Jim O'Brien

P.O. Box 72

Brightwaters NY 11718 USA

Phone: 1-631-682-5557

As a child, my spring and fall weekends were spent with my father and brothers scraping and painting and doing whatever it took to get the families wooden boats ready for the next season. I have channeled that passion into a career as a yacht broker and never dreamed of doing anything else. Looking back, I started cleaning and detailing boats in high school. I went on to get my 100 ton Captain’s license in my early 20’s, then went to work for a marine electronics company. I was the first outside sales Rep. for Regulator Marine, then spent the next 10 years as a Captain of custom sport fishing boats from 58’ to 80’. My travels took me from New England to Florida, the Bahamas, Mexico and everywhere in between. I began my career as a yacht broker for Oyster Harbors Marine on Cape Cod in 2005, then moved back home to Long Island, NY where I started East Island Yacht Sales in 2013.