July 2005 saw the inauguration of Aeroyacht’s new high tech office facilities in Long Island, NY. What resembles an artists space/designer’s loft is actually a two story expanse in a totally reconditioned waterfront carriage house. Floating galleries in the shape of a giant catamaran, spectacular views and multimedia facilities will serve visiting clients. MULTIHULLS MAGAZINE was there and guest of honor was no other than Charles Chiodi, who cut the inaugural ribbon.
Aeroyacht has been known for exclusively representing new and pre-owned multihulls and has thus made a mark for itself in the multihull world. The companies portfolio vast range starts from a mid sized 35’cruiser to a 165‘ Blubay mega cat. Aeroyacht sells new and pre-owned power and sail yachts – but only multihulls ! Unlike other brokerage houses who also represent monohulls, the focus on catamarans provide the dealership with an edge and in-depth knowledge that greatly benefits clients and manufacturers alike. Customers, especially ones switching from one type to the other and who are new to multihulls, will benefit from Aeroyacht’s specialization. Gregor tries to listen to his clients and first establish a clear understanding of their expectations and needs. He mentioned that he sometimes must turn clients away or recommends them to his colleagues if he feels that he does not have the right catamaran for his customers program.
Gregor Tarjan actively practices what he preaches. With close to 80,000 ocean miles including 4 North Atlantic crossings and Transatlantic races, he has the experience to advise his clients of what works and what doesn’t. Having posessed and managed various large catamarans he knows what is involved with their ownership and upkeep. Gregor routinely trains his clients delivering their yachts transatlantic with them. Few brokers can show that type dedication or sailing resume.
Gregor also has the formal education to back up his business: He is a trained yacht designer, who had his own successful yacht design company. This gives him the technical understanding of engineering and design capabilities of multihulls that only naval architects or boat builders can appreciate.
Lastly his professional background includes design and project management for large yachts and he is closely associated with the Derecktor Shipyard, which is one of the leading yacht builders in the US. In 1984 he worked at Derecktor’s NY facility where two Americas Cup Challengers “Stars and Stripes” where built and since then Gregor Tarjan played an active part in the America’s Cup history. Currently GEMINII, the world’s largest multihull yacht, a 148-foot Van Peteghem/Prevost-designed catamaran is being built at Dertecktor in Connecticut.
As a cat shopping customer you might discover a dealerships that might employ delivery skippers who can boast about their vast multihull sailing experience, or brokers who can speak to customers from a perspective of a naval architect, or yet another licensed sales person who acted as large yacht project manager in foreign countries and speaks 3 languages. Amazingly at 44 years, Gregor Tarjan seems to have all bases covered.
Aeroyacht is a licensed NY yacht broker company and a US Customs and Homeland Security official import facility for foreign yachts. As a US merchant marine officer, Gregor Tarjan also holds a 50T USCG captains license, is a member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) and a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). For more information visit www.Aeroyacht.com or call: 800-446-0010