We are proud to announce that BVI Yacht Sales Ltd. has a new website full of fantastic information and new features!
You can now visit us at www.bviyachtsales.vg
BVI Yacht Sales is located at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, the premier marine service location in the British Virgin Islands. This facility includes a 200-slip marina and full service yard, comfortable hotel and good restaurants set on a tropical island offering our clients the most enjoyable Caribbean yacht purchase experience possible.
With a staff of four full-time brokers, an office/closing manager and a marketing manager we are amply staffed throughout all aspects of the brokerage.
Our Brokers include Chris Simpson, also co-owner of BVI Yacht Sales since 1997. Immediately prior to Yacht Brokering Chris was Operations Manager for TMM Yacht Charter’s largest base of 50 boats. Chris’s early passion was teaching sailing, which he did for a decade in the U.K. This included running his own RYA School for 5 years. Chris has spent all of his working life in the sailing industry as well as much of his childhood years cruising offshore which, combined with his other sailing, totals around 40,000 miles. Chris is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor who has a well rounded knowledge of most things nautical which he is always happy to share with clients.
Clive Allen started his nautical career in the diving industry leading him to work in Australia and Asia, including running his own dive shop in the Philippines. Clive has spent 4 years live-aboard cruising from Hong Kong to Madagascar and, more recently, two years cruising the length and breadth of the Caribbean with his wife and young daughter. Clive’s extensive travels have given him a well rounded outlook that allows him to quickly tune into any client’s requirements, he is also fully fluent in French which is a great plus. Clive holds the French Ocean Captain qualification and has a strong background in diesel mechanics.
Todd Duff has been sailing since an early age and began working in yacht sales in 1982. He previously worked as a marine contractor, holds current credentials as an accredited marine surveyor and is a well-known writer for many of the popular sailing magazines such as Cruising World, Blue Water Sailing, Good Old Boat, Cruising Outpost, All At Sea and others.
He has cruised extensively with his children as crew while homeschooling them and raised his kids to be great lovers of the sea. He has been involved in long distance sailing since 1987 and has spent 12 out of the last thirty years as a full time cruiser. During this time he has visited 27 countries under sail in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the North and South Pacific.
Todd is careful, conscientious and dedicated to making certain that his clients are well informed and professionally handled. With over 700 yachts sold in his career as a Yacht Broker, and with his experience as both a former general marine contractor and SAMS Marine Surveyor, Todd is extremely well qualified and able to assist both buyers and sellers through the process of dealing with any issues or concerns that may come up during the boat buying or selling process.Todd Duff, who formerly worked for BVI Yacht Sales, has now returned to our company as a Broker and Offshore Cruising Consultant in our Nanny Cay Office. Todd is also an Accredited Marine Surveyor and is a well-known writer for many of the sailing magazines.
Here are some links to some of his articles.
Caribbean VS Pacific sailing: www.allatsea.net/caribbean-vs-pacific-sailing
What’s so great about the boatyards in the BVI: www.caribbeancompass.com/refit.html
Cruising Panama, Ecuador and the Galapagos: www.bwsailing.com/bw/author/tduff
Cruising Hawaii: www.cruisingworld.com/authors/todd-duff
Cruising the South Pacific: www.cruisingworld.com/south-seas-sojourn
Cruising yachts for a small budget: www.goodoldboat.com/promo_pdfs/Jan13_Promo.pdf
What is a Marine Surveyor?: www.allatsea.net/what-to-consider-in-a-marine-survey
What about a steel boat?:www.allatsea.net/why-a-steel-boat
Brian Duff, with experience from owning many
different yachts, sailing on almost every type of boat out there, accumulating many thousands of miles on the race course and cruising; both inshore and distance offshore, as well as working in the of the industry for the last 17 years. Brian sold ‘Southbound Cruising Services’ in 2009, a rigging specialist shop he had created and run in the very active Annapolis area, before then making the move to BVI Yacht Sales. Brian’s knowledge of yachts is full and far reaching and he puts this to work helping you fully understand the boats you are considering buying. Having made a living upgrading boats and having rebuilt many too, Brian is very well equipped to advise sellers on the right little things that can be done to get the best sale price, fast! Brian actively cruises with his son Rayne (12) who is a competitive optimist racer and actively explores the BVI during off time onboard their Kendall 32 ‘Nerites’.
Meet Macy, our golden retriever born in March 2003. She is our four-footed, self-appointed, welcoming committee with the happiest of natures, and we all love her to pieces.