Alex G. Clarke grew up in Darien, Connecticut on the shores of Long Island Sound while spending his summer months in Martha’s Vineyard & Marion, Massachusetts. With a family history rich in tradition surrounding the yachting industry & America’s Cup, Alex was soon to follow. After graduating from the University of Miami (Florida) Alex split time between being a financial analyst in Fairfield County & working on yachts before dedicating himself to a full time career in yachting.
Alex has logged countless nautical miles as yacht crew traveling extensively from Nova Scotia to Venezuela, Mexico to Turkey while working his way up through the ranks from deckhand to captain. After moving ashore in South Florida he applied his knowledge to a position in yacht management at Fraser Yachts where he was the company DPA/CSO handling crew placement issues, IMO/ISPS/ISM & flag state/class society regulations for both their charter & management fleets before moving over to brokerage.
After learning from some of the most successful yacht brokers in the industry at Fraser Yachts Alex transferred over to Bartram & Brakenhoff, a boutique brokerage house founded in 1967 by his great uncle & mentor Joe Bartram, Jr. which was a dream come true.
Now at Denison Yacht Sales with long time friend and fellow UM graduate Bob Denison, Alex has solidified his place in the yacht brokerage industry by being elected the exclusive global representative for a number of top quality shipyards such Tecnomar SpA, Pirelli, & Columbus Yachts. Looking to solidify Denison as a major player in the international markets, Alex has played an important role in helping expand the company by establishing a Denison Yacht Charter Division, Mexico office, and newly organized SuperYacht Division within the company with representation in Monaco. Pushing for growth in the 24m+ megayacht segment of the market, Alex has created numerous corporate partnerships throughout the luxury markets that will prove to be extremely important as Denison looks to continue its growth in both international & emerging markets.
With over 2,500′ of yachts for sale through Denison Yacht Sales ranging from 31′ to 270′, Alex has the ability to handle any inquiry in any segment of the market. With his yacht management background Alex’s services do not end when the sale is concluded, but instead excel during his client’s ownership or new build construction projects as he assists with crew placement, flag state issues, global travel itineraries, insurance needs, offshore corporate structures and project management.
Office Phone Number: 954.763.3971
Cell Phone Number: 203.722.3047
Associations: FYBA (Florida Yacht Broker Association), International SeaKeepers Society
College: University of Miami
I wanted to send you a quick thank you for all of your hard work facilitating the purchase of my 63′ Sunseeker Yacht. As my yacht broker, you and Denison Yacht Sales were complete pros in navigating the deal – despite a few obstacles, including a very hard-headed Seller.
- Dustin Pesnell // Sunseeker Owner
I would like to again thank you for the excellent attention and assistance you extended to me during the negotiations and eventual purchase of my yacht. The whole process was made easy because of this.
Being on the other side of the world, it is very important to always be kept abreast of developments. I am very glad that there was never a moment that I could not get in touch with you and grateful for your prompt responses.
If ever I get a chance to buy another yacht, rest assured that I will be contacting you. And if I should ever have the chance to recommend a yacht broker to a friend, it will be you.
Should you ever come to the Philippines, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
- Fausto Preysler, Jr. Chairman of the Board Smith Bell Corporation
I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I had an outstanding experience working with yacht broker Alex Clarke, from our initial contact in February until the closing in March on the purchase of a 52′ Sea Ray. Considering the short time frame in which this deal was put together, demonstrated his professionalism, ability to work with all parties smoothly, and his sincere desire to be up-front with me. In addition, his immediate responses by phone and e-mail expedited the decision-making process, while at the same time addressed my concerns and issues regarding the yacht purchase.
Over the years I have purchased quite a few yachts and can honestly say that it was an absolute pleasure to work with Alex. His representation of Denison Yacht Sales is a definite asset in the professional manner that he conducts business.
- Fred Langmaier, Sea Ray Yachts Owner
Yacht broker, Alex Clarke, did a professional job selling my yacht. Most impressive was the fact that he got the sale done for me where several other “big hitters” previously completely failed. Had I known of Alex sooner I would have saved a great deal of painful time I wasted with other brokers. He is a “get it done” guy!
- Mr. Becker, Sunseeker Yacht Owner
I wanted to thank Denison Yacht Sales and especially yacht broker Alex Clarke for the wonderful service they provided in helping me find the boat of my dreams.
Throughout the whole process I felt a genuine concern for my needs. My questions were answered promptly and the boat’s description in the ad was accurate.
I would recommend that anyone looking for a new or used boat consider using Denison Yacht Sales and Alex as their yacht broker. I sure will, as will my family and friends.
- Michael A. Telow