opens new offices in Florida has opened two new offices in the heart of Florida’s thriving boating community, extending its presence in over 80 locations in 18 countries. 

Boatshed senior broker, Andy Topham, will oversee the start-up and training in the new locations, based in Florida Keys and Fort Lauderdale, and is supported on the ground by captains Doug Starliper and Ronald Paxton, plus licenced broker Jason Deshay.

The offices will serve as a hub for the company’s experienced team of professionals, dedicated to offering personalised and expert guidance in buying and selling boats and yachts. With more boats than anywhere else in the United States and a flourishing maritime industry, Florida was a natural choice for‘s expansion.

“Florida has always been a beacon for boating enthusiasts, and we are thrilled to establish a stronger presence here,” said Neil Chapman, founder of “We’re now better placed to tap into the vibrant maritime community and provide unparalleled support to our clients, whether they are looking to purchase their dream boat or list their vessel for sale.” 

“We pride ourselves on our unique approach to boat brokerage, offering a range of innovative tools and services designed to simplify the buying and selling process,” he continues. “Our brokers visit every boat they list, taking unlimited photographs and videos which are available online to registered users anywhere in the world. From virtual tours of listings to comprehensive marketing strategies, clients can expect a seamless experience.” 

Andy Topham agrees: “Past frustrations with yacht brokerages end here – we’re redefining the industry with a customer-centric, transparent, and efficient approach.” 

Neil’s goal is for to be represented in every port around the world, and his business model, combining local knowledge and expertise with the best technology available, is helping him achieve this. The team will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running from 25 – 29 October.  

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