In an HNW world, where the helicopter garage and underwater observation room have become standard requirements, nothing is impossible, says star yacht broker William Christie. Despite the everincreasing aesthetic demands from yacht owners, he says yacht fi nancing is still a major challenge in the industry. But he explains more banks are now making sure to provide viable options for existing clients, and recommends HNWs approach their own bank when buying a yacht. An avid sailor since childhood, Christie’s choice to trade his equity sales for one in yachting is no surprise. He represents clients in the purchase and construction of some of the world’s most prestigious yachts. He is proud of the full scale of Y.CO’s offering, which he calls a ‘one-stop-shop’ for everything.

William Christie