Dan Schermerhorn, CPYB
Dan Schermerhorn, CPYBYacht Broker
[email protected]
Office: 781.331.2400
Mobile: 508.514.0164
Joined BYS 2022


  • Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) from Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBBA)
  • Member, Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBBA)
  • Member, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Dan comes from a multigenerational family of boaters. He spent his childhood on Cape Cod learning boat handling and marine navigation from his father and grandfather. In his teens, he started taking classes at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Education department in Seamanship, Marlinspike and basic Diesel Mechanics. These early skills lead to his first “real” job as a deckhand at Hy-Line Cruises based in Hyannis, MA. After high school he pursued his passion for the sea and attended his grandfather’s alma mater, Mass Maritime.

Dan then learned the ropes of boat sales and service at a small marina on Cape Cod. From there he joined Kraft Power Corporation in Woburn, Mass in the Industrial Engine and Parts Sales area. He later became the Kohler Marine sales and support person for New England and the Hamilton Jet Northeast and Mid-Atlantic product manager. In these positions, Dan worked with many boat builders including Sabre and Back Cove Yachts.

Having established relationships in the boat building industry, Dan started his own company, ProMarine Distributing selling marine products to boat builders and boat owners. The company built a following for both sales and service work. In 2018, after his daughter was born, Dan decided to return to helping people sell and find their new boats. He received his Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Certificate (CPYB) from YBAA in February of 2022.

Dan has owned several boats through the years, his favorites to date are a Hanse 400 E sailboat and his current boat, a Back Cove 33. In his free time, you can find him teaching his young daughter the joy of boating — because she has to love it, right?

We’re excited to add Dan to our Boston Yacht team. He brings with him a knowledge of vessel systems and builds from both the commercial and recreational boating market. Dan likes sharing what he knows with his clients to find them the best boat to fit their needs, or the perfect buyer if they are selling.

Dan and his wife Lauren enjoy spending time with family and friends on the water as much as possible.