Company management

DSG Associates' principal, Mark T. Masciarotte, was for ten years the president of DIANA Yacht Design (N.A.), Inc., the U.S. office of one of the industry's most respected naval architectural firms. Some of the DIANA projects in which he was directly involved were
Lady Alice, Princess Tina, Destiny, Cricket, Eyeball and Silver Shalis. During his tenure, he organized the DSG Associates division, and, subsequently, managed all of its projects, including the award-winning yachts Lady Tiffany and Plumduff.

Mr. Masciarotte is a founding member and past president of the International Superyacht Society and is a founding member and current board advisor of the Pacific Northwest Yachting Association, which has been integrated into the Northwest Marine Trade Association. He is a certified member of the Miami Maritime Arbitration Council, serving as an arbitrator on disputes regarding commercial and recreational vessels around the country. Other past memberships include the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Boat and Yacht Council. Mr. Masciarotte was a founding member and president of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. In addition, he served two terms as president of the Marine Industries Association of Florida, an organization which at the time represented 1200 marine businesses with annual revenues exceeding $5 billion. His experience includes the overall management of a large composite yachtbuilding yard, the professional operation of a variety of vessels, and the management of small commercial ships in the coastwise trade. 

Mr. Masciarotte served two terms on the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Florida Coastal Management Program and two terms on the Florida Boating Advisory Council. He is a founding director and past president of the Superyacht Society, an internationally recognized marine industry organization, and is the founder of Travers, Whitney & Co., Inc., a public relations and marketing company that represents marine industry clients. 

A general aviation pilot and an active boater and angler, Mr. Masciarotte has edited two international lifestyle magazines and continues to be a frequent contributor to a number of aviation and marine publications, including
ShowBoats International, as well as being one of the principal contributors to the authoritative volume, Superyacht. In addition, he has served as a judge in the annual writing competition sponsored by Boating Writers International and for the Superyacht Society's international design awards competition. Mr. Masciarotte has been a featured speaker at a number of symposia, including YachtVision '98 and YachtVision '02, in Auckland, New Zealand, the ShowBoats International Design Showcase and Coastal Zone '97, as well as speaking on yacht design and construction at corporate meetings for such companies as Marsh & McLennan and Offshore Technologies.