VP OF SALES
Claudia is the company´s motor! As part of this husband-wife team she is not only the VP of Sales but also the person that always makes sure that everything runs smoothly.
She has been in this industry for over 15 years, working mostly in the commercial part of the business, this great experience has provided her the ability to always be a few steps ahead of all the clients needs.
SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT
Matthew Stropes has lived in Texas, Mexico, and currently splits his time between California, Florida and Europe. Having knowledge through the nation and internationally has allowed him to create a vast amount of experience and contacts that allow him to find special prices on sought after boats and yachts before they even are publicly listed for sale. Specializes in international yacht brokerage and sales of European yacht brands such as Azimut, Bennetti, Mangusta, Ferretti, Leopard and Sunseeker to name a few. Providing these services worldwide with a focus on importing to USA, Latin America and Caribbean the best European yacht brands available on today’s market.
His appreciation for nature and boating began from his childhood exposure to life around lakes, rivers and oceans. As an avid offshore fisherman, he has competed in tournaments in FL, CA & Mexico as both a captain and an angler.
Matthew has been working in the yacht and boating industry for 15 years and has been a captain for more than 10 years. He is a passionate waterman, scuba diver, spear fisherman, and surfer who speaks Spanish.
Values are the foundations of any healthy business. Matthews’s diverse knowledge offering practical solutions coupled with an outstanding work ethic, these sets of principles are the roots in the building of successful partnership in our industry, and this means the best experience to his customers and friends for years.
Michael Kettenring has lived in different regions of Florida for 20+ years, currently residing in Miami, Florida. He fell in love with boating in the mid 90´s, owning a Mariah 20ft bowrider. This was a great day boat for the shallow waters of the Gulf coast. After moving to the Atlantic side of the state, he evolved to express cruisers such as a 36ft Doral and 50ft Azimut Atlantis, more suitable for extended cruising in the Keys and Bahamas.
With more than 15 years of experience in the fast paced Marketing Software & IT Industry as an entrepreneur, his passion for water inspired him to become a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain, becoming a PADI certified diver, and to venture into yacht industry, as a specialist in tastefully refitting yachts. Most recently he joined Yacht Consulting Group, an enthusiastic team of professionals with innovative ideas.
Michael thinks one of the main benefits of this lifestyle is that you meet the nicest people on earth! Boating enthusiasts are laid-back individuals with a lot of respect for others, always helpful when someone is in need.
This is why it comes natural to be a professional partner for other boaters whether it refers to brokerage, consulting or management of yachts.
Sol Perez Cespedes
OPERATIONS MANAGER – PANAMA
Sol was brought up in Panama, she culminated her studies and became a lawyer and then she started in the luxury yacht business through some of her clients. After a year she started leaving the legal part of her career to pursue a full time career within the VIP Luxury Yacht Business.
As of today within the business she dedicates herself to sales, marketing and yacht management.
She has dedicated the past 7 years in this business which she fully enjoys!
Tel: 305-506-8300 Cell: +(507)6672-3744
Travis was born in Texas and has lived most of his life in North of Houston. His love for boating began as a young child cruising on his parents various power boats on local lakes and rivers through out the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. As a young teen he learned the basics of boating, although his passion remains in power high performance boating. He has owned many different various styles and sizes of boats from fishing to power boat. In his younger years he worked as marine center focusing on maintenance and repairs of clients boats. His other interests include traveling, golf and doing anything outdoors. However, his favorite activity is spending quality time with his wife Amy and their two beautiful kids. The most rewarding part of yacht brokering for Travis is getting to know his clients on a personal level. He particularly finds gratification in fitting clients with the right boats for their needs, whether a small pocket cruiser, performance speed boat, motor yacht or a family ski boat. On any given weekend Travis can be seen navigating the local waters with his family and friends.