and then sailed to the Bahamas.
Upon his return, he worked as yard foreman for several marine yards
where he favorably impressed owners
and future clients alike.
However, before starting his own company,
he built another sail boat and
traveled deeper into the Caribbean.
There, he fished offshore,
as he would later along the eastern seacoast,
tagging blue and white marlin, sailfin and tuna.
In 1984, Mayer Yacht opened its doors on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, specializing in renovation, restoration, paint and mechanical work. In 1997, the company introduced its second location in Slidell where wooden boats were, a specialty with on-site inboard and outboard mechanics, riggers and carpentry experts. This yard had offered a full or do-it-yourself service and has the only 100-ton Travelift in the Gulf South. This yard has been sold due to the economy. Mayer Yacht has the largest lifting capacity in Louisiana and Missisippi.
Johnston & Mayer Oasis Yachts, LLC