Northrop & Johnson Welcomes Michael Payne as Managing Director Europe

He has sold in excess of 200 yachts throughout his career and had a hand in numerous new construction projects but now Michael Payne former CEO of Camper & Nicholsons, has jumped ship after four years in the post.

The Northrop & Johnson franchise has announced that he has been appointed as their Managing Director for Europe

Michael Payne is a seasoned sales broker with more than 30 years of yacht brokerage experience.

Michael Payne attended polytechnic for civil engineering, but his close ties to life at sea, both his grandfather and father were in the British Navy, lead him to follow in their footsteps.

Michael Payne began working on yachts and quickly moved up the ranks to captain. Eventually, he made the move ashore and began his career in the brokerage sector of the industry.

Throughout his land-based yachting career, Michael has worked in every division of yachting, from sales and brokerage to retail charter and charter management to management and new construction. He has garnered an exceptional amount of experience and created a global network of friends and colleagues.

Michael Payne is extremely active in and passionate about the industry and has a reputation of experience, trust and honesty, which are ethics that he has earned and built is career upon throughout many years.