Our Yacht Brokers
Aaron Leatherwood – President
Aaron Leatherwood has been the RMK Merrill-Stevens’ CEO since July 2016. He also serves as President of Merrill-Stevens Yachts sales and brokerage (MS Yachts) since October 2017. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University & Texas Maritime Academy. Aaron completed graduate studies with the Maersk executive MBA program and holds a Master’s of Business Administration Degree in Project Management. His work experience has been entirely in the maritime industry.
Aaron previously worked as a shipboard engineer, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Chief Engineer’s license. Aaron also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the internationally recognized Project Management Institute. Since transitioning to shore-side employment he has worked with APM Terminals as a project engineer building a world-class container facility. He supported as Maersk Line as a vessel/fleet manager, technical superintendent and General Manager of a ship repair yard.
Aaron previously supported Rybovich overseeing signature refit projects. Aaron has more than 20 years’ experience as a reservist with the United State Coast Guard in Marine Safety/Port State Control and Incident Management.
Today Aaron is engaged in the re-emergence of the Merrill-Stevens brand and complete re-construction of the RMK Merrill-Stevens iconic yacht and ship repair/refit facility in Miami, Fl; as well as the re-emergence of the popular MS Yachts sales and brokerage business.
Experienced Yacht Broker with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Team Building, Film Production, and Yacht Charters.
Mike Feldstein has been a Yacht Sales professional for the past 18 years and successfully marketed and sold over 1000 quality used and new boats. As the owner and operator of a successful brokerage firm in New York and New Jersey, Mike decided to take his expertise to sunny Florida and experience a 12 month boating season while providing his NY/NJ customers with complete representation in Florida. With a passion for power boats, fishing and hard work Mike looks forward to providing his customers with a truly rewarding experience. Throughout his career, Mike has maintained an “above and beyond approach” providing service well after the sale.
“As a business owner for many years, I recognize just how much work and effort it takes to enjoy the fruits of your labor, says Mike. My extensive product knowledge, along with a “get it done” attitude has proven successful when working with both buyers and sellers. I will guide you through every aspect of the purchasing process from the initial negotiation to the final closing to insure the purchase of your new boat is hassle-free.”
“I’m grateful to be in such a rewarding career where I can help make new friends and help people make their dreams come true, said Mike.”
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, and has been a professional salesman since 1983. Mike currently resides in Key Biscayne and married to his wife Marylou for 32 years. He has two children Alyssa and Jake who he is very proud of.