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Catamarans For Sale.com has partnered with one of the largest Catamaran Specific Brokerage Companies in the world, The Multihull Company, to provide customers with the best possible service experience in buying or selling a catamaran. With offices throughout the world and an extremely customer focused approach, we felt it was the perfect marriage of two conjoining visions of what we aim for the catamaran buying experience to be – Straightforward and Enjoyable.
Phillip Berman is the president of The Multihull Company and a lifetime catamaran sailor and racer. He grew up racing Hobie Cats in California in the late 1960’s and published his first book on catamaran racing at the age of seventeen. Called MULTIHULL RACING THE HOBIE CATS, it was published by Sea Publications, NY in 1975. He went on to write many more books on the subject including the best-selling catamaran training manual of all time, CATAMARAN SAILING FROM START TO FINISH (W. W. Norton, NY, 1982.). He also wrote WINNING IN CATAMARANS (Wind Publications, 1979), PERFORMANCE WINDSURFING (with Mike Waltz, W.W. Norton, 1984), as well as the Hobie 14 and Hobie 18 Performance Manuals (Murray’s Marine, 1984). He has been a regular contributor of articles over the years to Sail Magazine, Cruising World, and a wide range of yachting publications around the world
In addition to his passion for sailing, Phil is an avid triathlete and participates regularly in Olympic distance triathlons throughout America, where he is a nationally ranked athlete in the 55 to 59 year old racing group.
Alexis de Boucaud, Florida and St. Martin
Alexis grew up racing dinghies in the waters of Brittany, France. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and developed his interest in offshore cruising and racing in New England and the Bahamas. Alexis began his professional yachting career as a charter captain sailing the storied seas of French Polynesia on a Fountaine-Pajot Marquises 57 catamaran. There he developed a talent for sharing and communicating his love for bluewater sailing to his worldly guests. More recently, Alexis spent ten years managing Nautor’s Swan Charters, a high-end charter company with over fifty Swans based in the Caribbean, New England and the Mediterranean. While at Nautor’s Swan, Alexis coordinated sales of new yachts through the French defiscalisation program. He later instituted a successful yacht sales and management program to develop the fleet in non-French territories. This experience gave him substantial experience in the many facets of yacht sales and brokerage in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis is bilingual English-French. He was educated in the United States and has worked in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. He has sailed extensively on multihulls and particularly enjoys performance cats.
Alexis De Boucaud
St. Martin: 590 690 58 66 06
Will Miller, South Carolina
Captain Will Miller grew up in Virginia and learned to sail in the Chesapeake Bay. He has lived in Charleston since 2001 and knows the city well. Throughout his life Will’s parents have owned a variety of sail, ski, and fishing boats in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, the Carolinas, and the Caribbean. Family vacations included chartering in the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. Will developed a love of the water at a very young age and chose to pursue a career as a captain after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2005. As a lifelong sailor Captain Will has traveled extensively throughout the waters of the United States and Caribbean. He has been a certified sailing instructor and licensed US Coast Guard Captain since 2006. While attending the College of Charleston Will worked at the Charleston City Marina. Post college graduation he lived and worked in Negril, Jamaica where his family owns and operates a restaurant, fuel dock, fishing, and sailing charters. Will returned to Charleston to work for the sailing school after his time abroad. Shortly after, Will joined The Multihull Company as an associate broker.
Matthew Dunning, Pacific Northwest
Matthew brings fifteen years experience cruising multihulls on Puget Sound and points north to the TMC brokerage team. Along with his practical knowledge of multihull designs and seamanship, Matthew is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Geography. He has an intimate knowledge of the Northwest’s unique maritime geography that he describes as, “One of the world’s most beautiful, intricate, and extensive cruising grounds. The joys of which are advantageously and endlessly displayed to the owner of a cruising multihull.”
Carl Olivier, Virgin Islands
Carl Olivier was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Growing up just a stones throw from the ocean, he soon developed a love for the sea, surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. At the age of 15, moving to the east coast, where his family owned a fishing boat, Carl involved himself in deep sea and game fishing, scuba diving, keelboat and Hobie cat racing, as well as surfing the Great White shark infested warm waters. He then attained his scuba and powerboat licences.
High school graduation marked the beginning of 7 years of travel, visiting or working in Israel, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Brazil and the UK. Whilst living in London, he enjoyed dinghy and keelboat sailing.
Through his love of the sailing lifestyle, together with his innate business sense, he found his niche in yacht brokering. After 5 successful years as a yacht broker in South Africa, Carl went on to form his own brokerage, which he sold 5 years later, to take his family cruising. Almost 2 years and 14 000nm later, Carl has made the Caribbean his home. His decade of yacht sales experience, together with his first-hand knowledge of on-board systems and maintenance, provides his clients with a holistic sales service. Carl continues to live aboard, enthusiastically serving TMC clients in and around the Virgin Islands.
Jeff Jones, Florida
The Multihull Company is excited to announce the addition of Jeff Jones to it’s team in Florida. Jeff was born and raised in Miami and grew up sailing Biscayne Bay. An avid scuba diver and fisherman, he extensively explored the Florida Keys and the Bahamas and later lived aboard and cruised the East and West coasts of the US and the Caribbean islands. Jeff’s years of experience have left him with a solid technical understanding of all onboard systems. Previously with The Moorings brokerage team, Jeff brings an enormous amount of knowledge and experience to the TMC team in Fort Lauderdale and to clients. “We are truly excited to add someone with the experience and expertise that Jeff possesses,” TMC President Phil Berman said. “He will bring tremendous value to our clients who are looking to either purchase or sell a catamaran in the area, as he has first hand knowledge with each brand and their values.” Jeff’s knowledge of the on board systems and boat construction has aided him in finding clients the right boat for their needs as well as participating in the sea trial and survey portion of the buying process. For the past five years he has specialized in brokering both new and pre-owned catamarans and have sailed more than 5,000 miles on them in the last 6 months primarily on the east coast of the US, Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Chris Rundlett, Grenada
Chris Rundlett’s first sailing adventure was on a small Sunfish owned by the U.S. Coast Guard where his father was stationed in North Dakota. There was plenty of wind – but not much water! Since then he dreamed of bigger horizons and sailed whenever he had the chance. Chris is a true son of a sailor. Chris started his maritime career teaching USCG Captains Licensing courses in the Pacific Northwest. This lead to teaching sailing in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. In 2008, Chris started working with a sailing school in the Caribbean – St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He enjoyed sailing in these exquisite waters so much, he decided to stay. In 2013, Chris started the premier American Sailing Association affiliate school in the Caribbean, LTD Sailing – “Living the Dream!”, with his partner Chrystal Young. They have now opened a second location in the Grenadines at the Port Louis Marina, Grenada partnering with The Multihull Company and Five Oceans Marine Group. Chris and Chrystal found that many of their sailing school students were interested in buying boats – making this a natural partnership. Grenada is a great cruising destination with its southerly latitude, excellent marine services and active cruising community. Please call Chris or Chrystal if you would like to discuss the advantages of buying or selling your yacht in the Caribbean. Or stop by the office at Port Louis Marina to say ‘hi’ next time you are in Grenada!
Office Phone: 473-457-3245
Cell Phone: 206-792-9787
Chrystal Young, Grenada
As owners of a sailing school, it quickly became evident that many people learning to sail also want to buy boats! The partnership with The Multihull Company and LTD Sailing in beautiful Port Louis Marina is a natural progression to complete the circle of services offered in Grenada and the Grenadines. Do what you love! Sailing and sailboats are at the top of the list of Chrystal’s passions and now she has managed to make that her career. After working through a five year plan with her partner, Chris Rundlett, Chrystal was able to throw off the bowlines, quit her job and move to the Caribbean full-time. Starting her sailing adventures on the Inland waters of North Idaho then expanding to the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, she now sails the tropical waters of the Caribbean – “Living the Dream!” As a sailboat racing & rally enthusiast, Chrystal has participated in the Montana Cup, Whidbey Island Race Week, Baja Ha Ha, and many more. She has thousands of miles of experience on the Pacific Coast, East Coast and the Caribbean. Her background is in Adult Education and Outdoor Leadership. In addition to sailing, Chrystal loves cooking, kayaking and scuba diving. She is happy to be part of The Multihull Company team and looks forward to working with sailors to help them through the process of buying or selling a boat. Next time you’re in Grenada, stop by the last blue building on J Dock in Port Louis and say “Hi!”
Office Phone: 473-406-3017
Cell Phone: 206-617-7245
Jaryd Forbes, Trinidad & Tobago
Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago, Jaryd Forbes love of the ocean started at a very young age. Travelling aboard his Fathers Lagoon 42 “Delphini”, Jaryd developed a thorough knowledge and affinity for crafts of all types as well as ocean faring. With experience ranging from power to sailboats of all models and sizes, and assisting with pre-purchase surveys and deliveries, he possesses an intimate knowledge of his native Trinidad and the wider Caribbean in order to better serve TMC clients. With a strong background for business from schooling and managing Imagination Ltd, a family owned business started in 1991,and his vast knowledge of the sea and crafts of all types, Jaryd decided to join TMC in the Summer of 2012 as an associate broker in Trinidad & Tobago.
Antoine Lelievre, Guadeloupe
Born in Paris, France, Antoine Lelievre has been sailing since the age of 18. He became a professional captain in the 80s after earning the French qualifications. Further he was involved in passenger ferries up to 500 tons as officer of watch, and later as a shipping agent. During this period his passion always remained for real bluewater cruising, long voyages and ocean crossings under sail. He’s experienced in an assortment of marine skills, from astronomical navigation to radar plotting and thru-hull marine construction and repairs. Antoine is a fountain of information in the purchase or sale of your catamaran. His 40+ year career in the marine industry gave him the proper expertise to join TMC as its new Associate Broker in Guadeloupe. Having lived in Guadeloupe for the last 20 years, Antoine knows the island intimately and possesses and the marine connections on the island to handle all of your sailing needs. Antoine looks forward to welcoming TMC clients and arranging showings, dockage, caretaking and deliveries anywhere in the world. Contact Antoine at +590 690 34 20 60 or by email at email@example.com for immediate assistance.
Phone: +590 690 34 20 60
Delphine Lafitte, France
Like so many young French children who grew up near the sea, Delphine Lafitte began sailing at a very young age on small dinghies. Her affinity for the water and wind was so strong that she became a sailing instructor in her early teens. This laid the foundation for her future life at sea.
She became a mate on a large sailboat in her late teens and crossed the Atlantic twice. Those passages “under the stars” were enough to convince her that she must pursue a career in yachting. She went on to obtain the very prestigious French Yacht Captains license and has, for the past ten years, served as a yacht captain – operating charters, delivering yachts all over the globe, and racing in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic and South Pacific. She has experience on just about every type of yacht – large monohulls, racing monohulls, charter catamarans, racing catamarans, etc. She has served on yachts ranging in size from 28 to 145 feet.
An accomplished linguist, Delphine speaks fluent French, English, and Spanish. She operates The Multihull Company’s brokerage office in Port Pin Rolland in the South of France. Delphine not only lists catamarans for sale in Europe for the Multihull Company, but works closely with Alexis de Boucaud, our Florida Office manager, to serve the needs of European buyers looking to purchase a catamaran in the United States or the Caribbean.
Delphine is a warm, intelligent woman who loves to help others make their sailing dreams come true. She speaks not only with a great depth of sailing experience, but with a true passion for the sea.
Phone: +33 (0)6 19 98 28 70
Will O’Hara, United Kingdom
Will developed an affinity for the sea starting at a very young age by joining the Royal Navy Cadet Force and the admiration and wonderment did not diminish as life progressed. His experiences began as a commericial diver in the 1970s where he assisted in the major construction of seabed pipeline bridges, pipeline surveys and laying. During this, Will also managed the positioning and handling of dive boats and others, and it was there that he had found his true calling.
It was during this time that Will bought his first of many boats, including a 78’ Norwegian pine planked patrol vessel for cruising around the UK and Europe.
During his travels, Will established himself as one of the top Sales Agents in Europe and the Caribbean for luxury Villas and Apartments for many years, before he found that something was missing. It was around that time that Will returned home and met TMC founder and President Phillip Berman, and decided to combine his professional career and life’s passion for sailing and join TMC as an Associate Broker in the United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 777 76 68 108
Rudi Pretorius, South Africa
Rudi Pretorius first began sailing windsurfers and Hobie Cats back in the 80’s, but only after graduating with a Masters Degree in Business did he acquire his first yacht. This led to the whole family becoming involved in sailing and the upward progression into catamarans ensued. Rudi has owned three yachts of which two have been catamarans, the last one being a new build. This then evolved into the founding of his own yacht company, Maverick Yachts.
Maverick Yachts partnered with The Multihull Company who were appointed as the exclusive agents in the USA. Both Phillip Berman and Alexis de Boucaud visited South Africa and from there the relationship grew. The natural consequence of this was for Rudi to partner with The Multihull Company.
Rudi has built 24 yachts, of which 17 have been catamarans. He serves on the board of the South African Boat Builders Export Council. His technical knowledge and insight into the marine industry is a great asset.
Rudi remains at the helm of Maverick Yachts, but now adds value to both companies in taking this next step. Yacht owners wishing to buy or sell their yachts are welcome to contact Rudi. In so doing they have the advantage of The Multihull Company’s international exposure for the listing of their boats or tapping into the large pool of already listed boats.
Phone: +27 021 552 7752
Cell: +27 083 269 3626
Warwick Downes, Southeast Asia
The Multihull Company is pleased to announce the newest addition to it’s team of expert brokers around the world. Associate Broker, Warwick Downes, has joined TMC to open The Multihull Company Thailand Office.
Born in Sydney, Australia Warwick started sailing small dinghies at a very young age, and has not slowed down as life has progressed, but rather upgraded the size of his craft. Having owned many boats since his early days – including boats from NJ, VJ, Cherub, NS14, Lightweight Sharpie, Flying Dutchman, Half Tonner, Etchells and now a Leopard 47 catamaran, Warwick is a very seasoned sailor and familiar with the pros and cons of all of the cats on the market today.
Warwick has also raced in many places around the world including Sydney Hobart Race, Admiral’s Cup, Fastnet Race, Commodore’s Cup, Kenwood Cup, Japan Cup, Middle Sea Race, Vietnam Race, China Sea Race, King’s Cup, Raja Muda Regatta, Singapore Straits Regatta, San Fernando Race and many others.
Warwick will pull from his vast wealth of knowledge and experience to provide TMC clients in Thailand with the service necessary when buying or selling a multihull.
Phone: (852) 9151 6767