Northrop & Johnson Yacht Broker Matt Palmer has been sailing since his youth. Most of his childhood summers were spent at sailing school, navigating the waters around the Channel Islands. This passion for boating has seen him trade local waters for more exotic locations, with an equal love for both sail and power. Following the completion of a Law degree, he joined a firm specializing in the structuring and management of superyachts which honed his skills to a very high level in regard to every aspect of yacht ownership. It was from this vantage point that he was able to establish where his true skills and passions lay. Championing the industry’s evolution into an ever more professional arena, he completed a diploma in Boat Retail and Brokerage from the University of Portsmouth, together with a number of practical courses arranged by the MYBA and ABYA, culminating in him starting his own brokerage. Having worked as a Sales Broker for the largest British Boat Builder for six years, and personally transacting on over EUR100m of Sales, Matt joined N&J seeking a new challenge at the cutting edge of the Industry. Matt is a health and fitness fanatic, combining his love for sports with an active social life. He has represented Guernsey and Gloucestershire for football, hockey and cricket. He also enjoys playing paddle, tennis, squash and golf.
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