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Testimonials

“I have known Jonathan Syrett for some 30 years. He was manager of Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI), Palma, for most of this time. Jonathan has always been reliable, and must be judged as a "self-starter". Being a long way from the CNI head office in Monaco he had to be self sufficient to survive as manager of the only CNI office in Spain. Over the years, as many new yacht harbors have been built, Spain has become a real yachting center, and Jonathan's knowledge of Spain, and the yacht market, should stand him in good stead. Jonathan is also a friendly person, dependable, and speaks very good English and Spanish. He should be of great help to anyone with a yacht based in Spain, and all visiting yacht owners. I wish him well in any new venture he undertakes.”

George Nicholson

“Jonathan and I have known each other for more than 30 years. We worked together as Senior Yacht brokers at Camper & Nicholsons International, until I became the CEO of C&NI and we then continued to work closely together, albeit in different roles. Jonathan, via his company Hamilton Marine S.L., had been running the Spanish brokerage and charter office of C&NI in Palma, as an independent franchise operation for almost twenty years when I supervised the repurchase of his operation in 2014, as this became of mutual interest. Jonathan went to great lengths to ensure the continuity of staff and standards of C&NI in Spain and a very smooth transition ensued. I wish Jonathan all the very best in his new venture as a Yachting Consultant and Broker and I can highly recommend him for his integrity, professionalism and trustworthiness.”

Michael Payne
Managing Director

“My professional relationship with Jonathan Syrett began more than 20 years ago and it was not only because of his main activity as a yacht broker, in which he demonstrated his high degree of honesty and professionalism, but also extended to other areas, such as the creation of the AEGY or the participation in the recovery project of one of the most representative boats of the Spanish nautical heritage, the 15 Meter Class, HISPANIA. For nine years we shared many meetings and negotiations with local, national and international associations, politicians and institutions representing the large yachts nautical sector. We were able to obtain the exemption from the registration tax for charter boats over 15 meters in 2013, which seemed practically impossible at the time. Jonathan has also participated in the relaunch of the Palma Superyacht Show which has been a great success, and many other issues that have had a significant impact on the economy of the Balearic Islands and coastal areas of Spain.”

Diego Colón de Carvajal
Astilleros de Mallorca S.A. CEO Naval Architect I President of AEGY
Spanish Large Yacht Association

“Jonathan Syrett is well known in the yachting world not only for his successful career as the principal of Camper and Nicholsons Spain and a yacht broker of high repute, but also as a force for change and improvement in the conditions surrounding the pursuit of yachting in Spanish waters. Jonathan’s rare qualities of combining good business acumen with empathy and integrity mark him out as the ideal person in whom a client seeking knowledge with absolute confidence and discretion can entrust a yachting project.”

Richard Bach
CEO

Safehaven International

“I have had the pleasure in knowing and dealing with Jonathan Syrett for more than 25 years, and where he has acted as a professional Yacht Brokering Agent and the Senior partner, originally with Camper & Nicholson’s in Palma, Mallorca. Jonathan is the ultimate professional in the Yachting Industry, the most trustworthy, reliable person you could possibly wish to find, to give knowledgeable and friendly advice whether Buying or Selling your yacht. His language and communication skills are of the highest standard, which ably demonstrates his intelligence, and organised ability particularly in today's high tech and media social world. I can highly recommend Jonathan as an expert, and dependable friendly yachting industry professional.”

Dennis Causier

“Jonathan H. Syrett continues to be a magnificent and enthusiastic collaborator with the vintage boats and has demonstrated his personal and professional worth by participating actively and selflessly in the organization and international promotion of the Almirante Conde de Barcelona Trophy regatta, since its creation, as well as in the development of the Real Hispania Foundation for Vintage Boats of which he was a Founder Patron. He holds the responsibilities of International Relations, President of the Committee Hispania and member of the Organizing Committee of the Regatta, as well as having been responsible for the purchase and restoration of our historic racing boats HISPANIA which belonged to King Alfonso XIII and GIRALDILLA of S.A.R. Don Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona.”

Antonio González Aller Suevos
Admiral (R) of the Spanish Navy
President of the Royal Hispania Foundation of Vintage Boats

“I first met Jonathan Syrett in 2001 when participating in the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona regatta with my Sonderklasse BIBELOT II designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff in 1910. Jonathan was the President of the Executive Committee for many years, and this was the best and most well organised classic and vintage regatta in Spain. There were a number of owners and captains only speaking German, and I assisted Jonathan and the regatta with the co-ordination with them for several years on the Organising Committee. I am really pleased that we are now collaborating again as Jonathan has been invited to participate on the Executive Committee of our “Mallorca Classic Week by Port Adriano” for classic cars and yachts.”

Dr. Roman Hummelt

“I have always found Jonathan a thoroughly organised chap who is straightforward, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. When we moved to Mallorca and into the yachting industry he was very welcoming, helpful and keen to introduce us to members of the yachting fraternity. I am sure his new venture will be a huge success.”

Simon Relph
The Islander

“I have been a friend of Jonathan now for at least 35 years and even though we have not conducted business together we have helped each other on various projects, simply by offering advice and support. I can vouch for his trustworthiness and honesty during that time, certainly pertaining to myself and would not hesitate to recommend him to clients seeking the services he offers.”

Colin Squire
Yachting Matters