Sales Professional in Jacksonville, FL
George Ivey started cruising and fishing the Florida waterways at a very young age. When George was only eight, his father gave him his first boat, a 10’ skiff with a ten-horsepower outboard motor. Growing up on the water gave him a wealth of experience both in and on the water, and he knew that boating would always be a significant part of his life. During college George also completed a program at North Florida Marine Institute, where he earned certificates in several aspects of marine mechanics and acquired his captain’s license. Over the years, he’s been involved in many aspects of the industry, from working at a boat manufacturer as a teenager, to cruising, sport fishing, yacht restoration, and power boat racing.
Following a successful 16-year career in outside sales and sales management positions with S.C. Johnson Co., George decided to turn his passion for boating into a career, and he knew it was only natural for him to work in the sales and brokerage side of the business. George then spent the next five years living and working in South Florida for another yacht sales firm before joining HMY in 2007. George is licensed, bonded, and an active member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. He has visited and trained at multiple boat manufacturers both domestic and abroad, and has been a member of various boating organizations.
With over 19 years in the business, his wide range of experience in new boat builds and sales, as well as brokerage sales and purchases, George is able to help clients with vessels of all kinds.
He takes pride in his commitment to his clients, and understands that taking care of them, both before and after the sale, is key to building a successful, long-term broker-client relationship.
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"I had been thinking about selling my boat but it seemed like such a hassle. I contacted George Ivey at HMY from a referral of a friend. George came out and looked at my boat, made some recommendations on getting it ready to sell that I followed and he put it on the market. It wasn't a week later he showed the boat to a qualified buyer and got an offer that would give me what I wanted for the boat even after commission. The paperwork was handled quickly and funds deposited to my account in just a few days. I couldn't have asked for anything better."
"The experience with George selling my last Neptunus was great. He was spot on the price and made it happen! I have dealt with two other brokers in the past of owning vessels for twenty-six years. George is the best! I will and have referred George to several of my boating friends."
"Over the years we have dealt with a number of agents and boat brokers. Our recent experience with George Ivey and HMY Yachts was by far the most satisfactory. George was extremely responsive and very knowledgeable about both the market and our vessel. I’d recommend him and HMY without reservation."
"My husband are I were very happy with the way George Ivey took care of us during the sale of our Bertram this summer. He was absolutely wonderful, as we had expected."
Some of George's recent sales include:
2005 Ocean Alexander 78 "Somewhere in Time"
2007 Princess 67 Flybridge "Hall Force One"
2003 Portsmouth 52 Power Catamaran "Giovannino"
2012 Viking 42 Convertible "Dream Chaser"
2012 Viking 42 Open "Eagles Nest"