Smith Yacht Sales Team
J. Eric Smith, CPYB
Eric has been in the marine industry since 1990. He has worked for two premier yacht yards on Cape Cod and has worked in yacht sales since 1995 winning awards from Back Cove, Sabre and Hatteras Yachts. Eric holds his Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation as well as 100 Ton Master Captain's License, is a member of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and a graduate of Providence College. He is versed in all aspects of the transaction including surveys, tax laws, market valuations, marine finance and insurance as well as contract negotiations. Eric and his wife Torrey live in the Boston area with their daughter Madeline.
Dana Brandt has his professional roots in the automotive and marine aftermarket business. His successes and trials as both business owner and more recently sales/marketing manager have well prepared him for the new career challenge of Yacht Brokerage. Dana and his wife Lori live in Plymouth, MA, and share a passion for boating that began (for those who may remember) with a build-it-yourself skiff from Armstrong Boats in Norwell, MA. Since those days a few boats have come and gone, and many hours have been logged sharing adventures and creating memories investigating the waters of Cape Cod and the islands.
Kyle grew up boating with his family and has turned his passion for the water in to a career. After graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine FL, Kyle operated a sailing school and captained a 52' Hinckley. Many of his summers were spent tuna fishing; running a 39' express Hatteras out of the Wentworth Marina in New Castle NH. During the past 15 years Kyle worked as Operations Manager for a full service yacht yard and managing a yacht brokerage. Because of his vast experience and knowledge Kyle has a great knack for matching his clients with the appropriate vessel. With strong ties to the NH Seacoast and his outstanding customer service Kyle has developed many long-term relationships and enjoys much repeat business in the brokerage industry. In his free time Kyle enjoys fishing, sailing and watching his kids play sports. Kyle lives in Durham NH with his wife Kelli and their children.
With years of experience in the Marine Industry, Vinny joins Smith Yacht Sales with tremendous knowledge and expertise! Vinny owned and operated his own Marina for nearly 30 years and is currently the Sales and Service Manager here at the Hingham Shipard Marina. Vinny is also the owner of Black Diamond Marine Service and Yacht Sales. Vinny's decision to join the Smith Yacht Sales brokerage team stems from his desire to increase buying and selling opportunities for his valued customers. If you ever see Vinny not working, he will most likely be out boating, golfing or lounging by his pool with his lovely wife Cathy, his 3 grown sons and his many delightful grandchildren. Welcome aboard Vinny!
Tony started out in boating building wooden row boats in the "Jersey Skiff" style and learned about boating along the Jersey Shore, where he grew up working summers clamming and fixing our family boat. Along the way he became an accountant and had a great career in finance. Tony will now be helping us out in the transportation aspect of our business, Captaining our vessels to and from when needed. Should you need Captain Services, please contact Connie in our main office. 781-749-9989
Jim Glynn, Service Manager
Jim, aka MacGyver, has been around boats all his life. Growing up in North Weymouth, he has always been drawn to the water and everything that swims, crawls or floats on it. He has been repairing and maintaining boats for as long as he remembers, starting with his Dad's. Jim's been a marine service technician for over 31 years. His expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- Electronics and Electrical Systems
- Hydraulics and Pneumatics
- Mechanical Systems, including Inboard, Gas, Diesel, Stern Drives and Outboards
- Winterization and Shrink Wrap
- Factory Service Training includes: Yamaha,OMC, Honda, Suzuki, Volvo, MerCruiser, Kohler Generators, & CruisAir Marine HVAC Systems
Jim earned his Master Technician Certificate from MerCruiser in 2005. When he is not working on boats, Jim enjoys fishing and building custom guitars and amps.
Connie is now handling our day to day office management at Smith Yacht Sales. She has an extensive business background, working for many years as a technical writer and then as a business owner in the commerical print industry. Most importantly, Smith Yacht Sales facilitated the sale of Connie and her husband's boat so easily that Connie decided to come aboard and join the team!
Leisa drives our Smith Yacht Sales Marketing platform. Leisa has an MBA from Suffolk University and a BS in Biology and Business from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has over 30 years of business experience in both Sales and Marketing. Her latter expertise is with small business and entrepreneurial marketing. Leisa resides on the South Shore with her husband and their family.