My name is Andy Kniffin. I specialize in providing reputable yacht brokerage services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for worldwide yachting and dedicate my services to select customers who have a passion for such. Many of my customers are hands-on yacht owners who prefer to be owner/operators, while others prefer crewed yachts.
All my customers benefit from my in-depth yachting industry knowledge, contacts and extensive resources. Most have become life-long friends. Almost all of my yacht broker clients are self-made entrepreneurs with a taste for adventure and know that the key to smooth sailing is expert guidance and resources. As a native born and raised in South Florida, I was a professional captain for over twenty years; delivering and operating yachts of all types throughout the North American coast and Caribbean, as well as film, salvage and celebrity work (read discretion and confidentiality skills).
Of particular interest was my position for three seasons as the boat fleet manager for the Miami Vice TV series (remember Elvis the alligator?) and seven years as personal captain to Mr. Julio Iglesias. Like every competent captain, I spent a great deal of time participating and directing countless yacht refits and repairs.