George Jousma brings more than 40 years of executive experience representing the Italian yachting sector in the Americas, where he is largely responsible for expanding its robust footprint. This specialization has served as a catalyst for the Italian Yacht Group brand.

Jousma became President of Allied Marine/ Richard Bertram Yachts in 1994 and grew the company from one product line of yachts with less than $20 million in sales into an organization of over 200 people, 9 locations and sales revenues of over $200 million. During Jousma’s 14-year tenure, Allied became one of the largest distributors of Azimut, Benetti and Ferretti yachts in the Americas, leading to its purchase by the Ferretti Group in 2008. Jousma founded Sanlorenzo of the Americas the same year, serving as President and CEO for a decade and building Sanlorenzo into one of the top motor yacht brands in the Americas today.

With a reputation for building lasting relationships with customers and colleagues, Jousma is widely recognized throughout the yachting industry for his integrity and professionalism. Jousma served on the board and as a two-term President of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), the largest professional group of its kind in the world. He has been an active participant in the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF). A lifelong boater from the Midwestern U.S., Jousma holds a business degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.