Gulfport, Mississippi / New Orleans Office

Hard working and willing to learn anything that interests him – which ultimately surrounds the water. John F. grew up involved with sailboats and powerboats, and I finds myself to be very passionate in that. John F. has professional and recreational experience that has lead to a successful career in the industry.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

State of Florida; Yacht Broker License with bond


College of Charleston, BA Finance

Power Boat Experience

Sail Cruising

Member: Pass Christian Yacht Club

Sail Racing

2017 Finn North American Champion
College of Charleston Sailing Team,
1989 Optimist Team Racing National Champion
Classes Raced: 420, 49er, Finn, J/22, J/24, Laser II, Laser Radial, Lightning, Laser, Melges 24, Optimist, Snipe, Star, Sunfish, Ultimate 20

What they say…

Client References

“… broker was impeccable in his response to every issue we encountered… reachable and willing to give advice… maintained constant communication… during the entire process, even after closing… Murray Yacht Sales and… broker did much more than we expected of them.”

“Our experience with your brokerage made a rough ride easier… been great to work with on all the paperwork! Our hats are off to you all and we appreciate your help in making our dreams come true!”
-Brian Regan, customer and fan of Team MYS

“Thank you Stanton. It was a pleasure meeting you at the St. Pete boat show. My thanks also to (your team) and you for handling the sale of Stanley G in such a professional manner and understanding how difficult it was for me to part with her. But, Judy and I won’t swallow the anchor for good so I guess we’ll begin learning what trawlers and tugs are all about and get ready for the next adventure.
Best regards, Bob” -happy customer

“Gentlemen; We had a great trip to the (Beneteau) plant and enjoyed the tour very much. Dan Kimball hosted us and gave us an excellent tour and overview of the plant’s operations. He was very professional and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We met and spoke with Barbara in the Q/A lab and were impressed with your quality processes. We were also pleased to see the progress in lean manufacturing and the visible presence of a robust 6 S program. I’ve attached pictures of …our Beneteau 34 (in the snow of all things).
Thanks to you all for setting up the trip and thank you Dan for spending part of your day with us.”
another happy customer

“Again I say thank you to you for your real kindness in working this problem out with me. I’ll gladly give a testimonial when and where you wish. You … have been very helpful in getting me what I want and need in the boating business.” RB

“Murray Yacht sales is the benchmark for Yacht brokers and should be the industry standard. You will get our business…”

“Leo and Stanton: Thanks to you and to all for your help on this. Given all the circumstances, I think this was win-win for everyone. I hope the purchaser enjoys the boat.” -FB happy brokerage client


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