BVI Yacht Sales is located at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, the premier marine service location in the British Virgin Islands. This facility includes a 200-slip marina and full service yard, comfortable hotel and good restaurants set on a tropical island offering our clients the most enjoyable Caribbean yacht purchase experience possible.
With a staff of three full-time brokers, an office/closing manager and a marketing manager we are amply staffed throughout all aspects of the brokerage.
A full time broker and the co-owner of BVI Yacht Sales since 1997, Chris has spent the last 33 years in the sailing industry. Prior to brokering he was Operations Manager for TMM Yacht Charter’s largest base, taking care of 50 yachts for many years. Chris’s early passion was teaching sailing, which he did for a decade in the U.K., including running his own RYA School with his wife and co-owner of BVI Yacht Sales, Karen. Inducted into the sailing life at the tender age of one by his sailing mad parents, he later spent much of his formative years offshore cruising which, combined with his professional sailing, totals around 40,000 miles. Chris is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with a depth of nautical knowledge that can only be gained from experience, his genuine passion to ensure that he is always straightforward and that his clients are more than satisfied with his service is clear to see.
Karen grew up in Missouri; in a family owned and operated marina based business on Table Rock Lake. She has been around boats all her life and co-owned an RYA sailing school with her partner Chris in the mid-late 80’s. Since purchasing BVI Yacht Sales in 1997 , Karen has worked in every aspect in the business from brokering to marketing but is now concentrating purely on the transfer of ownership closing documents assuring that each vessel is sold with Clear Title and hand holding our buyers through the registration process and our sellers transferring title smooth and efficiently.
Clive Allen, has been with BVI Yacht Sales since 2007. He started his nautical career in the diving industry in the nineties, leading him to work in Australia and Asia including running his
own dive shop in the Philippines. Clive has spent 4 years liveaboard cruising from Hong Kong to Madagascar and then, two years cruising the length and breadth of the Caribbean with
his wife and young daughter. Clive’s extensive travels have given him a well rounded outlook that allows him to quickly tune into any client’s requirements, he is also fully fluent in French which is a great plus. Clive holds the French Ocean Captain’s qualification and also has a strong background in diesel mechanics. Candid, passionate and very strong service ethics.
Todd Duff has been sailing since an early age and began working in yacht sales in 1982. He previously worked as a marine contractor, holds current credentials as an accredited marine surveyor and is a well-known writer for many of the popular sailing magazines such as Cruising World, Blue Water Sailing, Good Old Boat, Cruising Outpost, All At Sea and others.
He has cruised extensively with his children as crew while homeschooling them and raised his kids to be great lovers of the sea. He has been involved in long distance sailing since 1987 and has spent 12 out of the last thirty years as a full time cruiser. During this time he has visited 27 countries under sail in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the North and South Pacific.
Todd is careful, conscientious and dedicated to making certain that his clients are well informed and professionally handled. With over 700 yachts sold in his career as a Yacht Broker, and with his experience as both a former general marine contractor and SAMS Marine Surveyor, Todd is extremely well qualified and able to assist both buyers and sellers through the process of dealing with any issues or concerns that may come up during the boat buying or selling process.