We have been very active in adapting to the new demands of the market in becoming more efficient and preparing for the next few years of growth in servicing a superyacht fleet which continues to expand in both number and size of vessels. As part of this preparation we formed the Global Yachting Group (GYG), with our partners, Rolling Stock. Within GYG are several service companies, including Pinmar, Rolling Stock, Pinmar USA, Pinmar Supply, our yacht chandlery and supply network, along with Technocraft our in-house scaffolding, containment and fittings business.
We’ve refinished 100s of the world’s finest yachts and increasingly we’re involved in finishing some of the largest and most exciting new builds in many of the leading superyacht building yards.
We’re also very proud to have developed the Pinmar Paint Standard, recently updated to version 2.0, our industry’s first comprehensive statement of how a client's expected paint finish should be measured and agreed.
We continue to run the Pinmar Paint Academy’s non-profit making paint courses which teach yacht crew about what we do and how they can look after their paintwork.
Remy has over 36 years of yachting industry experience, having begun his offshore career in 1982. He quickly progressed, becoming a yacht Captain by the age of 29.
He joined Pinmar in 1996 and in 2003 led the management buyout in partnership with the Ferretti Group, becoming Managing Director in the process. Following a growth phase under partial Ferretti ownership, he led the acquisition of the scaffolding business in 2005 and the US business in 2009, the buy-back of the Ferretti shares in 2009 and subsequently the merger of Pinmar and Rolling Stock in 2012, to create GYG.
Rupert was a highly respected yacht captain for over 16 years and is still a keen racing yachtsman. He moved ashore and joined Rolling Stock in 2006 where he became Managing Director and was instrumental in the development and growth of the business into a leading player in the yacht painting and service sector. Rupert has been responsible for the integration of the various Group companies, running the business on a day to day basis. He is now focused on the Group's commercial development and continues to be influential in the strategic growth of the business.
Kevin brings a wealth of experience in financial management and capital markets having previously served as CFO for a number of AIM listed businesses over the last 25 years, most recently as interim CFO of Ebiquity plc. Successes include managing organisations through rapid organic and acquisitive growth, turnarounds, restructurings and refinancings. Kevin's focus at GYG plc will be on operational improvements and systems integration.
Peter has been involved in the Superyacht industry for over 37 years, having had a successful career at sea and as a yacht captain for over 16 years. He joined Pinmar in 1998 to develop the Barcelona facility and later became the General Manager of Pinmar. Peter headed up the expansion of Pinmar into the New Build sector in Germany in 2005, after which he took over Pinmar USA as Managing Director. As Peter continues to run the US business and its expansion, he also supports the Group and the COO on special projects using his deep experience of the yachting industry.
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience delivering strategic growth in the travel, hospitality and entertainment sectors. His formative management career was at Airtours plc where he held a number of senior management and board level positions in his 18 years’ service, during which time the company transitioned from a small owner-managed business into a multi-billion pound global enterprise. Having gained an MBA from the Manchester Business School, Andrew continued his career as Chief Commercial Officer at the Blue Sea Hotel Group S.L. where he was responsible for sales and business development. He subsequently became Chief Operating Officer at the Ibiza Rocks Group Ltd and, latterly, at Lowcosttravel Group Ltd, before joining GYG in November 2016. He is responsible for global business development as Marketing Director and is also overseeing strategic IT development.
James began his career with Pinmar in 2006 in northern Germany, starting out in logistics and quality control, he worked his way up to project manager and quickly showed a high level of technical understanding. Based in Germany for 9 years, James became the senior project manager for the company’s Northern European business, successfully completing many of the industry’s largest and most iconic new builds. In 2015 James became the joint head of production of the Global Yachting Group which is the parent company of Pinmar, Pinmar USA, and Rolling Stock; he now splits his time between the company’s headquarters in Mallorca and overseas projects including the USA. Still heavily involved in every aspect of the group’s production and quality control, James is working on the group’s technical development in order to improve quality and efficiency. Built up over many years James has vast technical and practical knowledge of the coatings business as well as working with very large teams on multiple projects in different locations which has been key in the group’s international growth.
The Pinmar Paint Standard is the most comprehensive and exacting in the industry and is the first time a yacht painting company has taken this important step to define, in a measurable way, the high standard achievable on its applications in a way which can be universally understood and used. The Pinmar Paint Standard includes measuring methods and specific acceptance criteria applying to: Colour Shade, Gloss, Orange Peel, Distinction of Image, Tension, Paint Film Thickness and Dust and also includes Fairing Straightness and other relevant criteria for New Builds. These criteria can be further refined to cover either high or low visibility areas.
Pinmar believes this unique standard will give clients a better understanding of quality together with added security while the works are in progress and during the warranty period and beyond.