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Clients' interests first

Owning a yacht is about enjoyment. However, acquiring, selling or building a yacht is about good decision-making.  This means putting clients’ interests first. Stuart is devoted to helping his clients make good decisions and understanding the impact of owning, selling or building a yacht and the risks and benefits this entails.

Stuart’s approach - to advise clients as to how best manage their assets - launched Stuart into professional yacht brokering and positioned him as one of the most influential, trusted and successful brokers in the industry.

Global reach and experience

In 1980 Stuart joined Fraser Yachts in South Florida. Starting right out of law school as a young broker, Stuart was instrumental to growing Fraser Yachts - now with offices in ten countries - thanks to his knowledge of the market, business acumen, legal background and ability to structure even the most complex transactions.
Stuart started with smaller yachts and quickly broadened his reach to large sail and motor yacht brokerage and new constructions.

The focus on “the client’s interests first” is central to his work. Enabling clients to make good decisions about a purchase, sale or new build is the lens through which he views brokerage and the starting point for his interactions with clients.
The brokerage market has changed a lot over time but Stuart’s “client first” approach, and the commitment to analysis that is free of bias and the influence of private interests, has not. The client's interests come first. This is the key to making yacht ownership fun and rewarding. 


Numbers speak

Years in brokerage
Number of yachts
Over 330
Co-op brokers
1200 worldwide
Yachts sold since
Countries where I do
Repeat business and
Over 80%

Stuart is


He communicates with simplicity and clarity


With a global network of technical, legal and fiscal advisers he knows where and how to get answers


He cares about the quality of his work and cares passionately about getting it right


He is creative about how to negotiate and structure sales, purchases and new construction projects


Yacht brokerage is a niche market with a global clientele. Reflecting geopolitical trends, market conditions, fiscal and regulatory compliances can shift rapidly presenting both risks and opportunities for owners and buyers.
Purchasing or selling a yacht requires market knowledge, experience and negotiating skills in addition to guidance about the most appropriate ownership structure, flag state and yacht registration.  


2017 saw Fraser celebrate its 70th anniversary. Founded in 1947 by David Fraser the company has grown from a local business in Newport Beach CA to a top global services company with a multilingual team of 150 professionals operating from ten offices in four continents.

With expert knowledge in yachts over 30 meters, Fraser's services include yacht sales and purchase, charter and charter management, yacht management, crewing and new construction.
Fraser has a proven track record. Over the last seven years Fraser has sold more yachts than any other brokerage house. In 2016 sales topped half a billion Euro making the company one of the most experienced and trusted names in yachting.

© STUART LARSEN 2020 & Administration identification GEMEA Interactive