Our journey began in 2004 when my wife and myself decided to turn our lives upside down”,said Vladimir in a casual conversation over a coffee. “My lifelong romance was sailing and the sea.
We left Russia and bought a sailing yacht in Northern Germany setting sails for the Carribbean. The journey lasted seven years and our destination was finding a place to settle down. After 250.000 miles, six Atlantic crossings and visiting close to 60 countries, we arrived. In Slovenia”.
Vladimir Zinchenko became a dealer for Shipman, luxury carbon sailing yachts in 2006. In 2009 he recognized the potential of the first hybrid motor boats to be produced by Greenline Yachts, the pioneer in hybrid propulsion and the world leader with more than 550 hybrid yachts sailing.
The journey between the Carribbean and the Mediterranean ended for Vladimir and his wife in 2011 when he parted ways with his Shipman 63, and settled down.
Now, Vladimir Zinchenko is at the helm of Slovenia’s largest yacht manufacturer, SVP Yachts, employing 250 people and growing rapidly with at least one new model launching every year.
“During our journeys we learned how to make everything on the yacht convenient, comfortable and safe.
We are now sharing these concepts with Greenline Yachts and Shipman owners”.