Born and raised in the coastal paradise outside of Durban, South Africa, Nico Mommen’s deep-rooted connection to the sea ignited his passion for yachting from an early age. After completing his college education, he wasted no time in embarking on a thrilling yachting career that would take him across the Mediterranean into Caribbean waters and finally on to America.
Nico’s journey into the yachting world began humbly, just like any other greenhorn in the industry, as a dedicated deckhand. Over the course of 11 years, his unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence propelled him to new heights, where he earned the titles of First Officer and, eventually, Captain.
With an intimate understanding of yachts, both inside and out, Nico eagerly anticipates the opportunity to bridge his wealth of onboard experiences and nautical knowledge into the realm of yacht brokerage. His extensive maritime background has instilled in him the values of respect, a deep appreciation for hard work, and the profound understanding that travel is the key to cultivating a well-rounded perspective on life.
Beyond his maritime pursuits, Nico finds solace in various hobbies that enrich his life. Whether he’s conquering the golf course, enjoying the company of his trusty sidekick, Thiago, or finding serenity through yoga, Nico is a man of diverse interests and unwavering dedication to excellence.
For Nico Mommen, yachting is not just a profession; it’s a way of life—a Yacht Habit that embodies his love for the sea, respect for hard work, and a commitment to providing exceptional service to clients seeking their own maritime dreams.