MEET OUR YACHT TEAM
Jack Means, Founder/Yacht Sales
Jack Means founded Bayport Yachts in 1987 after a career in Manufacturing. Jack was Vice-President of Formula Boats for many years and ran their West Coast Operations. Jack was also President of Kaama Engineering, a Southern California Company that was a pioneer in the marine surface drive industry, producing some of the fastest offshore race boats in history. Jack knows more about boating than most people on the planet. Give him a call if you want to deal with the best.
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Manny Luby, Yacht Sales
Manny has come out of retirement to do what he has dreamed about his entire life. He lived on his own boat and loves introducing people to what he has spent his whole life enjoying. Boating. Manny has owned two motorcycle dealerships and four yachts. He has the experience you need when looking for a boat. He is interested in finding the right fit for you.
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Shawn Mermilliod, Yacht Sales
Shawn Mermilliod grew up boating on the inland lakes and rivers and he developed a passion for the boating lifestyle at an early age that he enjoys sharing with his customers. After graduating from Cal State University Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and emphasis in Entrepreneurship, his love of the ocean drew him in to the offshore boating experience. With patience and extensive boating knowledge he loves helping first time boat buyers along with the seasoned yachtsmen. Whether you will be boating locally or exporting your yacht to places around the world his expertise will help make your experience a pleasant one.
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Austin Ellingsen, Yacht Sales
Born and raised in Norway, living by and on the sea his whole life, Austin started to appreciate the boating lifestyle at an early age. All his passions are connected to the ocean somehow. After years of coaching the Yacht Sales industry and working with Real Estate developers in Scandinavia, Austin moved to Southern California in 2010, to live where the sun shines all year, and snow is optional.
Besides his passion of selling boats, Austin is the owner of an Adventure Travel Company, bringing Scandinavians to California. Where he takes his customers sailing and scuba diving (Dive Master). He is an excellent galley chef. Austin loves to arrange exotic “Norwegian” galley cooking classes on yachts or on land, to spread the not-so-famous - but wonderful dishes from the cold North. If you are in need of a new yacht or need help arranging an event on the water, Austin is the guy to call.
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Roger O'Malley, Yacht Broker/Sales
As a descendant of the famous 16th century Irish pirate queen Grace O’Malley (aka Gráinne Ni Mháille) and the son of a career U.S. Naval officer, it was genetically pre-determined that Roger would have a love of the sea.
Roger started his sailing career landlocked, however, in the early 80’s and on very small, fast sailboats (also called windsurfers) on the alpine lakes around Mammoth Lakes in the High Sierra. After relocating to Orange County in 1998, he began a progression from dinghy sailing to keelboats and now races and cruises regularly from Dana Point harbor.
Roger decided to combine his nautical knowledge with his previous business experience as president of a successful sales and service firm in the financial sector and entered the recreational boating business. Roger doesn’t see himself as just a yacht salesman, however, but as a boating lifestyle specialist – working to match clients with the sail or power craft that best meets their particular boating desires. It’s not just the vessel it’s the voyage.
You can reach Roger at (949) 887-3340 or via email.
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Erik Mayol, Yacht Sales
Erik Mayol has been around yachts, large and small, for over forty years. During this time, Erik has raced in several Transpacific Yacht Races as a member of the Magnitude 80 racing team which holds the record for crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Tahiti. He has also raced extensively up and down the West Coast as well as several destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Erik’s true passion is being on or around the ocean, where he spends most of his free time, fishing, sailing or power boating.
Erik’s passion is directly translated into helping others find or sell the perfect yacht of their dreams.
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J.R. Means III, President/International Broker
Bayport's Broker says Buying or selling, my experience in this Yachting lifestyle will help you enjoy boating to its fullest. I build my business around repeat customers and listening. I am available everyday via my cell phone. Boating is my passion and this is the career I chose after graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo School of Engineering. I have worked for one company, Bayport Yachts, for more than 27 years. I will continue to invest in you long after your purchase.
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Ric Colman, Service Manager
Ric has been helping boaters and Yachtsmen keep their prized possessions floating for so long he can't remember a day that he wasn't on a boat.
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Kelly Stice, Office Manager
When she’s not managing the office at Bayport Yachts, Kelly can often be found out on the water at one of her favorite “honey holes” hooked up to a nice sized fish. Kelly’s love of the ocean and boating along with her passion for fishing bring a lot of commonalities with Bayport’s customers.
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2530 W. Pacific Coast Hwy|
Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
Tel 949 631 0228
Fax 949 631 5440