United Seasports was established in 1981 by Gorm Scanlon (Manager World Tourist/Wagons Lits Travel Denmark), Rud Christiansen (CBC Marina) and Ted B. Knapp (Manager Paddans Travel Bureau) and was the Sole Agent in Europe, Scandinavia and Finland for The Moorings USA. We had our own office in Denmark and Sweden as well as Tortola in The British Virgin Islands. Yearly turnover was from the beginning euro 3,5 million and this increased over the years to euro 5,5 million.
United Seasports sold thousands of charter weeks, but also made an unique Yacht Charter Boat Investment Programme and sold more than 100 Charter Boats during the years of 1988 to 1992 making a turnover of euro 22 million. Charter Boats, bought by Scandinavian Investors based on a 5 year Charter Agreement and a Bank Guaranteed Charter Income. The Charter Boats were based all over the World on The Moorings and Sunsail Bases. From Greece to Mallorca, from Seychelles to Tortola, from St. Lucia to Tonga. All registered under the flag of Denmark.
In 2002 Gorm Scanlon took over the Goodwill of United Seasports and established United Seasports Yacht Charters (USYC) in order to be able to work with all Yacht Charter Companies and not only with one Company. Gorm Scanlon is the CEO and USYC is amongst the leading Yacht Charter Agents in Scandinavia working with many different professionel Yacht Charter Companies World Wide.
United Seasports has arranged individual sailing holidays for families and School Classes, large flotilla sailings for all major Scandinavian Yachting Magazines and daily Newspapers on which Gorm Scanlon often was the Flotilla Leader, One time together with Paul Elvstrøm as co-leader in The BVI with more than 160 participants from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Arranged all Flotilla Sailings to The Med, Caribbean and Tahiti/Bora Bora for The Royal Danish Yacht Club. Also arranged Incentives for many leading Scandinavian Enterprises. Planned and participated as Captain on a 3 week Sailing Adventure to Tahiti/Bora Bora in The South Pacific with His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark and some of his friends. Have also arranged Crewed Charters all over The World. Due to wishes from our very loyal and valuable Clients we have decided that we today wish to work with, not only one or two Companies, but with all professionel and reliable Yacht Charter Companies around the World. So we go for the best!
Bora Bora Yacht Club. Gorm Scanlon (Skipper), Malcolm,
HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danielle, Paul and Peter.
During a 3 week sailing vacation with our Stevens 47.
Tortola BVI. Flotilla Sailing with 165 readers/clients of the leading Daily Newspaper Berlingske Tidende Denmark. A total of 23 Mono Hulls from The Moorings in the Flotilla.
The famous Sailor Paul Elvstrøm and United Seasports CEO Gorm Scanlon were the Flotilla Leaders. They had their wifes with them during the 2 week sailing adventure. Here is Paul Elvstrøm and Gorm's wife Lisbeth.