Bransom Beam - European Ops and Sales Manager
Bransom is PMA's European representative focused on serving European yacht operators and owners wishing to visit Cuba.
Originally from New Hampshire, he is based in the Isle of Man where he has lived since moving from Miami 30 years ago,
A seafarer at heart, Bransom taught himself to sail at age 12. Since then his nautical career has spanned the US Navy Submarine service to offshore yacht racing, including racing west-about around the world, south of Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope as crew in COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE in the 1996/97 BT Global Challenge.
Bransom is board member of the International Superyacht Society, secretary of the Isle of Man Superyacht Forum and associate member of the Isle of Man shipping Association. He writes on business and technical subjects as Technical Editor for DOCKWALK and is North American Editor of the commercial shipping magazine SEA BREEZES.
Bransom graduated from Purdue University (BS Industrial Management 1974) and is a mentor and business/executive coach with business skills including strategy, logistics, sales and marketing as well as crisis management.
Call: +44 7624 493667
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Capt. JP has been involved in yachting for over 25 years and holds
various Master's licenses up to 3,000 Tons. As a highly experienced
Captain, he brings first-hand technical expertise and inside knowledge
about luxury yachts, not only in terms of the vessel, but also in terms
of yacht operations and crew management. JP’s upbeat approach to
problem solving and deal-making has helped establish him as one of the top brokers in our industry. Originally from Capetown, South Africa, JP has cruised the world, but found his mate in Palm Beach where they currently are based.
Cell: +1 772 233 1099
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Paul Madden, is managing partner of Paul Madden Associates, based in Newport, RI.
For the last 25-years, Paul Madden has worked in the upper echelon of the global ship and yacht manufacturing business, representing companies in US, Monaco & Mexico (Camper & Nicholsons), Germany (Blohm+Voss/ThyssenKrupp) and Italy (CRN/Ferretti). His expertise includes complex international brokerage transactions, new vessel construction (over €100 million), and marine asset finance.
The company holds the only US Treasury OFAC License for yacht operations to, and within Cuba; and has operated more charter and owner trips to Cuba than any other company. His team has established business relations with the leading Cuban marinas, service providers, and key governmental agencies involved in port operations and waterfront development.
Madden is one of the founders and is a manager of Port Caribe, a mega-yacht shipyard and marina in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This new operation is the largest shipyard in the Caribbean and serves as the Caribbean home port to some of the world's largest yachts.
A life-long New England sailor with trans-Atlantic racing and cruising experience in Europe, Mexico, Alaska and throughout the Caribbean.He received his MBA from Boston University School of Management in Brussels and also has a filmmaking degrees from the National Film and Television School of England. He has served as Vice President of the International Superyacht Society and is a former Board Member of the American Sail Training Association (Tall Ships).
Paul Madden has addressed a number of seminars and professional meetings in regard to Cuban maritime operations and also on the general topic of U.S. companies doing business in Cuba.
Paul Madden received his MBA from Boston University's School of Management, Brussels Graduate Center in Belgium, and also has a Graduate Degree from The National Film & Television School of England.