18 July 2016

The Richard Earp Award

Following the sad passing of the much loved and respected broker Richard Earp earlier this year Fraser Yachts felt it would be a fitting tribute to set up an award in his honour. Richard was renowned for his gentlemanly conduct and fair negotiations, valuable attributes that should be encouraged in this growing and competitive industry.
The Richard Earp Award
The Richard Earp Award will be open to nominees from the yacht brokerage industry who will be judged on several attributes that were strongly associated with Richard’s personality and work ethic:  transparency, fair and ethical behaviour, charisma and style. Nominees should also be well respected within the industry, have longevity as a broker and still be active in the market today.

A group of judges from across the industry will review all the nominations and discuss who excels in these criteria the most. The judges include: Eric Blair – Secretary General of LYBRA, Fiona Maureso – President of MYBA, Espen Oeino – Yacht Designer, Jay Tooker – Lawyer at Holman Fenwick Willan, Michael Bremen – Sales Director at Lurssen and Gianbattista Borea d’Olmo – CEO of the Ports of Monaco. The group will be chaired by Roberto Giorgi, Chairman of Fraser Yachts. All of the judging panel knew Richard well and respected him for his values.

Commenting on the creation of the Award Roberto Giorgi explained “Richard was such a well respected and admired broker that we wanted to find a way to honour his memory and ensure that his attributes are encouraged throughout the industry. As well as being one of the fairest yacht brokers to work with he also had a great sense of humour and charisma that was noticed by everyone he met.”

The Award will be announced and presented at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.  

Procedure for nomination:

Send an email with the name of the nominated broker, a short paragraph describing the reasons for their nomination and a brief bio, plus any other supporting evidence by Friday 9th September. Please note brokers cannot nominate themselves.

For further information please contact:

Olivia Pasquali
Marketing Executive
Fraser Yachts
20 av de Fontvieille,
MC98000, Monaco
Ph: +377 93 100 480
F: +377 93 100 481