MegaYacht News - Berth One International Opens Palm Beach to More Megayachts
It’s a dilemma facing large megayachts around the world: too few berths. Whereas some tie up alongside in commercial ports, concierge and other yacht-centric services there are lacking, if they even exist. Berth One International is not only solving those issues stateside, it’s doing so in Palm Beach, Florida, an area previously under-serving the demand.
Barely one month on site, Berth One International, at the Port of Palm Beach, is at capacity, too. At press time, three motoryachts and one sailing yacht occupied its 450 feet (137 meters) of side-to dockage. The sailing superyacht was the smallest, at 98 feet (30 meters). While technically a 197-foot motoryacht was the largest, the famous Eclipse was under the company’s care, too. Kevin O’Conor, president of Berth One International, explains that the 533-footer (162.5-meter) is occupying an adjacent cruise-ship slip. Berth One International has permission to use the slip through the end of this month.
Regardless, given the port’s deep water and Berth One International’s management team, the location has a lot to offer. O’Conor co-owns the company with a yacht owner. O’Conor himself is a former megayacht captain with 15 years’ experience running yachts to nearly 300 feet (91.4 meters). Then there’s the well-known yacht agency American Yacht Agents, a company partner. It’s managing and operating the berth.