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August 2013 – SYL Japan

The Someya Group Limited (Hong Kong) announces the establishment of SYL Japan, Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong, 30th August 2013 – The Someya Group Limited (“Someya”) today announced that it has established a dedicated yacht firm “SYL Japan, Co., Ltd.”, based in Osaka, Japan, and part of the Super Yacht Logistics (SYL) worldwide group of companies also owned by Someya.

SYL has been involved in the Japan maritime industry, through various local companies since 2001, conducting brokerage, shore side agent and support work, mega yacht crewing and management.

Someya will manage SYL Japan entirely via it’s Tokyo office. Risa Toyoda who has previously worked for SYL in Japan is named as in country coordinator of the newly formed company. SYL Japan, Co., Ltd., will ramp up its business in Japan, with new office space in Osaka and Yokohama, and with existing satellite offices (utilizing some partner companies) in Ishigaki, Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, and Hakodate.

Nigel Beatty (Maritime Director of The Someya Group) issued a statement:

“The establishment of SYL Japan, Co., Ltd is an exciting move for Someya and also SYL Worldwide. We have seen our yacht business in Japan grow rapidly over the last 3 years, and establishing a new company here is a logical step forward. Risa Toyoda who is experienced in business in Japan, as well as working extensively in the global yachting industry is in a great position to push the company forward with the assistance of Someya and the other SYL bases.”

About Super Yacht Logistics.

Super Yacht Logistics was founded in 2001 in Osaka, Japan. In 2004 SYL opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and shortly afterwards a second Japan office servicing Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan. In the following years SYL has opened offices in the UK, Korea, Taiwan and Australia, under dedicated companies in those locations.

SYL is involved in most aspects of the marine industry, however it’s activities are region specific. The firm is generally involved in shoreside agency work, management, crew, maritime consulting and brokerage of large yachts.

The SYL group of companies was acquired by The Someya Group Limited in 2012.

About The Someya Group Limited

Founded in 2009 and based in Hong Kong, The Someya Group Limited is a privately held company diversified through a variety of business arenas and geographical locations globally.

It is involved worldwide in strategic investments and business opportunities, luxury asset acquisition & management, and commercial and private real estate investment, acquisition and management. Someya’s maritime division owns various marine industry firms globally.

The Someya Group owns major stakes in numerous other companies worldwide as well as managing other assets through its investment funds.

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