Paul Madden

New Yacht specialist

Paul Madden, is CEO of Merrill-Stevens brokerage and has messed around in boats his whole life.
He can be found most often in Miami, or in Newport or the Med during the Summer. Unlike yacht brokers - Paul Madden has extensive experience as a shipyard representative, working directly for such shipyards as Blohm+Voss and CRN/Ferretti on new builds up to the $200 million-level. As such, you will not find a more qualified or knowledgeable person to represent your interests in a new build project. Paul Madden has developed a global network of relationships within the top echelon of the yacht business. His experience also includes vessel conversion as the shipyard rep for Stabbert Marine in Seattle. He was the manager of Camper & Nicholsons Mexico and currently has an 85-meter project he developed jointly with Rolls-Royce Marine in Norway.   Over the last 20 years Paul Madden has developed a successful networking relationship that he uses in order to get projects accomplished. By bringing proven business disciplines to a highly fragmented industry, at a time when asset protection and risk management are primary concerns, Madden assists his clients in achieving success. Paul Madden received his MBA from Boston University School of Management in Brussels, and a Masters degree from England’s National Film and Television School. He is a member of The Royal Thames Yacht Club and is a former member of the NYYC. He serves on the Board of the International Superyacht Society (former-Vice-President); and also has served on the Board of the American Sail Training Association (ASTA). 
Cell +1 561-568-3430
​+44 203 289 2524
[email protected]

Tom Ellsworth

conversion yacht specialist

Yacht broker Tom Ellsworth  has drawn upon his own deep passion for boating to craft an ownership experience for his customers that truly transcends their expectations. Tom brings a rich background in marketing to his business, including a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a decade of medical product marketing. As Director of Marketing for one of the nation’s largest orthopedic companies, he managed the growth of the companies 300 products from $65 million to over $90 million in sales in three years. Tom is always looking for new ways to enhance his own boating experiences, and in doing so founded the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club aboard the 160' M/V Pacific Provider, which is currently based in Miami at PMA’s Merrill-Stevens office where it is performing submersible dive support in The Bahamas for two different submersible companies. Cellphone (619) 222-1388  [email protected]




offshore yacht specialist

​Nassau-based yacht broker, Tim Covington was born and educated in the UK, and then went on to study as a Chartered Accountant in London. As an Entrepreneur and Businessman, Tim has started up several new ventures in the UK and Europe, in various manufacturing and service industries. A lifelong sailor and yachtsman, Tim moved to the Bahamas in 2004, to continue his success with marketing high value properties and related property services. His pursuit of Excellence in Service, and in understanding what the client’s needs are in a yacht, ensures that the client will recommend his care and attention to other potential Purchasers.  This wealth of offshore business experience is available to all clients who require a yacht in a tax-neutral location. Tim is a great communicator and is fluent in French, with a good knowledge of Italian and Spanish. He recognizes that a yacht broker is someone who must create trust in a buyer or a seller, and this will only come through honesty, integrity and service. 
Cell: + 242 424 2403 + 242 322 1041 [email protected]

mega yachts for sale

Captain j.p. de wet steyn

large YACHT SPECIALIST in palm beach

Capt. JP has been involved in yachting for over 25 years and holds

various Master's licenses up to 3,000 Tons.  As a highly experienced

Captain, he brings first-hand technical expertise and inside knowledge

about luxury yachts, not only in terms of the vessel, but also in terms

of yacht operations and crew management. JP’s upbeat approach to

problem solving and deal-making has helped establish him as one of the top brokers in our industry. Originally from Capetown, South Africa, JP has cruised the world, but found his mate in Palm Beach where they currently are based.

 Cell: +1 772 233 1099
[email protected]

Richard Lydle

New yachts & logistics expert

Richard has been a yacht owner for many years and he has a broad background not just in vessel ownership an managemnt, but also in port logistics and manufacturing. His strength is in the inventing and perfecting new building and operational processes and procedures. 
He was president/owner of 4 manufacturing companies in three states that manufactured tooling and parts for numerous customers including Ford, Raytheon, Boeing Airplane Company and U.S. Steel to name a few.

Richard holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and completed Mechanical Engineering courses at the University of Akron.Aero-Docks and Container Logistics Worldwide are Richard’s fifth and sixth start up companies. The company is dedicated to excellent customer and employee experiences.

His favorite activities are boating, fishing and snow skiing. Richard is active in WPO, World Presidents Organization.

Email: R. [email protected]

​Cell: 239 877-8689

Alfonso s. Cordero

sailing & mega-yacht specialist in San francisco & mexico

Alfonso is a life-long yachtsman and international sailboat competitor who grew up competing internationally from his home port of Acapulco. 

He raised his family in Sausalito where he designed and built race boats and campaigned his Farr 40 in the fiercely competitive San Francisco Bay races.

A serial entrepreneur, Alfonso has successes in the health/ cosmetics industries with a specialty in online and cable-tv direct marketing. Paul Madden and Alfonso worked closely together when Paul Madden was Manager of Camper & Nicholsons Mexico. At Merrill Stevens Yachts, Alfonso is the go-to guy when it comes to competitive  and cruising sail yachts.  

Cellphone 415 724-8566

Email: [email protected]