Mark was born in Miami, and quickly developed a passion for sailing. At 18, he delivered a 48’ Grand Banks from Miami to Alaska and subsequently earned his Captain’s license. At 24, he met Bernie Little and went on to Captain and manage the most successful fleet of charter yachts afloat for 18 years. As General Manager of Florida Yacht Basin he developed the shipyard into the largest megayacht paint and repair facility on the East Coast. Next, Mark took over the Allied Marine Shipyard, a Hatteras, Azimut and Benetti dealership with over $30 million in inventory and 110 employees.
With over 20 years of running and managing yachts, turned his attention to selling and marketing them with IYC. Mark started by opening up a Yacht Sales office in St Maarten, then Newport, RI and has since expanded to Nantucket, MA. He started the charter department as well as Yacht Management Division at IYC and has grown leaps and bounds since then!
His insight, experience and advice are some of the most valuable in the industry, and part of what makes IYC an ideal yacht consultancy. A Leading Yacht Sales & Charter Consultant with IYC for over 20 years, Mark has been assisting his valued clients enjoy cruising the world one yacht at a time.
Mark is also an avid pilot using his seaplane, helicopter and twin cessna to better facilitate deals and get clients to and from the yachts wherever they are. As per Mark's famous motto: " Let's Go Yachting!"
Mark is a member of IYBA and MYBA.
Read latest article here on Mark Elliott's successful year in yacht sales and charters in 2021!
Please find here the post about Mark’s sales in Q1 of 2019!
Read more here about Mark's success as Broker of the Year in 2018!
Please check out here the article about Mark's banner yacht sales year in 2017!