Posted March 18, 2024

Fairport Yacht Support and SYM Merge to Form Global Yacht Management Powerhouse

Fairport Yacht Support’s strategic merger with Superyacht Management (SYM) in Golfe-Juan marks a significant milestone, enhancing its position in the superyacht management arena.

In a strategic move to bolster its presence in the yacht management sector, Fairport Yacht Support has joined forces with Superyacht Management (SYM) in Golfe-Juan, marking a significant milestone in the company’s expansion journey. This merger propels Fairport into an enhanced position within the superyacht management arena.

At the heart of Fairport’s ethos lies a commitment to excellence, underscored by a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional service. Their expertise, honesty, and strong work ethic ensure that owners, captains, and industry professionals receive unparalleled support tailored to their individual needs. Partnering with SYM in Europe, Fairport enhances its reach, creating an intercontinental service network with over 100 yachts under management. This strategic collaboration leverages synergies in processes, skills, and data, further solidifying Fairport’s position as a global leader in yacht support services.

The journey of Fairport traces back to 2011 when Graeme Lord founded the company, naming it after his great-grandfather’s ship. Fairport was conceived to address the industry’s need for independent and transparent yacht support, earning a reputation for its straight-talking approach and unwavering commitment to integrity. Acquired by Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas in October 2021, Fairport continued to thrive under Graeme’s vision.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Ben Young MBE embarked on his journey with Sunseeker International, eventually spearheading the establishment of Superyacht Management (SYM) within the company’s framework. Under Ben’s leadership, SYM emerged as a comprehensive yacht management firm, offering a wide range of services from maintenance to financial administration. Now based in Golfe-Juan, SYM boasts a highly competent team and oversees yachts of all sizes across the Mediterranean.

The merger of Fairport and SYM under the MarineMax umbrella signifies a new chapter in the companies’ evolution. Together, under the Fairport name, they form an unrivaled global entity. With this merger, Fairport Yacht Support and SYM are primed to redefine the landscape of yacht management on a global scale.

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