The story actually begins in 2001, when I – working for Germany’s leading airline - moved from Frankfurt to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. At that time still a rather exotic and exciting place.
One of my first marketing activities took me to Oman in autumn 2001. Accompanied by the nationally known and award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Ali Khan, I went on a three-week expedition called "The Cycle of Life", which was realised with the support of National Geographic and Jeep Middle East.
It was in the Rub al-Khali, probably the most famous desert on the Arabian Peninsula, that my enthusiasm for the graceful and majestic oryx antelopes living in the wild developed.
When I founded my own consultancy in the United Arab Emirates in 2004, I chose "Oryx" as the company name - in memory of this endangered species.
Twelve years later, another long-cherished dream came true for me, by now the owner and managing director of a German mechanical engineering company: I founded ORYX Yachting d.o.o., an operating company for chartering motor yachts and sailing catamarans, in Sibenik, Croatia, in autumn 2016. How did it come about?
On my sailing trips over the past three decades, I have got to know such diverse and equally beautiful areas as the Balearic Islands, Denmark, France, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Canary Islands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the Seychelles and Turkey.
However, I lost my heart to the wild and romantic coast of Croatia, which is unique in its kind with its more than 1,000 offshore islands, many of them with wild and romantic bathing bays and "konobas" serving delicious local specialities.
Initially represented only by a base in the Marina Mandalina in Sibenik, ORYX Yachting now has a sales office in Vienna and Munich as well as 3 bases in Rogoznica, Croatia, and Fethiye and Marmaris in Turkey.
There you will find a total of almost 30 owner-maintained and above-average equipped monohulls as well as sailing yachts at your disposal almost all year round.
I cordially invite you to come on board one of our yachts and be inspired by the quality of our offer as well as the friendly and competent service of my staff and cooperation partners on site!