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.
Kyle grew up boating with his family and has turned his passion for the water in to a career. After graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine FL, Kyle operated a sailing school and captained a 52' Hinckley. Many of his summers were spent tuna fishing; running a 39' express Hatteras out of the Wentworth Marina in New Castle NH. During the past 15 years Kyle worked as Operations Manager for a full service yacht yard and managing a yacht brokerage. Because of his vast experience and knowledge Kyle has a great knack for matching his clients with the appropriate vessel. With strong ties to the NH Seacoast and his outstanding customer service Kyle has developed many long-term relationships and enjoys much repeat business in the brokerage industry. In his free time Kyle enjoys fishing, sailing and watching his kids play sports. He lives in Durham NH with his wife Kelli and their two children.
Our newest broker, Jon Hay, comes to us with vast sales experience having owned his own small business for many years. With a passion for the water, Jon has grown up sailing and boating. Jon continues to enjoy the lifestyle as a Hingham resident where he and his wife Katie, and family of four reside! Jon and his family are active participants in their town, schools and church organizations. Join us in welcoming Jon aboard!
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 Boston’s South Shore, resides in Cohasset with her family.