Nicolas Guitard started his career a little more than 25 years ago as a deckhand on commercial fishing boats near the spanish borders in the south of France. These humble beginnings brought him to realize his true calling and his desire to engage in a career within the yachting industry. Decision was made to travel to the Caribbean (St Barth) to explore some work opportunities, this was the beginning of a fruitful journey…
In St Barth, Nicolas started to work as a marina manager and sales associate in what is today the most successful Contender Boats dealership in the world. This success motivated him to improve his general knowledge about yachts to eventually become a Yacht Broker however this was only to be achieved by learning about them first!
Set on a course that would go from being a deckhand on yachts from 80' to 110' and climbing the ladder to become a 200 Ton Captain, Nicolas gained great valuable knowledge about yachts, their systems, the cruising areas and the associated luxury lifestyle and services.
As a captain, Nicolas cruised yachts all over Caribbean, South Florida, the Bahamas and the Mediterranean building a formidable network that is today one of his great strength.
Strong of this experience and acquired knowledge Nicolas settled down in South Florida a little more than 10 years ago. He run simultaneoulsy a small yacht maintenance and care business, a boat purchase and exportation company and started at the same time to work as a yacht broker for some of the biggest outfits in the area gaining valuable knowledge about yacht sales, yacht brokerage and marketing.
In 2009 Nicolas Guitard established his first yacht sales company that is now known as Next Generation Yachting. The success of his brand and business has now attracted a team of young, energetic, professionals driven to bring their best skills to the yacht industry, wether it is their charter knowledge, their marketing experience or simply their strong work ethics…
Today Nicolas Guitard runs Next Generation Yachting and is perfecting a boutique sales and brokerage company to provide the best services to a clientele looking for the latests technologies or simply to have the best experience selling or buying their yachts. Nicolas excels in the sale and purchase of motoryachts and catamarans (sailing or power) ranging from 50 to 150 feet.
With sales in more than 30 different countries Nicolas sales record shows a great capacity to help clients all around the world as well as to adapt and learn about new trends and technologies.
Nicolas is looking forward to meet and discuss your yachting needs anytime either on the phone or in person.