Certified Professional Yacht Broker
Tucker Fallon likes to tell all his clients that he is not some guy who used to sell refrigerators – he’s had his captain’s license since 1973.
Growing up in Scituate, MA, Tucker started a boat cleaning service at age 14 to pay for gas for his own boat. After attending Boston College and having some land-based jobs, his love of the water brought him back to the marine industry. Tucker was captain on many commercial vessels, including passenger, oceanographic research and oil exploration vessels, he then went on to private yachts.
In between some of his sea time, Tucker got involved in boat sales, starting full-time in 1984, working in new boat sales and brokerage. After returning to Florida in 1992, he started a business specializing in instruction for boat owners and continues to offer this service to his clients and their crews.
Tucker joined Bradford Marine Yacht Sales in 2006 after years of brokerage sales in South Florida, and he feels that his experience in both yacht sales and as a captain can help both buyers and sellers. His approach to yacht sales is as a consultant and a broker with extensive knowledge who can find a boat that fits a client’s needs, rather than trying to sell whatever boat is at the dock that week. When listing a yacht for a seller, Tucker can advise what needs to be done to get the boat in good condition for a sale and offer a full commitment to achieve the sale.
In April 2008, Tucker Fallon received his designation as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. This is part of a program affiliated with all of the major yacht brokerage associations in the US to increase professionalism in the industry and to show prospective buyers and sellers that a certified broker has achieved a level of professionalism and knowledge recognized by his peers. Currently in the US there are only 500 brokers who have achieved the designation of CPYB, and to add more perspective, in Broward County, Florida (Fort Lauderdale area) there are 1100 licensed yacht brokers and salespeople, and only 25 have been certified.