Established in 1996 by Jonathan Syrett as Hamilton Marine S.L., the company was responsible for the Camper & Nicholsons International brokerage, new construction and charter business in Spain until 2014 under a franchise type agreement. This was the only such arrangement during this time, and it was sold back to C&N in 2014. Hamilton Marine subsequently changed its name to Hamilton Connections and now encompasses a wider range of activities related to yachting and real estate. It incorporates Realty Mallorca, a boutique real estate company.
In 2003, Hamilton Marine representing C&N, became a substantial shareholder in Yacht and Jet Services S.L., one of only two companies responsible for the Valencia Superyacht Marina during the 2007 America’s Cup. YJS managed the marina and the superyacht berthing packages for the central T quay, providing services to superyachts leading up to and during, the America’s Cup Challenge.
Hamilton Marine, again representing C&N, was one of the founding members of AEGY, the Spanish Large Yacht Association in 2006. Jonathan Syrett served as vice-president for over nine years. AEGY is concerned with all matters relating to yachts over 24 metres, and was instrumental in persuading the Spanish authorities to extend the IEDMT “matriculation tax” exemption to all commercial yachts wanting to charter in Spain in 2014, thus boosting the Spanish and Balearic charter market with substantial and demonstrable increases in VAT, other taxes and overall income from charterers and the greater presence of yachts in Spanish waters.
An important milestone in the world of superyachting in Spain during the time that Jonathan Syrett was actively involved in AEGY was the turnaround of the Palma Boat Show and the creation of the Palma Superyacht Show which BYBA, The Balearic Yacht Brokers Association, has turned into a highly successful international event in just a few years.
Hamilton Marine and C&N played a major role in helping the Spanish superyacht building industry to get off the ground by selling, assisting in the construction, and marketing several superyachts built in Galicia including the 59 metre Metalships MAYBE, the largest megayacht designed and built in Spain.
Hamilton Connections S.L. founded the CONNECTING-MALLORCA website in March 2015. It is an on-line directory with yachting, driving and other local calendars. It has information about the island and what’s on for residents and visitors. It is mostly in English and is considered to be very useful and easy to use aide-memoire.
Jonathan Syrett is the Senior Sales Broker at Camper & Nicholsons in Spain and has been working with, or for, the company since 1985.
Call Jonathan on +34 609 433 333 or send an email to: