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John Cohen

John Cohen
Yacht Broker

Bahia Mar Yachting Center 801 Seabreeze Boulevard Suite C
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316

Phone: 1 (954) 525-5111

Cell: 1 (954) 647-8255

With over three decades of experience in the yachting industry and more than 20 years at Merle Wood & Associates, John Cohen is a highly respected luxury yacht broker who is regarded by

clients and peers alike as one of the most astute professionals in his field. He has traveled the globe to inspect, build, purchase, and sell luxury yachts of all sizes and types.

John was born and raised on the shores of Manhasset Bay, just a stone’s throw from Long Island Sound, a north shore yachting hot spot. In addition to having operated both power and sailing

megayachts, he has a wealth of experience in yacht construction, refit, management, charter, and, of course, sales. As director of sales and charter for Merle Wood & Associates, his firsthand

knowledge in all aspects of yachting has enabled him to build and maintain a strong clientele.

In the course of his work, he often travels to places like Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and Australia. He has been fortunate enough to build a worldwide clientele and referral network based on his clients’ trust. Due to his expertise in yachting, he has actually sold a number of yachts based solely on his recommendation - that is, “sight unseen” for the buyer acting entirely on John’s representation and guidance.


According to John, the practices taught in business school don’t always apply. He says the secret to his success is that he works hard to sell every yacht. “As they say, you’re only as good as your last sale,” John says. “While every deal has its challenges, it is my experience and performance that instills the confidence my clients have in me. My sales record speaks for itself.”

Motor Yachts
170' Amels 2004

Marsille France

$23,900,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Motor Yachts
173' Oceanco 2000

Ventimiglia Italy

$15,989,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Superyacht
174' Oceanfast 2004

Greece

$15,174,916 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Price Reduced
Motor Yachts
120' Feadship 1991

Newport Rhode Island USA

$6,450,000 USD $6,850,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Price Reduced
Price Reduced
Sports Cruiser
70' Viking 2009

Fort Lauderdale Florida USA

$1,495,000 USD $1,695,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Price Reduced
Price Reduced
Flybridge
53' Azimut 2012

Miami Florida USA

$649,000 USD $699,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Price Reduced
Price Reduced
Express Cruiser
43' Azimut 2018

Miami Florida USA

$550,000 USD $680,000 USD

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates

Price Reduced
Superyacht
282' Devonport 1998

Central African Republic

$ Call for price

Brokered by Merle Wood & Associates