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Four IYC veterans launch new yacht management company October 21 2011

Four IYC veterans launch new yacht management company

By Lucy Chabot Reed

October 21, 2011

Four long-term employees of International Yacht Collection have left the brokerage to form their own yacht management company.

Graeme Lord, IYC’s former director of yacht management, opened Fairport on Oct. 1 with an office near Bimini Boatyard on Southeast 17th Street. The company provides yachts shore support, including management, ISM administration and shipyard support.

Lord, who served as an engineer on several large yachts including M/Y Southerly and M/Y Taipan, worked at IYC for eight years.

Darla Skaf, Whitney Diedericks and Angus MacKenzie have joined him.

The firm, which had eight yachts under management at press time, is named after the sailing vessel Fairport that Lord’s great-grandfather was captain of beginning in 1898. His grandmother and her siblings were raised aboard.

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