Boris de Bel

Boris was born in Belgium and shortly thereafter moved to the Congo DRC where his parents were based. At the age of ten, his family emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa, where Boris spent the next fourteen years of his life. During this time Boris discovered sailing, as well as obtained an Honours degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Cape Town. Twenty four hours after receiving his university degree, he joined a 39ft sailing boat on a delivery from Cape Town to St Maarten in the Caribbean. Unbeknown to him at the time, this was the start of an exciting career in yachting and over the next three years, Boris worked on board a number of high profile sailing yachts. During his time on board, Boris was searching for a career ashore which would allow him to combine his studies in Finance with the industry he grew to love so much. In 2015, Boris stepped off the yachts and started his career ashore in one of the “big 5” Yachting companies in their Yacht Management department. Fifteen months later, he resigned and partnered up with Swisspath – a large Swiss multi-family office – to create Swisspath Yachting, providing the full range of yacht management services and soon expanding into retail charter brokerage and charter management.

Boris is full of energy and always looking to grow personally and professionally, as well as looking for similar minded people with whom to grow and improve the industry.