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Grif Blackstone

Professional Yacht Broker

Grif grew up on Lake Erie, PA sparking a lifelong love of sailing and boating. Grif bought his first sailboat at 15 years old and at 19, he sailed his first transatlantic voyage, beginning a journey of extensive travel in the Mediterranean. His next adventure took him on a Feadship covering charters throughout the Caribbean.


Currently, besides being a broker for UYS, Grif is also the president of Yacht Management Professionals (YMP), a company dedicated to maintaining vessels the right way. As Todd, a client, and the owner of a 2022 74' Sunseeker Predator, says, "Being from out of state, having Grif take care of my yacht is almost like having a family member looking after your prized possession. A reliable family member! Grif and his crew are a get-it-done kind of team."


Grif has a wealth of knowledge, and a passion for the open water, gained from his experience in the private yacht management and charter industry, and from his personal experience owning three vessels. 


Grif has a reputation for his ability to get things done for his clients and fully knowing the boats he represents. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, Grif has the expertise and dedication to help you achieve your goals on the water and find you the vessel that fits your lifestyle.