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What's It Like Being A Yacht Broker At United Yacht Sales?

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Sep 14, 2019
Updated On Feb 09, 2022

In 2002, Peter Schmidt had a vision of a yacht brokerage firm that put the brokers first ahead of the company. Having worked for multiple professional yacht brokerage firms for years, Peter's belief was that the customer will benefit the most from a yacht broker who is well supported, well compensated, and has the freedom to do the best job for their client. Peter's motto of "Earning Your Trust, One Boat At A Time" resonated with long time brokers like John Dial, Brian Franc, and others who wanted a fresh take on what it meant to be a part of a professional yacht brokerage firm.

Today, United Yacht Sales has over 250 brokers on our team and over 20 offices worldwide creating the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the world. Whether it has been the industry-leading commission split, the commitment to helping our brokers market themselves and their listings, or the world-class support team working diligently behind the scenes, the United team is growing by recruiting professional yacht brokers of the highest caliber.


yacht broker john blumenthal

John Blumenthal, a boat captain since 1991 and a professional broker since 2005, joined United in 2019 after hearing about the company's personal support. John has been thrilled at the assistance he's received with recruiting new listings, marketing his existing ones, and the closing support he's received when selling a yacht. John currently has over 10 active listings including Pacific HQ, a 95' Motor Yacht "Mothership" and "Ohana", a 2017 Absolute 52 Navetta.

yacht broker brian franc

Brian T. Franc is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and manages the Emerald Coast Division for United Yacht Sales. As a 22 year industry veteran, Brian has extensive product knowledge about many yacht brands as well as the industry. Under Brian's leadership, the Emerald Coast team is having a phenomenal 2019. 

yacht broker mordy miltz

Mordy Miltz is also a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) started in the boating industry in 2004 where he owned and operated a fishing supply company in the Northeast. Today, Mordy is one of United's most successful brokers and just last year opened a new office at Seaborn Marina in New York. This is in addition to his existing office at Jones Inlet Marina in Freeport, NY. Mordy credits his customer-first approach, his vast network of industry friends, and the support he gets from the United Support Team as to why he has been so successful.

Yacht Broker John Dial

John Dial's quote continued:  ....a really a group of brokers that called the shots of the direction of the company, I joined. It has always been my philosophy that I do not sell yachts, I educate buyers to make wise choices on a vessel that will do the mission they desire and give the owner the maximum return on resale. This is really the way the entire company thinks. The network of partner/brokers gives me the ability to have a boat looked at or a client serviced almost anywhere in the USA by one of our broker/partners. We really are the biggest in the business and only getting bigger in both coverage and size vessels represented. I personally have shared my experience with other top brokers in the industry who have since joined United. Joining United Yacht Sales with my company Lima Yacht Sales was a great move for my clients and my team.

Yacht Broker Scott White

Scott White's quote continued: ...on top of their game and are available to assist with any task a broker may come across. From listing a boat in all mls databases and our websites with professional brochures, email campaigns, social media, boat show support and on to closing the transactions with all parties being completely satisfied is something every broker should have behind them if they want to succeed in this industry. Aside from that, UYS has an in-house IT tech to assist in all avenues of the internet to include creating Google Ad campaigns and tracking hits to our personal broker websites that he has created. The marketing of UYS is best in the industry and always getting better. I've had the pleasure of working with United Yacht Sales for 9 years and have earned an award as one of the top producing brokers or divisions within UYS 7 out of the 9 years and I have to say those achievements would not have been possible without the support United Yacht Sales.

yacht broker greg graham

Captain Greg Graham opened Ocean Reef Yacht Sales & Services in 2007 after many years of being a captain in the waters surrounding the Ocean Reef Club. As a well known face around the docks in Ocean Reef, Greg decided to join his business with United Yacht Sales because of the many benefits United offers to individual brokers. Not only does Greg get to list his client's boats on all the major boating websites in the industry, but he also gets a complete marketing plan that is unique to the boat he is selling. 


If you have considered joining the "New" United Yacht Sales and want to see why we are growing by leaps and bounds, reach out to any one of the brokers here or send Peter Schmidt an email - As a professional broker with United, you will have access to:

-The yachting industry's best commission split for brokers!

-Listing Services to help you get your client's boat loaded onto Boatwizard and IYBA.

-Access to, (Featured/Premier Listings),,, and a variety of other major websites.

-Access to the United Broker Forum to help you sell your listings faster. Read: 

-Custom eMail Marketing that helps you advertise your listings to other brokers and to your clients.

-Custom broker websites built for you (only $100/month) that include over 6,000 active listings.

-Individual "Why List" marketing presentations to help you compete and win!

-Targeted individual marketing campaigns to help sell your best listings.

-Closing documentation services to help take the pressure off of you, the broker.

-Ongoing webinars and training to assist you in your growth as a professional broker.

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