Grabau International is delighted to announce the opening of a new base in the Netherlands. Operating throughout the Benelux countries, seasoned international yacht broker Jascha Bach heads up Grabau International (Benelux). Extremely well known in racing and performance cruising circles as the founder and managing director of Bach Yachting, as well as competitive international racer and former ORC world champion, Jascha now joins the Grabau International team to develop brokerage activities within the Benelux region further and to continue his passion for brokering on a one-to-one level.
A long-time friend of Grabau International, joining forces was a natural progression. The Benelux region has long provided a rich source of buyers and high-quality sailing and motor yacht listings. Grabau International can now offer an unparalleled full brokerage service in the region by carrying out activities following ABYA Codes of Practice and utilising the latest English law industry contracts.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jascha Bach to the Grabau International team as Grabau International (Benelux). Jascha is, of course, best known as the founder of Bach Yachting, which has grown to become one of Europe’s best-known performance yacht brokerages. Having both started in this industry almost 25 years ago, it has always been a pleasure to cooperate with Jascha, with numerous sales concluded between our companies.
As he moves on to the next chapter in his hugely successful career, we are delighted that Jascha has looked towards Grabau International to become part of our passionate and professional team. As Grabau International continues its growth as the leading international brokerage house for high-quality bluewater and performance cruising sailing yachts, racing yachts and motor yachts, it is fantastic to have Jascha as part of this success.” – Alex Grabau
“Having worked alongside Alex (Grabau) and the Grabau International team over the years, it is clear that this professional, dynamic and growing company brings a fresh new approach to the traditional brokerage business model. Having listed and sold yachts of all types and sizes and located worldwide, it is great to now work with a company fully geared towards international brokerage. From a personal level, it is also fantastic that the Grabau International team are all passionate yachtsmen.”
With my experiences over the past 25 years at Bach Yachting and my international racing career, I have built up a great network of clients, colleagues and friends. I look forward to developing this at my new home with Grabau International.” – Jascha Bach
About Jascha Bach
Jascha has been a competitive regatta sailor since childhood. Moving up from Optimists through 420s and then 470s, he graduated towards yacht racing while studying law at the University of Amsterdam. Following his graduation, Jascha joined prestigious Dutch superyacht broker Van der Vliet before gaining his DOC dor Yachtbroker and becoming a sworn and certified broker in the Netherlands in 2001. In 2000, Jascha founded Bach Yachting and built the company into one of Europe’s best-known performance yacht brokerages before joining Grabau International in 2022.
Away from the office, Jascha is a highly successful yacht racer, winning the ORC Worlds in 2016 aboard his Italia Yachts 9.98, taking 3rd in the 2012 ORC worlds aboard his Salona 37 and taking several Dutch Championships with his Bach Yachting racing team. More recently, Jascha has returned to his roots and races in the Finn class at an international level, while also enjoying more leisurely cruising aboard his S&S Swan 57.
About Grabau International
With a team offering over 150 years of combined experience, Grabau International is an international ABYA-qualified professional yacht brokerage, specialising in the sale of high-quality bluewater and performance cruising sailing yachts, racing yachts and motor yachts. From our headquarters in Lymington, UK, and with offices in Palma de Mallorca, Marbella, Madeira, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Benelux, Scotland and London, with cooperating partners worldwide, our professional yacht sales brokerage services are offered worldwide. For more information please email us.
We are also proud to represent a select portfolio of new yacht manufacturers including Ocean Explorer Catamarans and Compact Mega Yachts by OQS in Finland, Hylas Yachts by Queen Long Marine, Vismara Marine Concepts of Italy, and Luca Brenta Yachts, as well as a cooperating with a number of other brands to offer new-build and stock-boat options.
We also uniquely offer a bespoke & dedicated conveyancing service; for instance, when a buyer and seller have already agreed on the basis of a sale. Direct access to this information can be found via www.yachtconveyancing.com. For more information please email us.
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.
If you are based in the Benelux region or are planning to sail in these waters during the 2022/23 season, Jascha would be delighted to hear from you. He can be contacted by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at +31 641 486879