MERLE WOOD & ASSOCIATES Inviting You to Luxury Yacht Ownership
this fact is evidenced by a client list that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the world’s most highly successful individuals.
raised by a yacht broker father, Wood lived on a boat for several years as a child and sold his first one at 18 years old. Since launching his company in 1988, merle Wood & Associates has surpassed expectations, amassing well over $30 billion in yacht deals to date, and has been a top global deal-producing yacht brokerage company for over 25 years.
Leading a team of astute sales professionals, CEO Wood is a master of expertly navigating the yachting industry. His philosophy is simple: “it is important to sell a yacht knowing the client is going to be happy with it, so that he or she will return to me to sell what they have and purchase their next boat from me — and, equally important, recommend merle Wood & Associates to their friends.”
Wood learned two important adages at a young age from two very influential clients that are at the foundation of his philosophy and focus: “the bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten,” and, “it’s not what it costs to buy, but what it costs to sell that establishes true cost.” Wood uses these two philosophies to guide each client to the very best yacht for their personal requirements.
merle Wood largely attributes his company’s great success to the strength of the client relationships he and his team work to establish and maintain, which result in substantial repeat and referral business. “Give us a call,” he says. “our yachts are showcased in ports all around the world, and many will be on display in yacht shows throughout the year.”
“We have established solid relationships throughout the world by helping those privileged few enjoy the ultimate reward for their great success: their own private yacht.” —MERLE WOOD
clusive Benson did not disclose the terms of the settlement. Originally a car salesman, he eventually opened up his own car dealerships.
Merle and Claire Wood onboard the 332 Attessa IV