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Cloud Yachts Joins United Yacht Sales

By Robert Bowman | Posted On Mar 05, 2024
Updated On Apr 09, 2024

United Yachts Sales is thrilled to announce that Cloud Yachts, the world's first AI powered Web-3 yacht brokerage firm, has joined our team of more than 250 worldwide agents. With the merger, Cloud Yachts brings with them 13 South Florida yacht brokers and more than 30 yachts for sale, along with their technologically cutting-edge approach.

"Zach Mandelstein and Cloud Yachts have been at the forefront of applying new technology in the yacht sales process," said Captain Jeff Palmer, President of United Yacht Sales. "They are the first company in the industry to use AI, Smart Contracts on the Blockchain, ChatGPT, and NFT's in the marketing, selling, and closing of a yacht. We are ecstatic that they have decided to join United and help our team further their knowledge in the newest trends in technology."

Cloud Yachts has been featured in major publications for their unique approach including Yachting Magazine, Boat International, Robb Report, and others. Forbes wrote an article about Cloud Yachts after their successfully launched the first tokenized superyacht.

"Joining forces with United Yacht Sales marks a significant milestone for Cloud Yachts, fundamentally enhancing how we conduct business and serve our clients," reflects Zach Mandelstein, Founder & CEO of Cloud Yachts. "The decision to merge was driven by United's exceptional broker support system, a pivotal factor for us. This collaboration means we now have access to an extensive network of support, from professional listing placements to leveraging robust marketing strategies and comprehensive closing assistance. These key resources allow our sales team to deepen their focus on client engagement, significantly improving our service quality."

Mandelstein also praised the seamless integration process with United, noting its importance in maintaining business continuity through the transition. "The ease of onboarding with United speaks volumes about their commitment to a broker-first approach, aligning perfectly with our ethos at Cloud Yachts and enhancing our ability to continue closing deals while integrating into United."

(Below: Marco Casali NFT New Build Project.)


From 2022 to 2023, Cloud yachts completed more than 700 'Smart Contracts' (NFT's) on the blockchain which resulted in a combined sales volume of over $26 million of new and pre-owned yachts. Don't fully understand what that means? You are not alone. Luckily for all of us, Zach and his team have the expertise to market your yacht to the new wave of affluent, young generation of technology enthusiasts.

In a 2023 press release, Cloud Yachts further explains the fusion of boating with technology:

"This revolutionary concept fuses the opulence of yachting with the cutting-edge technology of NFTs, offering unparalleled access to remarkable adventures aboard these majestic vessels. Cloud Yachts' ambitious endeavor is to transform the yachting industry through the tokenization of Super Yachts. By leveraging the power of blockchain technology and NFTs, Cloud Yachts is connecting the exclusive SuperYacht domain with a wider audience, turning the dream of an indulgent day at sea into reality for many. The Super Yacht NFT can be seamlessly acquired using ETH, Credit Card, or Apple Pay."

United Yacht Sales will be releasing more information in the near future on how best to utilize Cloud Yachts' NFT technology to help you sell your own boat or enjoy the yachting experience through their private events.

Cloud Yachts is the second brokerage firm to join United since the beginning of the year. In January, Baltimore Boating Center also came on board to better extend their offerings in the Chesapeake Bay area.


About United Yacht Sales

United Yacht Sales is a global, professional yacht brokerage firm with the most extensive network of buyers and sellers. Based in Stuart, Florida, the UYS team has more than 250 yacht brokers worldwide, along with 25 offices, and 18 support team members.

United's brokers are independent contractors running their own businesses within the larger framework of the firm's national footprint. This affords United Yacht brokers the resources to offer unsurpassed services to their clients like international exposure to their listing through advanced marketing techniques and full closing services to make sure the sale of your boat goes as smoothly as possible.