The Company

Built from a family heritage and founded by Cooper Chapman, Chapman Yacht Management is Australia’s leading, full-service yacht management facility.

Our approach, our people, our relationships, our knowledge of the industry and our ability to deliver solutions to yacht owners is what separates us from the rest of the Australian market.

At Chapman Yacht Management, we boast a fully integrated service, whether you’re purchasing a yacht, selling a yacht, refitting a yacht, require ongoing yacht management or just want your motor yacht maintained cosmetically week-to-week, we deliver expertise in every facet of each operation.

Chapman Yacht Management aims to deliver an unrivalled experience to their owners whilst hosting a range of in-house services that will cover all aspects of owning a yacht.

At Chapman Yacht Management we provide owners with reduced downtime and costs and effective management which will ultimately provide owners with greater safety, enjoyment and peace of mind.

The Director

With a passion for yachting and an obsessive eye for detail which puts clients first every time, Cooper Chapman established Chapman Yacht Management in 2008 and today, in its 8th year of operation, the company prides itself on being the only complete in-house yacht management facility on the East Coast of Australia.

Upon starting the business, Cooper found there to be a lack of yacht management facilities in the industry offering a one stop solution to motor yacht owners. Therefore, with much enthusiasm, he decided to set out to create this reality. Since conception in 2008, Chapman Yacht Management has grown to be the longest established yacht management company on Sydney Harbour offering a range of in-house services backed by a team of permanent employees and specialist contractors.

Today, Cooper is a qualified commercial Captain and Marine Engineer. Coopers’ commitment to excellence and relationships with clients and key players in the industry, along with the depth of experience that comes from the wider Chapman Marine Group, will always be at the forefront of Chapman Yacht Management. Cooper considers it to be “these attributes which sets us apart from the rest”.

Director of Charter and Crew Placement

Debbie Leenderts, who manages both divisions has been associated with yachting for over 10 years, Serving on both private and busy charter yachts throughout the Mediterranean, Croatia, Caribbean, The Bahamas and America, she comes equipped with a wealth of hands-on knowledge in the industry. With Cooper and Debbie now joining forces, CYM are able to boast an integrated charter service that will see your time aboard maximized, the secrets of yachting uncovered and your journey on the water spent like no other.
Given Debbie’s personal industry experience aboard yachts over the years, we believe that her knowledge in the crew placement division is unlike any other standard firm, and feel confident she can assist in pairing you with the right crew.

The Heritage

With over 35 years’ experience in the marine industry, Mark Chapman founded Chapman Marine on Sydney Harbour in the late 1980’s. Here, Mark 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” brand grew rapidly and achieved success in building some of the fastest high performance powerboats in Australia throughout the late 80’s & early 90’s. During this period, Chapman also held the agency for the iconic Wellcraft & Scarab performance boats.

In the early 2000’s, Chapman Marine aligned forces with Princess Motor Yachts. Between 2000 & 2007 the company sold in excess of 37 Princess Yachts and numerous brokerage boats. 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, Regal Sport Boats and Wellcraft.

Sales during this period proudly include approximately 45 Chris Crafts, 14 Fairline Yachts and hundreds of smaller sports cruisers and brokerage vessels. To this day, Mark is the Managing Director of Chapman Marine Group and works symbiotically alongside Chapman Yacht Management, owned by his son Cooper Chapman. As the name carries on “Chapman Marine Group” is now the licensed NSW distributor for Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Wellcraft boats with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Our People

At Chapman Yacht Management we consider employment relations a key priority to ongoing business affluence and take a very serious approach when introducing new members to our team of specialist staff. This ensures our clients receive the best possible result when it comes to managing the up-keep of their vessel.

Our staff undergo a great deal of marine training and our professionalism and attention to detail shines through on all aspects of the job, including specialised areas such as gel coat restoration, teak deck sealing and sanding, interior cleaning and specialist antifouling techniques.

We have a strong focus on customer care and professional integrity and pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a high level of presentation while striving to accommodate even the smallest of our customers’ needs.