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Meet Our Yacht Tech Team

At Yacht Tech Sales our brokers specialize in buying, selling and operation of all Nordhavn Yachts. For buyers, our primary goal is to find the right boat for your needs and your budget. Once we have determined the right Nordhavn for you we will be there to help you understand your vessel and her systems. We want you to know as much as possible about the Nordhavn you are buying. As a trusted sales and Nordhavn service operation, we
don’t like surprises any more than you do. Our goal is to help you buy your Nordhavn with your eyes open!

For sellers, our goal is to help you prepare your Nordhavn for an easy sale. We know you want your boat to go to a good home and we know how much you care. We are here to see that the boat sells as quickly as possible for a fair price and is in a reliable condition when she changes hands. The brokers at Yacht Tech have a great reputation and a strong following of buyers who trust us.

Come and join our family of Happy Nordhavn owners with Yacht Tech Sales!

James Knight Founder and CEO | Yacht Tech, Inc.

James Knight

Founder and CEO

Originally from the UK, James learned to dinghy sail at an early age in England but grew up on the North shore of the Firth of Forth in Aberdour, Scotland. ”I remember coming home from school and running down to the harbour to launch my dinghy every time the tide was right. It was the only sport I loved and the only thing that I really did well! I have always loved to sail, to be around the water and on top of that, I’ve always wanted to know how things work.” The natural progression was that James would end up working on boats, and that he did…

At age 13, he was teaching at his sailing club. At age 15, he bought a Flying Fifteen to race. At age 17, he went to boat building college in Cornwall. At the age of 19 he helped build and sail a Shuttleworth 63 from Bristol UK to St Martin WI. At age 21, James bought a hunter 701 and cruised around the English Channel, French Coast, and UK Channel Islands.

James worked for the Hamble School of Yachting getting his YachtMaster 200 Ton License at the age of 21 and built his company Yacht Tech in Hamble, UK until he landed a job as a Captain in the Caribbean at age 23. James then spent 5 years cruising between Trinidad and Maine, finally landing in the Palm Beaches in 1999 to be with his wife Janice and work on Nordhavn Trawlers for P.A.E.(Pacific Asian Enterprises). He now reside in FL with sons Alex, Eric, Matthew and Justin. Since then James started Yacht Tech Inc., servicing and selling Nordhavn yachts worldwide.

E-mail: james@nordhavnonly.com
Phone: (561) 262-4279

SALES TEAM

Scott Ellison | Sales | Yacht Tech, Inc

Scott Ellison

Sales

Born a triplet in small town USA in Olean, NY. Moved to Ft Lauderdale Florida at a young age and fell in love with the water. Soon was the proud owner of a 16 foot Aquasport center console learning and loving the boating lifestyle of year round boating. Professionally, Scott has managed large family businesses with 6 locations and 28 employees. Drawn back to the water, Scott started his own Marine Maintenance company managing vessels from 30’ to 93’. This is the connection to James Knight and Yacht Tech. Impressed with Scotts work ethic, James hired Scott direct as a detailer and apprentice. Scott is now the Operations Manager with a license to sell. Today Scott lives locally with his family consisting of two sons and two daughters.
E-mail: scott@nordhavnonly.com
Phone: (561) 603-8218

Paul Pelletier | Sales | Yacht Tech, Inc.

Paul Pelletier

Sales

Born in Sorel Canada on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, Immigrated to Lake Erie frontage of Cleveland and now ocean side in sunny Florida, Paul is no stranger to water. He has great memories of Northern Pike, Walleye and Jumbo Perch fishing in the northern region. Moving to Florida in 1982, Paul now considers himself a local. Professionally, Paul has an extensive service background in the automotive and marine business. Related as such, Paul managed the Bassett Boat Company service department during the merger to Marine Max. An 86 slip marina full service repair facility. It is here where he learned big boat business and honed his boat handling skills. Shortly there after and for the last 10 years, Paul has re-directed his efforts to yacht sales. His eagerness to serve and do what is right has proven to be the right formula to be successful in this sales arena. A long way from Sorel but Paul now lives happily in Palm City with his wife of 27 years and two incredible sons. Life is good.
E-mail: paul@nordhavnonly.com
Phone: (772) 323-8908

SERVICING TEAM

Rob Ethridge | Service | Yacht Tech. Inc

Rob Etheridge

Service

Robert Etheridge was born and raised in the small surfing and boating town of Jupiter, Florida. This is where his love of water sports and fishing was born. He began at a young age learning about mechanics from his father and uncle. He landed a job with a golf course design company where he installed irrigation and drainage. He quickly rose within the ranks of the company to Supervisor and was transferred to Orlando, FL. This is where he acquired much knowledge of hydraulics , pumps, plumbing, electrical and running heavy equipment. After 10 years plus of service and much time away from home he decided to move his family back to Jupiter, FL. He accepted a position as an equipment operator for a large company that installs water pipe lines for the county of Palm Beach. In 2009 Robert was introduced to James Knight. He was very intrigued with yacht tech and the business of servicing yachts. Mr. Knight hired Robert as a technician and Mr. Knight took him under his wing and started to fine tune his skills in servicing Nordhavns. This is when Robert found his passion. Robert has certifications in Lugger engines, Northern Lights generators, water makers, stabilizers and thrusters. Robert and his wife Kimberly reside in Palm Beach Gardens where they have raised four beautiful children, two of which are still living at home. Robert is currently Lead Technician and looks forward to many more wonder filled years with Yacht Tech, Inc.

SERVICE TEAM

Daniel Landwer | Service | Yacht Tech, Inc.

Daniel Landwer

Service

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Cory Ellison | Service | Yacht Tech, Inc.

Cory Ellison

Service

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Jay Flaherty | Service | Yacht Tech. Inc

Jay Flaherty

Service

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Casey DeGraw | Service | Yacht Tech. Inc

Casey DeGraw

Service

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