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Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. image J Robert Moore, Employing Yacht and Ship Broker has been a maritime professional since his honorable discharge from the United States Army in 1985, Robert began on the water with the sport fishing community of South Jersey and offshore canyon fishing. Receiving his first captains License in 1990, Captain Moore continued his career by stepping up to larger and larger vessels as his time and experience on the sea grew accordingly.
Captain Moore has vast experience with a host of vessels types. In 1997, he under took his first large yacht new build as the owner representative. Subsequently, he managed 5 major build projects for various clientele in shipyards throughout the world.
A licensed broker since 2004, Robert has international experience with super yacht sales and is eager to continue to build more vessels as the Managing Broker at MYB. As a contributing Author to the book “Megayacht Wisdom” Robert is capable and qualified to serve the worlds most prestigious buyers in their quest for yachting excellence.

His current business interests include an aquaculture facility; which is focused on a hybrid bass culture, as well as searching for sustainable solutions to natural seafood depletion.
His support team members are fluent in Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Italian. The team provides a significant, competitive edge to MYB sales, construction and operations management for new ship building. Presently, ship and yacht building are an international construction endeavor, and will be for the foreseeable future.
A reputation built on integrity is Robert’s most valuable asset. This will be the focal point of his growing sales team. By joining Merritt Yacht Brokers, Robert will enhance our quest to proudly protect and promote the respected Merritt Yachts brand.
Contact J Robert Moore at 786-942-1855 or rmoore@merrittyachts.com.

Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. image Michael Hannon has been involved in financial services and investment banking for the greater part of his business life - from 1971 to 2007. Michael started Hannon Armstrong in 1981 and with his entrepreneurial zeal, expanded the business until it was ultimately acquired by Mission Point Capital in 2007. Since retirement, Michael has acquired a number of businesses including Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. He enjoys being involved in the creation, growth, and success of new business ventures and is always on the lookout for “business opportunities of exceptional quality”. His family has a love of travel and the outdoors, whether it is an adventure on their 61’ Garlington, “Indigo”, a safari to South Africa, or any beautiful beach. Contact Michael Hannon at (703) 472-0149 or mhannon@merrittyachts.com.

Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. image Vinnie LaSorsa has been around boats his entire life. Literally, the day Vinnie was born his father purchased a boat for his family. Raised in Annapolis, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay his passion for boats and the water began. Vinnie was nineteen years old when he obtained his captain's license. He has owned and operated a sport fishing charter business and also worked as a captain and/or mate on many different sport fishing yachts travelling from Cape Cod to the Caribbean. Vinnie was also an author for Florida Sport Fishing magazine where he wrote the monthly Bahamas fishing forecast. There have been many articles written about Vinnie and his success in fishing in both sport fishing magazines and newspapers. In 2005, he accepted an exciting captain position traveling up and down the east coast – fishing from Nantucket to Key West to the Bahamas. One of Vinnie’s greatest accomplishments is organizing and arranging fishing trips for the Wounded Warrior Project. Each year the trips get bigger and better. In 2012, he expressed interest to his friends, about wanting to become a yacht broker. Ironically, two days later, Vinnie was contacted by a friend and asking to join Merritt Yacht Brokers.Contact Vinnie: Cell (954)-254-7700 or email to vlasorsa@merrittyachts.com

Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. image Having grown up in Islamorada, Florida, Ben Brownlee has spent much of his life on the water, fishing with family and friends and working on many boats throughout the years. Ben identifies one of his greatest influences as his father who helped to shape Ben’s love for fishing and traveling. Ben believes that he has turned his experience into a career, which makes him passionate about what he does for a living. Ben has been working on boats since 2004 and recollects one of his greatest travels to include a trip on the ‘Briar Patch’, a 58’ Merritt, traveling throughout the Atlantic to the coasts of Portugal and the island of Madeira, as well as the Mediterranean Sea to the coasts of Italy. During this time, Ben also traveled to Bermuda, Mexico, the Bahamas and Nova Scotia fishing for giant blue fin tuna.

Ben’s passion for fishing and boats will be evident as he joins Merritt Yacht Brokers in 2012 as a Licensed Florida Yacht Salesperson. Contact Ben at (305) 481-4525 or bbrownlee@merrittyachts.com


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Raised in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay,JoeLaSorsawas introduced to boats early in his life. Moving to south Florida when he was eighteen years old, Joe obtained his captain's license and operated a sport fishing charter business with his brothers, while also working as a freelance captain and/or mate. In recent years, he has served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, and now resides in eastern North Carolina. While experienced in operating many different kinds of vessels, he specializes in sport-fishing boats from center-consoles to large sport-fishing yachts.

When Joe's brother, Vinnie became a yacht broker in 2012, his expressed interest in the industry also awarded him a position with Merritt Yachts. Contact Joe LaSorsa at 954 993-4440 or jlasorsa@merrittyachts.com




Merritt Yacht Brokers, Inc. image Raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Doug Rollins. has spent his entire life around boats and the marine industry. As the son of a boat builder, he spent most of his childhood as his father’s assistant and shadow, helping out in the boat shed with any stage of construction that was underway. After college, Doug worked as a brewer and plant engineer for DeGroen's Brewery and the manager of a multimillion dollar pharmaceutical manufacturer in Baltimore. Even though job and family has kept him busy, he could not stay away from his love of boats. For 4 years, Doug and his wife lived aboard their 36’ trawler which Doug restored before moving ashore to begin their family. Doug still fishes today in the waters of Ocean City Maryland aboard his 38’ sport fish which was his second restoration project.

In 2009, Doug began his own yacht service and management business, Complete Marine Inc. This has grown into a well respected company encompassing all facets of yacht service from general maintenance to major refits and repowers in the coastal areas of Delaware and Maryland.

Doug met our company president, Chuck Brunner, while maintaining his 47’ Buddy Davis and their successful relationship led to Doug’s new position as a yacht broker. Doug’s life experiences and expertise in the marine industry will ensure that his clients will have a highly qualified ally in finding their perfect boat. Contact Doug Rollins at 410-202-6027 or drollins@merrittyachts.com.


 
 

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