About Us


Derek Norton, Founder

Derek was in and around boats from the earliest age racing E-scows and Etchells with his parents. From his first job at North Sails and up through the ranks there, to top level racing and superyacht skipper/project manager, a love for the ocean and maritime endeavors grew.

A brief time away for undergraduate studies and an MBA in Europe segmented a long career as a captain and crew on fine vessels around the world. This left a desire to never be far from the ocean and to make his living upon it.

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  • Derek Norton
Cam Lewis, Broker, Management Ops

World-class sailor, author, public speaker, original holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, Cam Lewis is known throughout the sailing community as a top racing skipper, able to extract the most from his team and boat. He is a past winner of the America’s Cup & holds numerous ocean sailing records and world titles.

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  • Cam Lewis yacht manager

What We Do

At Le Cap we find it a pleasure and a privilege to escort owners along the entire value chain of the yachting experience. From refit/design/build project management to operational support, charter management and brokerage we offer one point of contact in the yachting space: one phone call, no headaches. Our support system offers:

  • Project management - vast industry experience improves efficiency and delivers on time, on budget
  • Operational support - enhance enjoyment of the yacht, remove challenges
  • Brokerage - our experienced brokers offer excellent communication and history of clean closings for sellers and buyers.
le cap french noun course of a boat