broker. During this period, Alex also completed his first trans-Atlantic crossing as part of the World Cruising Club’s ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers).

With an international reputation for the very highest professional and knowledgeable service in the specialist field of high-quality blue water and cruising yacht brokerage, Alex started Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing at the beginning of 2015 to continue doing what he loves best.

A full broker member of ABYA, Alex is also a long-standing member of the ABYA committee, with particular interests in the development of sale & purchase contracts and broker training. Alex has also previously sat on the British Marine Federation’s Boat Retailers and Brokerage Association (BRBA) committee and was one of the first brokers in the UK to receive the ABYA/BRBA Boat Sales Qualification which is an industry-led qualification designed to provide recognition for the professionalism of yacht brokers.

email –alex@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)7989 575669

Adriana Fernandes

Adriana Fernandes - Brokerage Administrator at Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & ConveyancingOriginally from the island of Madeira, Adriana has never lived more than a few hundred metres from the sea. Having moved to the Channel Islands and then Southampton to study a medical career, Adriana is now based in Lymington and enjoys yachting on the Solent as well as walking with the office dogs in the surrounding New Forest.

email –adriana@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)1590 673715

Wilma & Gypsy

In charge of sorting the post and general security at Grabau International’s Lymington HQ, Wilma and Gypsy are invaluable members of the brokerage team.

email –enquiries@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)1590 673715

Our company headquarters are based in the popular & lively market town of Lymington, neatly sandwiched between the yachting mecca of the Solent and the serene calm and natural beauty of the New Forest. Frequently described as one of the ‘best places to live’ in the UK, the town is very much focussed on yachting with two large marinas and two renowned yacht clubs.

Grabau International Lymington office location

James McNeil

James McNeil - Yacht Broker at Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing

With yachting in his blood from an early age and a yacht owner himself, James is a Lymington local who has always been either on the sea or next to it. Having studied Business and Finance in Cheltenham. James now brings to Grabau International a wealth of invaluable skills in the sale and marketing of high-value assets developed through a hugely successful career in high-value property sales.

Like all Grabau International brokers, James is also ABYA trained.

email –james@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)7979 907210

A view of the Keyhaven River, just along the Solent Way from Grabau International's base in Lymington

Matt Abbiss

Matt Abbiss of Grabau International London & Conveyancing

Matt is a qualified captain with an RYA Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor certificate. He has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles in over 30 years of sailing. During this time Matt has skippered 12 ARC transatlantics, 5 Fastnet races and hasten trophies at over 30 prestigious regattas. Aside from being a professional sailor Matt also has a degree in Law and in a previous life worked in Banking and Life Assurance.

In addition to being part of the Grabau International team, Matt is also managing director of diYachting, a Yacht Management and Charter business specialising in luxury crewed sailing yachts from 60ft and above.

email – matt@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)7973 301668

Perry Carroll

Perry’s Yachting expertise is within the 60-120ft Sailing yachts and has some 20+ years of working with the designers, suppliers, yards both build and refit, and in many cases a network that spans across the whole supply chain and occasionally working with Motor- Yacht yards and brands.

Perry has been sailing, both racing and cruising for many decades, with a focus sailing in the Mediterranean. With his wealth of contacts, experience and know-how within the sailing world ranging from elite Race Teams to Captains to the Marinas and a network of contacts within the yachting world comes the benefit of an understanding of what goes into making the right yacht for his clients.

email – london@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)7824 633235

Grabau International London

Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron of Grabau International Scotland & Conveyancing

With over 16 years of experience in the marine industry Mark Cameron, brings a wealth of knowledge to the business. Having sailed since he was a young child Mark pursued a career in the marine industry after leaving school. Completing vocational qualifications in Yacht and Boat Building while working part time in the Scottish marine industry, he moved to Southampton and gained aBSc Honours Degree in Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying, while also acquiring a huge amount of experience in the centre of the UK marine industry.

Moving back to Scotland he took up a junior position in the management team of one of Scotland’s busiest and most respected repair yards. During the following 15 years; working alongside some of the finest craftsmen he progressed to General Manager, assuming the role of in house Yacht Broker and in 2010 became a Full Member of ABYA.

email –mark@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)7988 763254
"Sailing in Scotland

Grabau International (Scotland) is based in the Lochgilphead area of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. Without doubt one of the most picturesque cruising grounds in all of Europe, Scotland’s West Coast is filled with marinas and harbours which are home to a wide variety of local and visiting cruising yachts.

Grabau International (Scotland) office location

Lucio Pellegrini

Lucio was born near the famous sailor’s area of Santa Lucia in Naples, just a few steps from their prestigious yacht clubs. Having started out his sailing career aboard his father’s yachts, he went on to work as a professional yacht captain and engineer aboard a variety of different yachts in the Mediterranean, taking in a diverse range of activities including competitive regattas, deliveries and private charters. A graduate in industrial engineering, Lucio went on to complete a masters in Yacht Design at the University of Pisa as well as more recently a diploma in Yacht Brokerage from the Maritime Training Academy. A commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster, Lucio now calls Mallorca his home and enjoys year-round sailing around the waters of the Balearics.

email – lucio@grabauinternational.com
tel – +34 675 236174

Grabau International (Palma) is based in the very centre of Palma de Mallorca, immediately adjacent to the various marinas and close to the STP shipyard. Within easy access are the Mallorca yachting meccas of Portal Nous, Port d’Andratx, Port de Pollenca, Port d’Alcudia, Cala D’Or and Arenal with the islands of Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera just a short flight or ferry away.

Michele Antonini

Michele Antonini - Grabau International (Italia)A sailor since childhood, Michele trained as a lawyer before moving into the yachting sector where he has worked in marketing and communication for one of Italy’s most highly-regarded boutique yacht builders.

Like all Grabau International brokers, Michele is also ABYA trained.

email –michele@grabauinternational.com
tel – +39 333 74 89 281

Grabau International (Italia) is based in the Tuscan capital city of Florence. Just 45 minutes away from the yachting meccas of La Spezia and Viareggio, and easily accessible to the Adriatic Coast, the historic city is the perfect base to cover all of Italy’s yachting areas.

Jonas Renlund – Finland Office

Jonas has always been close to the water. He entered the first regatta at the age of 6. After this, he continued his ambition with sail racing with the National team of Finland. Later moving on to Yacht racing and offshore racing with an Atlantic crossing as a helmsman. Jonas left his studies at University to focus on his passion for working with boats and boating.  He now combines sail racing and yacht management with yacht brokerage. He enrolled in marine officer training where he got his strong work ethic and discipline.

email – jonas@grabauinternational.com
tel – +358 40 809 8688

Matias Renlund – Sweden Office

Matias started sailing at a young age and continued with racing for the National team of Finland. Afterwards, he continued with offshore sailing and regattas with Swan yachts. Studying Naval Science at Aland Island and continuing a career at sea with oil tankers, ice breakers and sailing passenger ships was always something he dreamt of doing. His strong marine knowledge combined with his training in the Finnish Navy Special Forces in Recon division makes him a dedicated and focused professional with a passion for the sea.

email – matias@grabauinternational.com
tel – +358 40 686 1501

Helsinki – Finland

Grabau International Scandinavia is based at Nordic Boathouse in Helsinki, Finland. The company was founded in 2017, to answer to a more demanding clientele to the already existing boatyard in Hanko, Finland. Nordic Boathouse strongly focuses on Yacht Management and Charter with both sailing and motor yachts mostly in the Baltic sea. After a strong beginning, Nordic Boathouse expanded to offer sales of top quality Viggo Boats and Yacht brokerage. Our team was also the logistics partner for the 6mR Worlds I Hanko 2019.

Gothenburg – Sweden

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin – Yacht Conveyancing

Aside from his work with us, Jonathan is also a practicing solicitor and partner in the renowned City of London law firm Keystone Law. In that capacity, Jonathan routinely advises marine businesses, crew and other leisure marine operators such as yacht management companies and marina owners as well as assisting banks and private individuals in the yacht and superyacht industry.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jonathan spent twelve years at sea, firstly as a deck officer with BP Shipping and then as a nuclear submarine officer in the Royal Navy. Following his qualification as a lawyer with Stephenson Harwood, Jonathan went on to set up yachting departments and hold partnerships with established marine specialist law firms including Shoosmith and Lester Aldridge (LA Marine).

email – jonathan@grabauinternational.com
tel – +44(0)1363 860138






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