Larry Pimentel, CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club since 2001, is stepping down from his post. Atle Brynestad, the owner and chairman of SeaDream will assume Pimentel's duties.
Brynestad has a long history in the luxury cruise industry having founded Seabourn in 1987 where he was chairman for 10 years. He also has CEO experience having been Seabourn's CEO during its fledgling years. He has also been chairman of Cunard Line and a board member of Carnival Cruise Lines.
In 2001, he established SeaDream, which operates two 102-passenger yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. The yachts sail mostly seven-day voyages in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Greek Islands, the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and into the Black Sea.
No reason was given for the departure of Pimentel, who had been highly instrumental in growing SeaDream's product into one of the preeminent luxury cruise experiences. A call put into SeaDream was not immediately answered.