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Trawler Adventures Launched November 18, 2017 - New look for JMYS Trawler Adventures! One of the greatest benefits of the world wide web is the convenience of communication.  To send an email, attach a photo and fire that off instantly spanning time zones or across the room is still amazing to me.  Websites may not have replaced magazines, newspapers, libraries, travel agents,.
Nordhavn 55 Terrapin Video Wildly Popular November 11, 2017 - If you have ever wondered about the reach of a YouTube video, please read on.   The Nordhavn 55 Terrapin is an exceptional trawler with a gorgeous green hull, dynamic white interior and a travel itinerary that includes both US coasts and a Panama Canal transit.     JMYS had Terrapin on display at the.
TrawlerFest – Bay Bridge, MD – Recap – PassageMaker Magazine – September 28 – 30, 2017 October 05, 2017 -   If you measure the popularity of a boat display at Trawler Fest by the pairs of topsiders on the dock, then the Nordhavn 55 Terrapin looked like a shoe store having a sale.   Nearly 40 trawlers were available to view on the long dock at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD ranging.
Please join us at TrawlerFest September 28 – 30 in Maryland September 15, 2017 - The JMYS team will be on hand and proudly presenting the magnificent Nordhavn 55, Terrapin, at the last TrawlerFest for 2017.     It’s not too late to make travel arrangements and sign up. This is a trawler intensive event you really should try to attend.  We are thrilled to be exhibiting Terrapin and to.
Christopher Bruce joins JMYS September 01, 2017 - Christopher Bruce is licensed and bonded in Florida and has joined JMYS as yacht sales consultant. He left the Biotechnology and Life Science research industries after 30 years of Sales and Marketing, happy now to only need to put on a tie for formal events. Christopher purchased his Kadey-Krogen 44AE, Sweet Ride in June 2015.
Sea Magazine – Broker Showcase – JMYS ad – August 1, 2017 August 28, 2017 - Click on the SEA Magazine cover below to see the latest JMYS ad in SEA Magazine.
TrawlerFest – Bremerton, WA – Recap – PassageMaker magazine – May 16 – 20, 2017 July 15, 2017 - May is a great time to visit the Pacific Northwest, the rainy season is mostly over and the evergreen state lives up to her name.  PassageMaker magazine has hosted the TrawlerFest for many years each spring and Bremerton is a new venue.  Previous events have been held in Poulsbo and Anacortes, two ideal seaside towns.
A Steel Nordhavn? July 05, 2017 - A Steel Nordhavn?  by Andy Nemier As a Nordhavn owner (N62  INFINITY) and a Yacht Sales professional, I am and always on the lookout for long range boats.    I’m currently engaged in a commercial ship delivery project in Norway.  My job is to ensure the safe and cost effective delivery of a diving support vessel.
1,000 Nights March 30, 2017 - Back in December of 2013 Jeff flew back to Massachusetts. with David and Susan to help them buy the Nordhavn 47 they named “Dragonfly”. It was snowy, icy and very cold – winter was in full freeze mode. Long time dinghy sailors, this was a big switch to buy a trawler. After de-winterizing and splashing.
TrawlerFest – Stuart, FL 2017 – Recap March 07, 2017 - If the first TrawlerFest of 2017 is any indication, we are all in for a spectacular ride (planning at high speeds vs. plodding at full displacement).  The attendance was fantastic, trawler owners and buyers traveled from all over the US and internationally to attend this remarkable event.  Sunny days with a few scattered showers set.
Jeff Merrill appointed FPB west coast ambassador March 01, 2017 - Jeff Merrill is proud to announce his appointment as FPB ambassador for the US west coast. The FPB designs by Steve and Linda Dashew are proven ocean crossing power yachts that are safe, reliable, comfortable and capable of non-stop passages running thousands of miles. Jeff has been associated with the FPB brand since the middle.
PassageMaker Magazine Issue Number One February 28, 2017 - I’ve known Bill and Laurene Parlatore since my sailboat building days…we met shortly after PassageMaker magazine was first published.  At that time, I was the sales VP at cruising sailboat builder Pacific Seacraft and we were introducing a new “fast trawler” designed by Bruce King of Ericson sailboat fame.  Back in the late 90’s it.
Don’t be afraid to go Outside! – Yachts Miami Beach 2017 February 27, 2017 - Thank you very much for attending the CruiserPort section of the Yachts Miami Beach boat show and for sitting in on my class.  It is always very satisfying for me to speak to a group and share some of what I have learned over the past thirty plus years working with cruising clients.  The trawler lifestyle.
Trawler Fest – Stuart Florida 2017 February 17, 2017 - PassageMaker magazine TrawlerFest in Stuart, FL Feb 28 – March 4, 2017 TrawlerFest is moving their Florida venue to Hutchinson Island Marina in Stuart, FL.  There will be an impressive selection of new and used trawlers on display during the boat show. The TrawlerFest series highlights education and there is always a wide variety of.
Yachts Miami Beach Seminar – February 17, 2017 February 12, 2017 - Yachts Miami Beach Seminar – February 17, 2017 If you are planning to visit the brokerage show, please mark your calendar for a Friday afternoon seminar taught by Jeff Merrill. Here is the topic and course description. Don’t Be Afraid to Go “Outside” presented by Jeff Merrill Date:  Feb 17, 2017 | Time: 2:30PM to.
Donald Allen joins JMYS February 07, 2017 - We are very pleased to announce the addition of Donald Allen to the JMYS team. Donald is assisting JMYS with video production and IT services.  Donald is located in Newport, Rhode Island, the sailing capital of the world. The sea has been part of Donald’s whole life.  Having grown up in the tiny fishing village of Rockport.
Learning the steps to dance with Samba January 04, 2017 - (Chartering a Nordhavn 52 in Alaska) Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Whether you are learning how to fly a drone, bake a new dish or cross an ocean in a trawler…there are a lot of things to contemplate.   I’m not much of a cook or a pilot, but I have been involved with.
FYBA – Florida Yacht Brokers Association – changes name to IYBA November 16, 2016 - The FYBA is now the IYBA – International Yacht Brokers Association.  JMYS has been a member of FYBA for several years as we believe strongly in supporting the regional associations where we do business. There are over 1,300 IYBA members and they are truly scattered all over the world. The JMYS website and our listing.
2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show recap November 09, 2016 - The 2016 FLIBS event was another extravaganza with hundreds of yachts on display.  The show was held November 3 – 7 at several locations – Bahia Mar, Swimming Hall of Fame, Hilton, Convention center and Pier 66. JMYS did not have a boat in the show this year, but Jeff Merrill attended and had dozens.
Ocean Navigator magazine Chuck Husick Award October 27, 2016 - Ocean Navigator magazine presents the Chuck Husick award each year to highlight the advancements of marine technology.  The Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award is named after Ocean Navigator’s contributing editor, Chuck Husick, who was an expert on all things nautical and technological and who wrote numerous articles for the magazine and website. This year Jeff.
Bay Bridge Trawler Fest 2016 recap October 10, 2016 - The modern trawler world has been popularized by PassageMaker magazine which is based in Annapolis, MD.  This same seafaring city has a rich history and is also famous for the U.S. Naval Academy, national power and sailboat boat shows, a great collection of restaurants, bars and of course the people who live there and visit. .
Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer video sails past 100,000 views September 09, 2016 - Back in the summer of 2011 I was working at PAE and we had this wonderful product at our docks, the Nordhavn Motorsailer.  PAE has a rich sailing heritage with the Mason sailboat line, but a Nordhavn that could sail?  Well, people couldn’t figure it out. Is it a sailboat or a trawler?  Interest was.
Bay Bridge Trawler Fest (near Annapolis, MD) September 29 – October 1 September 03, 2016 - The last TrawlerFest of the year begins at the end of this month. Bay Bridge (in Stevensville, MD) is a new TrawlerFest venue. The first one was scheduled last year, but hurricane Joaquin barreled up the east coast to crash the party and the event had to be called off. It was a shame, a.
Trawler and Motor Vessel Technical Training Workshop September 01, 2016 - Hosted by Steve D’Antonio – October 15 and 16, 2016 Steve D’Antonio has announced registration is open for his next technical training workshop in October.  Registration is limited to 26 participants and previous events have sold out. The workshop will be held at the Deltaville Boat Yard (DBY) in Deltaville, Virginia with yard owner, Keith.
81 degrees in August sets cool record August 15, 2016 - Summer heat waves soar into the hundreds and a lot of hot air has been released in the US presidential campaign, but 81 degrees is not a record temperature. Degree is an interesting word actually; it can be an inclination (the great pyramids are at 51 degrees) it can be an education (I have a.
Sea Magazine – Broker Showcase August 01, 2016 - PERSONAL ATTENTION – Jeff Merrill, CPYB is a skilled trawler boat handler and accomplished racing sailor.  Jeff has been involved in new boat construction for over twenty years (7 years at Pacific Seacraft building sailboats and 14 years at PAE/Nordhavn selling trawlers). JMYS offers individualized service and worldwide representation for buyers and sellers of new and.
Anacortes, WA TrawlerFest recap May 30, 2016 - Anacortes, WA is a great town to host PassageMaker magazine’s Trawler Fest. It is a perfect place for cruisers to provision before heading out locally to the San Juan and Gulf island groups or even further north to Canada and Alaska.  A number of trawlers make Cap Sante marina their home base and for good.
Anacortes, WA TrawlerFest May 19th – 21st 2016 May 01, 2016 - PassageMaker magazine has a full schedule of seminars and a marina filled with trawlers to entice visitors to make the pilgrimage to Anacortes again this year for TrawlerFest. Boat Show Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Location: Cap Sante Marina 1019 Q Ave #C Anacortes, WA 98221 Jeff Merrill has been invited back to.
2016 Steve D’Antonio Spring Deltaville, VA Trawler Work shop recap April 30, 2016 - The spring Trawler Workshop hosted by Steve D’Antonio at the Deltaville Boat yard on April 16th and 17th was a huge success. Attendees arrived from all over the country representing the states of Washington, California, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, North Carolina and Florida – really a spread out group. The owner of Deltaville Boat.
Purchasing a Used Boat in California April 07, 2016 - One of the many important projects Jeff has been working on as president of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) has been to manage the creation of “Purchasing a Used Boat in California”. Two CYBA Board members, Nick Friedman and Jeff Merrill, spent hours putting the new draft together and then incorporated great additional input.
Trawler and Motor Vessel Technical Training Workshop April 02, 2016 - Hosted by Steve D’Antonio – April, 2016 Steve D’Antonio is one of the most talented marine professionals we know.  For many years we have collaborated with Steve on both new and used boat projects.  Our business relationship has grown into a very strong friendship and JMYS is proud to recommend Steve and his impressive consulting.
Yachts Miami Beach 2016 Recap March 17, 2016 - The spectacular Retired Sailor III was the JMYS featured boat this year at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show. This annual brokerage show on Collins Avenue is normally a great location to show case a special boat like RSIII, but unfortunately this year the traffic was way down. Jeff Merrill and Ray Danet were open.
Andy Nemier joins JMYS February 29, 2016 - We are very pleased to announce the addition of Andy Nemier to the JMYS team. Andy is now formally licensed in California and looking forward to working in the pleasure boat side of the marine industry he loves. Andy Nemier brings a lifetime of real-world boating experience, (and his passion for being underway) to our.
Retired Sailor III on display – Yachts Miami Beach (Collins Ave.) Retired Sailor III on display – Yachts Miami Beach (Collins Ave.) January 20, 2016 - The stunning aluminum twin engine trawler, Retired Sailor III, will be available for inspection during the Yachts Miami Beach show.   Retired Sailor III is home based in Virginia (under the watchful eye of Keith Ruse from the Deltaville Boat Yard) and was moved south to attend the show due to the demand of potential clients.
Brokerage boats for sale | Yacht Broker Nordhavn 43 Island Magic surges past 100,000 views November 11, 2015 - Nordhavn 43 Island Magic surges past 100,000 views A few years ago the idea of promoting brokerage boats for sale by video was kind of a novel idea.  YouTube was still gaining momentum and it was kind of rare to see a brokerage boat video.   I wanted to try something innovative to promote my Nordhavn.
Nordhavn Yacht Listing | Yachts for Sale Happy Halloween October 31, 2015 - October 31st is one of the all-time holidays for kids – who can forget running from house to house to get your share of pirates loot filled with candy? And the costumes!  How fun to figure out whom you were going to be for the night and live a split personality existence if only for.
Yacht Consultant | Jeff Merrill Trawler Specialist The New Urban Boater – MRA conference Santa Barbara, CA October 27, 2015 - Marina Recreation Association’s 44th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show – October 26 – 28, 2015 – The Fess Parker – A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Santa Barbara, CA. The Theme for the 2015 conference was “Mission Possible”. The Marina Recreation Association is an organization dedicated to making boaters experiences at marinas and resorts.
Building a Trawler – Ordering a new Nordhavn 52 Building a Trawler – Ordering a new Nordhavn 52 September 09, 2015 - The Nordhavn 52 Dirona is one of the best boat building projects I have even been involved with. James and Jennifer Hamilton worked with me for over eight years before we finally got to the stage where they were ready to purchase.  At that time I was still working with PAE/Nordhavn and over the course.
Sea Magazine – Broker Showcase Sea Magazine – Broker Showcase August 01, 2015 - PERSONAL ATTENTION – Jeff Merrill, CPYB is a skilled trawler boat handler and accomplished racing sailor.  Jeff has been involved in new boat construction for over twenty years (7 years at Pacific Seacraft building sailboats and 14 years at PAE/Nordhavn selling trawlers). JMYS offers individualized service and worldwide representation for buyers and sellers of new and.
Jeff Merrill interview on the Pendana Blog Jeff Merrill interview on the Pendana Blog July 07, 2015 - One of my favorite blogs is a website that includes regular updates about the family voyage of the Ellingford’s who are cruising the world on their Nordhavn 62, Pendana.  James is a fun writer and goes into great detail supplemented by lots of photos to share his adventures – both the good and the bad.
Yacht Sales Consultant | Certified Yacht Broker Ray Danet joins JMYS July 01, 2015 - Press Release Ray Danet joins JMYS as Yacht Sales Consultant Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. (JMYS) is excited to announce that our long time friend, industry veteran and boater extraordinaire, Ray Danet, has joined us as a yacht sales consultant.  Ray will work part time to help cover the eastern US states while working out.
PassageMaker Magazine | Trawler Maintanence PMM Go with a Pro April 01, 2015 - PassageMaker magazine is the leading publication covering the recreational trawler market worldwide.  In addition to boat and product reviews there are articles on destinations, maintenance and the trawler lifestyle in general. In early 2015 PassageMaker published an article about FSBO (For Sale by Owner) that was filled with inaccuracies creating an uproar amongst the boat.
Yacht Brokers | Professional Yacht Sales Consultant Jeff Merrill named new president of California Yacht Brokers Association February 13, 2015 - The California Yacht Brokers held their annual members’ dinner at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach Saturday, January 17th. The event marked the 39th year of the association, and was well-attended by nearly 100 yacht brokers and salesmen, affiliate members, other marine industry participants, and guests. After enjoying a cocktail hour with live music on the outdoor plaza, the group was seated for an exceptional meal.
Nordhavn 55 on display at Trawler Fest Nordhavn 55 on display at Trawler Fest January 05, 2015 - The Nordhavn 55 South By West will be our featured display boat at the upcoming Riviera Beach, FL TrawlerFest. South By West is a knock out with a beautiful cherry interior and decked out with the upgraded hydraulics package. For a sneak peak preview, please watch the video and view the write up on our.
Trawler Specialist | Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales PMM 20th Anniversary Ad January 01, 2015 - Jeff Merrill is the president of Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. Jeff is a 30-year marine-industry veteran who offers worldwide professional representation for buyers and sellers of new and used premium-brand ocean-going trawlers. As a trawler specialist, Jeff will provide you with the experience and personal attention you deserve! PMM: Jeff, how long have you been.
Nordhavn 47 | Jeff Merrill Nordhavn Yacht Listings Nordhavn 47 – Training a Dragonfly June 01, 2014 - By Jeff Merrill, CPYB I’ll be the first to admit that I have one of the best jobs around. It really is a lot of fun working and spending time with clients who become friends on their marvelous yachts. I get to spend all day, every day helping people enjoy the trawler lifestyle. The people.
boat brokerage | Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales TrawlerFest Anacortes May 01, 2014 - Traveling between ports requires understanding and knowledge of some fundamental skills to ensure a safe trip. This two day course is designed to be both an introduction and a refresher for owner operators and their crew. Learn the rudimentary basics of weather forecasting, route planning, watch standing, engine room checks, pilothouse navigation/electronics operations, and much.
Nordhavn 47 – Riding a Sequel Nordhavn 47 – Riding a Sequel April 01, 2014 - By Jeff Merrill, CPYB In January 2014, Jim and Joyce Brown closed the deal to finalize their purchase of the Nordhavn 47 known as Eden and now called Sequel. An appropriate “encore” of a name for the important next chapter in their lives. Jim is a staff commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club (which.
Yacht Brokerage Firm | Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales opens in Seal Beach February 13, 2014 - SEAL BEACH -- Jeff Merrill has announced the opening of his yacht brokerage firm, Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc., providing worldwide professional representation for buyers and sellers of premium brand ocean going trawlers.
boat brokerage | Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales JMYS Open for Business February 01, 2014 - Opening of Boat Brokerage Firm Jeff Merrill, CPYB has just announced the opening of his own boat brokerage firm, Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc., providing worldwide professional representation for buyers and sellers of premium brand, ocean going trawlers. JMYS Release

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