Seaton Yachts and Nicholson Yachts have formed a strategic limited partnership, merging their respective knowledge and expertise in yacht brokerage, refit and project management and luxury crewed charter fleet management as well as purchase and sale of yachts for charter.

The two companies will continue to operate globally from bases in Newport, Rhode Island. A branch office of Nicholson in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, will serve both Seaton and Nicholson for sales, refit, project management, and charter queries. The Nicholson Southeast US satellite office will bolster both companies’ ability to better serve clients in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as in Savannah, Georgia.

The alliance means the two companies can make it as seamless as possible for clients to enjoy their yachts, whether they use them privately or for charter. The partners’ combined portfolio of services includes yacht brokerage, refit and project management, crewed charter fleet management, and purchase and sale of yachts for charter.

“This union of two marine industry leaders is a boon to clients who will have a trusted partner to assist with all phases of yacht ownership,” said John Clayman, Seaton president.

Karen Kelly Shea, president of Nicholson Yachts said the partnership will bolster an already strong and loyal base. “For decades we’ve treated our customers like family, whether they are yacht owners, buyers, or vacation sailors, and this will allow us to serve them so much better. I’m excited about the next phase of our company’s growth with John Clayman and Seaton at our side.”