SYL GROUP started in 2004 as a small independent superyacht support outfit “SYL USA” based in Fort Lauderdale Florida; with SYL Japan following in 2005. Since then, we expanded to seven companies in various sectors of the yachting industry and various parts of the world.

One company was sold in 2018 and now 6 group companies remain. SYL GROUP has grown year on year through all economic conditions since 2004. This has been possible by developing an expert staff spanning 4 continents and 6 languages.

SYL GROUP staff have been operational Captains and Crew aboard large yachts and some within the commercial maritime industry, while others are from the professional sail racing arena. All are highly experienced in all aspects of their respective fields.

The team’s collective wealth of experience means we understand what yachts, owners, captains, and crew require in the business of buying, selling, building, refitting, managing, and operating large yachts.

The entire company always strives for absolute excellence to ensure that clients and SYL GROUP attain mutual success. We proudly remain an independent company and keep a personal feel and flexible approach to our various services.

Nigel Beatty


SYL Group Founder and President

Following a career in Her Majesty’s Forces Royal Navy, Nigel Beatty became a professional Yacht Captain MCA Master (Y)3,000 in the mid 90’s and was in command of various superyachts around the world.

In 2004 he came ashore and over the next 18 years he has developed the various companies all of which continue successfully under the SYL GROUP.

Nigel divides his time between Monaco, Japan, & UK.