To enhance its presence in the Asian market, Northrop & Johnson has partnered with Lee Marine to manage its operation in the Far East with the latter acquiring full license rights to Northrop & Johnson Asia.
Northrop & Johnson has spent more than 20 of its 25 years in Asia. Lee is the founder and managing director of Lee Marine, which he established in 1997. The brokerage has more than 700 yachts sold and delivered. Lee will assume the role of managing director for Northrop & Johnson Asia immediately and he will retain Lee Marine for all dealership rights in Thailand and for boats less than 30 meters long.
“We are extremely excited and honored to have Josh joining the Northrop & Johnson senior management team as managing director where we expect to see significant growth in the coming years,” said Northrop & Johnson COO Daniel Ziriakus in a statement. “We feel that under the revamped management, our Asia team will be able to better assist our clients and achieve greater success, while being more integrated with our Australian office, four offices in Europe and six offices in the U.S.
“I see this as a natural move for both Lee Marine and Northrop & Johnson Asia as we will concentrate both companies on their core strengths. Both companies under my leadership will continue to thrive in their respective areas,” said Lee. “Lee Marine will continue its award-winning sales and after-sales service of new and used vessels smaller than 30 meters and Northrop & Johnson will concentrate on larger brokerage sales, new construction and project management, charter and vessel services.”