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James Fachtmann

James Fachtmann

Yacht Sales & Brokerage
Florida Licensed Yacht & Ship Broker
Office: +1 954-761-5932 ext. 1202
Direct: +1 954-732-5825

Captain James Fachtmann, has been sailing boats since he was 10 years old. After growing up sailing/racing various boats from Lasers, Zumas, O’day Daysailors, Snipes, and hobies to J24, J29, J30, S2, Catalina, Harmony, Ranger, Hunter, Beneteau, Jeanneau (the list goes on and on and on) in and around the Tampa Bay area, James sailed competitively in New England as a member of the Norwich sailing team. After years of sailing with his twin brother, Richard and his father Bob Fachtmann (Winner of the Boat of the Year Dunedin Yacht Club 4 years), James learned Navigation/ Celestial , Seamanship, and Ship Systems as a US Navy Mid-shipman. James raced on various sailboats that took him to Cuba, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the BVI’s. Mr. Fachtmann crewed and captained for various companies to include the Sea Scouts, The Moorings, Marina’s International, and Yacht Sales Florida. James is currently a USGC Licensed Master Captain 50/100 Ton and a Licensed and Bonded Yacht Broker. While not sailing the Deep Blue, James is either piloting Boeing aircraft for AirTran Airways as an airline pilot, helping clients find their dream yachts, or spending time with family and friends.

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Customer Testimonials

“We absolutely love our Jeanneau. The 519 is a real pleasure, providing an exhilarating sailing experience and also a high level of comfort in blue water. She is well designed with clean architectural lines and a spacious layout, making her very livable. We love pampering our yacht charter guests while visiting exotic islands aboard Sail Dauntless! www.saildauntless.com”
– Judy Brown

“Thank you for all that you have done to see us off on our dream. You’ve both been awesome! James, you’re the best broker anywhere, you’ve gone above and beyond what any other broker should or would do. Thank you. Cheers. “
– Brad Porter

“I have recently had the pleasure of selling my yacht with the help of James Fachtmann. The service, enthusiasm and professionalism he demonstrated during the transaction was beyond my expectations and I would, in fact already have, recommended his services to some of my best friends. The ease of the selling process was in large part due to his diligence in communicating clearly and concisely with all parties involved in the transaction. In my particular case he managed to have a signed contract within approximately 10 hours of us first speaking on the phone, This is a record for me and I am sure it will be hard to beat for him. My thanks and recommendations go to James and I hope that we may have the pleasure of doing business in the future.”
– Martin Cooper

“I wanted to thank you for your help in finding the right vessel for me. We have enjoyed the yacht so much and I know that it was a fast and furious search and purchase. You and your team made it possible for me to get this and to then get my business going on this.”
– Rob Dawes

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The photo below shows Captain James Fachtmann at the helm of a recently sold Fountaine Pajot MY37 during the 2016 Fountaine Pajot Bimini photo shoot with Fountaine Pajot’s French film crew. James can be seen working with the film crew while organizing and instructing the crews of the Saba 50, Helia 44, and the Lucia 40 to line up for the filming via his handheld VHF radio. The filming was great fun and a huge success.

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It was during the St. Pete Boat Show of December, 2011 that Katy and I met Michael Eldridge. He was in the US Air Force and I was an Airline Pilot.  We met on a new 2011 Jeanneau Yacht when he asked me if I could help him find his first Sailing Vessel and teach him and his wife to sail. She was still serving our country over seas and he wanted to surprise her with their first Sailboat. I recall thinking to myself almost five years ago,“Maybe he would buy a newJeanneau from me…down the road.” In addition to being at MF displays, look for our welcoming booth at St. Pete Boat ShowIn less than a week, we were able to achieve his first sailboat goals with a near perfect 2007 Catalina 309 that was so clean that you could eat sushi right of the bottom of the bilge. We made an offer that was accepted and by the end of the month he and his wife, just home from overseas, were proud sailboat owners.  

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