Steven Khan was born and raised on a grape vineyard in Northern California. His attraction to the water was developed over many years exploring the areas in and around San Francisco Bay. He attended UC Davis and the University of the Pacific and currently holds an M.A. in Psychology.
Steve has an extensive sales and marketing background, having owned and operated real estate companies, mortgage and title companies in both Florida and Texas. He has cruised extensively in the Bahamas, Florida, Galveston Bay and the Texas Gulf Coast. Steven has turned his passion for boating into his profession and most recently was the President of the largest Boat, Yacht and RV dealership in Texas.
Steve is a widower with three wonderful children, all graduates of Texas Universities. Steve truly enjoys using his gifts to help people enjoy life on the water. Customers praise his easygoing nature, extensive boating knowledge and creative problem solving abilities to help each family achieve the perfect boating solution.
Cathy is originally from Brittany in France, spending lots of time on the water sailing on the family boat or at the local sailing club. After her studies in International Management and Finance she moved to London and then spent 10 years in Asia. She then migrated to Australia and has lived there until recently. She has been working in the marine industry for about 8 years with the Australian importers for Beneteau, Lagoon and Dufour. She has a strong knowledge of Multihulls as well as Monohulls and will be able to find your perfect boat!
She is also a passionate sailor having completed a few races including the Sydney-Hobart race as well as taking part as a crew member of the Clipper Round The World Race aboard Lmax Exchange; current world winner of the Clipper Race. She also holds a Yachtmaster offshore and has sailed in many parts of the world.
In 2018, she joined Dream Yacht Sales Team in the Caribbean, based in Martinique and is covering the Caribbean Islands for Dream Yacht Charter in charge of new boat Sales, including Fountaine Pajot Catamarans and Dufour Yachts as exclusive agent for the Caribbean, Charter Investment and Management and brokerage boats. She is fluent in French and English and will be able to help for all your boating needs in the Caribbean and beyond!
Gerry Jacob began his career in the boating industry as a boat commissioner, working for four years on the Solent River in England. With boating firmly in his blood, he earned his certification as a licensed yacht salesman from the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) in 2010. Born in France, Gerry later studied at Teesside University in England where he earned a degree in international business. He also studied at the University Institute of Technology (IUT) in Reims.
Returning to France in 2012, Gerry continued his career in the yacht charter and sales industry and joined Dream Yacht Charter and Sales in 2014. Being involved in the yachting world at a young age and working along the French Riviera, he gained extensive first-hand experience in the techniques of yachting and the practicalities of living aboard a yacht.
Christophe Vanek has 30+ years experience in the boating industry including more than 20 years in yacht sales. He has an enviable record as a professional racing yachtsman.
As only someone who has such a passion for sailing can, he knows boats, multihulls and monohulls. His passion for boats is infectious; with a knack for finding the right boat for his clients, using the tenacity, dedication, focus and energy he brought to his professional racing career.
Christophe has cultivated unique longstanding relationships with all of the luxury yacht manufacturers including Lagoon Catamaran, Beneteau Yachts, Jeanneau, Catana Catamarans, and Ferretti Group Products, whilst developing his career:
Growing up in Brittany, on the west coast of France, Christine spent most of her spare time at the local sailing school and then sailing with friends on bigger boats like the Dufour, Beneteau and Jeanneau. She got involved in the marine industry in 1986, working as first mate/cook on a 70′ aluminum Ketch bound for a world cruise after extensive sea-trials all around the North Sea (Holland, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and England).
Since then, Christine has been intimately involved in many aspects of the marine industry, including working ashore for a boat maintenance/refit company in Florida and working the boat show circuit for Perini Navi. After this it was back to sailing again, first with a deluxe charter operation in the Grenadines on a Dynamic 80 and Maxi 80, then as owner-operator of a 100′ 3-masted schooner entertaining day charters in the Saint Maarten area.
Christine bought a Privilege 48 and after a complete refit in Trinidad, she operated her as a crewed yacht, in the Caribbean. At that time, she was hired by a charter company to run the charter office, operating eight Privilege catamarans. Christine then moved back to Florida in the late 1990s, to sell these yachts, and she has been a yacht broker ever since, specializing in catamarans sail and power, representing hundreds of buyers and sellers from all over the world. Speaking English and French, she is able to help buyers and sellers from both sides of the Atlantic.
Since 1975, Stephen Cockcroft has sailed catamarans and in the last 30+ years, been actively involved in the marine industry. Originally from South Africa, he built his first ocean-going yacht in his backyard. Then, he and his wife Estelle sailed 30,000 nautical miles, visiting more than 40 countries. They are now proud citizens of the United States, living aboard most often in south Florida and Annapolis, Maryland.
Stephen and Estelle have made multiple ocean voyages and participated in races and rallies in support of catamaran sailing. He most recently won the Bahamas leg of the Caribbean 1500 rally on a Prout 50 catamaran. They also – along with 60 other sailboats – took part in a rally to increase cooperation and relations between Cuban and United States sailing organizations.
Their website, Catamaran Guru is a continually updated resource for all sailors including yacht brokerage customers and sailing students with whom they have worked.
Stephen has been involved in every facet of the marine industry from owning a factory that manufactured the very successful Island Spirit Catamarans, to co-owning the third largest charter company in the Caribbean and North America. He has represented many sailboat brands in the United States and has been involved in the product development of large catamarans for yacht buyers.
Stephen has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers in brokerage transactions. With his vast experience of the international marine business as well as the technical, financial, tax issues, and contractual aspects of boat ownership, he is the person you want in your corner representing your interests when buying or selling a yacht.
Lars Linderot has been in the yacht charter business since 1980, when he started Poseidon Yacht Charter with fleets in Greece, Yugoslavia, Turkey, and the Caribbean, until the mid 90s.
During the following 20 years, he gained experience as a tour operator organizing sailing groups. This has given him a unique personal knowledge of the best sailing destinations in the world, including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Asia, South Pacific, and Australia. This knowledge and expertise have been a key factor for Lars when selling yachts under charter management to Scandinavian clients during the last 25 years.
Alexis Leroux has always been passionate about sailing and racing. Graduating from the maritime academy, he has sailed for several years on luxury yachts and cruise ships, from the Mediterranean to the North Pole. In 2015 he chose to return to his first passion: sailboats. For two years, Alexis was a Mediterranean commercial manager for a shipping electronics company. While he has promised himself he’ll do an Atlantic tour before his 30th birthday, in autumn 2017, he cast off on his sailboat for a one-year round trip to the Caribbean Sea. Alexis joined the Dream Yacht team just after this trip. Don’t hesitate to contact him, he’ll be happy to talk with you and to use his experience to help you with your project.