Graham Rutherford, Sales Brokers - San Diego N&J

Graham Rutherford

Yacht Broker

+1 619 226 3344
+1 858 740 1987
San Diego Office
1551 Shelter Island Drive
Kona Kai Marina #105
Speaks: English

My Present 
Hi, my name is Graham Rutherford, a Yacht Broker at Northrop & Johnson.

My Past
A native of Queensland, Australia, I started my career at an early age following in my father’s footsteps who ran a Powercat taking tourists out to the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island. From there I had spent 10 years servicing superyachts in various capacities – starting as a deckhand and working my way through every position, eventually rising to captain. Finding my wife in Portland, Oregon I settled in San Diego in 2007. Here I became a Project Manager at one of San Diego’s preeminent shipyards. Overseeing a variety of jobs from simple bottom paint jobs on 30’ vessels to major refits on 250’ superyachts. I then moved on to a start-up company named Aussie Yacht Service (Yacht Management company) in 2010. Drawing on experiences of both superyachts and ship maintenance, I was able to build relationships through trust and service with our clients and vendors which are still in operation today under new management. Now, after becoming a Yacht Broker four years ago, I understand the market and how to prepare a purchase and to sell a yacht. I do have a passion for customer service and will go above and beyond to satisfy the client’s needs.

My Future
My goal is to become one of the top Yacht Brokers in California.

My Motto
Go hard or go home

My Outside-office Life
As an avid water person, you will usually find me on, under or in the water. Surfing, waterskiing, scuba diving and paddleboarding are my water hobbies. I have taken up mountain biking in the last four years and I am hooked now, especially with the perfect biking terrain here in Southern California.

Fast Facts 
OCEAN PEARL is my largest yacht sale at 35 meters.
SANTANA was the oldest boat I represented for sale built 1972.
Bertram Sportfish 2018 was the fastest boat I represented for sale with a top speed of 45 knots.
My cruising grounds as captain have been throughout the Caribbean, from The Bahamas down to Grenada, through the Panama Canal and up to Alaska.
I currently own Aussie Yacht Services, a Yacht Management Company. 

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