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About Us

Seamless service, best in class experience

Welcome to The Helm Yacht Group, a veteran-owned yacht dealership founded to provide customers with a best in class experience. We offer a more seamless and personalized service not found at large dealerships.

We specialize in selling top-of-the-line new and brokerage yachts, yacht management, charters and more. Whether you’re in the market for a brand new vessel or need help managing or selling your existing yacht, we have the expertise to help you achieve your boating goals.

Because we focus on relationships, we take the time to understand each customer’s unique needs. We work closely with clients to provide a personalized experience that exceeds expectations.

Our Team

Jeff Eldon
President/CEO
Jeff Eldon

Jeff grew up near the beach in Southern California which led to his love of the ocean and boating. Spending seven years in the US Navy, Jeff circled the globe on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and an amphibious assault ship the USS Peleliu. This passion continued into yacht sales beginning in 2001 and allows Jeff to achieve top salesman of the year continually. His favorite part of yacht sales is the stories of success from the entrepreneurs he meets and the privilege to sell these luxury yacht brands to his elite group of clients. Jeff has transitioned upward from starting as a Salesperson, to a Broker, to a General Manager and now the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Helm Yacht Group.

Joseph Bassett
Attorney + Yacht Broker
Joe Bassett

Joe brings 30 years of industry experience to the California yachting community. Born into a New England boating family, Joe learned the business from a young age at Bassett Boat Co. and Louis Marine, Ltd., and has held various yacht brokerage management positions while representing the world's most prestigious yacht builders, including Sunseeker, Ferretti, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft, Azimut, Sea Ray, Jeanneau, Tiara and Riviera, to name a few.

Joe is the only person on the west coast licensed both as an attorney and yacht broker. He can assist with yacht purchase and sale, LLC creation and transfer, and with all manners of contracts and general business law. (California Bar #338056)

Zach Mielke
Yacht Broker
Zach Mielke

Originally from central Wisconsin, Zach worked in the world of diamonds for over 10 years in his home state. He decided to apply the skills he learned from working in the jewelry industry and put the knowledge of luxury goods into something new. It was 4 years ago, he decided to change the cold white snow for the warm white sands of South Florida. 

Zach has always had a passion for spending time on the water; enjoying the amazing views only seen by boat, the company of friends and family, and the relaxation found on the water. 

Zach provides clients with the same enthusiasm he has every time he hears “lets take the boat out.” His goal is to help you find the perfect vessel that fits your needs, to make the dreams of being on the water a reality, and so much more!

Katherine McGarry
Yacht Broker
Katie McGarry

Katie grew up in a small farm town in Ohio on jet skis and jet boats before graduating to larger yachts in her later years. She moved to New York at age 18 for over a decade, working in the luxury lifestyle business and nonprofits. After New York, she moved to Washington and North Carolina before finding her way to Florida.

Katie’s high ethical standards and NYC work ethic will ensure a fulfilling experience in finding the right yacht for you and your family.

You can find Katie snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, on the golf course or traveling the world.