Northrop & Johnson Acquires Superyacht Management Company SYM

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Northrop & Johnson, the world-leading luxury yacht brokerage, has acquired Med-based Superyacht Management Company SYM. Providing a range of services focused on the operational and management side of owning a superyacht, SYM expands Northrop & Johnson’s growing portfolio of superyacht services and transforms the company into a full-service brokerage covering every aspect of superyacht ownership.

Northrop & Johnson is committed to providing the most exceptional service to its clients across all stages of life in the superyacht timeline, and the addition of the experienced team at SYM to the Northrop & Johnson family will only further advance that goal. Together with SYM, Northrop & Johnson offers superyacht owners comprehensive services that include buying, selling, chartering, building, crewing, insurance, yacht management and charter marketing, managing every aspect of ownership.

“At Northrop & Johnson, we believe that our continued growth and success are primarily due to the unwavering dedication to providing our clients with the premier yachting experience in every category. With the acquisition of SYM, the growth of Northrop & Johnson’s available services will drive even greater client satisfaction,” states Northrop & Johnson’s President and COO, Daniel Ziriakus. “We only acquire businesses that share the same client-dedicated mission, and SYM is no exception to this. From the moment we met the team, we could see it was a fantastic and completely complementary fit.”

“Throughout the past 27 years, we have run a very successful client-focused business with more than 30 superyachts and growing our management fleet,” says SYM Founder & Managing Director Ben Young. “I have never really thought about selling, but when Northrop & Johnson approached us, the client focus synergies and business growth opportunities were a great match for our clients and the overall industry.”

Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson has offered extraordinary yachting experiences by surpassing all expectations at every opportunity. From yacht sales and purchase to yacht charter and charter marketing to yacht management of the world’s most impressive luxury vessels, and expert crew placement services, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach. Northrop & Johnson is proud to serve clients around the world with locations in all major yachting hubs around the globe. Our industry-leading record of yacht sales, growing charter fleet, and global expansion are a testament to our extraordinary people, both clients, and team members. We believe that when you put people first, success follows.

Northrop & Johnson is a member of the MarineMax family, the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, selling new and used recreational boats, yachts and related marine products and services, as well as providing yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax has over 100 locations worldwide, including 79 retail dealership locations and is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (NYSE: HZO).

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