John Kelleher

John Kelleher's life-long career and passion for the yachting industry started early in Massachusetts. Born and raised in Worcester, John summered with his family on Cape Cod, where he began working as a mate on a private 30-foot charter fishing vessel.
After attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy, John moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he worked as a mate on a 134-foot Camper Nicholson, that chartered throughout South Florida, Bahamas, and New England. Soon after, John owned his own 30-foot Egg Harbor where he mastered the art of bluefin tuna fishing.
Holding a 1600-ton U.S. Coast Guard Master's license, 1600-ton Chief Engineer (unlimited horsepower) license, as well as a 3rd-Assistance Engineer's (any horsepower) license, John has captained and engineered luxury yachts for over 30 years including charter and personal vessels up to 315 feet. His yachting travel has extended from South Florida and the entire eastern seaboard to the Bahamas, Caribbean, as well as transatlantic and throughout the Mediterranean.
His meticulous attention to detail of interior components, as well as exterior and cosmetic features of yachts, has catapulted John's reputation as a master yachtsman. John served as Chief Engineer, overseeing the build of yachts in New Orleans, LA, Wisconsin, and Italy. Holding a broker's license since 2004, John has extensive experience serving his clients based on his vast knowledge and understanding of yacht design, engineering, comfort, and capacity.
John's commitment to his clients is based on his own life's experience and passion for charting the oceans.

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