Michael Porter - Yacht Broker

Portsmouth, RI, US

Michael Porter joins ECYS as an experienced yacht captain and engineer. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master license as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Mike has cruised South and Central America, the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the East Coast of the United States amassing more than 90,000 sea miles as captain and crew on over 80 different sail and power vessels under 160 feet.

Growing up in Michigan, Mike has always been on the water. It is safe to say that it’s in his blood. His great grandfather was a boatbuilder in New Hampshire and founded Goodhue and Hawkins Navy Yard on Lake Winnipesaukee, building runabouts, steamers, launches, and express cruisers.

During his summers off from college, Mike taught at and managed a sailing program at Camp Michigania in Northern Michigan. After earning his degree, Mike worked for a short time in sales before trading in his suit and tie for a pair of boardshorts and moving to the British Virgin Islands. He worked at the Bitter End Yacht Club where he taught sailing and windsurfing and captained snorkel tours and daysails.

Mike then moved back to the states, took his STCW-95 and went to work on private yachts. Mike ran an 80’ Marlow Voyager expedition yacht with a busy program for 4 years. After cruising remote parts of the world, he then decided to return to a more land-based lifestyle and joined Maine-based True Course Yachting as a Captain and Operations Manager specializing in Downeast powerboats of all shapes and sizes. Before joining the ECYS team, Mike was in Palm Beach, Florida, where he ran his own yacht management company.

Mike is excited to get on the water with you and share his knowledge and passion for boating.

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Listings by Michael Porter
8 result(s)
  • 1982 Hatteras 65 Long Range Cruiser
    1982 Hatteras
    65 Long Range Cruiser - 65'
    Vero Beach, FL, US
  • 2009 Hylas 49
    2009 Hylas
    49 - 49'
    Marion, MA, US
  • 2000 Grand Banks Classic
    2000 Grand Banks
    Classic - 46'
    Harpswell, ME, US
  • 2004 C&C 99
    2004 C&C
    99 - 33'
    Portsmouth, RI, US
  • 1982 Cape Dory 33
    1982 Cape Dory
    33 - 33'
    Portsmouth, RI, US
  • 2014 Ribcraft San Juan 32
    2014 Ribcraft
    San Juan 32 - 32'
    St Mary's, GA, US
  • 1973 Dyer Bass
    1973 Dyer
    Bass - 29'
    No Kingstown, RI, US
  • 2019 Axopar 28 Cabin
    2019 Axopar
    28 Cabin - 28'
    Portsmouth, RI, US