“… John Rodriguez Yachts provided a first class yacht brokerage service with standards of excellence rarely found in the industry…”
With extensive experience in this specialised field of yacht sales, John Rodriguez Yachts provides professional full-service yacht broking including ABYA marine conveyancing & legal transfer of vessel title.
Using global advertising, high-end photography or video, the latest internet technology and a network of co-brokers, the emphasis is always on integrity, courtesy and professionalism whether buying or selling.
Principal broker John Rodriguez is a blue water yachtsman and a member of both the Royal Cruising Club and the Ocean Cruising Club. He has sailed as skipper from the UK to the Med, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, as far north as New York in the USA and covered over 25,000 miles. John is a co-contributor to numerous sailing publications including Yachting Monthly, Sail, Bluewater Sailing and his wife Nicola Rodriguez’s book Sail Away.
John bases his own cruising yacht on the River Hamble and holds RYA certificates for Sea Survival, VHF, Long Range Radio, Radar, Diesel Engine, Comp Crew, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory.
John has also served as both Deputy Chairman and Chairman of ABYA and as a YBDSA council member. He has completed the Marine Solicitor led BRBA/BMF Law Relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers Course, is a participant in the ABYA Continuous Professional Development Programme and has been awarded the ABYA/BRBA Boat Sales Qualification from British Marine.
In 2017 John was awarded a Fellowship of ABYA and now sits on the ABYA committee for 2018.
He knows blue water cruising and the yachts that undertake such voyages. John aims to bring his own sailing experience to the brokerage process, giving buyers and sellers alike a bespoke private client service, and a wealth of hands on knowledge and experience.
Nicola Rodriguez has completed the ABYA brokerage course and assists with the running of the brokerage office. An RYA Day Skipper, accomplished writer for the international yachting press and published sailing author, Nicola is also a member of both the OCC and the RCC and has covered some 25,000 miles, including an Atlantic crossing. Nicola’s book ” Sail Away How to Escape the Rat Race” is now on it’s second re-print. It was reviewed by Yachting Monthly as, “A must for all aspiring ocean adventurers.”
Jason Lawrence represents John Rodriguez Yachts on the Isle of Wight and has a depth of experience in both mono and multihulls. A keen racer, his real passion for cruising has seen many miles sailed both single handed and with crew. Having sailed round the world with his wife and children aboard their Chris White Catamaran, he now has a Sparkman and Stevens for adventures closer to home. With many miles under the belt he has a deep knowledge of what really works out there. Jason has completed the ABYA brokerage course and also has personal experience of importing vessels and compliance with RCD and VAT requirements. Based on the Isle of Wight and being an active member of a number of clubs, Jason brings a wealth of local knowledge to both buyers and sellers.