OUR COMPANY PROFILE
Abromowitz Sharp & Associates (Pty) Ltd was established in 1995 by David and has been based in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town since inception. We are the Southern African including Mauritius and Seychelles distributors for Princess Yachts and in addition, we are actively involved in matching buyers with new or pre-owned vessels.
In 2015 we partnered with the South African Beneteau Distributors to become the South African Sales and Marketing agents for Beneteau. Power or sail, mono – or multihull, we can find the right boat for you. As the leading yacht brokers with years of experience in the Marine Industry, we can lead you in the right direction. In addition, we head up a separate division within the company that deals in Fractional Ownership of yachts both sail and power and currently operate in South Africa, Mauritius and the Mediterranean.
Abromowitz Sharp & Associates are the Southern African agents for Princess Yachts and in addition, we are actively involved in matching buyers with new or pre-owned vessels. Power or sail, mono – or multihull, we can find the right boat for you. As the leading yachtbrokers with years of experience in the Marine Industry, we can lead you in the right direction.
We are also registered representatives with various new build boatyards and can offer assistance with the direct purchase of any production boat in South Africa or any bespoke one-off projects. We are also active members in the Marine Industry Association South Africa.
MEET THE TEAM
David Abromowitz has been involved in the South African Yachting Industry since its inception. Together with a few business colleagues they started a Marine Chandlery Business, a Sail Loft and a Mast Business. Throughout his career he was intimately involved with all aspects of the industry which stood him in good stead for setting up South Africa’s leading Brokerage business based in Cape Town.
Serving on various sailing related committees and a past Commodore of the RCYC and Chairman of the NSRI, David created relationships along the way which are still in place today, an invaluable asset in any business. Not only involved on the business and administrative side of Sailing, he also has raced extensively locally and abroad, a career in racing spanning 4 decades with numerous awards and a number of ocean races with top results.
For over 20 years now he has been involved in the direct importation of Princess Motor yachts and the selling of new and pre-owned yachts and powerboats. With the Princess Yachts relationship David has been cruising in various parts of the world and has invaluable knowledge of faraway places that can be used in assisting with planning of charters and cruises worldwide.
Rob has been involved with boats for over 35 years and has joined David in 2011as a full partner in the business. Prior to joining the brokerage he spent over 20 years at a major marine equipment importer as the link between the boat yards and the various equipment manufacturers worldwide. This has afforded him in-depth knowledge when it comes to appraising boats for sale or purchase.
Having worked with clients on bespoke projects, ranging from large cruising multihulls to one-off large racing boats, has equipped Rob with in-depth knowledge of specialist equipment required on board for these vessels.
Rob spent many years on the administrative side of the sport as well as racing all over the world. From the ‘Hong Kong to Vietnam Race’ to the ‘Admirals Cup’, and with multiple South Atlantic Races and the North Atlantic Double Handed Race, he has the experience to advise on various aspects of sailing. He is also a multi decorated yachtsman with provincial and national colours for yacht racing, and is also a qualified Ocean Yachtmaster.
Rob runs the brokerage business and has been successful in selling across the board including the top IRC race boats in South Africa, as well as cruising Catamarans and also new and pre-owned Princess Motor Yachts.
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“I have been a co-owner onboard Aqua Princess since inception in 2007, it is a great program, run well, sharing a boat makes sense, I would highly recommend this and contact the team at Abromowitz Sharp& Associates for more details”
CO-OWNER AQUA PRINCESS
South African Distributor for Beneteau Yachts
Beneteau America is the American division of the largest and most successful sailboat builder in the world. Beneteau is the most popular choice amongst sailors, leading as the number one builder of 30 foot plus sized sailboats in all of North America.
A talented team in Marion, SC carefully crafts ten different models ranging from 31 to 50 feet of performance sailboats.
Let Abromowitz Sharp & Associates take care of the logistics of purchasing your new Beneteau boat, anywhere in the world.