So you want to be a yacht broker? Here’s a little taste from the captain’s archives.
It was a quiet day in 1986 at Hansen Marine in Sarasota, Florida. A baby-poop-brown Dodge Dart pulled into the parking lot. The driver, a 20-year-old kid, gets out dressed in a tank top, cut offs, white socks, and dirty sneakers. A fortyish-looking guy in black slacks, black silk shirt, black Gucci-like loafers, slick black hair, gold watch, gold neck chain, and black sunglasses exits the passenger side.
“What can we do for you today” I ask.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 21, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We spoke to three brokers who each had a Broward 100 listed on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what they had to say about the market for buying and selling these motoryachts.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 17, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Looks like Lebron James isn’t the only one taking dives during this year’s NBA playoffs. While the Miami Heat may have tied up the championship series against the San Antonio Spurs last night, their fans went down—literally. As the crowd at Miami’s Shuckers Bar & Grill rose to their feet to cheer a Miami Heat basket, the outside deck collapsed, sending approximately 100 patrons into the water off the 79th street causeway, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Sometimes the fishing is bad. Sometimes the fishing is good. But sometimes the fishing is so good, it’s actually pretty freaking bad.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 11, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
During a recent whirlwind trip to the Midwest, Senior Editor Kevin Koenig and I visited a whole bunch of marine manufacturers located in an assortment of heartland states including Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Of course, we had a few adventures and we learned a few things.