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Northrop & Johnson Sales Broker Jonathan Chapman, born and raised in Woolwich, Maine, developed a love for yachting at an early age while cruising on the coast with his family. He spent his Wheaton College summers working as dockmaster and launch operator at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Maine, and at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. He also began to frequently race in local PHRF and one design fleets during these years.

After college, Jonathan spent the next few years employed as a mate aboard several motor yachts, both private and charter, cruising the waters of the east and west coasts of the United States, the Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean, and the Netherlands. This first-hand knowledge about the many aspects of yachting, from vessel servicing to their operation and business management on a large scale, fostered his entry into the yacht brokerage and sales business. In 1999 he started working for a Massachusetts-based company that sold and brokered a number of quality production sail and powerboat lines. Desirous of dealing more exclusively with classic, traditional and unique contemporary yachts, Jonathan moved on to work with the well-respected firms of Bartram & Brakenhoff in 2001 and then the International Yacht Collection in 2004. In 2008 Jonathan joined the Northrop & Johnson team.

Jonathan offers extensive medium and large yacht knowledge to both the firm and his clients and focuses mainly on brokerage yacht sales and new construction projects worldwide. He has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity, and for going the extra mile.


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