• BWT & NLVT Patmos
  • Bruce Tedder

The people at Sea Independent South Africa

Sea Independent was founded in 2010 by Marcel Borgmann, one of Holland’s most experienced and respected yacht brokers. As founder and CEO of Contest Brokerage, and later as general director of Contest Yachts,  he gained lots of experience with international transactions and network cooperation with other yacht brokers. Based on this experience he decided to take international sales of luxury yachts to the next level with Sea Independent.

Bruce Tedder, a multihull specialist since 1996 is a lifelong sailor, surfer, boating entrepreneur and ocean adventurer whose mission is to share his skill and expertise with his clients developing long term relationships based on trust and integrity. His love for boats and the oceans is the driving passion.

In 2015 both decided that the next step in the development of the Sea Independent network should be a greater integration and a more recognizable branding. “For our clients the network must be fully transparent and 100% reliable”. Thus Bruce joined the Sea Independent Group with Sea Independent South Africa.

EMCI Certified Yachtbroker
Sea Independent has optimized and documented its work procedures and codes of behaviour on the basis of strict protocols from the European Maritime Certification Institute (EMCI). As a result, Sea Independent is the first EMCI registered yacht brokerage company® in the world.
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