Curtis Stokes and Associates is a professional, successful, licensed & bonded yacht brokerage firm based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Annapolis, Maryland, St. Michaels, Maryland, Delaware City, Delaware, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Deltaville, Virginia, Woodbridge, Virginia, Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. From these eight offices, and with brokers based throughout the United States and Europe, Curtis Stokes & Associates specializes and excels in worldwide yacht sales, yacht charters, and new yacht construction. The firm was launched in September 2009 by Curtis Stokes after he spent many years as a megayacht captain, sales manager at Hatteras Yachts and as a successful broker with the Sacks Group Yachting Professionals. Now, Curtis Stokes and his team of associate brokers travel extensively representing a select group of buyers and sellers worldwide.
Ed Pickering | Curtis Stokes & Associates
Born and raised in Rock Hall, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Ed or “Cap” as the locals know him, grew up around, near, or on a boat. The love of the sea and duty followed him after high School to an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. After graduation in 1997 with a USCG Third Mates License, All Oceans, he was able to pursue multiple opportunities in intermodal transportation while still serving in the United States Naval Reserve. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant in 2009.
Jason Hinsch | Curtis Stokes & Associates
A native of Miami, Florida Jason grew up around boats and boating. He started sailing at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club at the age of 8 and got his first boat, a sunfish, at 11. He worked for his father, a professional yacht captain, 7 summers running from the age of 14; working out of Jones Boat Yard and Richard Bertram Yacht Yard, maintaining Trumpy, Burger and Feadship motor yachts.
A graduate of Florida State University and study programs in London, England and Urbino, Italy, Jason moved to Washington DC to attend graduate school at George Washington University; followed by a career in international distribution with a focus on consultative sales, marketing and contract negotiation.
A long-time resident of the Annapolis, Maryland Jason is a member of the Chesapeake Yacht Club and an Eastport Yacht Club alumnus. Jason cruised the Chesapeake for 10 years aboard his Columbia 10.7, before becoming an avid racer; participating in the Pirates Cove Race Club’s Wednesday night series on the West River, as well as various CBYRA Bay races for the last 21 seasons. Jason is now teaching his young boys to sail aboard their Hunter 27′.
We are pleased this seasoned sales professional and life-long boating enthusiast has joined our team here at Curtis Stokes & Associates; where he is focused on helping sellers find the right buyer and buyers find the right boat.