Posted March 19, 2024

Introducing Fairport Global– A Yacht Management Powerhouse

Fairport Global marks the start of a new journey toward global prominence in yacht management.

Fairport Yacht Support and SYM are proud to announce a momentous milestone in the evolution of two of the world’s leading yacht management companies. They are now uniting under the new name Fairport Global, marking the start of an exciting new journey together toward global prominence in yacht management.

The new combined entity brings together the strengths and expertise of two powerhouse organizations from separate geographical territories to offer unparalleled worldwide services in the yachting industry.

“We’re delighted to announce the launch of Fairport Global,” expresses Angus Mackenzie, Managing Director of Fairport Global in the US. “This logical strategic move will allow us to leverage international resources and establish a solid presence in new key markets worldwide. Our team is excited to bring our renowned services to customers across the globe and forge lasting relationships within the international yachting industry. Backed by MarineMax, we’re equipped with enhanced resources and financial stability, ensuring exceptional service worldwide.”

This merger signifies much more than just a partnership of two of the leading names in yacht management. It is a bold and meaningful strategic move towards global expansion. Fairport Global now comprises over 50 dedicated team members from both organizations, collectively managing over 100 yachts. This integration establishes Fairport Global as a true leader in the industry, underpinned by tailored technological solutions and exceptional customer service. They can now support their clients across all the most important cruising grounds with local teams, expertise and contacts.

“Teaming up with Fairport marks an incredible milestone for us at SYM,” says Lisa Martinez, Managing Director of Fairport Global in Europe. “Together, we’re set to redefine global yacht management. I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting journey ahead.”

As part of their ambitious growth plans, Fairport Global has been actively recruiting new team members in all their international offices. Notable recent appointments include the promotion of Nate Cook, now Head of Operations for Fairport Global in the US.

With the promotions of Angus Mackenzie and Lisa Martinez to Managing Directors of their respective regions, the founders, Ben Young (former SYM) and Graeme Lord (Fairport Yacht Support), will assume the roles of Commercial Director and Chairman with a renewed focus on business development and industry relations.

“We’re thrilled to be embarking on a significant new chapter as SYM joins forces with Fairport. Together, our combined forces are set to bring global superyacht management to new levels,” says Ben Young MBE, Founder of SYM. “I’m thrilled to be part of this ongoing success story and I’m proud to be at the helm of our growing operation in Europe.”

“I’m thrilled about the merger of Fairport Yacht Support and SYM”, adds Graeme Lord, Founder of Fairport Yacht Support. “This combines the strengths of two organizations from different corners of the globe, enabling us to offer extraordinary worldwide services in the yacht management sector. Fairport has always stood for independence and transparency. Today, as Fairport Global, we continue this legacy, solidifying our position as an industry leader. With our expanded reach, we’re better positioned than ever to support clients across major cruising grounds. I’m proud to see Fairport Global come to life and excited for the journey ahead.”

This merger is backed by the support and confidence provided by their joint parent company, MarineMax, one of the world’s largest marine and boating retailers. Being part of the MarineMax family ensures additional resources and stability for clients, reinforcing their dedication to delivering exceptional service. In conjunction with their Group partners such as IGY Marinas and Newcoast Finance & Insurance, Fairport Global can now offer a fully comprehensive suite of services far beyond traditional yacht management, including marina berths, crew recruitment and insurance services. Together, they can handle every single aspect of yacht ownership, ensuring a seamless experience for their valued clients.

The combined team is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as Fairport Global embarks on this new chapter.

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