A business owner of twenty+ years with a wide range of experience in the marine industry. President of Murray Yacht Sales, Inc. with offices serving Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, specializing in the sale of new and used power and sailing vessels 30’ to 60’ in length.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Yacht Brokers Association of America; Member, past National President and Director
Sail America (USA Sailing Industry trade association); member, past National President, National Boat Show Chairman and Director
Marine Edge; Peer review professional organization, founding member
N.A.D.A. Marine Advisory Board; past contributing member
GNOEA Greater New Orleans Executive Association; member, past President and Director

State of Florida; Yacht Broker License, Employing Broker with bond
CPYB Certified Professional Yacht Broker: national certification
American Sailing Association: Certified Sailing Instructor Basic Sailing #M8300288 American Sailing Association: Certified Sailing Instructor Coastal Cruising #M8300288
State Of Louisiana: Vessel Operator Certification #05084880NAUI
National Assoc of Underwater Instructors: Open Water Scuba Diver Certification
Certified Beneteau Sales Professional
Certified Beneteau Service Technician


Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University 1986.  Ongoing continuing education programs in numerous marine-related fields as well as technology and professional training.

Power Boat Experience

Owned and cruised power boats from 20’-52’ along Gulf coastal waters

Sail Cruising

Extensive cruising along Gulf coastal waters
Member Southern Yacht Club

Sail Racing

Offshore including SORC and Mexico races
One Design including Star Class and J 22

Favorite Time on the Water…

    “… Fishing, cruising, racing with family, friends or solo – as long as it is on the water…”

    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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