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Sean Ilbery

Director of Yacht Management

Sean’s career in yachting was inspired by a youth spent on the sea and a passion for flawless engineering and design. Just prior to the millennium he set out as a Naval Architect, involved with innovative aluminium hull designs from Australian shipyards Austal/Oceanfast (ref. MY NOMAD) and North West Bay Ships (ref. MY WHITE RABBIT ECHO).

Following a relocation to Europe, he spent 5 years working with Lloyds Register (LR) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as a commercial superyacht and passenger ship specialist focusing on shipyard project management and design approval. Following 2 years with the world-renowned LR Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS), managing technical teams of emergency incident responders for a global fleet of 2000 ships, Sean joined a large Swiss based yacht brokerage in 2007. Working from both their UK and Swiss offices he redeveloped the company’s ISM and yacht management procedural systems for scaling-up and handled various Safety and Security management duties.

Responsibilities also included the cost-effective operational management of over 150 million Euro in client assets, provision oaf a safe working environment for circa 80 crew (with MLC employment responsibilities for half of these) and direct financial responsibility for annual vessel operational budgets of circa 15 million Euro. Managed yachts included MY SARAH, MY WERE DREAMS, SY MALTESE FALCON, MY ENGELBERG, MY CHRIMI II, MY SEA D, MY NOMAD, MY LADY NAG NAG and MY MIMTEE.

Sean, David and Mike founded TWW Yacht Management in 2017, receiving support from previous yachting clients. Since inception TWWYM has seen significant expansion of its operational management fleet; providing yacht owners and their captains a powerful and progressive ally in the management of their yachts.


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