Located on the border between the French and Dutch side of the Island, 5 Oceans Marine Group St. Martin in Oyster Pond is the ideal location for 5 Oceans clients to visit as the picturesque harbor provides great protection from the choppy Atlantic Ocean waters. Unquestionably this location is one of the best places in the world to list a boat for sale, or to haul, survey or maintain a yacht as there are abundant marine services on the island.
5 Oceans Marine Group’s most active broker in St. Martin is Alexis de Boucaud, who splits his time between the 5 Oceans Fort Lauderdale office and his second home in St. Martin. Fluent in both English and French and the former director of Nautor’s Swan Charters on the island, Alexis has been listing and brokering yacht sales in St. Martin for over 15 years and brings experience and knowledge that is unmatched by other brokers on the islands. His ability to speak and write both French and English, and his deep understanding of the details of French yacht documentation and laws are invaluable to 5 Oceans Marine Group’s many international buyers and sellers.
Alexis grew up racing dinghies in the waters of Brittany, France. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and developed his interest in offshore cruising and racing in New England and the Bahamas. He was educated in the United States and has since worked in the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis began his professional yachting career as a charter captain sailing the storied seas of French Polynesia on a Fountaine Pajot Marquises 57 yacht. There he developed a talent for sharing and communicating his love for blue water sailing to his worldly guests. More recently, Alexis spent ten years managing 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 sales 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. During this period of his career Alexis gained valuable experience in the multifaceted world of yacht sales and brokerage in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis has worked with 5 Oceans Marine Group since its earliest days working alongside founder Phil Berman to help serve customers around the world for over ten years.