Joel grew up sailing the North East with his family, cruising to destinations like Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, etc. As a child he could sail a dinghy solo before riding a bike. An active outdoorsman, Joel is an advanced PADI open water diver, an avid cyclist and has competed at high level Triathlons.
Houston, TX OFFICE
1500 Marina Bay Drive
Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565
Professional Licenses and Certifications
Yacht Broker’s Association of America: Member
Steven F. Austin University
San Jacinto College
Continuing education includes technical training courses.
Power Boat Experience
Owned and cruised Power Boats, 20′-48′ across the Gulf of Mexico.
Owner and cruised Monohulls, Trimarans and Catamarans all along the Gulf coast including multiple Gulf crossings.
Joel competes in the Clear Lake Wednesday night races and many Regattas in Galveston Bay and the Gulf, including eleven Harvest Moon Regattas.
He was one of the early pioneers of kiteboarding in the Galveston Bay Area and competed in kiteboarding events up and down the Texas Coast.
We began working with Joel Turner over two years before we bought a boat. In the beginning it was only a dream but Joel spent lots of time with us, never seeming rushed and answering all of our questions. He kept in touch with us knowing it would be a long time before we were ready to buy. When he saw a boat we might be interested he would send us info about it to help us begin to define what it was we wanted. He never once applied pressure and even pulled us back from the brink when he thought we could find something better. We have found him genuine and trustworthy. Even after we bought the boat he has been there to answer questions and connect us with resources. He has become a friend. When we are ready to sell or upgrade, we will definitely come back to Joel.
Thanks Joel!, Steve and Derek
I have just had an excellent experience buying an old sailboat through Murray Yachts from Chile, in South America.
Sir Joel Turner was my advisor, he recommended me, assistant and be my eyes in the area.
In Chile my friends told me, “Who can think of buying, without seeing and on the internet an old sailboat, it’s crazy!!!”
Well, after this experience I can guarantee anyone who has doubts, that with all peace of mind call and contact Murray Yachts and especially Sir Joel Turner.
Thanks to all of Murray’s team, they have helped me a lot so that I, a 60-year-old boy, can buy my toy!!
– Carlos Manuel Elgueta Piñeyro
Great experience with Joel. I have already recommended him to other people. I’ll definitely go to him for my next boat purchase.
My Wife Elizabeth and I would like to say that Joel Turner went above and beyond to get us the perfect boat. Several times he would be working late to get things ready for the next day. Joel really enjoys his position at Murray Yacht Sales and more than excels at sales.
We thank you again Joel for the great job!
“Now that we have successfully completed the purchase and refitting of the 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 45, I want to let you know some of our thoughts about Joel. We are overwhelmingly satisfied with his help and work on the transaction. He went well beyond his obligation to us as our broker to make sure the experience was a positive one. He was honest and forthright about every aspect of the purchase and went way out of his way to make sure every question we had was responded to quickly and completely. He delivered solutions to our questions and needs. I particularly appreciate his time in the beginning to understand our skill level, needs and wants in our sailboat … He is an excellent communicator. Always available when needed, and always thinking ahead and calling us to just get an update or chat about where our heads were. In short, he made the searching and buying experience a pleasure. We were never pressured or talked down to or made to feel our questions or concerns were not important … He wants to make sure we are happy with the experience- and we are!”
-David McBride – Happy brokerage customer of a 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 45
“Thank you for your hard work, especially to Joel who professionally guided us in our new journey! Thanks, Joel for your support (and patience) these past months… Cheers!”
“We are looking forward to spending many wonderful moments on the boat. We want to thank Joel for his great support and wonderful guidelines during this process. Besides being an extremely nice and approachable person he is very professional, with wide experience in the area, which made us feel that we were in wonderful hands all the time. Great Team Murray Yacht sales !!” -R&G -Raving Fans