Seven-star service is the mantra of Miami-based Interglobal Yacht Sales (IYS). Yes, they’ve got extensive experience in handing yacht brokerage, yacht management and new builds, but what really makes them stand out is how well they get to know their clients, their families and their yachting needs. They then use this insight to make sure each individual’s yachting experience is unique and fascinating. The group has “tentacles” all over the world, which helps them find just the right motoryachts, sport motoryachts, sportfishermans, center consoles and luxury tenders for even the pickiest client or help them sell their existing yacht. “We are always in need of quality listings,” says Joel Brakha, Owner of IYS. “We are always walking the docks. We are part of the yachting community in South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, among others. We are proud members of the IYBA International Yacht Brokers Association and the prestigious island Gustavia Yacht Club in Saint Barts.” They also attend the world’s key yacht shows: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples, Monaco, Genoa, Dubai and Panama, among others. IYS is well known for their extensive connections with shipyards, marinas, and other providers within the industry and have managed mega-yachts with over 40 crew members as well as yacht refittings in Europe and the U.S. “I always tell people that it is a blessing to be able to make a living out of your passion, your hobby,” says Brakha. “This is what I do Monday through Friday at work, but living in Miami and being close to the water, is what I do as a hobby on the weekends as well. We have a great group of brokers in the office and we’re all like family.”; InterglobalYS.com.
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