Y.CO Launches Partnerships with Vector Martini Racing™

Y.CO today announced the launch of a long-term strategic partnership with Vector Martini Racing™

The exciting new partnership is part of a far-reaching strategy to bring the superyacht and powerboating lifestyles closer together, and the focus will be on the marine media, lifestyle and entertainment opportunities centred around the Vector range of powerboats and performance yachts.

Vector, the British powerboat racing team and global manufacturer of high performance powerboats and performance yachts, in partnership with Martini®, the world’s leading vermouth and best-selling Italian sparkling wine brand, recently announced the creation of the Official Vector Martini Racing™ team.

As an Official Partner of the Vector Martini Racing™ Team, Y.CO’s logo will appear on the V40 powerboat and collaterals for the entire racing season. Y.CO will also host the Martini® Terrazza at the Monaco Grand Prix, taking place from 22-25 May 2014. At the Terrazza, a high speed experience in the stunning new VMR V40R will be on offer for guests. In addition, one Y.CO client will have the chance to join an iRace Pro crew in a stage of the 2014 Venture Cup, which is the world’s toughest powerboat endurance race, running from London to Monaco over two weeks in June.

“Y.CO is proud to be associated with Vector Martini Racing™, an iconic brand that is at the forefront of a global resurgence in offshore powerboat racing,” said Y.CO CEO Charlie Birkett. “We are excited to announce this exciting new initiative, which perfectly showcases Y.CO’s forward-thinking approach to the superyacht industry and lifestyle. We are looking forward to working with Vector Martini Racing™ as the latest addition to our successful partnership programme.”

Mal Crease, CEO of Vector World and Vector Martini Racing™, added: “Vector is very pleased to announce such a unique partnership with Y.CO which continues to endorse the lateral and creative approach Vector is taking to the high-performance sector of the marine industry. As the Vector media platform continues to develop, we are certain that this will lead to renewed global interest in marine performance lifestyle, and ultimately lead to retail interest in the new Vector Performance Yacht range which Y.CO is uniquely positioned to represent and support.”

Vector World was founded by media entrepreneur Mal Crease and professional powerboat pilot Peter Dredge in 2012, and is now a rapidly growing multi-dimensional media platform also representing its own unique range of all-carbon powerboats and performance yachts from 28’ to 125’. The company continues to create a contemporary media platform for the marine industry that will allow a whole new generation to follow the passion and excitement of powerboats in new and original ways. The company is developing a new adventure reality series for TV based around a global series of World Nautical Endurance Records to be undertaken in the next 2 years.

VECTOR iRace is a unique programme from Vector which allows passengers to safely participate in endurance racing or World Record attempts at speeds of up to 100mph in a Vector V40R offshore powerboat. The iRace programme is led by Peter Dredge and supported by a multiple World Offshore Championship winning team who between them have covered many thousands of miles of competitive endurance racing and still retain 15 World Endurance Records. Peter Dredge has enjoyed over 30 years of competitive racing and managed the RYA Powerboat and Motor Cruising department for more than 14 years.For more information, please visit www.vectorworld.net and www.vectormartiniracing.com

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For more information please contact:

Vector Press Office Owen Leed / Regional Director, APAC

+44 (0)20 3664 0062 +60 (12) 207 6719

press@vectorworld.com/ owen@vectorworld.compress@vectormartiniracing.com

Charlotte Bailey/ Y.CO

+377 93 50 12 12


About Y.CO

Y.CO has been providing superyacht Owners and charter Clients with innovative brokerage and management services since 2004. Under the leadership of co-founders Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett, the Y.CO team represents Clients in superyacht sales, purchase, charter, management, new construction and refit from yachting hubs worldwide. Built on a foundation of specialist knowledge, first-hand experience and a passion for yachts and exploring the ocean, the Y.CO ethos is to enable Clients to experience the adventure of yachting at the highest possible levels of service and luxury. Innovative, modern and dynamic in its approach, Y.CO is synonymous with its signature yellow livery: bright, positive and fun, passionate and enthusiastic. It’s what Y.CO calls Yellowessence.


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