Friday, February 22, 2019 - Hilton Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece


Paris Dragnis
Chairman & Founder
Goldenport Group

Captain Paris Dragnis was born in 1944 in Volos, Greece. After graduating from the National Merchant Marine Academy in 1966, he spent several years at sea, first as an Officer and then as a Master of multipurpose ships. Before establishing Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd in 1983, Captain Paris was involved in various ship owning activities as a partner for more than 10 years and also founded Renewal Shipping Agency that acted as agent for a number of reputable ship owners and ship operators.

In 2005, he incorporated Goldenport Holdings Inc. that served as the vehicle for the transformation of the privately owned vessel owning companies into a group that went public on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in April 2006. In 2007, he co-founded Oceangold Tankers Inc. together with his sons John and Vassilis. Since 2012, Captain Paris has focused his efforts on Golden Yachts Ltd, a luxury custom yachts company that he founded in 1997. Golden Yachts Ltd has constructed more than a dozen yachts ranging from 30 to 95m and has become the leading super yachts management and chartering business in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, managing a fleet of more than 25 super yachts.