We are well known in the Catamaran world and the Yacht Brokerage industry for superior client service and satisfaction. We have contacts for marine lenders, captains, insurance, dockage, crew, service and maintenance. We promise to take good care of you!
We work primarily through client referrals. Our industry knowledge and expertise has gained us a great reputation for catamaran sales.
The Catamaran market is extremely hot right now. With limited inventory and new buyer interest at an all time high, we are uniquely positioned to make deals happen fast. We have buyers standing by hoping to start living their dreams. With our client base of buyers, sellers and referrals, many of our boats do not even make it to the market!
Michelle is a Florida native, spending most of her life living, working and playing on the water. She has logged over 50,000 NM of offshore sea time to date. Her knowledge spans extensively throughout the entire Caribbean basin with the Virgin Islands and Bahamas as her specialty.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys flying her Cessna 172 with her husband and "potcake" dogs to Bahamas and camping on the beach. They have been found on occasion to fly over emergency parts to clients in the Islands. She's also an avid scuba diver, kite boarder and snow skier - when she can find the time to get out West. She's an adventure seeker at heart.
Michelle's number one goal as a Yacht Broker is use her extensive Catamaran knowledge and experience to provide the ultimate customer satisfaction. She's consistently a top producer in the industry and has closed on over 200 catamarans to date. She truly enjoys connecting with her clients on a personal and business level.
Patrick's 30+ years' experience in the yachting industry is an invaluable asset to Catamaran Brokerage. In his past role as the Technical Director of Leopard Catamarans, he was involved in developing new catamaran design, overseeing the design and improving on the owner warranty process. He is a 300ton RYA Yachtmaster Offshore licensed Captain and used to teach sailing in South Africa. He makes sailing look easy. He captains our clients boats for survey and sea trials when they simply add him to their insurance policy.
When he's not working, Pat spends his time with his wife, Michelle and their 2 potcake dogs. He is a aviation pilot and flys their Cessna 206 to the Bahamas every chance he gets.
Nicole joined the Catamaran Brokerage team in June 2021. As graduate from FAU with a BA in Business Marketing, she has spent her entire career in various sales and marketing roles. While newer to the catamaran yachting industry, she is no stranger to boats. She was raised in South Florida and spent every free moment on the water. Her childhood memories are at the beach or in the Florida Keys, mostly on a boat. She loves fishing, free diving, scuba diving, snorkeling, lobstering and most every other water activity.
She became a licensed yacht broker in June 2021, and helps close on over 60 catamaran sales each year.
When she's not working, Nicole spends her time with her children and husband. Weekends are spent either on the water in their Scout or at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments for kids competitions.
Nicole looks forward to building relationships with clients and following their journeys while they fulfill their cruising dreams.
Gwen began her professional yachting career as sailing instructor in the Med and in the Caribbean. She furthered her marine industry experience by working for a major sailboat manufacturer in France followed by a yacht charter company in Saint-Martin.
In 2012, Gwen joined The Moorings as Yacht Broker specialized in ex-charter fleet sailboats and in Leopard catamaran brand.
In 2018, she decided to move with her family from the Leeward to the Windward Islands and spent 2 years in Carriacou in the Grenadines Islands before working at JFA Yachts shipyard in France recognized in the superyacht industry.
With her husband, a professional captain, and their 2 daughters, they love to sail on their boat. They have an extensive knowledge of the whole Caribbean islands and people. They both have great interest in the superyacht catamarans.
As Yacht Broker, Gwen is well known in the industry for her honesty and integrity throughout sale and purchase process. She builds trustworthy relationship, offering unparalleled customer service. She is bilingual English/ French.
Gwen just joins the Catamaran Brokerage team and already knows that’s the perfect place for her to share her knowledge and passion listening to the needs of her clients and helping them find their dream catamaran.
Captain Kevin Klinges is a highly professional and experienced sail and power boat captain, with extensive knowledge in the industry. Growing up sailing the Chesapeake Bay with his four older brothers, Kevin developed a passion for sailing at a young age. His father's 42' Irwin became their summer companion, sailing from the north to the south every year until Kevin's college years.
At the age of 19, Kevin made a bold move to The Virgin Islands, where he crewed on a 68' trimaran. The adventurous journey took him to Grenada, Venezuela, and back to St. Thomas. During this time, Kevin's skills as a sailor flourished, and he gained valuable experience in handling various types and sizes of boats, from monohulls to catamarans.
For seven years, Kevin worked as a sailing captain for a sailing school in Charleston, where he honed his skills as an instructor and cruising consultant. He conducted numerous deliveries from Maine to Florida, the Bahamas, and all over the Caribbean, further expanding his knowledge and expertise. Additionally, Kevin, along with his family, embarked on a sailing adventure to the Bahamas on a Lagoon 400, spending almost two years exploring the beautiful waters.
Kevin's experience also includes a transatlantic delivery on a Lagoon catamaran, sailing from France to Fort Lauderdale. This challenging journey showcased his navigational skills and ability to handle long-distance voyages.
With over 25,000 nautical miles under his belt, Kevin possesses extreme hands-on knowledge of numerous makes and models of catamarans and monohulls. His understanding of his clients' needs allows him to guide them with positive results. Whether it's making strategic decisions or developing capabilities or purchasing the right boat Kevin is here to help. With his expertise and deep understanding of the industry, you can expect real solutions and experience true results.
Kyle Parrott is an experienced, professional, and trusted yacht broker. With his credentials as a USCG Master 100 GRT and American Sailing Association Certified Instructor Captain Kyle Parrott brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.
Hailing from the midwest, Kyle's lifelong passion for the water led him to make the move to the coast of South Carolina in 2011. Beginning his career as a captain, it was during his second year that he discovered sailing, and he hasn't looked back since.
The allure of sailing, with its demands for skill, planning, and focus, captivated Kyle. He quickly amassed thousands of offshore miles, delivering sailboats along the USA East Coast, Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. In 2018, he further pursued his love for sailing by becoming an American Sailing Association Instructor based in Charleston, SC. This opportunity allowed him to refine his skills as a skipper, gaining invaluable experience on a diverse range of monohulls and catamarans.
Kyle continues to this day offering private training, consulting, and delivery of privately owned vessels with the goal of facilitating clients through the entire process of boat ownership. With his extensive experience as a captain and sailing instructor, Kyle understands that the journey of boat ownership extends far beyond the initial purchase. He is committed to providing ongoing support and guidance to his clients, ensuring that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently navigate the waters and make the most of their boating experience. Whether it's personalized training sessions, expert consulting advice, or safe and efficient delivery of vessels, Kyle is dedicated to helping his clients every step of the way.
Whether you are a novice embarking on your boating journey or an experienced boat owner, Kyle is committed to guiding you in finding the perfect vessel that perfectly aligns with your requirements.
Drawing from his extensive offshore experience across a wide variety of vessels, he possesses the expertise to ensure that every buyer makes a well-informed decision.
Don't hesitate to reach out to Kyle Parrott today and embark on your boating journey with confidence. He eagerly anticipates the opportunity to assist you at every step along the way.
"We purchased the boat utilizing Michelle Ropiza as broker representing buyer and seller. She is absolutely the best! Her, Nicole, Eva and Pat are awesome! It was a true pleasure dealing with this team from start to finish!"
David & Linda M.
Our adventure begins, with Michelle’s help, and we are loving every minute. Michelle & Catamaran Brokerage are SO much more than a brokerage. They are building a helpful community. We took ownership and began to head off from Ft Lauderdale, days before Hurricane Nicole hit. Michelle reached out with concern and helped us with solutions to stay safe. She had checked in with most of her clients to see if they needed any help finding safe harbor. How great is that?! We can’t say enough – THANK YOU MICHELLE & PAT!"
Karen & Scott W.
From arranging dock space to cleaners and all the other little bits involved in selling a yacht. Would recommend them highly!"
She has her ears to the ground and a great pulse on used catamaran activity. In our case, she was able to connect us with a boat before it was even being sold. She sees and understands the value of the used catamaran marketplace. I'd use her again in the future."