Biography

Jim Murrell started his boating on the shores of Lake Ontario. He grew up in Upstate New York where his family had a 48-foot Chris-Craft Roamer on Lake Ontario.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York at Oswego, Jim moved to New York City, and worked in the financial district in Manhattan. Weekends were spent in a 19” Renken Bowrider on the South Shore of Long Island.

In 1994, Jim was transferred to Southern California and started sailing competitively in earnest starting in the Wednesday night Twilight series in Marina del Rey crewing on several boats. His First boat was an Albin Express 25. In 2008 he bought the Farr30 Huckleberry 2 and raced in the Grand Prix one design fleet, culminating with the 2012 World Championships in San Francisco. Jim joined the Farr40 class in 2014, and competed in the Class World Championships in Long Beach and San Francisco.

In 2016, Jim began an active J/70 campaign and competed in the 2016 World Championships in San Francisco and 2018 Worlds in Marblehead, MA. He is currently on the J/70 National Class executive committee as past president. 

Jim has been Commodore of both Redondo Beach YC (2005) and King Harbor Yacht Club (2012). He currently serves on the board of directors for the King Harbor Youth Foundation, He is currently a member of California Yacht Club. Not to ignore the power boat side, Jim also owns a Silverton 34 Sport Fisher for cruising to Catalina with his wife Diane. They reside in Torrance, CA.

Jim has previously worked for JK3 Nautical Enterprises and Jeff Brown Yachts. He believes in relationship selling and strives to do what is best for each customer based on desires, budgets, and goals for boating, be it power or sail.

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Fun Facts
Home Town Torrance
First Boat Albin Express 25
Favorite Boat Music Crosby, Still, Nash & Young
Favorite Boat Show Annapolis
Associations

Jim Murrell Yacht Listings

Terrapin 38' Ocean 1984

Redondo Beach, CA
$85,000

26' Steiger Craft 2004

Redondo Beach, CA
$65,000

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