Located in the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale, just one block off Las Olas Blvd with its wide range of restaurants, galleries, and boutique shops, 5 Oceans Marine Group’s offices are just about the sweetest spot in town.
Whether it’s helping you arrange for a few nights in town while you are viewing boats in the area, arranging dock space for your boat at a great price, or assisting with any other service that might be needed on your boat, we are here to help.
5 Oceans Marine Group’s Fort Lauderdale office is managed by Senior Brokers Alexis De Boucaud and Cal Landau.
Alexis, who developed a love for the sea at an early age racing dinghies in the waters of Brittany, France immigrated to the United States as a young man and shortly after developed a fluency in both French and English. He then went on to study business at Amherst College, but knew even then that his true passion was in offshore cruising. He began his professional yacht career as a captain sailing the storied seas of French Polynesia on a Fountaine Pajot Marquises 57 yacht. While there, he developed a talent for sharing and communicating his love for blue-water sailing to his worldly guests. Alexis took this skill and then began working as the base manager for Nautor’s Swan Charters, a high-end charter company with over fifty Swans based in the Caribbean, New England and the Mediterranean. While at Nautor’s Swan, Alexis coordinated the sale of new yachts through the French defiscalisation program. He later instituted a successful yacht sales and management program to develop the fleet in non-French territories. This experience gave him substantial experience in the many facets of yacht sales and brokerage in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis joined 5 Oceans Marine Group over ten years ago, working alongside founder Phil Berman to serve clients around the world.
Cal grew up in Pennsylvania, spending every summer since born on the rivers, on houseboats, speedboats and did some serious water skiing with his brothers before diverting to racing rally cars for almost 30 years winning two National Championships driving for Dominos Pizza.
His next career path took him to become an international award winning wedding and portrait photographer. It was in that time Cal’s father, who was a live aboard sailor for a few years sailing the US East coast and Bahamas, convinced Cal to move to Florida.
Sailing is now his passion and his father is now 94 years old and still enjoys sailing with Cal and his wife and friends. Cal and his wife Marty are USCG certified 50 ton captains and spend as much time as possible on their 42 ft. Fountaine Pajot catamaran in West Palm Beach, FL. They enjoy meeting new people, especially cruisers, racing their catamaran and helping others live the dream that they have.
They have owned their catamaran for 10 years now and have equipped their cat to be as energy efficient as possible. Cal especially enjoys sharing what he has learned and helping sailors find the boat that best suits them.
5 Oceans Marine Group’s offices are located within a few minutes drive of the Lauderdale Marine Center which is Florida’s largest marine facility, a premier, all-inclusive, 38-acre complex designed to meet the needs of the world’s discerning yachtsmen, captains and crew. Here you will find an immense boatyard that can accommodate vessels of all sizes, over 1,000 feet of riverfront dockage, 110 floating slips, as well as all of the necessary resources to repair, refit, or refurbish your yacht. Lauderdale Marine Center gives you the unique ability to handle your own projects or tap into the wide array of resources conveniently located at the boatyard. On-site, you’ll find independent, skilled craftsmen, covering every marine service imaginable, from custom paint and graphics to fine cabinetry, interior design, refinishing services, electrical engineering, welding, refrigeration, and much much more.