During my first year I became so immersed in the start up details required to build my yacht brokerage that I had to step away from the quarterly email blasts I used to do. This email is my first formal distribution for 2015 and it is my intention for the future frequency of these reports to be reasonable and timely. I still believe phone calls and in-person visits are the best ways to maintain relationships and keep in touch, but emails are a pretty convenient way to reach a lot of people.
I’m packing up to fly to Florida for the PassageMaker magazine Riviera Beach TrawlerFest where I’ll have the Nordhavn 55 South By West on display and am giving two presentations.
Ocean Navigator magazine has asked me to continue writing more “Dialing-In” your trawler articles; a fun stage for me to share many of the important cruising secrets I have learned over the years.
In April I’m joining my good friend and industry colleague, Steve D’Antonio, for a Trawler Workshop at the Deltaville Boat Yard in Virginia. This event is already sold out, but here’s a link to find out about future events – Trawler-Workshop.
The freedom of being an independent yacht broker has led to some intriguing opportunities. Most significantly I have been invited by Bering Yachts to help them promote their incredible designs. My wife Pam and I flew to their China ship yard in December and I’m very excited to now be their west coast sales representative. You can learn more about their steel construction by logging on to Bering-Yachts.
JMYS has four exceptional listings with more in the works. The Nordhavn 55 South By West and Nordhavn 47 Arcadia II are detailed below. I would also like to highlight these two boats;
Using YouTube videos to promote my listings has proven very effective (and they are a lot of fun to create)!
Closer to home I have just been elected president of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) and still managing to find some time to race sailboats with Pam. 2015 is filled with great promise and unlimited potential. I appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you in person soon!
Mobile – 949.355.495949949.355.4950
Email – Jeff.Merrill@JMYS.com