We would like to begin by taking a look at the numbers. In 2017, we added more than 75 new listings for sale and 30 more yachts to our global charter fleet — we also sold more than 112 yachts. Big sales included the 173-foot (52.7m) Swedeship superyacht PASSION by Sales Brokers Kevin Merrigan, Wes Sandford and Ann Avery as well as the sale of the 163-foot (49.69m) Christensen superyacht CASINO ROYALE by Sales Brokers Kevin Merrigan, Joe Foggia and Wes Sandford.
The N&J team also grew this year by 12 talented new members. Michael Payne joined the team as Managing Director Europe, John Cichanowicz joined as Charter Retail Director North America and Ed Sacks as a Global Ambassador, just to name a few. Marcy Williams was promoted to Crew Services Manager.
In 2017, Thailand office moved and is now located in the heart of the Boat Lagoon, one of the premier marinas in Phuket.
Northrop & Johnson also was recognized with a variety of accolades in 2017. CEO Kevin Merrigan was named International Yacht Broker Association (IYBA) Broker of the year for 2016. Cameron Bray, Managing Director of Australia was appointed Chairman for Superyacht Queensland and also was named the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur for the second your running. In addition, Northrop & Johnson attended 12 major yachting events as well as hosted numerous bespoke events.
We were thrilled to welcome back strategic partners Chai Rum, Lufthansa First Class and Marsh Private Client Services for 2017. Northrop & Johnson welcomed Corcoran, Crystal Air Cruises, Lauderdale Marine Center and REVOLVE as global luxury partners this year.
If you haven’t read our 2017 Fall/Winter Navigator, be sure to read up on the quintessential guide to art, toys and opulent travel.
As we close out 2017, there is much to celebrate and none of it would have been possible without Northrop & Johnson’s exceptional clients, friends, brokers and staff — all treasured members of the Northrop & Johnson family. We wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year. See you in 2018!