Born in Watertown, NY, Christopher Cooke grew up boating and sailing on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. His career in the boating business began in the mid 90’s, after he proudly served a four-year tour in the Army as an Infantry Medic with the 10th Mountain Division (1/87 Light Infantry), in both Somalia and Haiti.
Chris’ vast knowledge encompasses a multitude of boat lines, both power and sail, ranging from 20’-220’ feet which he has sold over the course of his 20 plus-year career, selling and managing close to a billion dollars in transactions. He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and has his 100-gross ton Captain’s license. Chris is well-rounded, his knowledge of the marine industry, and what the market trends are, make him the broker other brokers turn to for advice.
Currently, Chris works as a full-time Yacht Broker for his clients, manages his own team of brokers throughout the East Coast and owns a yacht management company, to better serve his client’s needs before and after the sale.
Chris believes in giving back to the community, dedicating his time to serving on various charitable Boards of Directors. Needless to say, his favorite thing to do on a rare day off is to go boating with his family.
"After reviewing many brokers, I chose Chris Cooke based upon his reputation for achieving results. Thus, I listed my boat with him and we accomplished a sale within three weeks. Could I say more about success? Stu Lewis, Delray Beach, Fl."
"Over the years, I've owned eight boats (ranging in size from 19-56') and, by far, the easiest and most pleasurable transactions I've had were the two that Chris Cooke handled for me." David Heifetz , Manalapan, FL
“Chris' integrity, experience and smarts about boats - combined with his calm perspective from service abroad as an Army combat medic and more than seventeen years as a yacht broker - make him the consummate advocate for his clients.” Michael Samway Esq., Miami, FL
“Chris Cooke recently helped me get a new boat and it was a great experience. His process was enjoyable and he did a thorough job getting all of the paperwork and forms prior to the sale. Chris Cooke is a professional and you can't go wrong having him as your Yacht Broker.” Capt. Rufus Wakeman, Jensen Beach FL.
“Chris came highly recommended by his peers in the boat business - key words like: hard working, diligent, and professional - I was not disappointed!” Mac Allen, Sewell’s Point, FL