The CSO Yachts team
The CSO Yachts Team
More than 50 years experience at your service
Claude Niek - President and director of sales
Claude, director of CSO Yachts since 1997 has been a sales broker for over 30 years. Board member of numerous yachting associations (MYBA, ECPY, YBDSA), due to his extensive social network, influence and natural authority he is an epitome of the proverb nothing is impossible.
Claude speaks French and English
Elisabeth Niek - Charter Department Manager
Without a doubt, Elisabeth lives up to her excellent reputation with both clients, owners and captains. Her organizational abilities, profound knowledge of the fiscal and customs procedures in yachting and her energetic and charming personality make her a great Charter Department Manager consistently executing and innovating company strategy in customer-focused market.
Elisabeth speaks French and English
Steve Ashford - Spain office Director & Sales Broker
Steve is the Spain office director & sales broker with more than 20 years of experience as a captain on board mega sailing yachts and over 15 years in brokerage and management. Steve offers a profound expertise and possesses a great understanding of clients’ needs and therefore has been providing the best service to many satisfied yacht buyers.
Steve speaks English, French, Italien and Spanish
Sofia Penvern - Senior Charter Broker
Sofia has been with CSO Yachts for over 10 years and continues to deliver only the best service to her clients with impressive diligence and enthusiasm. Sofia’s extensive portfolio of happy repeat clients speaks for itself.
Sofia speaks English, French and Swedish
Karen O'Connor - Senior Charter Broker
With over 10 years in the yachting industry, Karen established herself as a passionate and exceptional senior charter broker who will, in own words of her client, always go that extra mile in order to provide seamless and truly luxurious charter experience.
Karen speaks English and French
Mirko Augery - Sales Fleet Manager
Mirko who joined CSO Yachts in 2010 has gradually worked his way up to become a Sales Fleet Manager, this experience enables him to truly understand all the aspects of the business and employ targeted marketing strategies to sell your yacht.
Mirko speaks French and English
Charles Hervé - Sales Broker
Charles, a business graduate, is a highly motivated and a passionate sales broker. He combines industry expertise with personal commitment and numerous selling skills used in a buyer-responsive manner.
Charles speaks English and French
Laurence Treffel - Assistant
Personal assistant to the director Claude Niek, Laurence is cheerful and has a results- oriented attitude. Due to growing demand she specializes in yacht management offering knowledgeable and efficient assistance to both owners and captains of our fleet.
Laurence speaks French, English and Spanish
Vyara’s experience in marketing and yacht management together with her eager personality makes her an outstanding charter fleet manager. Excellent with modern technologies, always following latest trends, she will enchant you with her knowledge and a great insight into the yachting industry.
Vyara speaks fluently English, French and German, has good level in Russian, basic Italian and her mother tongue Bulgarian.
A recent addition to the CSO Yachts, Alexandra, who had spent years working on board of super yachts prior to her administrative experience in various international organisations, is excited to provide efficient and conscientious support to Elisabeth and her team.
Alexandra speaks fluently Czech, English, French.