About Chapman Yachting

Our journey to setting the top of the Australian Yachting Industry

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Where It All Began

In 2008, Cooper Chapman, founder and Managing Director of Chapman Yachting, conceived Chapman Yacht Management. Cooper found there to be a lack of yacht management and service facilities in the Australian marine industry that could offer motor yacht owners and operators a true one-stop solution for operating and maintaining their yacht. He decided then to create this reality.

Today, 14 years on, Chapman Yachting has grown to be the longest established yacht management and all-inclusive yachting company in Australia. The company hosts a range of in-house services including Yacht Management & Service, Crew Recruitment, Yacht Charter and Sales which is backed by a team of specialist, industry experienced staff.

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The Chapman Heritage

The Chapman name first appeared on Australia’s boating scene in the early 1980s. Mark Chapman housed a team of several marine engineers in one of the largest Marine Sales and Service Centres on Sydney Harbour.

From that time on, the “Chapman” name grew rapidly and achieved success in building some of the fastest high performance powerboats in Australia throughout the late 80s and early 90s. During this period, Chapman proudly held the agency for the iconic Wellcraft and Scarab performance boats.

Joining Forces with Industry Leading brands

In the early 2000’s, Chapman Marine joined forces with Princess Motor Yachts. Between 2000 and 2007, the company sold in excess of 37 Princess Yachts and numerous brokerage boats. Chapman’s profile continued to grow. In addition, the company took on representation of some of the most well-known brands around the world, including Fairline Motor Yachts, Chris Craft, Riva Yachts, Regal Sport Boats, Wellcraft and the iconic Cigarette Racing offshore power boat brand. Sales during this period proudly included approximately 45 Chris Crafts, 14 Fairline Yachts and hundreds of smaller sports cruisers and brokerage vessels.

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Completing a full-circle service offering

In 2017, Debbie Leenderts joined the company as a partner and became Head of Charter and Recruitment. Mark Chapman, Founder of Chapman Marine Group also joined the company in 2021 as Sales Director. This move by Chapman Yachting would complete the full-circle yacht service offering for the group. Drawing on a wealth of experience from Debbie on private and busy Superyachts throughout the Mediterranean, Croatia, Caribbean, The Bahamas and America, she began to further build the Chapman brand in the Australian Superyacht industry, offering a true end-to-end solution for yacht owners with charter & crew services. The appointment of Mark Chapman as sales director, renowned as one of the industry’s most trusted and leading brokers is set to see chapman lead the way in luxury yacht and superyacht sales

Chapman Yachting Today

Today, Chapman Yachting is situated in two prime locations on Sydney Harbour: the well-known Sydney Superyacht Marina, Rozelle which houses our Sales, Charter and Recruitment teams, and an office and service facility at the prestigious Rose Bay and Point Piper Marinas, which houses our Yacht Management and Service divisions.

Beneath the Chapman banner we currently manage and service over 36 yachts full-time, have made over 500 sales transactions in the last decade, booked in excess of 1200 commercial yacht charters, and placed over 120 yacht crew nationwide and globally, in addition to hosting a range of specialist on-water events across Sydney and Australia.

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A dedicated team of specialists

Between these two sites we have a team of full time industry specialists working for the company consisting of Yacht Sales brokers, Charter Experience Managers, Recruitment Officers, Yacht Management and Service Managers and a large team of highly trained yacht maintenance staff.

The Chapman team is dedicated to each and every yachting service and challenge, striving to deliver on the trusted Chapman promise of guaranteed excellence. Contact our team today. 

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