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For selected clientswe offer:

1.    Full market analysis to identify value based on pedigree and vessel integrity/seaworthiness

2.    Access to the best yacht builders and renowned yacht brands

3.    Access to the most gifted naval architects and designers

4.    Proven skill set for negotiating the best purchase and sale arrangements

5. Full service in terms of:

  • legal

  • finance (including Ex-Im Bank finance and private wealth banks)

  • documentation (offshore specialist)

  • insurance (Lloyds of London)

  • crewing and ongoing vessel management

  • special security and ownership arrangements


Merrill-Stevens’ brokerage division is run by Paul Madden, the former shipyard representative of Blohm+Voss and CRN Yachts.  The Miami shipyard was started in 1923 and is affiliated with RMK Marine, an award-winning European yacht builder. The combination of the oldest shipyard name in the United States and one of the world's premiere ship and yacht builders is what makes Merrill-Stevens the first choice for knowledgeable yacht owners.See RMK Marine here.


We work with a select group of clients, applying our expertise in the areas of yacht acquisition and new vessel construction - with the world’s best shipyards. 

Paul Madden has represented Blohm+Voss (Germany), Sunseeker (UK) and CRN (Ferretti - Italy), we not only bring a European sensibility to our clients in The US & Bahamas, but we have access and expertise that very few yacht brokers can claim.

Please be aware that most new construction opportunities are not on the Internet, and the same is often true of estate sales and distress sales of mega-yachts.

Qualified buyers may call us to receive a confidential briefing on current, or upcoming purchase opportunities. We are equally adept at disposing of your current yacht.  

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"In terms of a strategic alliance, the arrival of the internationally renowned RMK Marine in the US yachting scene, aligned with such a prestigious and capable shipyard as Merrill-Stevens is a huge boost to yachting in the US, Caribbean and Latin America. RMK Marine’s deep experience and expertise with the latest state-of-the-art technology in building high quality yachts in Steel, Aluminum and high tech composites is unmatched by any other US builder.”

Paul Madden, CEO