Yacht broker Marc Winder admits his name is apropos for his job at Sailboats Northeast in Marblehead. He gets teased frequently about his surname, but says for boat buyers and sellers, it’s an apt reminder of his maritime services.
As a yacht broker, he acts as an agent, assisting with negotiations and helping clients locate vessels to purchase. “Unlike a house or car, people who are buying a yacht are doing it because they want to, not because they have to. So it’s a very pleasurable experience for all of us,” said Winder, 62, who likes to say that he “jumped ship” four years ago from construction management to become a yacht sales professional. Most of his customers are families looking for a recreational yacht, but he also has “high enders buying very exotic race boats.”