Our Team

With experienced brokers in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, our team is positioned to help buyers navigate international used boat purchases with ease. 

 

Brokers

Darla May - Office: Ft Lauderdale (FL), USA
Darla May, Yacht Broker

Darla grew up sailing on the Great Lakes in Canada, where she earned her CYA credentials. She continued her sailing adventures crewing on Beneteaus in the British Virgin Islands and Australia. She spent time working in Bermuda managing yachts for the Americas Cup where she had a front row seat to all the action on the water. Whether it be sailing, paddling or kayaking, you will always find her on the water. With her wide variety of 20+ years of experience in the marine industry, Darla will be able to assist both buyers and selling to have a positive experience.

Contact Darla at darla.may@mooringsbrokerage.com / Office: 954-925-4150 ext. 110 / Cell: 727-771-5948

Bill Regan - Office: Clearwater (FL), USA
Bill Regan, Yacht Broker

Bill is originally from New York but quickly developed a passion for sailing during his first visit to the Caribbean over a decade ago. Throwing off the shackles of winter he moved to the Florida Keys and began work as a yacht broker and Boat Captain. Bill holds a 100 Ton Masters license with sailing endorsement and is also a PADI Divemaster. In 2014 he and his wife took an extended cruise along the East Coast and through the Bahamas. Other sailing highlights include delivery work from Florida to the Virgin Islands, to Panama and through the canal. Bill’s passion for the cruising lifestyle is palpable and he loves helping others achieve their boating dreams.

Contact Bill at bill.regan@mooringsbrokerage.com / Office: 954-925-4150 ext. 3201 / Cell: 305-587-1311

Richard Vass - Office: Tortola, BVI
Richard Vass, Yacht Broker

Richard Vass first moved to the British Virgin Islands more than a decade ago, working for both Sunsail and The Moorings during this time. Richard’s family are keen sailors and his introduction to yachts began at an early age. Drawing on his knowledge of charter yachts, passion for sailing, and his local knowledge, you’ll find Richard a friendly chap who is happy to explain the brokerage process as well as help you find your dream yacht.

Contact Richard at richard.vass@mooringsbrokerage.com / Mobile: +1 284-346-2016

Giles Wood - Office: Tortola, BVI
Giles Wood, Yacht Broker

Giles’ first memory of sailing was sitting on the bow of a dinghy when he was 4, while he sailed around the bay with his Dad. He has been sailing ever since. After studying engineering at university he worked as a sales manager selling classic and sports cars. He cast off his lines 5 years ago and returned to the water. Now a Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor, he has been around the world skippering, racing and teaching and brings his enthusiasm for sailing to the brokerage.

Contact Giles at giles.wood@mooringsbrokerage.com / Mobile: +1 284-346-0252

Gavin Walrond - Office: Southampton, UK
Gavin Walrond, Yacht Broker

Born in South Africa, raised in UK from his early teens, his love of sailing stems from time spent on the Vaal Dam. Gavin graduated from the University Of Leicester and then joined the Graduate Sailing Programme at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA). He worked as a professional deck hand, working on 65′ Catamarans in the Cayman Islands. In 2002 he joined the operations team at Port Solent and has skippered in corporate events. In 2004 he moved from operations to Brokerage.

Contact Gavin at gavin.walrond@thlmarine.com  / Cell: +447956644936

Daniela Jerkovic - Office: Croatia
Daniela Jerkovic

Daniela was born and raised in Croatia and has been around boats and the sea her whole life. She studied at the College of Maritime Studies in Split, and has worked for Sunsail since 2003 in various positions from Purchasing and Logistics Manager to Customer Service and Base Manager. She began her current role as a Yacht Broker in 2015.

Contact Daniela at daniela.jerkovic@thlmarine.com  / Cell: +385913434102

Marjorie Fillet - Office: Nice, France
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Growing up in Nice on the French Riviera, Marjorie has had a lifelong affinity for the water. After completing her education in France and Thailand, with a Degree from Edhec Business school, Marjorie worked in superyacht chartering and had operational experience aboard the 120ft motoryacht ‘DB9’ for few seasons in Med. She joined the Sunsail Yacht Brokerage team in 2007 following four years as sales broker. Then she relocated to China for nine years to pursue a career in the Yachting industry. Before coming back to France, Marjorie took her young family cruising in the Coral sea aboard her 38ft catamaran. They enjoyed a six month sailing adventure, visiting Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Now back to France, she is delighted to continue with the Sunsail Brokerage team and to service buyers and sellers alike.

Contact Marjorie at marjorie.fillet@thlmarine.com  / Cell: +33640598535

Alexandra Velliou - Office: Athens, Greece
Alexandra Velliou

Alexandra is from Palairos, a small fishing harbor where Sunsail and The Moorings were previously based (Vounaki resort). She studied Business and Tourism Administration and has been working for the company since 2012. Before starting with yacht sales in June 2019, Alexandra spent 2 years with the charter side of the business, working in customer service at Zea Marina in Athens. 

Contact Alexandra at alexandra.velliou@thlmarine.com  / Cell: +306948186591

Derrick Hill - Office: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Derrick Hill, Moorings Yacht Broker

Derrick started his maritime career almost 20 years ago as a dive instructor / boat captain working in the Caribbean. He later created a scuba diving business in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he had numerous opportunities to enjoy sailing and entertaining visitors to the area. After 12 years, Derrick sold his business and relocated to South Florida where he continues to enjoy providing assistance to boat sellers and buyers. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Captain’s License and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.

Contact Derrick at derrick.hill@mooringsbrokerage.com / Office: 954-925-4150 ext. 102 / Cell: 561-313-5397

Russ Carrington - Office: Marina del Rey, CA
Russ Carrington, Yacht Broker

Russ has been involved in the boating world his entire life and his personal goal is to share his love of the water with clients and friends. A Southern California native, he and his family enjoy wakeboarding, diving, power boating and sailing. After graduating from USC, Russ started Action Watersports, the well known local surf and yachting store in Marina del Rey. He is also the Co-Founder of Marinafest, an in-water boat show in Los Angeles, celebrating its 10th year in 2020. Russ Is the Leopard Catamaran representative for the West Coast and has chartered them around the world. He is eager to share the excitement of owning and cruising these incredible yachts.

Contact Russ at russ.carrington@leopardcatamarans.com / 310-991-2628

Regional Managers

Patrick O'Reilly – Region: North America, South America, and Australia
Patrick O'Reilly, Brokerage Manager

Patrick’s childhood summers were spent sailing the coast of Maine with his father on their Lightning.  It was there that his interest for sailing began.  Over the next 25 years he developed a passion, not just for sailing, but also for racing.  Most of his time was spent cruising/racing in Galveston Bay.  However, some of his favorite sailing destinations are the British Virgin Islands, Belize, and Cyclades in Greece.  Finally able to mesh his sales career with his passion for sailing, Patrick has been with The Moorings Yacht Brokerage since 2013.

Contact Patrick at patrick.oreilly@mooringsbrokerage.com / Office: 954-954-4150 ext. 106 / Cell: 832-454-2858

Cyril Lelièvre – Region: Europe, Asia and Africa
Cyril Lelievre, Brokerage Manager

Cyril Lelievre has been sailing since his youth and his experience spans from skipper to teacher to racer. With an early career in the biggest shipyards of France, Cyril has been in the yacht brokerage business for nearly 20 years. Cyril opened The Moorings/Sunsail Brokerage office in Nice, France in 1999 and still manages that office today.

Contact Cyril at cyril.lelievre@thlmarine.com  / Cell: +33661664219

Administrative Support

Administrative Support – Office: Nice, France

Below is a list of the additional services we offer and administer with our experienced in-house team. Please contact us for more information.

  • Escrow Funds
  • Title Search
  • Local Surveyor Information and Contact Details
  • Documentation Agent Referrals
  • Creation of All Closing Documents, including:
    • Closing Statements
    • Coast Guard Bills of Sale
    • Limited Power of Attorney
    • Sales Tax Statements and Exemption Certificates
    • USCG Document Deletions
Administrative Support – Office: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Our experienced administrative team in Florida serves as a regional office for clients based in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Australia. Please contact our support team to find out how we can help you with escrow, title search, surveyor contact details, documentation referrals, or closing documents.

Deanna Nagy - Office: Clearwater, FL
Deanna Nagy

Deanna moved to Florida 3 1/2 years ago from Ohio so that she and her husband could be closer to the ocean where they enjoy fishing, boating and kayaking. She has worked in the automotive field since 2001 in multiple areas from service to finance as well as warranty claims. She also has multiple years of experience in customer service and office management and is excited to enter into the marine industry.