OneOcean was established in 2014, by Salamanca Group, a London-based Merchant Bank, to set a new benchmark for the superyacht industry with an offer of both first-class services and luxury facilities, dedicated to owners and their crew.
OneOcean is at the forefront of the superyacht industry in its approach, and unique in being asset backed and part of an FCA regulated business, which applies financial sector rigour, transparency and discretion to offer a fresh approach to superyachting.
Our Yacht Client Advisory team nurture long term relationships and are able to take on full responsibility for one transaction or asset management throughout the lifespan of the yacht. We have experience to support across the technical, financial, administrative and regulatory environments.
Our Yacht Charter team have a depth of experience and access to high quality yachts available on the charter market. They create truly bespoke charters, pairing your wish list with the most appropriate yacht and a curated destination guide.
We take pride in delivering quality and transformed the now award winning* superyacht marina, OneOcean Port Vell and private members’ OneOcean Club in Barcelona. Following a US$100 million investment in the upgrade of facilities and development of state-of-the-art infrastructure, the marina reopened in 2015 offering 150 berths for yachts up to 190 metres. Salamanca Group sold OneOcean Port Vell in 2017, and today OneOcean Port Vell continues as one of the Mediterranean’s leading superyacht destinations.
OneOcean currently licenses the use of the OneOcean brand to OneOcean Port Vell – inclusive of OneOcean Club and OneOcean Bar – and operates OneOcean Yachting Services, an advisory and charter business, headquartered in London.
The focus for OneOcean is to build on the foundations established, and expand the brand further into the yachting and luxury sector.
* Winner of the ‘Global Project’, FX International Interior Design Awards 2015
OneOcean is setting a new industry benchmark for the marine industry and offers a fresh approach to superyachting. We implement a multi-faceted approach that allows you to benefit from an integrated service extending across yacht ownership to address business and personal needs. We focus on understanding your wish-list and deliver the most appropriate solution.
OneOcean was conceived by its owners Salamanca Group, to offer a fresh approach to superyachting. We combine Salamanca Group’s 14 years’ experience supporting UHNWIs across their investments, businesses and lifestyles with deep understanding and involvement in the yachting industry. We conduct business in a professional manner bringing experience of working in regulated environments to the market. Transparency and discretion is at the heart of what we do, and our approach takes into consideration any new changes to yachting regulations.
OneOcean is actively seeking marine opportunities worldwide. We plan to create luxury partnerships with complementary brands, as well as develop a range of exclusive, branded hotels, residences, private members’ clubs and restaurants in some of the world’s most iconic locations.
Martin Bellamy, Co-Chairman, founded and oversees the vision of the current OneOcean assets; OneOcean Port Vell, OneOcean Club and OneOcean Yachting Services. Martin Bellamy co-founded Salamanca Group in 2002 and is CEO and Co-Chairman. Martin is responsible for running the Group, overseeing its continued development and, in particular, is focused on the development of a new style Merchant Banking model. Previously, Martin worked at WPP and served for 10 years as an officer in the British Army. He has a MBA from Reading University and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Uri Nachoom, Co-Chairman, is based in Barcelona and was responsible for overseeing the project delivery of OneOcean Port Vell. Uri is also Co-Chairman of Salamanca Group. He monitors business activity and leads business development and growth across the Group. Uri brings over 25 years of principal investing experience in the real estate industry where he has built up a substantial portfolio across retail, residential and office property markets and has advised businesses in the UK, Europe, China, Brazil and the Middle East. Uri sits on the board of Ecocil Incorporações, OneOcean Ventures Ltd and OneOcean Port Vell S.A.U..
Lord David Triesman is a Director at Salamanca Group, responsible for developing new business opportunities. He brings a wealth of commercial experience and a career in politics. Currently, he sits as a non-executive director at Havin Bank (Havana International Bank), Funding Affordable Homes and OneOcean Ventures. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Advisory Board at Templewood Merchant Bank, a Board Member of Wembley National Stadium, Chairman of the Football Association and was a member of an Advisory Board at UBS. Currently, he is taking a leading role in the development of a new investment business in Cuba. In political life, Lord Triesman was responsible for the Prime Minister’s political organisation (2001-2004) has served as Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office; and later in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills; and held ministerial and official opposition roles in Energy, Business and Higher Education and Europe.
Carles Casajuana focuses and leads on organisational development, strategy, business initiatives and relationships in Spain. Previously, Carles served as an Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2012. Carles entered the Spanish diplomatic corps in 1980 and during his 32 years of service he held diplomatic posts in Bolivia, the Philippines and the Spanish Mission to the United Nations in New York. Carles’ diplomatic career included the following senior roles: Spanish Ambassador to Malaysia, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam (based in Kuala Lumpur), Spanish Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and Senior Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Spain. Carles has also published several novels in Catalan. In 2009, he won the Ramon Llull Prize, one of the most important awards granted to a novel written in Catalan. Carles has a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Barcelona and he is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences.
Andrew Cherry was closely involved in the operational aspects of OneOcean Port Vell. Andrew is the Group Chief Financial Officer at Salamanca Group. Andrew Cherry brings over 25 years of experience in finance, including 15 as a CFO. During this time Andrew has worked across all continents and within both listed and private equity companies. He qualified with Price Waterhouse before working for BAT, Cap Gemini, Vodafone and Cable & Wireless. Recent roles include Group CFO of Volex plc, and of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.