Licensed and Bonded Catamaran Broker Jim Ross



Mobile: (954) 646-2995
 (954) 589-2343


Catamaran specialist Jim Ross was born and raised in South Florida. He worked for a local Fire department for twenty-six years and recently retired as a Battalion Chief. Jim has taken the first responder approach as a Catamaran broker, working hard to have his clients be in the know with all things yachting.

Jim grew up on and around the water and has been sailing/boating for most of his life.  He has owned and raced all types of sailboats since an early age. He taught ‘learn to sail’ for a local sailing school and has a real passion for being on the water.

Catamarans have intrigued Jim for a long time and that is why he sells them exclusively. In fact, he is in the market to purchase a new catamaran for himself and plans to sail around the Abaco Islands and the Caribbean.



“Jim Ross has now sold two catamarans for our family. He is efficient, informative, and knows his market. His connections along with his forthright manner and honesty make him an easy choice whether you are looking to buy or sell.

Jim always represented our interests in a respectful and professional way, and we have no hesitation in recommending him as one’s broker of choice.”

Rob Patten

2009 Catana 50 Catamaran UNTETHERED

“We had an amazing experience with Jim Ross as our selling broker. Jim’s promptness, professionalism, and knowledge of the catamaran market set him apart from other brokers we interviewed.

In this hot market, you have to trust that your broker will devote their full attention to your listing and Jim did just that. He was very quick to give us detailed pricing information and was not afraid to help us price our boat aggressively. We went under contract in just a couple of weeks for the full listing price and closed the transaction just a few short weeks later.

Jim took the coordination of all the survey and closing matters off our plate and got this deal to the finish line. What’s more, Jim has the marketing reach with Just Catamarans that other brokers do not have. This sale could not have gone smoother and we can’t recommend Jim strongly enough.”

Paul Griffin

2018 Lagoon 380 Catamaran BLUE MIND

“I just wanted to thank you and the team at Just Catamarans for selling our Lagoon promptly and at full price. If that wasn’t enough, you helped us through the entire process professionally, efficiently, and with a smile. I’ll be keeping your number handy for our next sailing adventure.”

Enrique and Blanca Delgado

2018 Lagoon 450 F Catamaran - S/V ENTRE DOS MONS

“We can’t thank Jim enough for all of his help and patience as we bought and sold our dream boat all within 15 months.  We have relied on his knowledge and expertise throughout both the buying and selling process and are grateful that he was with us on this journey.  Jim is the best!”
Kelly & Michael Brooks

2007 Lagoon 420 Catamaran | AT EASE

“Jim Ross recently sold us a preowned catamaran and did a great job of helping us understand the buying process since we are new to sailing.  He helped us arrange a surveyor, attended the haulout and test sail, offered contacts that could help us with insurance, and documentation, and presented our offer to the boat owner in a timely and professional manner. 
After the sale, Jim provided various contacts to help us learn to sail and get our catamaran updated.  We feel that Jim helped us buy the right boat.  Jim’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism helped us immensely.”
Rogue Richardson, PE

2008 Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 Catamaran

“We highly recommend Jim Ross to anyone looking to purchase a catamaran! Jim guided us through the entire process from putting in offers to working with insurers and financers to final documentation. We entered the market in a peak time, and Jim was extremely quick and attentive every step of the way, and was always a phone call away. He really cares about his clients, even for us newbies with a tighter budget, as he always took the time to explain the process in detail and ensure our protection. He helped make what can be a very stressful process, very stress-free for us, especially on survey day where we felt very fortunate to have his support! In the end, we were only able to seal the deal due to Jim’s expert recommendations and quick actions.

After experiencing this purchase process, we realize this would have only been possible by utilizing an amazing broker. Even with much research on our end, there were numerous items during the process that we would have been unprepared to handle. Now that we are owners, we still have Jim to reach out to for support and guidance which is a huge factor in boat ownership. When the time comes in the future to sell, we will be contacting Jim Ross from Just Catamarans!”

Ian and Gabby

Foutnaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 - S/V Isla Owners

“Jim Ross helped us purchase our boat, a Beneteau Sense 55. As this was our first boat purchase we had a lot of questions and a lot of trepidation, but Jim was professional and patient throughout the entire process. We had a bit of a complicated scenario for surveying the boat, but Jim was able to manage all the variables and coordinate all involved.
His communication is responsive: he jumped on a call when we needed, he found answers to all our questions quickly and kept us notified of any updates. We’ve learned so much during this experience and would not hesitate to have Jim work with us for another purchase or sale in the future. We really feel that he was representing us and concerned about our interests. Thanks Jim!”
Will and Sloan Kennedy

Beneteau Sense 55 Owners

“We would like to thank Jim so much for being there for us as we purchased our new home on the water! Jim was able to help us locate the exact boat we were looking for and made the buying process simple for newbies like us. He was very knowledgeable and willing to answer the many questions we had – about the boat and the boat-buying process as well as providing contacts for a variety of other boat-related services.
We are very happy we worked with Jim at Just Catamarans and would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to get into a catamaran.”
Shane & Tanya Allen

Leopard 45 Catamaran | SEASCAPE

“We are writing this to show our appreciation for your Catamaran Broker – Jim Ross.

We write this as former prospective buyers and now happy Cat Owners thanks to Jim.

Just Catamarans has over recent years built itself up to be a respectable company with the many YouTube testimonials being published, so when we were ready to look to buy a Catamaran we gave Just Catamarans a call and were told that Jim Ross would be able to help us. We knew what we were looking for but with the inventory of used Cats at a low, we hoped Jim would be able to help us as a buyers Broker. We knew that if we wanted to look for a used Catamaran we would have to be in Florida where we would have our best luck. So we drove across the country and introduced ourselves to Jim. The next morning we were off looking at two Cats with Jim and these were a little too worn for us but gave Jim insight into just what we were looking for.

After a week of looking at three vessels, Jim found a Cat listed by another company and arranged for us to take a look at it. Well, we looked, made an offer, and two weeks later we find ourselves to be happy owners. Jim helped us all the way along providing references for the surveyors, vessel documentation, and insurance that we needed to receive.

We know we would not have been able to do this ourselves as fast as this has actually taken place, thank you Jim for your patience and professionalism in this journey of ours.”

Mark and Barb Gleason

Lagoon 421 Catamaran Owners | FLOWERCHILD

“When my wife and I started our search for a liveaboard catamaran, our initial research led us to avoid brokers. 
As our search progressed, we found out that buying a catamaran wasn’t as easy as buying a car or the average Joe’s motor boat, a broker may be a necessary evil, but we had heard so many horror stories about brokers.
As is turns out, we met some very nice folks. A few of them gave us great advice, others took their time to show us a few vessels.  Some not so nice…
Unfortunately, our experience with brokers overall fell short. 
Until my wife contacted Jim Ross.
We were settled not buy for a while, we had the time, and this market is too competitive. But Jim was confident, and he showed us a few boats, listened to our needs and wants, and worked hard to get the right boat for us and then he told us he had our boat coming up for sale, he had a good lead on our perfect boat. 
And he sure did! Even against our grain, we trusted him, every step of the way, and when he needed to deliver, he really did! Held our hands.  Made it as painless as possible.” I can’t say enough about Jim Ross’s professionalism and hard work! 
Thank you for making our dream a reality!”
Paulo and Jen Caetano

Leopard 44 Catamaran | FREE TOGETHER

“We were a family of four living aboard our catamaran when we decided to purchase a new boat.  Being far from home presented many challenges, including selling the old one.  
On a recommendation, we spoke with Jim and immediately felt he had the capability to sell our boat fast, and for the right price.  Within days of listing the boat, Jim had a full-price offer.  When that didn’t work out, he had another within a little over a week.  
The process was seamless and fast.  Straight forward communication and a great network of buyers are some of Jim’s strengths.  We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and recommend Jim with confidence.”
Rob Patten

2018 Fountaine Pajot 40 Lucia | UNTETHERED

“I wanted to reach out and say thank you for helping us with UNTETHERED. Our family couldn’t be more excited to enjoy our Lucia 40. You were extremely knowledgeable, professional, easy to work with, and accommodating. You really went the extra mile to have to boat cleaned before my arrival, after the purchase was complete.  We wish you the best, and I’m sure we will talk again in the future.”
David & Elizabeth Pignolet

Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 Catamaran Owners | UNTETHERED

We really can’t thank Jim Ross enough as he helped us on our journey as first-time boat buyers!  We started our vision quest on July 12, 2019 and Jim helped us navigate the ups and downs and ins and outs of boat buying. On February 8, 2021 he made our dream become a reality!!  
We will transition from an active-duty family to an active-adventure family!!  Thanks for everything Jim!!  Can’t wait to sail “At Ease”…..
Mike and Kelly Brooks

Lagoon 420 Catamaran Owners | AT EASE

“Jim Ross and Just Catamarans are THE place to go to sell your catamaran!  Their client list is extensive, their professionalism is superb!  I got a fair price for my boat in less than a week!”

2019 Fountaine Pajot 47 Saona Catamaran

“I’m writing you this letter to express my sincere thanks for all that you have done for me, in the sale of my catamaran and the purchase of my new catamaran.  
When I first contacted you concerning the listing you had for a 2010 Leopard 47 Powercat, I was impressed by your sales approach.  You were informative, but not pushy.  At that point, I needed a Broker for the sale of my 2007 Lagoon 420.  Your attitude and demeanor sold me on choosing you as my Broker.  We worked very well together and were able to sell my boat with 3 full price offers.
During that process, you contacted me about your newest listing,  the 2020 Leopard 43 Powercat.  I was not interested because I had just looked at 2 Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47′ and they were narrow and small.  You insisted that I drive down to see the boat, and I was so very happy I did.  You knew my taste and my needs for the boat I wanted.  
The 2020 Leopard PC was the perfect boat for me and we once again worked together to make it happen.  Additionally, there were those Flexiteak panels that were being made and you took the effort to meet me halfway across the state to deliver them to me.  
When I bought my previous catamaran, I had a salesman who was pushy and not completely truthful.  You, however, have been professional and trustworthy and very personable.  
You are an asset to your company and I look forward to boating with you someday on your coast of Florida.
Thanks for a great job and make our dream come true.”
Roger and Kimberly Walski

2020 Leopard 43PC Catamaran Owners

“The dream started 20 years ago to purchase a sailboat and sail around the world as a family. Plans were put in place and the day finally came to search for the right boat.  Just Catamarans seemed like a great option for a broker because we wanted a catamaran and why not go with the company that specializes in Just Catamarans!

We were introduced to Jim Ross and were quickly impressed with his friendliness and ability to answer our thousand questions, with patience. We were new to sailing so the questions and concerns were endless as we were going through the buying process.

Jim went to work and quickly found us several boats that would work for our family. Offers were put in for several boats until we were able to get the right boat In our price range under contract. Jim worked through all the details of the purchasing process including the survey from start to finish. Never once did he drop the ball.

We are now proud owners of a 48 FT Leopard that will we are home for the next several years as our family explores this great world. 

If you were looking for a catamaran I would highly recommend Jim Ross as your broker agent. He has been nothing less than fantastic to work with!”

Wade & Natalie Erickson

2013 Leopard 48 Catamaran Owners

“My wife and I decided to go with Jim Ross as our broker after reading his Bio on Just Catamarans website. From the first time we spoke with Jim we felt we could trust his judgment and experience. His professional manner and calm demeanor in helping us understand how the process worked made the process very easy. Anytime I called he responded, and any question we had he got us the answer. When it came time for the survey Jim traveled 8 hours to be there when the boat came out and walked us through everything.

After we purchased our catamaran we had to sell her because of medical problems. Jim worked with us and quickly got the boat sold and closed in a very short period, all while dealing with Covid-19 restrictions and a hurricane brewing.

I feel working with Jim we built not just a relationship but also a friendship as he helped us with our situation. If you’re in the market for a catamaran, hands down I recommend Jim to be your broker.”

Mark & Emily Wauters

2017 Leopard 45 Catamaran | SV - SEA Y’ALL

“We just completed a sale transaction with Just Catamarans and Jim Ross as our broker. We choose Just Catamarans based on our experience when they serviced our newly purchased catamaran. Our instincts were confirmed as we met multiple Cat owners throughout our travels in South Florida and the Bahamas who also sang their praises.

From the beginning, Jim Ross was an enormous help in guiding us through the process of safely moving our catamaran from the Boston Harbor area down to Fort Lauderdale during the challenging winter ocean conditions.  The process of finding a slip and preparing the boat for sale all went flawlessly.  The next chapter in our story is when Jim really showed us what it means to be a true professional.  Our boat went on the market just as the pandemic was creating havoc throughout the country.  Jim stayed calm and continued his maximum efforts to find us a qualified buyer.  Jim managed to complete the transaction in a few short weeks which far exceeded all of our expectations.  It makes sense to me now that his background was a Battalion Chief for a local fire department, where trust and professionalism are held in such high regard.”

John Hellmuth

2019 Leopard 43 Power Catamaran

“We just sold our boat with Just Cats and Jim Ross was our broker.

Jim did an excellent job navigating the details and handling the details of survey and double-checked everything.

We were very pleased that Jim made a somewhat awkward time much more pleasant. He was on top of all details which is not easy and he was very nice to work with.

We had other options but we have had interactions with Just Cats and I knew you guys would make this process smooth and you did.”

M.Andre and Margaret Vasu

2020 Leopard 43 Catamaran LADY MARGARET

“We are extremely pleased with Jim and Just Catamarans. Jim was able to price our boat competitively within the market which allowed us to receive a competitive offer within just a few days. Jim was attentive and easy to work with. It felt like he had the transaction under control at all times. We would recommend Jim and Just Catamarans to anyone looking to sell their boat quickly and stress-free. 


Case Frick

2014 Lagoon 39 Catamaran | CARPE DIEM

“I was pleased with the outcome that Jim negotiated with the buyers after receiving a survey that had a lengthy list of issues. In addition, Jim arranged a slip, boat cleaner, and a gallery of photos when I arrived in Ft Lauderdale in order to best present the boat.”


Ted Rhodes

2003 Manta 42 Catamaran TANDEM II

“I first met Jim Ross when I submitted an offer for a 2006 Leopard 47 via email. As a career international airline pilot, I conduct most business via email as I am rarely in the same time zone as the company with whom I am dealing. Just Catamarans and Jim Ross made the purchase of our catamaran very smooth and my first offer was accepted via online document signing. Funds transfer via wire transfer was also very straight-forward and secure. 
We moved to survey and sea trial swiftly. I met Jim in Ft. Lauderdale at the boat with my surveyor and a seasoned delivery captain. It was immediately apparent that Jim was an expert in boating and catamarans especially. I was impressed with his easy personality and attention to detail on the catamaran.
I came to Just Catamarans without a buyer’s agent so he acted as mine. Although I was initially skeptical at being represented by the listing agent, Jim was an honest and impressive agent and acted ethically on my behalf and the seller’s behalf. The generator would not run sufficiently to power any systems.  After the sellers initial offer to pay for a new fuel injector pump, I asked for a bore scope and compression test to evaluate the generator. He completed this quickly and determined the generator unserviceable and found a replacement bid with Just Catamarans maintenance side for $17,500. This was a big deal for me and I was impressed that Jim was an honest broker for both sides and found quick and reasonable solutions. The seller only offered to pay half but Jim arranged for Just Catamarans to buy the other half to seal the deal. Wow, but that’s Jim..honest, hard working and always finding solutions. 
After the sale, our experience remained positive and friendly with Jim. Jim graciously helped move the boat for repairs and coordinated dockage until we arrived for our summer aboard our new boat. When I arrived in Ft. Lauderdale with my family in tow, Jim was there to welcome and greet us aboard our new catamaran. Jim Ross is truly the best broker around and I highly recommend him.  Thank you Jim for your outstanding professionalism, expertise in boating and friendly nature!”
James and Ingrid aboard S/V Southern Star
Headed to the Bahamas with 3 boys and 2 dogs
James and Ingrid Hewette

2006 Leopard 47 Catamaran S/V Southern Star

“We listed our Leopard 47 with Jim Ross at Just Catamarans in February. Jim quickly arranged for the boat to be imported into the US, detailed, bottom cleaned, and ready to show. Jim communicated with me every step of the way, particularly important since I am located in California. We had an offer on the boat in April and Jim handled the sea trial and survey.

We closed the sale 1 month later. Everything went smoothly thanks to Jim’s professional approach and quick communication. Any questions I had were quickly answered.

Of course this sale/listing occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic! Not the best time to sell a yacht, but Jim went to great lengths to ensure our sale proceeded!!

I do not hesitate in recommending Jim Ross at Just Catamarans.”

Bob Evans

2006 Leopard 47 Catamaran

“Thanks so much for successfully executing the sale of my boat in these difficult times. I’ve owned several boats, and can tell you that your services were in a league of their own. You seemed to always be available whether by voice, email, or text, and able to resolve any question or issue seemingly in real time.
Your willingness to go above and beyond what a broker normally does, whether troubleshooting shore-power issues, checking in on the boat at regular intervals or making modifications to the docking setup, was tremendously helpful and most appreciated as I found myself 3,000 miles away.
Finally, you were instrumental in making the whole sales process both time-efficient and smooth. 
Thanks again Jim, and may our paths cross again!”
Ketil Jensen

2010 Leopard 46 Catamaran

A quick note to express our sincerest gratitude on the guidance you provided for us on the acquisition of our Leopard 48.  From the first time we spoke on the phone, I was completely at ease knowing I had the right broker for this transaction.  Your non-rush approach and educational guidance is really what helped us select the right boat and make an informed offer.  We are newbies to sailing and having only owned power boats, the gap of our limited knowledge of what to look for in a sailing vessel was bridged with your expertise and commitment to making sure we were comfortable with making the decision to buy.

All-in-all it took about 8 months to find the right catamaran.  The irony of it all is the second boat we ever looked at was the one we bought with offers put in on three others that did not come to fruition for various reasons.  We are excited to not only advance our sailing experience by learning on this particular vessel but take our experience and apply it to the exploration of the Caribbean and beyond.  

You’re not just our broker, but you are now a friend.  Looking forward to your joining us on our new boat and sailing to new destinations.  Can’t thank you enough Jim!

Chris and Mylinda Foster

2017 Leopard 48 Catamaran Owners | ALLIE

Jim Ross was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process of purchasing our Leopard 38 catamaran. From the time we met Jim at the Annapolis boat show till the closing of our vessel, and still to this day, Jim has always had the time and taken the time to help my wife and I through this new process as we are first time boat buyers.
Whether it was explaining the certain contracts involved with the transaction or lining up service thru Just Catamarans, Jim always took the time to answer any questions we had. We cant thank Jim enough for all his time, patience and hard work throughout this process to ensure it went smoothly and all our concerns were taken care of.
My wife and I would highly recommend Jim as a broker to assist you in any transaction, whether buying or selling.
Corbin And Kelley

2010 Leopard 38 Catamaran Owners

My husband and I just bought our first catamaran, Happy Time, at Just Catamarans and Jim Ross made it an easy and enjoyable process.  We are from Los Angeles and with 3 kids and a busy life at home, we were only available to squeeze in seeing catamarans during quick business trips into South Florida.  Jim could always accommodate our requests to see one, even when the requests were last minute.  When we found our dream boat,  Happy Time, we knew she was a special boat, and Jim assured us that the owner Steve was a really great guy who was meticulous with her upkeep and would be glad to help us with anything we needed in the transition to becoming her new owners. 

This gave us great peace of mind and decided to put an offer on her the day we saw her.  Once our offer was accepted, we told Jim which day we could be back in town for the inspection, haul out, and sea trial and he took care of every detail, all we did was show up.  He had a cooler full of beverages as it was going to be a long and hot day and he even let us borrow his new truck to head to Publix when we got hungry!  During the inspection, Jim called Steve immediately with any questions came up (and they came up often). He spent a ton of time with us that day figuring out every little detail of the boat. He was extremely helpful, informative, and accommodating the entire time. 

Even after the closing, we have kept in close contact with Jim.  Jim, and the entire staff at Just Catamarans has been incredibly helpful and responsive to all of our needs, from small questions about the boat to larger issues such as major modifications we are making, local resources, even checking in from time to time on the boat as it sits in South Florida waiting for us to finalize our modifications and transition our life across the country from California to our new home … Happy Time!. 

We could not ask for more.  In short, Jim is honest, ethical, and responsive to every email, text, or call.  Thank you Jim!  We are grateful we found you.

Chris & Beth Milton

2010 Matrix Yachts 450 Vision Catamaran | HAPPY TIME

We selected Jim Ross to list our boat Khaleesi, due to his knowledge, experience, and association with the Just Catamarans organization. When we saw he listed his cell number on the Just Catamarans site, we knew he would be accessible and responsive to our needs, and he was.

We had unique circumstances and Jim navigated through those concerns patiently and successfully. Jim referred us to marine professionals that were effective and allowed us to pull everything together. There were several instances where he went above-and-beyond to help the transaction for all parties involved.

Having Jim on the inside monitoring service work performed by the Just Catamarans Service department was very helpful. Although I added some items to the list, they got everything done in the allotted time and quoted costs.

We received an offer on the 3rd day Khaleesi was listed and closed within 2 months. The whole experience exceeded our expectations.

Many thanks to Jim Ross and the JCI organization!

Jim & Lisa Kennedy

Lagoon 450S Catamaran | S/V KHALEESI

“Jim Ross played a major part in helping us purchase our first catamaran and begin our life-long dream. Not only did Jim help us purchase a catamaran in Greece, he had to manage doing so with both language and International barriers.

He was persistent, patient, detail oriented and he advocated for our benefit through out the entire, at times, difficult process of purchasing internationally. Jim Ross was instrumental in helping us get the boat we wanted.

We will always be grateful we contacted Jim Ross at Just Catamarans.

Kay & Garron Hale

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 Catamaran | S/V MY GIRL

My wife and I recently sold our Matrix Yachts Vision 450 catamaran Happy Time through Just Catamarans.  Our experience with our yacht broker, Jim Ross, and with the staff of Just Catamarans was exceptional and surpassed our expectations.

We spoke with several brokers prior to listing our boat for sale.  We chose Jim Ross because he immediately recognized that Happy Time, one of only four Vision 450’s worldwide, had many construction and design features not typically found on production boats, and that the key to a successful sale would be to find the right buyer who also recognized and appreciated those features that made her special. 

Jim is clearly an expert in the catamaran market; he gave us excellent advice about preparing the boat for sale, helped us establish a good asking price and kept us well informed during the sales process.  I felt we were in good hands the entire time and there were absolutely no unpleasant surprises. 

Jim succeeded in finding the right buyer, and we sold Happy Time in short order and at the perfect time for us.  I think the final sales price was fair for both parties and both parties came away pleased.

I would be remiss not to mention how helpful the service staff and office staff at Just Catamarans were to us.  In particular, Laurent and Tony were invaluable to us helping to resolve maintenance and repair issues, including several last minute items that might have caused problems during the sea trials.  Jenn in the office helped us immensely by finding a slip at Harbour Towne marina for us prior to the sea trials and went the extra mile by mailing some items we had left behind when we left.

In summary, I could not have been more satisfied with our experience, and I would highly recommend Jim Ross and Just Catamarans to anyone who is planning to buy or sell a catamaran.  When we are ready to jump back into owning a catamaran, Jim will be the first person we call.

Steve Irby

2010 Matrix Yachts 450 Vision Catamaran | HAPPY TIME

I just wanted to take some time to let you know how much we appreciate all you did for us in helping to make the boat buying process easier. As you know, we had made previous attempts with competitors with disastrous results. I am happy to say that you proved to us that not all brokers are created equal.

From the initial email to the day we left the dock with our boat, you were there acting as our personal server… answering many questions, being always available by phone, and even helping with the return of the rental auto… Thanks also for checking on us after the sale. You were up front with us from the beginning about the condition of the boat and your honesty made us feel at ease.

You proved to be an invaluable asset to us and we just want to be sure you know how much we appreciate all you did.

Billy & Suzanne Dasher

2010 Leopard 47 Power Catamaran | BIG MAMA

“I called Jim Ross out of the blue one week while I was down in Ft Lauderdale looking for boats with the wife and he was able to get us on boats the very next day. I was looking for someone thorough and knowledgeable enough to help me through the process of securing a loan and insurance for a first time boat buyer (which is a lot more difficult!). 
Jim made the process smooth and kept us on track during closing even through Hurricane Dorian! In addition, during Survey time, Jim was able to produce some estimates on findings making it easier to produce a reasonable survey allowance counter offer.
I would highly recommend Jim Ross as a broker, especially if you are first time buyer. I don’t think I would have been as successful with another broker.”
Steve & Hanna

2017 Leopard 40 Catamaran | NEW FORTUNE

I would like to let you know the amazing experience I had hiring Jim Ross as my listing broker. I initially called Jim to help me with the sale of my 2012 Lagoon 450 due to the number of listings and contacts Jim and Just Catamarans reaches in the industry.  When I first spoke with Jim, I told him I needed to sell it quickly after being on the market with another brokerage and having no luck finding a buyer. I hired Jim and he searched the past sales and told me what we should list the boat at for a quick but fair price.

I think it was 3 days after I signed the listing contract we had a full price offer.
Not only did Jim work hard to get the deal done but he helped the buyer close on my catamaran in record time, less than thirty days to be exact. I think the whole process took 27 days. Certainly one of the fastest closings any of us have seen from listing her to the new owner taking delivery. 
When I buy my next catamaran, I’ll be sure to call on Jim. Big thanks Jim Ross for making the sale happen in record time.

Mike Albanese

2012 Lagoon 450 Catamaran | BOZZA NOVA

“Jim provided for an excellent experience when I recently decided to sell my Lagoon Catamaran.  From getting the boat ready for listing, having professional photography done, dealing with offers, and ultimately closing the sale, Jim made for a smooth and efficient process with no surprises and a quick sale.  I would definitely give him a call when I am ready to begin the search for my next sailboat.”
Jerry Mirra

Lagoon 42 Catamaran | TANGLED SHEETS

“As a broker, Jim Ross was very professional, very responsive. On any text, email or phone call he was right there every time. If I had any questions he had the answer or he would find it. Hats off to you Jim thanks for everything. Any other deals, I will be calling Jim.”
Brian Buckley

Leopard 40 Catamaran | ISLAND STAR

“I would recommend Jim Ross and Just Catamarans to all catamaran owners. I had previously worked with Just Catamarans’ service department. This time I worked with yacht broker Jim Ross to sell our Leopard catamaran. The result was excellent. Jim was able to accomodate my schedule, typically evenings and weekends with texts and phone calls. He recommended a great service for polishing and waxing one last time. And he had the vessel under contract for full asking price within a couple of weeks. I could not ask for more than that.”
Andy Dillman

Leopard 40 Catamaran | ISLAND STAR

I must say “WOW” and “THANK YOU” for all your help selling our Catamaran. Your assistance impressed not only me but also all my boating friends who heard from me about your great work.

I really appreciated your accommodating my tight schedule, which included helping us find a dock, getting the boat serviced and detailed, as well as handling the dozens of little things that come up when selling a boat, especially from across the country. I will continue to highly recommend you and Just Catamarans to all my friends.

Matthew Jarvis

Leopard 47 Power Catamaran

“I first met Jim Ross when my husband and I purchased a catamaran. Jim was the broker for the sellers. First impressions are everything and my first impression of Jim was that he sincerely wanted to make sure we, the buyers, were purchasing a boat that met all of our expectations and would safely get us to our destinations. So when my husband and I decided to sell that same catamaran Jim was the first person who came to mind. 

I put so much trust and faith in Jim that I hired him to be my broker to purchase a boat at the same time he was my broker to sell the catamaran.


I find Jim to be professional and a true get-it-done salesperson who’s very effective and direct. I would highly recommend Jim Ross to anyone.”

Carol Cooke

Manta 42 Catamaran

“If you are looking for trusted and knowledgeable support when purchasing a catamaran, seek out Jim Ross of Just Catamarans as your broker. From our first contact with Jim, he set us at ease, always had time for us, provided straightforward advice, communicated constantly, and went way beyond anything we expected. Jim was always well prepared and anticipated our needs throughout the entire process. Jim Ross is a key reason for Just Catamarans well earned reputation for superior sales and service.

We always felt that Jim was looking out for our best interests, and he has continued his excellent support and guidance even after the purchase. Besides being everything we needed of a broker during our catamaran purchase, what we really think you should know is that Jim is a genuinely nice, authentic guy that turns what could easily be a somewhat scary, anxiety-filled process into a relaxing and fun adventure.

Thank you, Jim, for the personal service and dedication to our success and well-being. We appreciate how you treated us as friends and a member of the Just Catamarans family.”

Shannon and Ashley Thompson

Lagoon 450F Catamaran

We asked Jim Ross of Just Catamarans to be our selling broker. We lived aboard our Lagoon 420 for several years. She was our home and we had so many wonderful memories of extraordinary places and sails with her. It was not just selling a boat, but so much more. Jim understood that it was a challenging time to sell. He was thoughtful in the whole process.

From day one, he was superb in managing all aspects of the sale. He went the extra mile on numerous occasions with prepping the boat for the selling process, following through with troubleshooting and being alert to the care of our boat after we departed. He worked hard!

He was strong in communication and follow-through. Honestly, it was an emotional decision to sell, but the selling process was handled competently and efficiently with Jim. He is a solid and trustworthy individual to work with.

Jeff Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell

Lagoon 420 Catamaran

We had the pleasure of working with Just Catamarans and Jim Ross on the sale of our Fountaine Pajot 44 Orana Remedy. We met Jim and the Just Catamarans team at the Miami Boat Show and we were very impressed with the positive energy and their knowledge of the sailing catamaran market.

We also had to opportunity to follow them and see the team in action on the YouTube video bloggers “Gone with the Wynns”. Jim represented us and Just Catamarans very well. We decided to list the boat on a Sunday afternoon and Jim answered our phone call that day, we had the boat listed on Monday and an acceptable offer on Thursday. Final acceptance after the survey was three weeks later.

Jim helped make things easy and helped keep the stress levels low. I am very pleased to recommend Jim for his professionalism and responsiveness. Jim always endeavored to do the best job possible.

Rip and Sue Hubbard

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44

Jim Ross was a huge part in helping my wife and I fulfill a lifelong dream. With great diligence and patience, Jim helped us find the right boat for our family.

He made sure every detail was in order through closing and then was very helpful during our ownership any time we had questions. Then he listed and sold our boat for us after our trip was over. Jim Ross is a hard worker and I would absolutely recommend his services.

Jamie Beard | South Carolina

Leopard 40 Catamaran

After interviewing several Yacht Brokers my wife and I selected Jim and Just Catamarans to sell our boat ‘Anything Goes’ a 42-foot Manta Catamaran and we were very satisfied with the service he provided in March 2018.

First, he put us in contact with a company that arranged for our boat to be docked behind a home in Fort Lauderdale at substantial savings compared to local marinas. Then he picked us up and brought us to the car rental company about 30 minutes away. Immediately upon signing the brokerage agreement, he had our boat listed on ‘Yacht World’. Whenever we had any request or question, he was responsive and helpful. Within 3 weeks he had a buyer from another brokerage.

He personally showed AG to this buyer and negotiate a selling price. Then he accompanied the buyer and surveyor on a sea trial that lasted the entire day. Afterward, he negotiated a concession with the buyer and closed the deal. Even then he was not done.

He made sure the closing process went smoothly and quickly. It’s because of this personal service that we would recommend Jim to any individual selling their boat.

Vic and Harela Paglia | Hopewell, NY

Manta 42 Catamaran

Jim Ross brokered the purchase of a previously owned Lagoon 450S for us and we are very pleased at the value Jim provided to the process. Our purchase was exceptionally challenging since we were novices at boat purchases, and our purchase was of a non-US registered yacht.

Jim compiled and managed a team who understood the complexities of the required international negotiations, the financial complexities of a non-USD purchase and navigating through the necessary paperwork.

Very notable was Jim’s responsiveness and attention during the 4 months, from initial offer to closure. During the entire process Jim’s communication to us was constant; informing us of key milestones in the process, ensuring we were aware of actions requiring our attention, and providing advice on how to proceed when we had questions. Jim’s responses to our emails and texts were almost immediate – notable since we were located two time zones away! Jim’s attention to our concerns certainly made the process easier.

Since our purchase, Jim has provided great support. After closure, and as we transitioned to our on-board lifestyle, from two time zones away, Jim continued to be engaged. As our yacht was docked, and we were out of the area, Jim checked in on our new home, and even provided improved mooring protections to ensure our home was secure. Well beyond our expectations and very much appreciated. Jim certainly treated us like one of the family, as opposed to just another customer.

We wholeheartedly recommend Jim’s services in the purchase of a yacht.

Mark and Debra Resman

Lagoon 450S Catamaran Owners

My husband and I would highly recommend working with Jim Ross if you are looking to purchase a catamaran.  He is highly knowledgeable and proved to be a great choice to have as our broker.  From our initial contact to beyond the final closing,

Jim was prompt to answer any questions we had and kept us up to date on exactly what was happening in the purchasing process. 

He helped us navigate the survey process and even came along for the survey to make sure everything went as planned.  Without his help, I know there is no way that we could have closed on the boat in just 35 days.  Jim will go above and beyond to make your boat purchase the best experience you can have.

Vann & Debra | Kernersville, NC

Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 Catamaran Owners

We had a great experience with Jim Ross. Truly gifted communicator and networker. Boat sold inside the time we expected and Jim was on our team the whole way.

Mark Tolan | Oregon

Broadblue 415 Catamaran

After contacting numerous brokers with no response, I came upon Jim Ross at Just Catamarans. He was friendly, professional and gave us the time of day.

We couldn’t buy our boat yet because we were waiting for our business to sell. He kept in contact with us. Upon selling our business we called Jim and said that I wanted to come to Ft. Lauderdale to look at a boat we were interested in. We were ready. Not only did he show me the boat we were interested in, but several others. He explained things to me and was very patient. We have never owned a boat so he had his work cut out for him. After many discussions with my husband, we were going to keep looking.

Jim kept in contact and sent us anything new on the market. After hurricane Irma, there just wasn’t that much out there that we liked. I sent him several emails asking questions about costs, etc. He was always quick to respond.

At the beginning of May, an Ocean Cat 49 had just been listed. This was the one. We called Jim and asked him to put in an offer. He did it immediately. They countered, we countered and we had our boat in one day.

Now I was terrified. What do we do now? He walked us through everything. He gave us names of a few surveyors. He met us in 10 days for the survey in Annapolis, MD. He gave us contact information for several people in the area and if he didn’t know he found out for us. He had the Documentation people contact us to get the ball rolling. We closed in about a month. Jim is a great guy. He still calls or texts to make sure everything is going well. We would definitely recommend Jim Ross if you want excellent service when purchasing your boat.

Pam & Steve Kirschke

Ocean Cat 49 Catamaran Owners

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