Ahoy Club acquires significant stake in Ray White Marine

Asia Pacific
24th July 2023

Ahoy Club acquires significant stake in Ray White Marine

The Australian charter and brokerage company Ahoy Club has acquired a significant stake in Ray White Marine, an international yacht brokerage and new vessel distributor.

Ray White Marine was established in 1902 by the Rodwell family in Queensland, initially concentrating on real estate. It now boasts 1,200 individual offices across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, China, the Middle East and the USA, and is supported by the White family of the largest property group in Australasia.

The business has since expanded into the marine sector, and has become a luxury yacht specialist, through its exclusive Australia and New Zealand distributorship rights of Ferretti Group, which includes the iconic Riva Yachts brand, innovative Sunreef Yachts luxury catamarans and Technohull high performance offshore tenders.

Brock Rodwell has succeeded his father Rick Rodwell to become CEO of Ray White Marine. Mr Rodwell Snr will remain with the business in a sales capacity, to ensure his experience continues to benefit the group.

Ahoy Club was founded in 2018 by the Malouf family from Sydney, Australia, and now has the world’s largest online selection of over 3,000 yachts, together with industry-leading chartering technology.

The merger was overseen by Ahoy Club Managing Director Ian Malouf and CEO Ellie Malouf, and will see the company increase its market share in Australia and New Zealand, increasing its global presence.

Rodwell said:

Ray White Marine will continue to carry all the new vessel brands and brokerage divisions, whilst Ahoy Club will focus on yacht charters, management and larger scale superyacht sales. As Ahoy Club continues its journey to grow the yacht brokerage division globally, Brock Rodwell will also lead the global brand as Head of Yacht Sales for Ahoy Club, Asia-Pacific.

Ellie Malouf commented:

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