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Mark von Drashek climbs aboard the Berthon bus

August 20, 2018


We are delighted to welcome Mark von Drashek to the Berthon family. He will be working out of Berthon USA in Newport, Rhode Island.

Mark has been working in the yachting industry for over 45 years, and for the past 25 years, specialising in performance sailing yachts.

He was a yacht captain for both cruising and performance yachts in the Caribbean and the East coast of the US.

His business Finnish Line Sailing Inc. was established in 1984, when he was working on Nautor’s Swan and Baltic Yachts – servicing, refitting, commissioning new yachts and performing warranty work and support.

Recent years have involved build project management as an owner’s representative.

To date, 14 large sailing yachts have been completed with him working as project manager, including the Baltic Yachts/Frers 107 INUKSHUK, and most recent, the Southern Wind Shipyard/Farr 96 SORCERESS.


Mark also assisted with a pit stop on the FPB 64 AVATAR and has a thorough working knowledge of the FPB 64’s systems and handling characteristics

We are all looking forward to working with Mark, whose vast yachting experience will be a massive resource.


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