Owner Insight: Ron Zuckerman on All About U 2
If you’re in the world of tech, chances are you’ve probably heard of Ron Zuckerman. Chairman of LA-based information technology company RayV Inc and Co-Founder of the insurance software giant Sapiens International Corp, Zuckerman has amassed serious success and fortune over the past 40 years in business.
Splitting his time between Tel Aviv and the rest of the world - namely California and Turkey - today, the Israeli-born IT entrepreneur is one of the most prominent tech investors around.
After chartering yachts for almost two decades and taking the plunge into a new build superyacht project in 2016, Zuckerman’s interest in other industries was piqued. Now it’s not just tech that Ron Zuckerman astutely invests in, but also the superyacht business. More accurately, his superyacht business: Global Impact Yachting.
Upon delivery of All About U in 2018, construction immediately commenced on the 50-metre sistership to his inaugural superyacht. “The hobby was already starting to resemble a new company. It’s my business to invest in companies, so we invested in a new one: Global Impact Yachting. We immediately started construction on the sistership, All About U 2, and we brought the first yacht to the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. We sold her right there at the show.”
All About U2 was delivered in summer 2019 and is currently listed for sale.
The hobby has, indeed, transformed into something else entirely. The flourishing business partnered up with Fraser earlier this year, which has strengthened selling power, evolving from just one well-connected network to a professional database of potential clients.
I’ve been sailing for the past 20 years - a few weeks every summer since we had our first child. We usually chartered yachts in August, starting with Turkish gulets and eventually moving up to larger sailing yachts and motor yachts. By spending so much private time on boats, I’ve learned what’s good and what’s not when it comes to all aspects of living on a yacht and actually using it. I finally decided to pour this knowledge into a build of my own in 2016.
We work with Fraser for the brokerage side - they are doing a great job. When we first started, we used a lot of our own network. Fraser brings a lot of new clients to the door. In Monaco this year we had five serious buyers visit the yacht on the first day alone.
This article is an extract from Superyacht Times, written by Gemma Fottles. Read the full story HERE.