E&V Yachting Americas

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949-421-8006

walter.johnson@evyachting.com

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Walter is a one of the top sailors in the country where he’s won numerous national and local championships as well as may ocean races. From Harbor 20’s, Lido14’s, Cal 20s, Big Boat Racing to Offshore Racing, he’s an avid competitive sailor. He’s won Newport to Ensenada more times than most as well as the first sailor to win the Harbor 20, North-South/East-West regattas in the same year and was crowned as the first Harbor 20’s National Champion.

Walter was the skipper and navigator on Karakoa, an Andrews 53 in the Philippine Centennial Regatta, to retrace Magellan’s Adventure from Acapulco to Manila, 9600 miles where he finished first and set the course record for sailing across the pacific.

Walter was the youngest skipper in the 1989 Transpac and the first skipper to successful ly complete the Newport to Cabo San Lucas race in a 30’ sailboat.

Walter gives back to the sport which has given him so much. He chaired Lido 14 60th Classic Champs, he is a former board member, director and fleet captain, for the Balboa Yacht Club as well as the Lido Isle Yacht Club. Walter is one of 12 people to have both sailed in the US Sailing Championship of Champions Regatta as well as being the Chair of the 2020 Champion of Champions event. He has always been a huge supporter of woman’s sailing throughout Southern California. Walter has also been a supporter and driver of many yacht club owned boat programs where the focus has been to get people out boating.

Avid competitive sailor and boater, Walter acts as the broker of record for Engel and Volkers Yachting. Walter is a CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) and is brokered in both Florida and California. Walter is always working to raise the bar of professionalism in the industry. Besides boating, he has always been a team builder and also has had a successful real estate development career, which sparked the idea to develop an industry leading Yacht to Real Estate and Real Estate to Yacht Referral Network.

858-242-0422

leeann.iacino@evyachting.com

Leeann Iacino has extensive experience as a senior level executive with strategic and tactical responsibilities in restructuring, reorganizing, branding, and building engaged, talented teams.

With her proven leadership experience and high degree of integrity, Leeann has consistently innovated and kept brands engaged with their consumers in the marketplace. She has a broad knowledge base in numerous areas while maintaining sharp insight and excelling in the real estate industry. Leeann is passionate about branding and marketing with proven industry results. Her success comes from being a top production realtor combined with running the operations for a Fortune 500 real estate company. Leeann’s passion and success in real estate speaks for itself.

Yacht Advisors

California

415-980-9060

alex.higby@evyachting.com

Alex grew up sailing on the south coast of England with his Dad from a young age, having been bitten by the sailing bug Alex went on to work for North Sails in the UK before moving to North Sails NZ. Alex went on to work with Emirates Team New Zealand as a challenger for the 34th Americas Cup in San Francisco.

Following the Americas Cup, Alex went to work with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as an under 30 sailor and sailmaker for their winning campaign in the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race.

Since then Alex has been active on the Grand Prix circuit having raced in the TP52 Super Series, Extreme Sailing Series, GL52 fleet as well as many high end successful Maxi yacht campaigns.

Along with sailing professionally, Alex also manages a number of campaigns from high performance sail boats to Superyachts. This has allowed him to grow an extensive network, worldwide.

As a proven yachtsman, program manager, and yacht salesman, Alex will ensure a first class experience when it comes to buying and selling yachts with Engel & Voelkers Yachting.

Annapolis

443-822-0984

chris.junge@evyachting.com

Chris loves everything about the water – the visuals, smells, touch, the feeling when you push off from the dock, the glorious wind and all the magnificent creatures in and about the water. This passion and love for the water and the boats that get you on the water began while growing up fishing and sailing in southeast Texas on Sabine Lake. For most of his adult life, Chris has been a highly regarded professional yachtsman. An accomplished racer, Chris’ adventures have taken him sailing across the Atlantic (France to Annapolis) and throughout the US East Coast and Bahamas/Caribbean.

Chris is also a former high school science teacher, having spent many years as a public-school teacher and continues sharing his vast yachting knowledge as a professional sailing coach. Chris’ experiences bring a unique and valuable perspective to your boat-buying and – selling experience. His tremendous knowledge and calm, straightforward professionalism are crucial assets at work for you. Chris truly loves what he does and looks forward to helping you with your next purchase and/or sale.

Georgia/Florida

912-506-5674

corinna.rogers@evyachting.com

Corinna grew up sailing and windsurfing on lakes in Germany. She was part of a local sailing club, racing Optimists and 420s. When she moved to St. Simons Island, GA, in 2010, she fell in love with the Georgia Coast and boating the local waters. She started power boating on a Stingray, then got her ASA license and quickly took the leap to boat ownership. She and her husband bought their first boat, a Catalina 22, moved up to a Pearson 323 and later on an Irwin 38. She was a proud Co-Captain and responsible for a crew of two children and a dog. With many years of taking month-long cruises to the Florida Keys and their big liveaboard trip sailing the Gulf of Mexico, The Keys, crossing to the Bahamas down to George Town and then back to Georgia, Corinna has extensive knowledge of boat ownership and long-term cruising.

She is a Yacht Broker covering the Coastal Georgia area. Corinna is also licensed & bonded as Florida Yacht & Ship Salesperson and a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA).

Her professional career is in Public Relations for technology companies. She also holds her Georgia real estate license with Engel & Völkers. Corinna has worked and lived all over the world, including Spain, England and the Philippines. She holds a B.A. and an M.Sc. in International Business Administration.

Florida

772-633-8882

e.branigan@evyachting.com

Eddie grew up on the water in Vero Beach, FL. Waterskiing in the river and offshore scuba diving and fishing. Boats and boating have always been a big part of his life. He has personally been through the process of custom boat builds, running and maintaining a vessel, and then the sale process. Eddie has run boats from Vero Beach to the Keys, Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, and the Bahamas. As a private pilot Eddie was able to explore and access many of these remote locations and see them from a different perspective.

Swimming and triathlon have also kept Eddie in the water and around the yachting world. Having done events like the Hawaii Ironman, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Nice Triathlon on the French Riviera, and Swim around Key West. Going the extra mile for his clients is something he takes literally. 

Eddie is a Luxury Real Estate Advisor for Engel & Volkers and is happy to be able to offer clients assistance with their Yacht and Real Estate needs. 

California

949-712-9348

erik.christensen@evyachting.com

I have proudly held a 100 Ton captain’s license for the past two decades, during which I’ve skillfully navigated vessels ranging from 30 to 120 feet, including sport fishers and pleasure yachts. My maritime journeys have taken me across most of the Atlantic and throughout the entire Pacific. I possess comprehensive knowledge of diesel mechanics, specializing in servicing generators and water makers, and I am adept at managing all electronic systems on various types of boats. My experience extends to prestigious events such as the Fort Lauderdale boat shows, where I’ve showcased my expertise. Additionally, I have a proven track record of successfully hauling boats out at boatyards along both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, fostering strong relationships within the industry. I take pride in my exceptional interpersonal skills, adaptability, and unwavering motivation. My deep-rooted passion for yachting and its rich history drives me to help individuals find vessels that perfectly align with their lifestyle choices.

Florida

904-866-1283

jason.gerke@evyachting.com

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Jason grew up far from the ocean but began boating, skiing, and fishing at a young age in the diverse waters of the Missouri Ozarks. He later became a lake sailor. When his passion for sailing outgrew the lake, he move his family aboard a sailing yacht near Amelia Island, Florida in 2019.

Florida’s First Coast is a yachting and sailing paradise with deep-water ports, beautiful barrier islands to explore, and laid-back towns to visit up and down the Atlantic Coast. Jason is a member of the Oyster Bay Harbour Yacht Club and the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. A career in communications coupled with a passion for business development enables Jason to expertly list and sell your luxury yacht, sailing vessel or power boat to the right buyer for the best price. His passion for yachting and entrepreneurship enables him to assist in finding your dream yacht to meet your lifestyle and business goals.

California

619-454-1567

jason.moreau@evyachting.com

In addition to real estate, I currently work within the yachting industry managing charters, crew services and sales.

My first experience in yachting took places years ago as a close friend reached out for help managing the family’s mega yacht for charter. I discovered my aptitude for facilitating charters and turned the private yacht into a million-dollar business in less than a year. I’ve managed more than 200+ charters that range from private parties, corporate meetings, music videos, film productions, day trips, weekly charters and much more. Being on the water is an experience everyone should enjoy, start your experience today. If you’re looking for A+ service, someone who is always available, give us a call and let us take on your next boating adventure.

California

714-345-8330

jeannine.melville@evyachting.com

From childhood days spent boating, to a successful career as a seasoned yacht advisor, Jeannine has always had a deep-rooted love for the water. This passion ignited early in life has become the driving force behind her commitment to providing elevated experiences for her clients. With a focus on personalized service, she identifies and aligns with the unique needs and desires of each client, crafting bespoke experiences based on their personal preferences. This dedication to customization ensures that every client receives value that is not just exceptional, but uniquely tailored to their vision.
Backed by extensive market knowledge and years of experience, Jeannine has earned a reputation for excellence, reflected in all 5-star reviews from trusting clients. These clients appreciate her hands-on approach that extends far beyond closing and lean on her to guide them through each step with expertise and integrity, while always advocating for their best interests.

Additionally, she is a Realtor® and CEO/Founder of California Slips, Inc. – the top boat slip rental/management company in So Cal. As a result, she can also help you find your dream home or a home for your yacht.

A proud wife and mom, she enjoys spending free time with family or friends, working out, or just relaxing and re-charging her batteries. As a lover of the outdoors, you can often find her exploring, hiking or planning the next trip. With a commitment and thirst for personal and professional growth, she regularly participates in courses including life-changing ones offered through Landmark Worldwide.

California

714-448-6272

jeff.silver@evyachting.com

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Jeff is a native Californian from Huntington Harbor where his family started boating at the early age of 6 years old, sailing his Sabot and Lido14.

As a teenager, Jeff bought himself a P-Cat Catamaran and proceeded to become the first 3-time National Champion. Over the years, Jeff has participated in many yacht races including 6 Trans-Pacific Yacht Races and countless Mexico races. In 2003, Jeff became the Commodore for Huntington Harbor Yacht Club and was on the PHRF area C Board of Directors. Jeff currently races Catalina 37’s and cruises the HH waterways on his Duffy.

Jeff’s many years of experience in the marine and service industries make him the right broker to help find the special powerboat or sailboat you’ve been looking for.

Florida

707-483-4351

jesse.polson@evyachting.com

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Jesse Polson is a northern California native, who has a passion for fishing, kayaking, and boating. With a recent move to the Caribbean where he manages a charter fishing business in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. His love for the water and impeccable customer service make him a perfect addition to our team.

California

602-502-4145

jordan.mazarati@evyachting.com

With a passion for the sea and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Jordan Mazarati stands as a dynamic force in the realm of luxury yacht sales. Jordan epitomizes professionalism, integrity, and personalized service. 

Having spent her formative years amidst the shores of a Mexican coastal community, Jordan’s affinity for boating was formed from an early age. Her journey into the world of yacht sales started not merely as a career choice but as a natural progression of her deep-rooted connection with the maritime lifestyle. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Jordan remains deeply entrenched in the Newport Beach yachting community, fostering meaningful connections with fellow captains and staying abreast of industry trends. Her commitment to continuous learning exemplifies her status as a vanguard of a new generation of yacht sales specialists.

In Jordan Mazarati, clients find not only a trusted advisor but also a dedicated partner committed to turning their yachting fantasies into tangible experiences. With her at the helm, the journey to yacht ownership becomes an exhilarating voyage, guided by expertise, passion, and dedication.

California

949-280-5835

joshua.alexander@evyachting.com

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Josh was born in Newport Beach and moved to San Francisco at the age of seven.

When he was ten years old, his love of sailing began at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA.

His competitive racing career began in the notoriously challenging Berkeley Circle and along the San Francisco waterfront. He frequently returned to Newport Beach over the years for the Governor’s Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club and participated in other youth championships at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Josh began sailing internationally at the age of fifteen as a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club team, participating in the NutraSweet/Diet Pepsi Youth Match Racing World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, in which they took 2nd place. The team also represented the St. Francis Yacht Club team racing Lasers in Australia. In his 20s, Josh was a team member participating in the 11-meter Sports Channel Citibank Cup qualifying for the Brut by Faberge/Audi pro match racing series, at the time the largest pursed race in yachting. They finished as the top U.S. team, taking down some of the biggest names in match racing. Josh went on to participate in multiple world championship campaigns, in the Etchell and Melges fleets, as trimmer. Josh then began a career in culinary arts and graduated in 1997 from The Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His experience has included work as an executive chef and senior manager in a number of well-known restaurants in Northern and Southern California. Life on the water lured Josh back in 2004 when he attended the California Maritime Academy and became a USCG licensed captain, subsequently working through 2014 as a tugboat captain on multiple dredging and marine construction projects on the San Francisco Bay, the California Delta, Newport Harbor, and the Back Bay. Josh moved back to Newport in 2015 to enjoy and live his best life. He believes that this is the premier place to put his vast yachting experience to best use. He also has a strong mechanical background in gas and diesel systems. Josh is eager to help you find the best fit to fulfill your needs, whether it is practical cruising, racing, or finding the luxury yacht of your dreams. He looks forward to translating your dream to reality.

Rhode Island

561-650-4883

jp.shipman@evyachting.com

JP is an avid yachtsman with over 3 plus decades of experience in marina operations, yacht brokerage, charter, delivery, security, management & crew services. He has represented many clients acquiring yachts around the world and is equally adept at assisting yacht owners with complex refits or conversions. JP has worked with members of the US Navy, US Coast Guard & The Royal Navy with maritime projects and acquisitions. Additionally, he has worked for top companies in the industry and formerly served on the board of directors for the (ISS) International Superyacht Society.

JP believes in quality first. Quality in the yacht itself for the purpose of safety & resale value. Quality in service for yacht longevity & reliability. Most of all quality in his relationships with the owner, captain & crews. Whether you are interested in purchasing a large yacht or a tender – the process is met with high levels of service. When he is not serving his customers JP can be found on the water with his family exploring ports far and near or simply racing in regattas. If you have a passion for yachting then he wants to meet with you!

Florida

908-625-3341

kristen.robertiello@evyachting.com

 

Born and raised on the waters of the New Jersey shore, Kristen’s passion and knowledge for the world of boating is inherently heartfelt. As her fathers first mate, Kristen gained first hand experience in boat handling and ownership at a very early age and has used this experience to further her passion and endeavors.

Beginning her career as an executive at a Fortune 50 company and transitioning to successfully building two businesses, Kristen’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with her extensive knowledge of the yachting industry, has made her a highly sought after broker. Clear communication and specialized attention to client’s needs have been the foundation of Kristen’s many successes.

Kristen concurrently resides in Naples, Florida and Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and can happily assist yachting customers in both regions as well as nationwide.

California

415-480-9424

monica.costa@evyachting.com

Monica Costa, whose last name translates to “Coast” in her native Portuguese language, developed a deep passion for yachting after moving to the coastal town of Sausalito, where she currently keeps her 26 ft cruiser. 

With an impressive background spanning over two decades in industries such as luxury fashion, automotive, real estate and yachting, Monica has become an integral part of our Engel & Völkers team. She has played a significant role in expanding the brokerage presence in the Bay Area, having previously held positions as Marin County Manager and VP of Sales in San Francisco. Monica’s diverse portfolio, combined with her Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Master’s in Marketing, has been instrumental in propelling her successful career as a global advisor. She has consistently exceeded her client’s expectations, from bringing multiple offers to sellers to successfully winning bids to buyers. Monica has built a reputation for achieving remarkable results in highly competitive markets. Transparency and integrity are at the core of her business practices, ensuring that her clients receive the utmost care and support throughout their journey. From classic down east cruisers to super yachts, Monica’ expertise is finding the perfect boat for your lifestyle.

Charleston/Maine

774-722-0668

nicole.catalano@evyachting.com

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Nicole Catalano is a Realtor® specializing in coastal properties in SC, Cape Cod and Nantucket, MA. She is experienced with onboard living, all things luxury and her talent as a mariner propelled her to luxury markets around the country as a yacht racing crew member, expanding her network and sharing her unique perspective. She fine-tuned her sales and marketing expertise at the 5 Star, award-winning, Chatham Bars Inn, often referred to as Cape Cod, MA’s “most beautiful address.” With over twenty years of sales and business development experience, Nicole provides exceptional service with integrity and proven guidance.

Boating has always been a big part of Nicole’s personal life too. She has owned several boats, including a catamaran, Mako, and Boston Whalers. In addition to boating with her family, Nicole has also been a freelance ocean yacht racing crew member since 2000. She has competed in various regatta series in different coastal locations, including Greenwich, CT, Newport, RI, Newport Beach CA, Charleston, SC, Hyannis Yacht Club, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Chatham, MA.

She has also lived aboard a 62’ John Alden design/wood motor sail vessel,‘Trade Wind’, making it their weekend home and when time allowed, Nicole worked as a freelance 1st Mate for motor and sailing yacht deliveries. Later on, becoming the Dockmaster and super yacht liaison for the 42-acre marina, previously known as, Charleston City Marina, in Charleston, SC.

Nicole has dedicated much of her life to the boating and maritime industry, whether it is on a personal or professional level, she truly lives the coastal lifestyle and loves to guide others on how to obtain this lifestyle as well. Her connections span from coast to coast, with an ever-growing referral network thanks to her results-oriented track record. Whatever you are seeking, Nicole is ready to be your trusted navigator for the coastal market.

Florida

239-825-8513

peter.migliazzo@evyachting.com

Peter Migliazzo is a Naples native who grew up fishing and boating. After many years of building luxury homes in the construction industry and a passion for the Marine environment. He obtained his masters captains license in 2002 followed by his 200 ton in 2020. Since then he has Captained many vessels, both commercial and private. Early on owning a charter fishing company in Naples, the opportunity for a captain in Alaska arose. Five summer seasons have brought much experience with operations management, mastering the arts of fishing, and clientele service. After owning his own business and fishing for a few years, he transitioned into Captaining private fishing boats and sportfishing yachts where he was able to be more personal and have a one-on-one relationship with owners’ families and their guests. Since then, Peter has risen above what he ever thought he would achieve and has experience with many luxury and super yachts in the industry. As well as working with all types of crew chefs, stews, mates, and dockhands. He has had the privilege to Captain for many celebrities, wealthy individuals, and professional athletes. Traveling many places, having local knowledge, and becoming familiar with these waters: Bahamas, East Coast, Florida, and Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska. Peter obtained his Yacht and Shipbrokers license early in 2023 with a passion for sales and service. He will be truly able to land you on the right yacht.

California

707-540-2000

ryan.styles@evyachting.com

A lifelong devotee to the marvels of maritime life, I have been stirred by the call of the ocean since childhood. Starting at the age of 13 and sailing across the awe-inspiring waters of the San Francisco Bay on a 38-foot Catalina, I found myself steeped in the grandeur of the bay and its sailing traditions. Under the grand silhouette of the Golden Gate, I learned the dance of the wind and waves, a foundational experience that has since defined my essence. In high school, I seized the extraordinary opportunity to crew the proud tall ship Californian, a vessel so esteemed it was crowned the official tall ship of California. Navigating along the coast from the Farallon Islands to Monterey, I became part of an unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of the sea, a pod of Blue Whales, fostering a memory etched in exhilaration and wonder. My uncle’s transition to a 45-foot First Beneteau opened the gateway to recreational racing, including the Baja Ha Ha race from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. The raw power of nature’s squalls juxtaposed with the serenity of tropical waters augmented my understanding of and respect for the untamed sea. My sailboat adventures extend to challenging routes, like the arduous yet rewarding journey from San Francisco to Monterey, then back up to San Francisco. Yet, for all the adventures, it’s the annual pilgrimage on a 39 Tosca through the San Juan Islands with my closest confidants that renews my soul. SCUBA certified since 2002, I immerse myself in all aquatic avenues, yearning for globe-trotting exploits and the promise of nautical discoveries. Today, I stand at the helm of a new voyage as I unite my reverence for sailing with a professional venture in yacht and sailboat sales.

Florida

330-727-6939

terry.costello@evyachting.com

I have a lifelong passion for boating, having grown up boating on the shores of Lake Erie and owning my first boat at the age of 22. Since moving to Florida, I continued to pursue my love for boating further by joining a sailing club, earning ASA certifications 101 and 103, and exploring the local boating and fishing spots with my own powerboat. With over 34 years of experience in the insurance industry, I have a deep understanding of the importance of risk management and financial planning, as well as the need for quality customer service. During this time, I also had the opportunity to train as a boat damage adjuster, developing a sharp eye for detail and a practical approach to solving problems. In addition to my insurance experience, I am a local realtor and certified personal fitness trainer. I bring a well-rounded perspective to the yachting division, combining my passion for boating and knowledge of the local real estate market.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I am committed to giving back to the community and the environment. I regularly participate and donate to local beach clean-up efforts and have help built oyster reef balls to help prevent shoreline erosion, demonstrating my commitment to environmental Conservation.

I am eager to apply my knowledge and experience to assist clients in buying and selling their boats. I pride myself on providing bespoke service and finding solutions tailored to each client’s needs.

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Tiburon, CA 94920

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