BVI Yacht Brokers
Our international team of yacht brokers has provided boat sales expertise since 1987. We specialise in servicing both Caribbean and USA boat sellers and buyers as well as the European market.
Brian has been selling boats with BVI Yacht Sales since 2009, when he moved to the BVI having sold his yacht rigging business based in Annapolis MD. Brian grew up in a sailing family, racing Opti and 420 as a child, progressing to sailing keelboats and right out of high school took off on a 24’ Sloop to explore and learn the world of yachting. Working variously as a rigger, captain, carpenter, electrician and diver he acquired a wide range of skills relevant to his career in yachting, and applies all this to help yacht owners through the process of preparing their vessel for sale and actively seeking the right buyer to get the best possible sale, over and over again. Brian’s philosophy is that selling boats is about providing information to buyers accurately and transparently so that deals go smooth, and buyers become sellers again later through good relationships. Brian now lives on his Irwin 52 and is normally at our BVI Offices.
Gary Lucas comes from a highly competitive sales background with Yamaha as well as also Co-Owning the largest Motor Charter Yacht Company in the Virgin Islands. He has a special focus on the high end power and motor yacht market, bringing diversity and incredible sales experience to the team, consulting with all our brokers on how to get the best possible sale of your boat, here in the Caribbean.
Chesnee Cogswell, Broker, is a Tortola Native and recently joined the team as we re-expanded our sales force following Hurricane Irma. Chesnee comes from a serious sailing family having lived abroad and cruised many boats, as well as participated in rebuilds and repairs of varied and extensive nature. More recently Chesnee has been active as a Crewed Charter Yacht Catamaran Captain and is also an avid sport fisherman and so his efforts are mainly focused on catamarans and sport fishing boats.
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Day has been sailing all of her life and worked as a professional skipper for the last 8 years, taking out guests on a wide range of the popular charter vessels that work here in BVI, including mono hulls and catamarans up to 65ft , also with experience sailing in the Mediterranean and other parts of the Caribbean as well. For the last 4 years she has also had the privilege of instructing under the RYA programs. Liz can help not only to get your boat sold, but also has lots of knowledge to share with buyers and those new to the BVI on where to go, what to do, and the best boats to do it all on.
Alec was born in the BVI where he grew up on the water experiencing a wide variety of boats. He took to competitive sailing at an early age and would go on to represent the BVI as a junior racer internationally. Later he would attend Roger Williams University where he holds a degree in International Business. After college Alec started and managed an Olympic campaign in the 49er skiff class. More recently Alec has entered the professional sailing arena, primarily racing small one-design classes. From his experiences, Alec brings a strong work ethic, an extensive network and a professional approach to business. Alec specializes in helping buyers locate, evaluate and acquire the vessel that fit their wants and needs.