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 - Oceanis 55 - Norwalk, Connecticut, United StatesOceanis 55
2015 Oceanis 55
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Head Count 3
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Heads 3
  • 1 Yanmar
SOLD
2
Boats for Sale
55' - Beneteau - 2015 - Oceanis 55 - Rubicon - Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United StatesOceanis 55
2015 Oceanis 55
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Rubicon
SOLD
3
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
4
Boats for Sale
50' - Beneteau - 2012 - Sense 50 - Big Easy - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesSense 50
2012 Sense 50
  • Model 4JH4TCE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Sleep Count 8
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers/Sloop
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Sleeps 8 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH4TCE
  • Big Easy
SOLD
5
Boats for Sale
48' - Beneteau - 2013 - Oceanis 48 - Carol Ann - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 48
2013 Oceanis 48
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Carol Ann
SOLD
6
Boats for Sale
47' - Vagabond - 1983 - 42 Ketch - Thar Be Dragons - Madisonville, Louisiana, United States42 Ketch
1983 42 Ketch
  • Model 4JH4AE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Center Cockpit
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH4AE
  • Thar Be Dragons
SOLD
7
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
8
Boats for Sale
45' - Beneteau - 2012 - Oceanis 45 - L'Acadie - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 45
2012 Oceanis 45
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar
  • L'Acadie
SOLD
9
Boats for Sale
45' - Beneteau - 2012 - Oceanis 45 - Elysium - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 45
2012 Oceanis 45
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Elysium
SOLD
10
Boats for Sale
44' - Jeanneau - 2012 - 44 Deck Salon - Phoenix - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States44 Deck Salon
2012 44 Deck Salon
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Phoenix
SOLD
11
Boats for Sale
43' - Beneteau - 2008 - Oceanis 43 - Salute - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 43
2008 Oceanis 43
  • Model 4JH4E
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH4E
  • Salute
SOLD
12
Boats for Sale
42' - Ocean Alexander - 2005 - Alus 42 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesAlus 42
2005 Alus 42
  • Model 6LY2A-STP
  • Engine Qty 2
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Motor Yachts
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 2 Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
SOLD
13
Boats for Sale
42' - Hunter - 1993 - Passage 42 - Chard Onay - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesPassage 42
1993 Passage 42
  • Model 4JH2M-TE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 2
  • Center Cockpit/Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 2
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH2M-TE
  • Chard Onay
SOLD
14
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
15
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
16
Boats for Sale
40' - Beneteau - 2022 - OCEANIS 40.1 FIRST LINE - IN STOCK - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOCEANIS 40.1 FIRST LINE
2022 OCEANIS 40.1 FIRST LINE
  • 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
  • IN STOCK
SOLD
17
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
18
Boats for Sale
40' - Beneteau - 2022 - OCEANIS 40.1 - Fairhope, Alabama, United StatesOCEANIS 40.1
2022 OCEANIS 40.1
  • Model 4JH45 CR
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Cruiser-Racer
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH45 CR
SOLD
19
Boats for Sale
40' - Beneteau - 2022 - OCEANIS 40.1 - Houston, Texas, United StatesOCEANIS 40.1
2022 OCEANIS 40.1
  • Model 4JH45 CR
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Cruiser-Racer
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH45 CR
SOLD
20
Boats for Sale
40' - Other - 2000 - Pacific Trawler 40 - Fair Haven - Mandeville, Louisiana, United StatesPacific Trawler 40
2000 Pacific Trawler 40
  • Model 6LYA-STE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Trawlers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 6LYA-STE
  • Fair Haven
SOLD
21
Boats for Sale
40' - J Boats - 2018 - J/121 - Hot Pursuit - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJ/121
2018 J/121
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Hot Pursuit
SOLD
22
Boats for Sale
39' - Beneteau - 2002 - 393 - Island Cowboy - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States393
2002 393
  • Model 44A4
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 2
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 2
  • 1 Westerbeke 44A4
  • Island Cowboy
SOLD
23
Boats for Sale
38' - Beneteau - 2021 - OCEANIS 38.1 - Houston, Texas, United StatesOCEANIS 38.1
2021 OCEANIS 38.1
  • Model Y.3YM30AE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers/Cruiser-Racer
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar Y.3YM30AE
SOLD
24
Boats for Sale
38' - Alajuela Yacht Corp. - 1976 - 38 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States38
1976 38
  • Model 4JH2E
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 4JH2E
SOLD
25
Boats for Sale
38' - Catalina - 1997 - 380 - 1997 Catalina 380 - Slidell, Louisiana, United States380
1997 380
  • Model 42B
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Westerbeke 42B
  • 1997 Catalina 380
SOLD
26
Boats for Sale
38' - Morgan - 1983 - 384 - Nogara - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States384
1983 384
  • Model 4-108
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 5
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 5 Heads 1
  • 1 Perkins 4-108
  • Nogara
SOLD
27
Boats for Sale
38' - Catalina - 1999 - 380 - Triton - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States380
1999 380
  • Model 42B
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Westerbeke 42B
  • Triton
SOLD
28
Boats for Sale
37' - Beneteau - 2004 - 373 - Coromell - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States373
2004 373
  • Model 3GM30FC
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 3GM30FC
  • Coromell
SOLD
29
Boats for Sale
36' - Beneteau - 2000 - Oceanis 361 - Betty Jane - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesOceanis 361
2000 Oceanis 361
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Westerbeke
  • Betty Jane
SOLD
30
Boats for Sale
36' - Beneteau - 2002 - First 36.7 - Relish Me - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesFirst 36.7
2002 First 36.7
  • Model D1-30
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 3
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 3 Heads 1
  • 1 Volvo Penta D1-30
  • Relish Me
SOLD
31
Boats for Sale
36' - Beneteau - 2000 - Oceanis 361 - Gulfport, Mississippi, United StatesOceanis 361
2000 Oceanis 361
  • Model 3GM30
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 3GM30
SOLD
32
Boats for Sale
35' - Beneteau - 2018 - Oceanis 35.1 - Infinity - Tampa, Florida, United StatesOceanis 35.1
2018 Oceanis 35.1
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar
  • Infinity
SOLD
33
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
34
Boats for Sale
34' - J Boats - 1998 - J/105 Shoal Draft - Eagle - Grove, Oklahoma, United StatesJ/105 Shoal Draft
1998 J/105 Shoal Draft
  • Model 2GM20F
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat/Daysailers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 2GM20F
  • Eagle
SOLD
35
Boats for Sale
34' - J Boats - 1998 - J/105 - Synapse - Canyon Lake, Texas, United StatesJ/105
1998 J/105
  • Model 2GM20F
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat/Daysailers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 2GM20F
  • Synapse
SOLD
36
Boats for Sale
34' - J Boats - 1998 - J/105 Shoal Draft - Canyon Lake, Texas, United StatesJ/105 Shoal Draft
1998 J/105 Shoal Draft
  • Model 2GM20F
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat/Daysailers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 2GM20F
SOLD
37
Boats for Sale
32' - Nordic Tugs - 1997 - 32 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States32
1997 32
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 5
  • Head Count 1
  • Trawlers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 5 Heads 1
SOLD
38
Boats for Sale
32' - Contender - 2010 - 32 ST - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States32 ST
2010 32 ST
  • Model F300XCA
  • Engine Qty 2
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • SOLD
  • 2 Yamaha F300XCA
SOLD
39
Boats for Sale
32' - PDQ - 1995 - 32 - Tom Kat - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States32
1995 32
  • Engine Qty 2
  • Cabin Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Catamaran
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 2 Heads 1
  • 2 Yamaha
  • Tom Kat
SOLD
40
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
41
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2021 - OCEANIS 30.1 - 116 - Fairhope, Alabama, United StatesOCEANIS 30.1
2021 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
  • 116
SOLD
42
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2022 - OCEANIS 30.1 - 142 - New Orleans, Louisiana, 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
  • 142
SOLD
43
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2021 - OCEANIS 30.1 - 128 - Saint Petersburg, Florida, United StatesOCEANIS 30.1
2021 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
  • 128
SOLD
44
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2022 - Oceanis 30.1 - 209 - 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
  • 209
SOLD
45
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2023 - OCEANIS 30.1 - 249 - St. Petersburg, Florida, United StatesOCEANIS 30.1
2023 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
  • 249
SOLD
46
Boats for Sale
30' - Beneteau - 2021 - OCEANIS 30.1 - 132 - Austin, Texas, United StatesOCEANIS 30.1
2021 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
  • 132
SOLD
47
Boats for Sale
30' - Other - 1997 - Express Yachting Scout 30 - Prince of Tides - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesExpress Yachting Scout 30
1997 Express Yachting Scout 30
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 2
  • Head Count 1
  • Downeast
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 2 Heads 1
  • 1 Beta Marine
  • Prince of Tides
SOLD
48
Boats for Sale
30' - J Boats - 2006 - J/92s - Pier Pressure - New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJ/92s
2006 J/92s
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Volvo Penta
  • Pier Pressure
SOLD
49
Boats for Sale
27' - Beneteau - 2019 - FIRST 27 SE - Austin, Texas, United StatesFIRST 27 SE
2019 FIRST 27 SE
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 6
  • Head Count 1
  • Racing Sailboat
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 6 Heads 1
  • 1
SOLD
50
Boats for Sale
27' - Hunter - 2005 - 27 - Dulcinea - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States27
2005 27
  • Model 2GM20F
  • Engine Qty 1
  • Cabin Count 1
  • Sleep Count 4
  • Head Count 1
  • Cruisers
  • SOLD
  • Cabins 1 Sleeps 4 Heads 1
  • 1 Yanmar 2GM20F
  • Dulcinea
SOLD