Founder Capt. James Fachtmann – CPYB, is himself a Certified Professional Yacht Broker who has been a Licensed and Bonded Yacht Broker for the last decade. Born from a passion of the sea and boating, JFA Yacht & Ship is a culmination of 30+ years of yachting experience & successful yacht brokerage world-wide. A “Fun & Easy” client experience takes hard work, dedication to service, and unwavering integrity to ensure. Having built a successful “New Yacht” & Brokerage career himself, James understands how vital & rare such traits are in the marine industry. James founded JFA Yachts to bring together a collaborative team dedicated to meeting and exceeding our clients needs and desires. Whether racing cross oceans, hiking mountains in Japan, or yachting thru the Mediterranean for Monaco’s Formula One — the JFA Team has found success working together to accomplish the goals we set together. A Team that plays together, WINS together. Creating the environment where a team can consistently WIN for your benefit is Capt Fachtmann’s top priority when he is not enjoying his other passion— flying as an airline pilot. Both passions require excellence not as an act but as a habit. Borrowing from his airline culture, the JFA Yacht & Ship way is three-fold: Warrior Spirit, Servant’s Heart, with a Fun-Loving Attitude. In this way the core focus is on building a team of like-minded, passionate, and ethical yacht consultants to make yacht transactions seem “Fun & Easy” for our valued yachting enthusiasts. Living the JFA Way ensures that our clients receive our best effort, sea-dogged persistent, respectful curtesy, and a celebratory fun-loving attitude.
Ever present on James’ desk are these words by which he endeavors to live by:
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. — Aristotle