Alexander Cartigan is an American businessman, marine consultant, and a Florida-based yacht broker.He is a licensed broker operating under the United Yacht Sales umbrella and is widely recognized as one of Florida’s top rising brokers; focusing on his client’s family, lifestyle, and vision. Cartigan was born in San Diego, California and raised in Miami, Florida, which he now calls home. He has been in the marine industry for a greater part of his life, continuing his family legacy. His love for boats and yachts started at a very young age with vivid experiences related to his father’s builds and voyages. Cartigan spent most summers on the water and fell in love with the marine lifestyle and its beauty.
Becoming a yacht owner brought Cartigan a sense of joy that was unimaginable. Joining the yacht community as an owner brought him together with Jeff Palmer, co-owner of United Yacht Sales, who quickly picked up on Cartigan’s enthusiasm for the industry. He then built a formidable client-broker relationship with Palmer over the years, owning several yachts since their first meeting. Cartigan comes from an entrepreneurial background, with the experience of owning and operating a successful tech company. Tech has taught him to value transparency, accountability, and quick responsiveness when managing the desires of his clients. He brings this experience into his passion for yachting, placing high value on the needs of his client’s family and vision. Cartigan spends most of his leisure time on the water. He is often seen yachting with his family in the Biscayne Bay area and the islands of the Bahamas. When he is not on the water, he is an avid marathon runner, spartan race competitor, and tennis player.
As a yacht aficionado, Cartigan appreciates the intricacies associated with fine vessels in both function and design. He listens intently to his client’s vision and understands that each individual is not just buying a vessel, but rather an addition to a lifestyle. His expertise allows him to take it a step further than most brokers and really dive deep into technical specs and look at the true expense associated with yacht ownership. Cartigan loves to work with all clients, new and old, who are ready to make their next move; whether it’s purchasing their first yacht, creating a custom build, or with the intent to sell. He is always eager to help his clients in any way possible and takes pride in building long-lasting relationships. When working with Cartigan, you are not just purchasing a vessel, you are getting a lifelong offering of support, understanding, and friendship.