Michael is incredibly knowledgeable, vastly experienced and wholly undaunted by all things superyachting. He started in the yachting industry at Halsey Marine at the age of 20 and by the late 1980’s he was the Managing Director. In 1990 he decided to set up the soon to be globally revered Cavendish White, with his then business partner Mark Cavendish, and in 1999 he became the sole shareholder of the highly successful and recognised superyacht business they had created. In 2008 he sold the company to Ocean Independence, where he remained until more recently he setup Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts which is now TWW Yachts. Michael’s in-depth understanding of all aspects of the superyacht business; charter, sales and purchase, coupled with his expertise in running and managing a successful international brokerage company are invaluable to the team as well as to customers and yacht owners. He is a member and past President of the yachting association, MYBA. He retains a sharp focus on customer satisfaction and with David Westwood believes in the old mantra that “The Customer comes First”.