Meet Our Yacht Tech Team
At Yacht Tech, Inc. we specialize in Nordhavn Yachts. We have over 17 years of hands-on Nordhavn service experience and 10 years in Nordhavn Brokerage Service expertise. 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 Nordhavn sales and 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!
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. Then, at 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 resides in Florida with sons Alex, Eric, Matthew and Justin. Since then, James started Yacht Tech, Inc., servicing and selling Nordhavn yachts worldwide.
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.
Phone: (772) 323-8908
Yacht Tech can provide you brokerage solutions to sell your Nordhavn at a fair price.