New Orleans Yacht Broker

Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and brings 35+ years of racing and sailing.  Specializing in New Beneteau sales, Michael has been awarded several sales & service awards, including the Beneteau Top Gun sales award.  He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and has sat on the board of directors for the YBAA.

Michael James-Senior Broker & Beneteau Product Expert

NEW ORLEANS OFFICE

6500 Spanish Fort Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70124
1-504-283-2507
MJames@MurrayYachtSales.com

Education:

College of Charleston, BA & BS
National Outdoor Leadership School (Baja Calif. del Sur, Mexico)
Jesuit High School

Licenses, Associations, Memberships & Certifications :

Board of Directors, YBAA
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
Certified Beneteau Sales Professional
State of Florida: Yacht & Ship Salesperson with Bond
YBAA, Association of  Yacht Sales Professionals
Beneteau Customer Service Certified
Swift Water Rescue Tech
Southern Yacht Club

Awards

Beneteau Platinum Dealership, 2009-2015
Beneteau Top Ten Service Dealer Award, 2008
Beneteau President’s Top Ten Award, 2007
Strictly Sail St. Pete, Best in Show, 2006
Beneteau Top Ten Service Dealer Award, 2005
Best Introduction of the Beneteau Powerboat to the US Market Award, 2004
Beneteau Top Gun Award, 1999

WHAT THEY SAY

Client References

Dear Mr. Murray,We want to express our appreciation for the outstanding sales experience provided to us by one of your sales associates, Michael James during the purchase of our Beneteau…

Dear Michael,You are remembered as the best of the sales persons we had the pleasure to come in contact, If we can be of any service or know of someone…

Beneteau Dedication AwardThe Dedication Award is won by someone in sales or service that demonstrates a positive attitude, a strong commitment to the Beneteau product line and to his or…

“Thank you for your time and help during these two storms. The information you provided has been beneficial to me and has helped me understand what I needed to do…

“I would like to thank you and the rest of your staff for all of the work you guys did to sell the boat. I really appreciate it. I have…

“Michael, both …. and I would like to thank you for spending time with us last Saturday morning. We appreciate your expertise and as aformer salesperson I appreciate your determined…

“Michael, Thank you for your follow-up. my wife & I thought that you, by far, provided us with best experience that we had in the entire boat show! We, very…

“Michael, Thanks for the info. Also your participation today puts you in a special class of brokers. The best!”-note from a surveyor

“Hi Michael,Thank you so much for your help with our mainsail. We purchased a new furling mainsail from Doyle Ploch in St. Petersburg. Dan Driscoll was a great help. We…

“Michael has made this process very easy for me.”Beneteau Sense 50 Buyer

1
Boats for Sale
55' - Beneteau - 2015 - Sense 55 - Grace - Pensacola, Florida, United StatesSense 55
2015 Sense 55
  • Model 4JH4TE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Sleep Count 7
  • Head Count 3
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Sleeps 7 Heads 3
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH4TE
  • Grace
SOLD
2
Boats for Sale
46' - Morgan - 1980 - 462 Ketch - Tahiti - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States462 Ketch
1980 462 Ketch
  • Model 4JH3-HTE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 2
  • Center Cockpit
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH3-HTE
  • Tahiti
SOLD
3
Boats for Sale
41' - Beneteau - 2020 - Oceanis 41.1 - Escape 2 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 41.1
2020 Oceanis 41.1
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Sloop
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Escape 2
SOLD
4
Boats for Sale
41' - Capital - 1978 - Newport 41 - Mystic - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesNewport 41
1978 Newport 41
  • Model 4-108
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Heads 1
  • 1 Perkins 4-108
  • Mystic
SOLD
5
Boats for Sale
40' - Beneteau - 2022 - Oceanis 40.1 - December 2021 Delivery, SOLD - Saint Petersburg, Florida, United StatesOceanis 40.1
2022 Oceanis 40.1
  • Model 4JH45 CR
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Cruiser-Racer
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH45 CR
  • December 2021 Delivery, SOLD
SOLD
6
Boats for Sale
35' - Catalina - 2006 - 350 - Zephyrus II - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States350
2006 350
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Universal
  • Zephyrus II
SOLD
7
Boats for Sale
31' - Catalina - 2007 - 309 with Generator - Catspaw - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States309 with Generator
2007 309 with Generator
  • Model 3YM20
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 3YM20
  • Catspaw
SOLD
8
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2022 - Oceanis 30.1 - Available for Fall 2021 Delivery - Houston, Texas, United StatesOceanis 30.1
2022 Oceanis 30.1
  • Model 3YM20
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Sloop
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 3YM20
  • Available for Fall 2021 Delivery
SOLD
9
Boats for Sale
25' - Beneteau - 2006 - First Class 7.5 - Pensacola, Florida, United StatesFirst Class 7.5
2006 / 2020 First Class 7.5
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Racing Sailboat
  • SOLD
  • 1 Tohatsu
SOLD