Announcing their launch at this years Monaco Yacht Show, OneOcean Ventures is a new provider of services and facilities to the upper end of the superyacht industry, as well as a trusted adviser to superyacht owners. With operations based out of Barcelona and South Florida, the company is the result of a collaboration between the Salamanca Group and the renowned American entrepreneurial family, the Huizenga’s.
Services of OneOcean Ventures fall into one of two categories; marine operations and client advisory services. Marine operations includes service and maintenance, refit, marina dockage (rental and home berth) and project management, with facilities including restaurants, private member’s clubs, hotels and residential real estate. Their client advisory services include including acquisitions and disposals, insurance introductions, project management, advisory, and a range of private office skills and capabilities for Salamanca Group clients.
OneOcean will wholly own Marina Port Vell, the soon to be completed superyacht marina located in the heart of Barcelona. It is intended that OneOcean will also invest in Marina Barcelona’92 (MB’92), Europe’s largest superyacht repair facility, to bring together the two neighbouring facilities and thereby transform Barcelona into the most important superyacht hub in the Mediterranean.
To complement this European hub, OneOcean also plans to make a strategic investment in Rybovich, the Huizenga family owned marina and refit shipyard in South Florida, in order to align two of the world’s largest nautical clusters and establish coordinated operations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Commenting on the formation, Martin Bellamy, Chairman of both Salamanca Group and OneOcean Ventures said, “I am confident that OneOcean will have a positive impact on the industry and that our commitment to serve the owners is a well-placed strategy. I am delighted to be working with the Huizenga family. Together, I believe that we have the skills and drive to create one of the most exciting and dynamic businesses in the sector. I see very real value in assembling a company that is able to provide services and also owns and controls considerable assets.”
He continues, “OneOcean offers a powerful partner to clients, not only in their ownership of a yacht, but also as a long-term advisor, supporting all areas of their lifestyle. Our aim is to enhance the enjoyment of owning a yacht and to provide peace of mind.”