Blade Hovekamp - Yacht Broker In New York

Blade Hovekamp


Blade Hovekamp

Blade, a native New Yorker, has cultivated a diverse and dynamic career path, deeply rooted in his love of being on the water. His journey started in Sag Harbor as a teenage Sailing Instructor, later becoming Head Instructor and the local high school sailing team Head Coach.

After earning his USCG 50 Ton Master Captain’s license in 2009, Blade worked as a captain and crew member on a variety of yachts from 5 to 500 gross tons. In 2012, he joined a wine import and distribution company in New York City as a data entry specialist. Blade’s fast learning, sharp attention to detail and problem-solving skills were quickly recognized, earning him a promotion to General Manager within the first year. In this position, he significantly enhanced company profitability and customer satisfaction.

Blade's connection with the maritime world drew him back to Sag Harbor in 2018, where he joined a highly regarded yacht sales and charter brokerage firm. His tenure as a yacht broker has been marked by over 100 successful deals, a testament to his comprehensive industry knowledge, outstanding communication skills, and unwavering professionalism. Blade's approach is deeply rooted in ethical conduct, building lasting relationships through honesty and integrity.

In addition to his technical skills, Blade is known for his resilience, persistence, and technological savvy, utilizing the latest digital tools to enhance his services. His ability to seamlessly navigate complex transactions, coupled with his dedication to client satisfaction, has established him as a leading yacht broker in the Hamptons. Blade joined SI Yachts in November 2023 with the goal to provide the best value and experience for his clients and to contribute to the success and reputation of SI Yachts.

Some of his favorite hobbies include fishing, surfing, traveling, learning new skills and spending time with his wife Lauren and their two daughters, Savannah and Waverly.

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It was an easy decision for me when it came time to select a boat broker for my Formula 40PC. Yacht super broker Blade Hovekamp oversaw every aspect of a (rare) early-April spring commissioning, photography, on-line listings, lead generation, all showings, negotiations, marine and engine surveys, last-minute repairs, contract preparation and the closing. Blade communicated constantly with me and with my marina’s Service Dept., multi-tasked extremely well, and could not have done a better job.

Michael C.

Blade was a pleasure to work with. I purchased a boat from him and found him to be a great liaison between me and the buyer. I would highly recommend Blade for any transaction.

Steven B.

Quite simply-Blade is the best! He has seen me through the daunting process of looking for and ultimately buying my boat. He was there for me every step of the way and offered words of comfort and advice when I needed them most. He arranged for me to look at a boat that wasn’t even for sale and showed up for that!! He was also at the survey in Florida and the delivery on Long Island. Blade is just an all-around great and knowledgeable person. I just can’t recommend him enough!

Caryl R.

Blade helped me purchase 2 boats and sold 1. I am listing my current boat with him! Awesome to work with and great communication!

Pete N.

I listed my boat and it was sold in just a few weeks. Everything was handled very professionally and the sale concluded seamlessly. I am now working with Blade to locate my next vessel. Service was above and beyond.

John F.

Blade exhibited complete professionalism, knowledge and expertise in handling the marketing and sale of our boat. His handling of potential buyers was exceptional. His willingness to work on his days off, answering all of my Husbands phone calls and texts, demonstrated his commitment to getting the job done. I commend his patience and perseverance through the entire process. It was a pleasure working with Blade and highly recommend his expertise.

Kate M.

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