Brokers

  • Ryan J. Miller, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

  • Tim Norton, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

  • Matt Leduc, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

  • Jeffrey P. Jadul

    Yacht Broker

  • Clay Slawson

    Yacht Broker

  • Ryan J. Miller, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

    Email: ryan@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (401) 835-0069

    While growing up, Ryan always chose the water. Whether a dock hand, launch-boat captain, or sailing coach, Ryan was fully immersed in all things "boating." He devoted his spare time to volunteering and becoming involved with various sailing nonprofits. These experiences and the professionals he met in the industry provided a valuable introduction to the boating community of New England.

    Ryan earned an MBA from Salve Regina University. He worked for Vanguard Sailboats and Sailing Specialties, where he gained significant experience and achieved awards for top sales. Ryan's energy, passion, and business sense led to his own yacht brokerage business. Latitude Yacht Brokerage is the culmination of his years of commitment to the business of boating.

    Ryan is also dedicated to the community. He is a City of Newport Waterfront Commissioner, a position which broadens his knowledge and expertise in the marine industry. Ryan is also the Secretary of the Newport Maritime Alliance (NMA), where he has a unique opportunity to meet leaders of the business communities of Newport and the surrounding Narragansett Bay. Ryan holds a U.S.C.G. Master Captains License.

    Currently Ryan is the proud owner of "Barnegat," a 22' Wooden Pulsifer-Hampton built in Maine. He's often seen giving Narragansett Bay harbor tours. Look for "Barnegat" and stop to say "Hello!"

    To contact Ryan click here.

  • Tim Norton

    Yacht Broker, CPYB

    Email: tim@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (401) 575-8326

    Tim has been a sailor since his childhood in northern New Jersey, where he sailed a Sunfish and a Duster on local inland lakes. After a stint in the Navy and a career in law enforcement and security services, Tim joined Eastern Yacht Sales in Portsmouth, RI. EYS is a multi-location dealer for Catalina, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Island Packet, and Mainship Trawlers. He has also represented a dealer selling Beneteau.

    Tim bought his first boat with auxiliary power, an O'Day 25, when he moved to Rhode Island in 1980. Since then, he has sailed an O'Day 28, Nonsuch 30, and Nonsuch 33. His current boat is Consensus, a navy-hulled Moody CC 42. Tim has been a regular 'club' racer in Rhode Island and Chicago, and has crewed for several long-distance races aboard a C&C 37 as well as piloting multiple bareboat cruises in the Caribbean. He's sailed the Atlantic coast as far north as Maine and south to the Virgin Islands. Tim holds a USCG captain's license and is a certified professional yacht broker.

    Tim believes that selling boats is about matching clients with the right boat for their needs. He takes the time to know his customers, their sailing experience, and the features and options they want in a boat. He's fastidious about the care and maintenance of his sailboat. He's tried most products for finishing teak, polishing fiberglass, cleaning the bilge and most other sailboat chores. Ask him about his recommendations.

    To contact Tim click here.

  • Matt Leduc, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

    Email: matt@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (401) 226-1816

    Matt Leduc is a graduate of Mass Maritime Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. He is a USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage – Ocean Certified, and has nearly 20 years of marine industry experience.

    Matt has crossed the Atlantic, the Equator, weathered the North Atlantic and has sailed throughout the Mediterranean. Prior to joining Latitude, Matt sold the most sailboats in the State of RI over the past five years. Matt, along with Ryan Miller, founded the Rhode Island Boat Show, which is in its 3rd year of success – an annual boating event that continues to grow. Matt’s expertise has afforded him the ability to guide customers through all aspects of a boat and its systems. Want the right boat for you and your family? Matt values your time and will find the boat you want efficiently.

    In his spare time Matt enjoys running Middletown Flag Football, spending time on the water fishing, and sailing with his friends and family. To his children he is – chauffeur, cook, advisor, trainer, coach, water boy, accountant, fashion consultant, homework helper and biggest fan.

    To contact Matt click here.

  • Jeffrey P. Jadul

    Yacht Broker

    Email: jeff@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (781) 704-5202

    Jeff grew up in a boating family following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, both US Navy and USCG Veterans, who instilled the love of the ocean in him at a very young age. Jeff's family bought their first boat and joined a local yacht club in the early 1980's and are still active members today. Jeff went on to study Marine Transportation at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and later accepted a full time role aboard the 'Spirit of Boston', a 192' commercial dinner ship cruising Boston Harbor, in various roles from Deckhand to Captain.

    After holding various roles within the marine industry, including time spent at new boat dealerships and marina management, Jeff founded his own yacht brokerage firm in 2003. Now, with over 25 years of combined Sales and Customer Service experience, Jeff has joined Latitude Yacht Brokerage and will focus on the Boston market including the North and South Shores. Jeff prides himself in assisting his clients as a trusted consultant, listening and understanding their needs, providing personalized service and delivering in line with their expectations.

    When he's not walking the docks previewing boats for his clients, Jeff can usually be found underway or spending time at the family beach house with his wife and three children. Jeff prides himself with being deeply rooted in his community and is heavily involved with coaching youth sports and other volunteer opportunities.

    To contact Jeff click here.

  • Clay Slawson

    Yacht Broker

    Email: clay@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (203) 836-9081

    Clay returns to Newport as the newest addition to the Latitude team. He is thrilled to merge his career and passion for boating.

    His maritime experience includes fishing with family on Long Island Sound in small crafts, cruising and racing a Nonsuch 30 in many regattas and rendezvous, building a work skiff in high school, and most recently taking on an extensive rebuild project of a 1956 Chris Craft Sedan FB twenty‑seven.

    Prior to joining the team, Clay spent nearly a decade between a small financial firm, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and a couple of start‑up endeavors. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University and the University of Missouri‑ Kansas City with degrees in economics.

    He is excited to bring a youthful, technology driven, and systematic approach to buying or selling and looks forward to earning your business.

    To contact Clay click here.