Fort Lauderdale, FL: Today, VIKAND, a maritime healthcare, medical operations and public health solutions company, welcomes yacht industry leader Bob Saxon to its Advisory Board.
Bob Saxon is an iconic figure in the global yachting community. With over 40 years of experience he has been a pioneer in yacht management, crew management, yacht build projects and yacht charter specializing in the luxury yacht space.
Saxon is regarded by many as the patriarch of yacht and charter management, bringing a highly professional and rigorous approach to the effective management and operation of mega-yachts around the world. He has held a series of senior executive and leadership positions in the industry working with prestigious brands including President of Camper & Nicholsons USA and International Yacht Collection respectively in addition to VP of Yacht Management at Marine Max.He also owned and operated Bob Saxon Associates, a charter and broker company, for over 20 years. Saxon is currently serving as the President of the International Yacht Broker Association.
Throughout Saxon’s career he has worked with some 3,000 yacht owners on a broad number of yachts and types and a diverse array of projects. He is well known among yacht owners, crew and industry peers as having the highest standards of integrity, fastidious attention to detail and relentless tenacity.
Bob is also the Founding President of the International Superyacht Society (ISS), an industry trade group that supports the global superyacht industry and serves to facilitate best practices and networking across the industry at large.
VIKAND’s CEO Peter Hult states: “Bob Saxon brings his decades of experience, industry insight and knowledge to VIKAND and joins our esteemed Advisory Board of Directors as a Yacht Industry Statesman. Bob will help VIKAND to customize and deploy our end to end proven maritime total healthcare solution for the yacht industry. We are consolidating the best maritime industry practices and regulatory standards around the world to help the yacht industry with the COVID-19 challenges, including detailed protocols for private and charter yachts, protocols, testing technology, mitigation, prevention, medical support and access to shoreside care and support when needed. With Bob’s assistance we will also introduce technologies that will have a profound impact on the life and wellbeing for yacht owners and crew alike. With VIKAND’s partnership with Inmarsat, we can easily deploy our service with an integrated communication approach which is unique to VIKAND and Inmarsat. We appreciate the wisdom and knowledge that Bob will share with us and we welcome Bob onboard.”
VIKAND is a leading global maritime healthcare solutions provider offering 24/7 medical management, consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and sales, case and claims management, medical escort service, and air and surface decontamination solutions to the industry. Solutions encompass a full range of public health for safety of crew and passengers onboard cruise ships, yachts, and commercial vessels.