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Jim Ireland
Jim Ireland
Yacht Broker
Office: 410-571-3605
Cell: 203-521-9469
Email: jireland@sjyachts.com

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Jim Ireland

I grew up racing dinghies on Long Island Sound and am proud of all the silver. While in college, I crewed on friends' "big boats"... mostly foredeck work. Subsequent to graduation, I embarked on a successful corporate career running Fortune 500 companies and eventually, consulting to them. Over that period, I found cruising sailboats (as opposed to racing them) a lifestyle to aspire to.

In the more recent years, I have lived aboard both an Island Packet 440 and a Southerly 135. I have cruised the ICW, Bahamas, and Caribbean as well as sailed to Bermuda. I have also cruised the Greek Islands and the coast of Brazil. As a recent full time solo cruiser and liveaboard, I can offer you many insights and shared experience you might use in choosing your next boat. This includes technical as well as outfitting advice. As a corporate "graduate" I can offer you a customer service experience that has my full attention and includes both negotiation and finance skills.

Being on the water is my life's passion. There is no greater reward for me than to see the joy in others as they realize theirs!