Yacht Brokers

With yacht brokers stationed across the US, we are able to help any of those located nationwide find the ideal boat for their next venture. We realize that buying or selling your yacht takes time, and we strive to make the process as easy as possible. Take a look below at each of our talented team members and find the one located near you. Whether you’re looking to buy a yacht, sell yours or just have a question about our services, we are here to help.

Mad dogs and Englishmen…….well it’s not always out in the midday sun, but whatever the weather, Larry will be there helping buyers and sellers with their boats. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these brokers from helping boat buyers and sellers regardless of the weather. Larry says “We are all available 7 days a week 12 months of the year, and while many feel the cold New England weather keeps buyers and sellers out of the market, we are always busy”. Larry is one of the company founders and hails from Rhode Island, even though his roots are thousands of miles away in Merry Olde England.

Larry has sailed across the Atlantic from South to North (Las Palmas to Southampton surviving 100' seas and 100 mph winds), From Southampton into the Mediterranean, the French and Spanish Coast, across the Atlantic from East to West (Monaco to New York), and the East Coast of the USA (Maine to Miami) multiple times, as well as racing a variety of sailboats in the CT and RI area.

Larry Rutter

Larry Rutter

Rob Moore – Founding Partner & Yacht Broker

Robert Moore spent an idyllic youth bouncing around in club sailing programs along Western Long Island Sound. Rob’s first Newport to Bermuda Race was sailed in 1964, and he has sailed Newport to Bermuda and Marion to Bermuda races off and on up to the present. Rob skippered his first professional sailing charter in Long Island Sound in 1966.

From 1972 to 1977 Rob spent a second Idyllic youth skippering a 71 foot ketch in the charter trade, winters in the West Indies and summers in the Mediterranean. He accomplished 9 transatlantic voyages under sail in those five years.

Reality and a serious career began for Rob in 1978, with a wife, and a sales job with the Great Northern Paper Company. Along with these new responsibilities came an active career in club racing and the joys and tribulations of the Eastern Long Island Sound weekend circuits, various race weeks and many of the longer races. Rob built his first motorized skiff in his basement and resurrected a lovely schooner while putting in a great deal of volunteer work at Mystic Seaport during his first stint living in Noank, CT.

1983 brought Rob a new position as Director of International Sales for the Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation and a move to a house on Casco Bay, Maine. The 1927 gaff fore and aft schooner was traded for a lobster boat and, when not traveling internationally, early mornings found Rob at peace with the world hauling pots before going into the office. A considerable amount of time each summer was spent cruising ‘Down East”.

1990 brought an end to Great Northern Nekoosa, and Rob moved his family to New Canaan, CT. where he founded a consultancy business in the International Paper business, becoming presidents of Price & Pierce International, and then Impressions Paper. Rob took this opportunity to join the Western Long Island Sound fishing fraternity and kindled an appreciation for inshore fishing and the boats that serve these die hard anglers. Eventually Rob started taking people fishing professionally, the horizons expanded to the Tuna fishery, and wins in the 2010 and 2011 Nantucket Bluefin Tuna Tournaments.

Rob became a yacht broker in 2009 and has since, along with partners, Larry Rutter and John Longley, founded Rudders and Moorings Yacht Sales LLC.

Rob has a BS degree from Kenyon College. He served 9 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Rob is a past Rear Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, where he was elected to membership in 1986. Rob currently resides in New Canaan, CT and Noank, CT, and is a current member of the Ram Island Yacht Club. He is a full time yacht broker active in the business along the Connecticut shore.

Robert Moore

Robert Moore

Sailing for Alastair began on Loch Long class boats on the river Clyde in Scotland, and he also cruised the west coast there. Next he became a member of the Royal Air Force ocean racing and dinghy racing teams, while stationed in England. His accomplishments on the water are many: He has sailed the Marion/Bermuda race several times and done several Caribbean charters. He was skipper/manager of a 58’S/S Abeking Rusmussen yawl in Maine for several years. He has cruised the East coast as far as Nova Scotia and he has owned several power and sail boats, doing his own maintenance, which includes fitting out a 45’bare fiberglass hull and building several boats (Sailing dinghies, kayaks). Alastair hails from the Massachusetts southern shore

Alastair Craig

Alastair Craig

Joe has been sailing throughout southeastern New England and beyond for over forty years. Joe holds a USCG Master’s License for vessels up to 100 tons and has been privileged to sail extensively aboard a Tall Ship. Joe has owned three sailboats over the years and has lived full time aboard his 43’ trawler since 2017 in Rhode Island. Joe has been a member of the Rudders and Moorings Yacht Sales team since 2015. His passion for the sea is matched by his desire to connect people with the right boat at a fair price. While Joe will be focused on Rhode Island and Southern Mass, he will be happy to help you in getting your boat sold or finding that special boat that you are looking for anywhere in the country – or even overseas.

Joe Walkden

Joe Walkden

Emily knows a thing or two about bluewater and island cruising. Emily and her family lived for several years on their fifty foot sailboat while sailing the eastern seaboard from Rhode Island south to the various Caribbean Islands. Emily is now settled in Annapolis, Maryland where she can assist you in finding your next adventure of a lifetime. She’s pleased to help you search for your next Chesapeake Bay fishing boat or your next circumnavigational vessel and anything in between. Or if you are interested in selling what you currently have, she’s able to assist with that also! Emily’s eager to help answer any questions you have and looks forward to helping you grow in your boating lifestyle

Emily Kroher

Emily Kroher

Howard learned to sail on the lakes of South Wales and the English Channel. Summers were spent as a teenager and early twenties on the island of Alderney where he sailed Mirror dinghys and Larks in the harbour. progressing to crewing on a Beneteau, other sailboats and also working on charter fishing boat (baiting hooks etc.) out of Normandy for wealthy French folks.

 After a career in the Biomedical field Howard returned to the sea as a Yacht Broker and Charter manager at Dodson Boat Yard in Stonington. There he also became a crew member on yacht deliveries to Bermuda, Caribbean and also back to the English Channel. Now a USCG Captain Howard continues to head out into the bluewater and destinations south and north. After a couple of years in Newport as a broker Howard joined RMYS and has enjoyed this era of his brokerage career the most working with Larry, Rob and the other fine folks. His passion in selling and buying boats for clients runs from the classics to the sleek and new. He loves the process of brokerage, meeting new sailors and seeing the deal through fairly and correctly. On land his main joys include curling and participating in fundraisers for worthy causes in SE Connecticut and South County Rhode Island.

Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Don Mann

Yacht broker

2545 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville beach, Maine 04849

207-542-1908

donmann@ruddersandmoorings.com

Don is excited to join the team at Rudders and Moorings. He holds a USCG 100t masters license with an endorsement in sailing. Don has an extensive racing background ranging from Bluejays back in Milford, CT to an X 50 in Camden, Maine. He ran a successful charter business in Camden, Maine for 17 years on his Ericson 35. He is a recently retired high school French teacher. Don is an avid skier who has taught skiing in Breckenridge, CO and most recently at the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine. He also fills the gap between ski and sailing season by fly fishing. Don is very proud of his two daughters who, like their Dad, love to sail and ski. He currently resides in Maine but is ready to help you find the perfect boat anywhere that has a body of water. 

Don Mann

Don Mann

Bristol

83 Windward Lane

Bristol, RI 02809

USA

1-855-246-9628

https://www.ruddersandmoorings.com

Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales are both a new and used boat company with yacht brokers up and down the East Coast of the USA. Selling both sailboats and power boats. With an edge in social media, Rudders and Moorings Yacht Sales can help you sell your current boat, or find the next one for you. We don’t specialize in any one boat style, we prefer to help any boater regardless of size, model, year or price. If you have a boat for sale or need a boat, we can help you.