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

  • Gene A. Magnetti

    Yacht Broker

  • Sue Gearan

    Charter Broker

  • Carter Richardson

    Yacht Broker

  • Ryan J. Miller, CPYB

    Yacht Broker

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

    Ryan has always chosen the water. Whether as 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 and holds a USCG Master Captain’s License. Being a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) as well as Florida licensed and bonded has given Ryan the capability and the know-how to provide the best service to his Clients. 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 the founding of his own yacht brokerage business in 2009. The success of Latitude Yacht Brokerage, and it’s recognition in the marine industry, is the culmination of his years of commitment to the business of boating. Ryan will coach and advise you, address your concerns, and providing answers to your questions promptly.

    Ryan is also dedicated to the community. He is the Past Chair of the City of Newport Waterfront Commission, a position that broadened his knowledge and expertise in the marine industry. He is currently the Vice President of the Newport Maritime Alliance (NMA), where he has a unique opportunity to work with leaders of the business communities of Newport and the surrounding Narragansett Bay. Ryan is a Board Member of Clean Bays, a Rhode Island based non-profit agency that specializes in large debris shoreline cleanup. He is also a member of the New York Yacht Club.

    Ryan lives in Newport and is the proud owner of "Hope," a 32' Wasque, built in Martha’s Vineyard. He and his wife Monika and son Charlie spend time with family and friends, giving harbor tours of Narragansett Bay harbor and cruising Southern New England. Look for "Hope" 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, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker), Rhode Island Marine Trades Vice President and a Florida Yacht Salesperson. Matt brings his expansive knowledge and more than 20 years of marine industry experience, and is part of a seasoned team of professionals who exemplify Latitude’s tradition of successfully advising our Clients.

    Prior to joining Latitude, Matt sold the most sailboats in the State of RI over the course of five years. Along with this impressive accomplishment, Matt has crossed the Atlantic, the Equator, weathered the North Atlantic and has sailed throughout the Mediterranean. Matt’s expertise, coming up through the industry, has afforded him the ability to guide customers through all aspects of a boat and its systems. Looking for the right boat for you and your family? Matt values your time and will find the boat, that best fits your needs, efficiently.

    In his spare time, Matt enjoyed running Middletown Flag Football, is active in his Church community and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. He loves spending time on the water fishing, and sailing with his family and friends or heads to the New England outback for some hiking, camping or cutting wood. To his children he is – chauffeur, cook, adviser, trainer, coach, water boy, accountant, fashion consultant, homework helper and biggest fan. He lives in Newport, RI with his wife Shannon and two kids, Zack and Sophie.

    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.

  • Gene A. Magnetti

    Yacht Broker

    Email: gene@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: (914) 806-3399

    With a career in sales, marketing and organizational consulting and as a lifelong boater and sailor, Gene understands the need for information and helpful advice in buying and selling. He has held positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox Corporation and Exxon, was a Senior VP at a Wall Street mutual fund company, and headed up the Westchester Convention and Visitor's Bureau as President and CEO. He began his love of the sea as a child on his grandfather's boats in Long Beach, LI. As a young boy he built a small wooden hydroplane from a mail order plan. Soon he discovered the joys of sailing quietly on the water with only the power of the air to move you along. His homeport is Mamaroneck, NY where he sails his 33' sloop and does harbor tours on his Boston Whaler Montauk with his family. Gene has ten years of yacht-brokerage experience assisting people to find the right boat at the right price or selling at the best possible market price. He also assists families to quickly find a buyer in estate sales. You can find Gene most early mornings working out with the Westchester Masters Swim Club in Larchmont, NY.

    To contact Gene click here.

  • Sue Gearan

    Charter Broker

    Email: sue@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: 954-376-1235

    Latitude’s partnership with broker Sue Gearan, from Carol Kent Yacht Charters & Global Yacht Concierge, gives us an edge when it comes to selling luxury yacht vacations. Since she has been both a charter broker and a yacht crew since 1996, she understands what it takes to create a flawless experience for our clients. Sue has worked on several charter yachts and for 9 years she was the chief stew/chef/mate aboard a private yacht owned by a high profile businessman.

    Her areas of expertise include: New England, Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Sue has traveled to over 80 countries, visiting many of the world’s most desirable cruising spots. With her combined marketing, interpersonal and hospitality skills, she will pair you with the charter of your dreams.

    “I've experienced various facets of this intriguing business and have learned a lot of valuable things.  Overall, what I realized, is that it's so specialized you need to work with people that really know the ins & outs of it.  The world today is fast and instant so most things are just one click away.  Yachting is one of those areas where you definitely need a boutique service.  You are spending your hard earned money on a luxury vacation so you need to know you are getting the very best.  I want to ensure that happens!”

    To contact Sue click here.

  • Carter Richardson

    Yacht Broker

    Email: carter@latitudeyacht.com | Mobile: 401-258-8319

    Even though he grew up in the deserts of the Southwest, Carter fell in love with sailing as a kid with this family in Maine.  That love continued while he was a student at Tabor, sailing on board their 92’ gaff schooner S.S.V. TABOR BOY and training as a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy on their Navy 44s.

    Carter graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in Engineering and went on to get qualified as a Navy Diver and Surface Warfare Officer.  He served as the Deck Division and Weapons Officers on board the USS COMSTOCK, where he was deployed overseas to the South Pacific and Alaska. Upon leaving the Navy, Carter attended the International Yacht Restoration School and graduated from the Boat Building and Restoration Program in 2004.  Building on the experience that he gained while at IYRS, Carter opened his own wooden boat restoration shop in 2006.  East Passage Boatwrights is a full-service inland boat yard that specializes in the restoration of classic wooden yachts like SONNY and SKYLARK of 1937.  In 2017, East Passage was recognized as a part of the crew awarded Classic Boat’s Restoration of the Year (Sail over 40’) for their contribution towards the restoration of the 1935 Sparkman & Stephens yawl SANTANA. Carter’s experience has brought a wealth of knowledge to Latitude. He looks forward to working with buyers and sellers in the stewardship of classic wooden yachts.

    In his free time, Carter enjoys cruising Newport Harbor and teaching his kids how to sail on his Herreshoff 12-1/2, BETTY.

    To contact Carter click here.