5 Oceans Broker Carl Olivier expertly serves 5 Oceans Marine Group’s brokerage clients in the Virgin Islands. Carl was born in Cape Town, South Africa and grew up just a stones throw from the ocean. Soon enough he developed a love for the sea, surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. At the age of 15, moving to the east coast, where his family owned a fishing boat, Carl involved himself in deep sea and game fishing, scuba diving, keelboat and boat racing, as well as surfing the Great White shark infested warm waters. He then attained his scuba and powerboat licences.
Through his love of the boating lifestyle, together with his innate business sense, he found his niche in yacht brokering. After 5 successful years as a yacht broker in South Africa, Carl went on to form his own brokerage, which he sold 5 years later to take his family cruising. Almost 2 years and 14000nm later, Carl has made the Caribbean his home. His decade of yacht sales experience, together with his first-hand knowledge of on-board systems and maintenance, provides his clients with a holistic sales service. Carl continues to live aboard, enthusiastically serving 5 Oceans clients in and around the Virgin Islands.
Carl has been successful in helping people find the perfect boat and helped them avoid the disappointments of purchasing the wrong boat. He has a broad knowledge of boat and yacht design, systems and specifications. His experience on a wide array of vessels, along with his live-aboard, charter and broker experience, lend itself to a discriminating eye that is a unique attribute to help clients find the boat that best suits their needs. He is dedicated to his life’s passion of boating and the sea and loves to share his experience with others.