Stella Maris Yachting Spain’s new manager offers winter services at St Carles Marina


Stella Maris Yachting (SMY) has prepared for the winter season at the Stella Maris Yachting Spain facility in St Carles with the appointment of a new manager Andy O’Shea and the opening of new office premises in the marina.

Andy, who also heads up SMY’s Premier Brokerage division, is offering over-winter guardianage services that are part of SMY’s care and maintenance packages to yachts that want to base themselves in Spain for the winter.

Andy O’Shea, who has several decades of experience in yacht management, comments “The new SMY office is now open for business.  We now have a permanent support base for yacht owners who are keeping their yachts permanently or temporarily in this part of the Mediterranean.”  He adds “I know from first-hand experience how difficult it can be to get support in the area and we are filling that gap.  We are already experiencing a great deal of activity here at the SMY office.”

In addition to maintenance and overwintering, SMY also has a busy engineering division and the engineers are available at Sant Carles for winter servicing and other systems maintenance.

The facility in Sant Carles is centrally located for owners looking for care for their yachts in the Mediterranean. Half way between Valencia and Barcelona, and on the mainland directly facing Mallorca, Sant Carles is an excellent location for a berth, general maintenance or for the winter guardianage.  The marina is operated by MDL Marinas with whom SMY has a well-established and collaborative working relationship.

Andy continues “We are welcoming boats from all over Europe and further afield.  We have just lifted a Danish yacht and agreed a guardianage service for a yacht from Hong Kong.  We are looking after some yachts for a German client and many others besides.

Click here for more information about Stella Maris Yachting’s maintenance programme for yachts in Spain.