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About Ocean Privilege Group

At Ocean Privilege Group, we believe that luxury is not just a status symbol, but a gateway to extraordinary experiences

Welcome to Ocean Privilege Group (OPG), a world-class luxury yachting company based in the South of France. With our unrivaled passion for the sea and a deep understanding of the yachting industry, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences to our discerning clients.

At OPG, we offer a comprehensive range of bespoke services tailored to meet the unique needs and desires of yacht owners, charter guests, and event planners. Whether you are looking to purchase a yacht, charter a luxurious vessel, refit your existing yacht, or seek expert consulting services, our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you every step of the way.

With an extensive portfolio of luxury yachts for sale and charter, we provide access to the most prestigious vessels in the world. Our partnerships with renowned yacht builders and designers ensure that our clients receive nothing but the highest quality and craftsmanship.

In addition to our exceptional yacht services, OPG takes pride in organizing exclusive networking events and unforgettable experiences for yacht enthusiasts and industry professionals. These events offer a platform for like-minded individuals to connect, share insights, and immerse themselves in the captivating world of luxury yachting.

At OPG, we are driven by our unwavering commitment to excellence, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. We invite you to embark on a remarkable journey with us, where every moment is designed to elevate your yachting experience to new heights.

Yachting Perfected: Discover the Unparalleled Services of OPG



Our extensive fleet of exquisite yachts and experienced crew will create a personalized charter experience tailored to your desires, allowing you to explore the world's most breathtaking destinations with unparalleled comfort and style.



Our dedicated team of industry professionals will guide you through every aspect of yacht acquisition, refits, crew management, charter management, and financial planning, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience in the world of luxury yachting.



Our curated events create an immersive experience where yacht owners, industry professionals, and discerning guests come together to celebrate the luxury lifestyle, forge valuable connections, and create memories that will last a lifetime.



At Ocean Privilege Group, we have a diverse portfolio of new and pre-owned yachts, our knowledgeable team will guide you through the process, ensuring you find the perfect vessel that matches your desires and exceeds your expectations.



Our team will collaborate with you to bring your vision to life. From interior renovations to technological advancements, OPG's meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensure that every refit project is seamless.
Meet The Founders

Passionate Pioneers Redefining the Yachting Industry: OPG's Inspiring Founders

Mario Merl



Mario Merl is a man of many passions and a highly accomplished professional in the yachting industry. Born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, Mario earned his degree in finance before embarking on a career that would ultimately take him all over the world.


For the last 20 years, Mario has worked in the yachting industry, serving as a captain on busy charter yachts ranging from 50-70 meters in size. During this time, he developed a keen interest in yacht construction, which led him to return to the university in Hamburg to study Naval Architecture.


Since completing his studies, Mario has worked on numerous projects as an Owner’s Representative and Build Captain, using his extensive knowledge of finance and yacht construction to provide his clients with top-quality service.


Despite his busy schedule, Mario also finds time to pursue his many hobbies, which include kitesurfing, helicopter snowboarding and hang gliding. These thrilling activities reflect his sense of adventure and love for exploration, as well as his desire to constantly push the boundaries of what is possible.


Mario’s many passions and impressive professional accomplishments make him a highly sought-after expert in the industry. His unique combination of financial, architectural, and nautical expertise, coupled with his adventurous spirit, allow him to provide his clients with a comprehensive service that is unmatched in the world of yachting. Whether you’re looking to buy or build a yacht that meets your specific needs and budget, Mario is the perfect guide to help you navigate this exciting and challenging industry.

Robert Chapman


As a highly experienced Superyacht captain with over 17 years of experience in the yachting industry, I have navigated some of the world’s most breathtaking waters.
Prior to my yachting career, I spent several years in the commercial fishing industry, where I honed my skills and developed exceptional seamanship. However, my love for the sea and boats began in childhood, growing up beside the ocean, where I spent countless hours exploring the coastline and developing a passion for all things nautical.
With this diverse background and lifelong passion, I have co-founded a new company that caters to every aspect of yachting. From consultancy and charter brokerage to yacht sales and new built/refit management, we provide the most comprehensive services to our discerning clients. My vast experience and passion for the sea will excite any client who wishes to embark on a journey of luxury and adventure.

Our Partners


“Working with Ocean Privilege Group has been an exceptional experience. Their team of experts provided invaluable guidance and support throughout the process of purchasing and managing my yacht. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and commitment to exceeding my expectations truly set them apart. I highly recommend OPG to anyone seeking unparalleled service in the luxury yacht industry.”

Emily Johnson

“Ocean Privilege Group has been an absolute game-changer for my yacht charter business. Their comprehensive charter management services have streamlined operations and maximized revenue, while their industry expertise and global network have connected me with high-quality clients. Trusting OPG with my charter management needs has been a wise decision, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Michael Rodriguez,

“Working with Ocean Privilege Group for yacht sales has been an exceptional experience. Their team of dedicated professionals guided me through every step of the process with utmost professionalism and expertise. Their market knowledge, extensive network, and personalized approach resulted in a successful yacht sale that exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend OPG to anyone looking to buy or sell a yacht.”

Étienne Dupont

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