As founder of this dynamic company in 1988, I am pleased to have assembled a team of seasoned professionals. Individuals that strive to provide you, our client, with an unrivaled level of honest, confidential, private, professional service and knowledge.
We respectfully suggest that you ask yourself the following question. Would you purchase a yacht from a sales person who has never been to sea? In an increasingly competitive industry, experience is still the leader. The professionals at Moran Yacht and Ship have had close to 30 years of experience serving on board yachts of the quality and caliber in which you are interested. It is essential that the sales person you appoint has had the indispensable experience of working as an officer or Captain on board such a vessel in order to represent a client in an endeavor to sell, purchase, build or charter a yacht. “I love the yachting business and have always done — from when I started as a deckhand, all the way up through the ranks to captain, and now my present position as Company President. Yachting has provided me with a great opportunity to meet and represent some of the most gifted and talented people in the world; and when I get to represent a fair and honest man, I do everything in my power to provide him with an unsurpassed level of service.”
Being a trained and qualified marine chief engineer and captain, and having been at sea for over 20 years before joining Moran Yacht & Ship in 1998, Paul Moran's engineering background and vast cruising experience provides for his clients a non bettered technical mind to assess the positives and negatives of all existing yachts with the added benefit of his experience having been involved with the construction of several major new construction projects. This type of first hand experience can only be learned through the every day operation and maintenance of a vessel that is earned through serving onboard the type and quality of vessel that Paul strives to sell and build. If you are considering buying, building or chartering a yacht, talk to a professional, talk to Paul Moran.
This New England native has been involved with the sale and construction of some of the finest yachts in the world. Kevin is a sound, solid individual who relishes the opportunity of representing some of the leading yacht owners in the world. Among Kevin's many notable successes are the sale of the 164’ Westport (50M) LADY KATHRYN IV, 192' (58.5M) Lurssen Capri, 223’ (68M) Lurssen KISMET, 200’ (61M) Lurssen LADY KATHRYN V, 198’ (60M) Lurssen SOLEMATES, and the 288’ (88M) Lurssen QUATROELLE. He is actively involved with the construction of one of the largest yachts ever to be built for a USA based client, the 312' (95M) KISMET project currently under construction in Germany. His extensive cruising knowledge of the Bahamas and Caribbean provides for his clients an unrivalled level of professional service.
Kevin enjoys fishing, boating and watching his four boys play hockey and lacrosse. Whether you are considering building, buying or chartering a quality yacht, talk to a professional, talk to Kevin Callahan.
Having the experience of being a seasoned large yacht captain for over 20 years before coming ashore in 1998, Brian Moran offers to his clients an unrivalled level of professional expertise based on his worldwide cruising endeavors. During Brian's tenure at sea he oversaw the construction and was the master of several of the finest yachts ever built that include the 171' (52 m) Battered Bull and the 151' (46 m) Monteath. Brian has sailed most oceans of the world that include the waters of the South Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean, and the East and West Coasts of the USA including Alaska.
If you need advice on purchasing an existing yacht, Brian has an in depth knowledge of every quality yacht on the market, if you need a vessels sales history, talk to him. If you are considering building your own custom yacht contact Brian, let him advise you on all technical matters as well as recommending the best shipyard that can build your vessel. He will ensure your new yacht is delivered on time and in budget. When chartering a yacht talk to someone with the knowledge and the experience of the area you wish to cruise as well as knowing the best yacht and crew that will ensure you a trip of a life time. In all yachting matters talk to a professional, talk to Brian Moran.
Prior to his career in yachting, Ross played professional soccer for several years in Scotland, Belgium and the United States. After some time in sports marketing, Ross worked as a crew member onboard two superyachts cruising the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. After a few years at sea he was offered a position with the Moran Yacht & Ship sales team. One of Ross’ more notable successes was the sale of the 192' (58.5 m) Luerssen Capri. Ross is a friendly and attentive individual who will work aggressively on your behalf to help you buy, sell, or charter a yacht.
Originally from Kilmarnock, Scotland, Ross continues to play soccer recreationally and enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time.
At the age of 21, this North East English native took the chance and jumped at the chance to sail (oh so green) aboard a sailing schooner bound from Spain to the West Indies and onwards to the US. Two years later he was yachting in South Florida as captain on a large (for the time) motor yacht. After numerous charters, deliveries and professional ocean sail racing he settled on the shores of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and for 10 years fished Georges Bank and the rugged North Atlantic, learning the business from the deck upwards until eventually owning and operating his own trawlers.
With fish increasingly scarce, Kevin studied at sea for a commercial master’s license and secured a captain’s position with a major oil field supply company. Working as master aboard offshore tugs, supply ships and research vessels, mostly in Latin America (Spanish speaker) Kevin increasingly specialized in the formal training of Latin crew and sailing ships to US shipyards for refit and US Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection.
Taking a break from seafaring, Kevin worked as a journalist for marine publications, writing technical articles, policy and features. Later he joined a marine research group in Woods Hole, MA, as Director of Ocean Programs including the sole responsibility for designing and fitting gear and machinery for low environment impact trawling.
Returning to yachting in early 1990 he plunged into the charter business as master on megayachts for over a decade and a half, running between: the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Bahamas and Central America; and the US from Alaska to Maine until coming ashore to work in management and regulation.
- USCG Master of Oceans, 3,000 Gross Tons ITC
- USCG Z Card Unlimited AB
- ISM Lead Auditor, Maine Maritime Academy, June 2002
- Company/Ship Security Officer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, June 2004.
In July 2001, Kevin was elected as MEMBER of the prestigious NAUTICAL INSTITUTE based in the UK.
Chris was born and raised in southern Connecticut where he spent many summers on the water with family and friends. He attended the University of Connecticut and was elected to the Board of Directors of the UConn Co-op, serving as treasurer. After graduating in 2007 with a degree in Real Estate & Urban Economics, Chris worked for Washington, DC based Hanley Wood as a real estate research analyst. Entrepreneurship called in 2008 when Chris founded an Internet marketing company based in Connecticut. In 2009, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale to pursue a career in the yachting industry. Chris joined Moran Yacht & Ship as their Marketing Director and has since then transitioned into the role of Sales & Charter Broker. The successful combination of his marketing experience, along with a customer centric philosophy has made Chris a valuable part of the Moran Yacht & Ship team.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing ice hockey, lacrosse, cycling and fishing.
Taylor, a native of Florida, has been boating his entire life. He grew up sailing and fishing with his friends and family in New England, Florida, and the Bahamas. After earning a degree from Yale University, Taylor worked in financial sales for Morgan Stanley. His personal and professional experience has allowed him to provide his clients with the exceptional level of knowledge and service they require.
In addition to his role as a Sales & Charter Broker, Taylor is the COO of Moran Yacht & Ship.
Sean, being the son of a former yacht captain and yacht chef, was born into the world of yachting. Originally from England, he immigrated with his family to Fort Lauderdale and grew up on the water. Starting from a young age, Sean has been around boats his entire life, often helping his uncles and other family members day working on their boats when they became captains and chief engineers themselves. After graduating from the University of Florida, Sean went to sea as a deckhand and worked his way through the years up to First Officer. He was part of a major refit as well as an 80 meter new build. This experience has helped Sean develop a great understanding of the technical and operations management of yachts. He is excited to be a part of the dynamic and experienced group at Moran Yacht & Ship.
In his spare time, Sean loves to surf, snowboard, fish, dive, bike, take photos, and play guitar.
Sean was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. He attended the University of Florida and earned a B.S. in Sport Management. He started working at Moran Yacht & Ship in July 2010 and is excited to be working in such a unique industry. Sean speaks English and Spanish and has traveled throughout the world.
He was an avid athlete in High School, playing football and wrestling.
Carly is originally from Southern California. She grew up in Orange County and earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Business Management. She has lived in Florida since 2009 and been with Moran Yacht Management since 2010. Working with Kevin McLean, Carly’s knowledge of the yachting industry has increased expansively and quickly. She has recently earned her ISM Internal Auditor certificate and assists in conducting ISM audits aboard vessels. As an ex-cheerleader and dancer, Carly enjoys doing yoga, Pilates and Zumba. Some of her other interests include cooking, camping, fishing, and watching racing. She is currently learning to speak a second language and hopes to be fluent in the future.
Carly is proud to be a part of the Moran team and looks forward to increasing her knowledge and impact in the yachting community.
Having served at sea for over 12 years as a first officer onboard many fine yachts that include the M.Y. BIG EAGLE, the M.Y. CONFIDANTE and the M.Y. EXCELLENCE, cruising most oceans of the world, including the waters of New England, Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean , South of France, Italy, Greece and Turkey, Tom Fleming is indeed the consummate yachting professional that you should contact for all of your yachting requirements. This first hand, hands on professional experience permits Tom to provide for his clients an unrivalled level of knowledge and experience on all matters relating to the Yachting Industry and the many areas of the world that these vessels cruise.
A New Englander by birth, Tom is based in Newport, Rhode Island. He manages the Moran Yacht & Ship office in Newport, the capital of the Yachting world in the Northeast United States. This superb location in the heart of Newport, on Christies Wharf, permits Tom to provide all of his clients based in the Northeast United States with accurate, precise and speedy responses to all of their requirements that relate to the Yachting industry.
Travis was born and raised in south Florida where he spent days on the water year round fishing, diving, and cruising. He attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Finance in 2011. He took his passion for fishing to the tournament trails and won several in South Florida and the Bahamas. Travis brings a wealth of knowledge on Sportfishing and Center Console boats. He is excited to put his experiences to work for Moran Yacht and Ship.
In his spare time, Travis enjoys fishing, spearfishing, free-diving, and surfing.
Larissa Michieli is our West Coast representative. Based out of Los Angeles, Larissa has a double degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in International Affairs and Film Production. Larissa has an extensive history in the film and television industry and spent four years as a travel show producer, cultivating many relationships with five star establishments all over the globe. Special requests and unique itineraries are not foreign to Larissa. Larissa also has an extensive knowledge of the Croatian cruising coast due to her heritage. Combined with her knowledge of great charter destinations and the yachting industry, Larissa has helped clients plan incredible charter vacations that are tailored to their needs and expectations.
Kevin is originally from Cincinnati Ohio. Growing up around boats on the great lakes he developed an affinity for the water. His desire for travel and adventure has taken him around the world. While in college, Kevin climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and successfully completed a 3month expedition in the outback of Australia. After double majoring in Business and Sociology he started his career in the yachting industry as a deckhand. Now back in Ft. Lauderdale he is proud to be a team member at Moran Yacht Management.