A year after buying Fraser Yachts, expanding further into megayachts, MarineMax has added yet another superyacht specialist to its fold. This time, it’s the brokerage, charter, and yacht-services company Northrop & Johnson. This gives MarineMax a much larger ability to grow its customers up into bigger boats. Furthermore, it can keep them longer into their
As part of Northrop & Johnson’s senior team, Patrick Coote is helping to define the company’s global marketing strategy. Like many business, it saw an impact on charter bookings due to COVID-19. With restrictions lifting, though, Coote says inquiries are on the rise. In this episode of the Megayacht News Radio podcast series, Coote shares
Tim Charles, Crescent Custom Yachts’ current owner and the grandson of the brand’s founder, has been around boatbuilding his entire life. His understanding of new construction as well as refit and repair convinced him to create a new yacht by revamping one started by another builder. He found his ideal project in a 105-foot (32-meter)
Understandably, many yacht-charter clients have cancelled spring plans. Still further plans for the summer are on hold due to coronavirus concerns. Some insurance companies, though, offer travel-insurance plans with partial or full coverage in case of trip interruptions. Reasons include illness and mandatory evacuations. For all charters booked this month through its brokers, Northrop &
Super Bowl LIV is Sunday, February 2 in Miami. While a number of charter yachts will be in the city, that isn’t the only way to enjoy the Big Game. In fact, you can combine Super Bowl LIV and a superyacht—specifically, a superyacht charter in The Bahamas—thanks to Northrop & Johnson and some of its
Raised-pilothouse motoryachts never go out of style. Neither, for some yacht buyers, does a healthy turn of speed. The Crescent 117, which celebrated her launch at Crescent Custom Yachts this week, combines both of these. The Crescent 117, a.k.a. the Crescent 117 Fast Pilothouse due to her anticipated 29-knot top speed, is a spec project.