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Nauta lets you quickly and seamlessly book, manage and share 2-to-8 hour luxury social experiences by yourself or with friends, at unprecedented, all-inclusive prices, onboard superyachts

About Us

Nauta directly partners with yacht owners to provide unprecedented accessibility and affordability to their yachts and professional crews. We are built by consumers for consumers. 

Frustrated by the industry's lack of consumer-centric innovation and outdated manual processes, we began building a booking platform that encompasses the best consumer-focused features employed at companies like Uber, Expedia, and Splitwise, such as instant bookings, guaranteed best pricing, and payment splitting.


Our backstory is simple; we're a group of young, ex-NYC professionals that love nothing more than socializing with the people we love in unique, fun, and luxurious settings - an experience ideally facilitated by being aboard a yacht. We can't wait to have you aboard soon!


Our Team

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Alex O'Neill


As a co-founder of Nauta and Chief Executive Officer, Alex leads corporate strategy and innovation at Nauta.


In his role, Alex oversees supply growth, finance, and strategic vision.


When not working, Alex is most likely watching the Tulane Green Wave football team, reading historical figure biographies, learning about geopolitical and military trends, and exploring his love for New York City history.


Previously: Special Situations Private Equity Investment Analyst at Marblegate Asset Management. 

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Lee Mandel


As Chief Technology Officer, Lee leads product development and innovation at Nauta.


In his role, Lee is charged with creating, overseeing, and executing Nauta’s technical vision.


Further, Lee leverages his industry standing and knowledge as a superyacht owner and President of the International Yacht Owners Association to advise on Nauta's strategic vision.


Originally a prospective Nauta customer (supply-side), Lee transitioned to a full-time team member in July 2023 following his conviction that Nauta’s vision creates a paradigm shift in industry opportunity and growth.


Previously: Founder and CEO of IntraLogics Solutions, a security technologies firm that was successfully acquired by private equity in 2019. 

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Chris Isacs


As a co-founder of Nauta, Chris led Nauta's go-to-market MVP build and the search for initial product/market fit.


In his current role as Chief Revenue Officer, Chris oversees revenue engineering, sales channel management, and demand-side growth strategy.


When not working, Chris is hosting dinner parties for his friends, cheering for the New York Giants, or listening to the Rolling Stones.


Previously: Chief Technology Officer at Nimbus Cloud Coaching, a B2B SaaS platform from Precision Sales Coaching & Training.


Kyra Clark

Digital Marketing

As VP of Social Media Marketing, Kyra leads social media strategy and planning.


Joining Nauta in June 2023, Kyra manages Nauta’s social media curation and presence.


Prior to joining Nauta, Kyra acted as Marketing Coordinator for FGI Yacht Group, focused on superyacht sales brokerage, and whose founder is an IYC, Palmer Johnson, and Camper & Nicholsons alumni. 

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Steffan Nehrmann


Steffen joined Nauta in September 2023 as an intern following his graduation from Germany-based Technische Hochschule Lübeck’s with a Master of Business Administration and Engineering degree.


Prior to joining Nauta, Steffen held internships at the German-based, world-renowned superyacht shipyard and luxury-automobile manufacturer, Lürssen GmbH and Porsche AG.  

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