Amelie PanagakosName: Amélie Panagakos, broker at Megisti Blue

CV: I grew up and still reside in Glyfada, one of the nicest seaside suburbs of Athens. I am part of a bilingual yachting family, and I have always cruised the Greek islands. I moved to Florence to study Fine Art, and spent ten years following the artistic path, but once I accepted a last-minute crew position on a yacht, that was it! I started at Megisti Blue in 2009.

I enjoy all aspects of my work. I feel gratified to have played my part in the success of the first Mediterranean Yacht Show, organised by the Greek Yachting Association, where I am treasurer.

My most memorable sale: Representing the buyer, we recently closed a 46-metre Baglietto. In the beginning, the client showed an interest in a long charter of a 50-metre yacht but then revealed his intention to purchase. For the first nine months all discussions and proposals were made with his trustee and his anonymity was, and still is, the key point. Initially, looking for a 2010 and later build, we finally signed the 46-metre Baglietto.

The build is at an advanced stage at La Spezia and she is due for delivery early 2015. The buyer changed the initial interior to his personal taste, and the joy of being able to participate in a team of highly skilled professionals is thrilling. The process from turning a buyer’s ideas into a piece of art and watching every step of this creation makes me thrilled to indulge both my passions – yachts and art.

Baglietto 46

The one I wish I kept: Iris, a 30.8-metre Ferretti from 2004. She has a timeless aristocratic design and her combination of interior, open-air spaces and cruising performance makes her ideal for the Eastern Med. She now charters through us.