Our Brand Heritage
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” Confucius
With more than 40 years’ experience ranging from professional sailor to finance director of a Merchant Bank Mr Paul Archer was ready for a change from London life.
However, Mr Archer has always had the ability to build a team of quality people transmitting his values and beliefs resulting in a team dedicated to exceed client’s expectation.
Having a lifelong connection with the yachting industry Paul had realised the need for an independent company specialising in yacht management & construction.
During the last 20 years Arrow has built yachts on 4 continents and has clientele from more than 35 different countries.
In 1997 Arrow Services Monaco was established.
Creating synergy in a cross cultural industry both internally and externally can be difficult.
Our management division now covers yachts navigating in every corner of the globe with Arrow representative offices in USA, Thailand & Australia and our head office in Monaco.
Today Arrow Services Monaco continues to grow based on reputation and has been branded the “Independent family office for Superyacht Management & Construction”.
From 1949 to 2018
Paul Archer came from a large and warm family in post war Sydney Australia.
Times were difficult and disciplines were fair, demanding and character building.
In summer 1972 Paul was invited to join the crew of the racing yacht ‘MISTRESS QUICKLY’ for a series of races in the Mediterranean. This first exposure to Europe and the yacht industry was the catalyst that set Paul on his career path. Returning to Australia he completed his studies qualifying in 1974 as a CPA.
Marina Developments Ltd (MDL) hired Paul to head their finance department and he was involved in the financing arrangements for building new marinas and expanding the network of boat sales agencies.
Period as Finance Director of a “niche” merchant bank followed by establishing with two partners a London based property investment and development company.
Cayman islands Shipping Office. With their knowledge of yacht registration rules and recognised skills in this area Arrow was contacted by CISR to host their Monaco office responsible for France and Italy. Arrow held this role for several years until demands on our own time and space rendered this incompatible with our growth.
Yerin Hobson commences as yacht manager.
Delivery of a new 150ft Motor Yacht in the USA presented a Swiss law firm with an urgent problem. The client had given no thought to the flagging, operation, crewing and management of his new yacht which he wished to use immediately upon delivery. Question could Arrow help. Answer was ‘yes’ the client was happily using his yacht in the Bahamas three weeks later. Satisfied with the Arrow management services the client requested Arrow’s involvement as owners representatives in a new 63m build project.
The Arrow management division continues to grow with the addition of a 31m sailing yacht and 45m motor yacht joining the fleet.
63 m Yacht owner approached Arrow to manage his new vessel having lost faith in the current yacht managers. ASM took over the management of this hugely successful yacht and the client was extremely happy with the management change.
2011 - 2012
Both these projects are the largest we have been fully involved in with since the launch of Arrow in 1997.
We have been requested to conduct a full project review including specification, drawings and contracts and in one case put together a ship yard tendering package.
In two separate teams we worked on the projects to meet the clients demands allowing them to make the correct informed decisions to negotiate correctly with the builders.
Both clients are extremely happy with our performance.
Our long term Technical Director, Yerin Hobson, becomes our new Managing Director.