Professional Yacht Brokers That Go Above and Beyond.
Vermilion Yacht Sales is many things, including a partner in helping you find the right-fit yacht. Our roots are solidly planted in Vermilion, with ties to the water and its importance to the local culture and community. We specialize in classic-styled yachts, including MJM, but we also are committed to being the “concierge of brokerage,” and to using our extensive resources to connect you with a solution that matches your unique wish list.
Vermilion Yacht Sales offers a partnership that doesn't stop at the sale.
Through our affiliation with Moes Marine Service, an 80-year old, family-owned, local boatyard, we’re able to maintain and care for your boat with the same passion and attention to detail we use in finding you the right boat in the first place.
We don't buy into the adage that business isn't personal.
To us, it is. It’s a one-on-one relationship. And with our clients, it also often becomes a friendship and extended family.
Meet the people that power Vermilion Yacht Sales.
Mike and Karl are both born and bred Vermilion locals whose lives have centered around the water for as long as they can remember. Their fathers are of the same generation, both running boatyards side-by-side on the Vermilion River. Mike and Karl were involved in the businesses with their fathers from young ages, and they credit this early exposure to stoking their passion for their love of boats and boating.
president & ceo
After growing up around the boatyard, Mike sailed and raced through high school and college at The Ohio State University, then set off to work at Boston Boat Works in Boston, where he was on the boat-building team that constructed the first MJM Yacht and the next 100 MJM's thereafter. Upon his return to Vermilion (by way of Australia), he took up the helm of Moes Marine Service, and he and his wife enjoy raising their family in Vermilion, and supporting the boating community that has been at the center of his family for generations.
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Karl credits helping his father at Romp’s Water Port, as well as starting his own boat cleaning business when he was a teen, as the time he “fell in love with” boating and the marine industry. After attending University, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed in multiple locales, allowing him to deepen his knowledge of vessel safety, navigation and boat handling. He also obtained his 100-ton master Captain’s license along the way. He enjoys time on the water with his family but admits he’s not good at sitting on the beach. He also loves hearing people’s stories, and if those stories happen to involve boats and boating, well, all the better.