J. Eric Smith, CPYB
Eric has been in the marine industry since 1990. He has worked for two premier yacht yards on Cape Cod and has been in the yacht sales business since 1995 winning awards from Back Cove, Sabre and Hatteras Yachts. Eric holds his Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation as well as his 100 Ton Master Captain's License, is a member of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and is a graduate of Providence College. He is versed in all aspects of the transaction including surveys, tax laws, market valuations, marine finance and insurance as well as contract negotiations. Eric and his Wife Torrey live in the Boston area with their Daughter Madeline and Dog Max.
Dana Brandt has his professional roots in the automotive and marine aftermarket business. His successes and trials as both business owner and more recently sales/marketing manager have well prepared him for the new career challenge of Yacht Brokerage. Dana and his wife Lori live in Plymouth, MA, and share a passion for boating that began (for those who may remember) with a build-it-yourself skiff from Armstrong Boats in Norwell, MA. Since those days a few boats have come and gone, and many hours have been logged sharing adventures and creating memories investigating the waters of Cape Cod and the islands.
My boating experience began in 1952, fishing and boating with my grandfather on Narragansett Bay, RI. We built a 12' row boat and a 26' wooden cruiser during the years 0f 1952-1954. I have been boating and fishing ever since. I now own a 37' Pearson Arundel that I have restored and fully maintain. I have cruised the East Coast waters from Maine, south to the Florida keys. I have also cruised the Hudson River and the New York lock system to the lake regions. I have a Master Captain's 100 Ton license and have piloted boats to and from Florida. I have served a four year apprenticeship at the Bethlehem Shipyard, instructing me in machinery, boilers and main propulsion systems, both installation and operations and sea trial testing. For 10 years, I was co-owner of a wholesale marine and chemical supply company in Hingham, Ma. I have extensive experience in repairing boats including mechanical systems, fiberglass hulls and complete restorations.
"Jerry G" grew up in the boat business, taking the helm of his family's Waveland Marina in Hull MA in the 1960s. After running a successful marina business for several years, he decided to sell the business and went into yacht sales in 1986. He has had a distinguished career as a broker winning salesman of the year from Hatteras Yachts many times over. Gerry has personally owned over 20 new Hatteras Yachts in his lifetime, as well as many new and pre-owned Posts, Bertrams, Regulators, and Sea Crafts just to name a few. He can be found fishing his 32 Regulator or cruising his 49 Eastbay with his wife Linda, their kids and grand kids.
With over 30 years of experience, Keith Douglas has been active in virtually every facet of the Marine and Aviation Industries. In addition to owning Shoreline Aviation, Keith has owned and operated multiple Power Boats and is also an expert consultant in the area of new boat building and retrofitting. Keith has been an active Yacht Salesman for years and prides himself on providing the customer with unparalled safety, service, survey, delivery and management. When not working, you can find Keith on his boat at the Hingham Shipyard, flying his plane, or playing golf in West Palm!
Leisa handles our day to day office management in addition to driving the Smith Yacht Sales Marketing platform. Leisa has an MBA from Suffolk University and a BS in Biology and Business from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has over 20 years of business experience in both Sales and Marketing. Her latter expertise is with small business and entrepreneurial marketing. Leisa, a native of Bostonís South Shore, resides in Cohasset with her husband Andy, boys Matthew and Michael, and Bolt, the family black lab.
Joe Fortin, 100 GT Master Lic.
Please welcome our newest broker Joe Fortin! With over 25 years of experience in the Marine Industry, Joe joins Smith Yacht Sales with tremendous knowledge and expertise! Joe will be working out of our East Greenwich, Rhode Island office located at Norton's Marina and Shipyard. Joe has been running his Electro Marine Service company in this location for many years and has quite an established following. Additionally, Joe has owned dozens of sport fishing boats over the years and when not working enjoys spending his free time with his family (wife Paula and girls)on his new Hatteras!