First Name: Nicholas
Last Name: Cardoza
Company Name: Cardoza Yachts
Type: Professional Member - Active
Licensed Broker: Yes


Yacht Broker


Nicholas Cardoza, a well-known yachting professional in South Florida with both yacht sales and yacht operations experience, has officially joined our team as a yacht broker.


Cardoza, known as “Mr.Yachts” by many friends, family, and clients, started out in the industry as yacht crew before finally taking the shore-based position to oversee in-house sales for VanDutch, which he successfully launched in South Florida and built into a household name while becoming the top-performing salesperson worldwide from 2013-17. Prior to that, he honed his sales skills while working with many notable yacht sales firms in South Florida including, most recently, overseeing the "Production Division" of all brokerage products up to 50 meters for Merle Wood & Associates, a superyacht brokerage.


Growing up on the southeast coast of New England, Cardoza started yachting during the summers with his local yacht club and then sailed competitively for his high school sailing team. After attending culinary school in New York and Europe, Cardoza worked on motor and sailing yachts in various positions such as a chef, deckhand, and captain. Cardoza then moved to South Florida to work as a fleet/corporate captain for yacht brokerages and yacht companies while providing yacht management services for owners.


Cardoza, who speaks English, Spanish, and Italian fluently, is a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and lives in Miami Beach, Florida.