Yachts New England was founded by Keith Chmura and David Pugsley in 2021 with the goal of providing highly personalized brokerage services for both sellers and buyers. Both men bring extensive marine industry experience to the company; Keith with 20 plus years as captain, project manager, and ocean sailor and David with over 35 years in the brokerage business. Their combined experience is a blend of sales knowledge and industry knowledge. Understanding both sides of the business, the two men conceptualized a business model where a small group of brokers is empowered to make personal connections in the industry. In a little over one year, the brokerage has expanded to include a select group of brokers who all have a passion for being on the water and foremost, the shared objective to see that clients achieve their personal goals. Yachts New England is available to answer your questions and advise you through a purchase or sale.
YNE founder Keith Chmura has extensive knowledge of the marine industry. He crossed the Atlantic three times and made numerous trips between the East Coast and the Caribbean. He’s served as Captain aboard a private yacht in both New England and the Caribbean as well as project managed several large yacht refits and a new build of a 22’ luxury launch. His knowledge of captaining a yacht, supervising refits, and working with boatyards and tradespeople gives him a unique perspective on all that goes into the sale or purchase of a boat and boat ownership. His passion for being on the water and knowledge of the industry is unparalleled. Keith has spent his entire professional life helping people realize their nautical dreams. The Yachts New England model utilizes his experience to optimize clients’ experience on the water.
YNE co-founder David Pugsley is an experienced yacht broker. He has spent most of his working life as a yacht broker. He was Vice President and General Manager of Brewer Yachts Sales, Inc., the largest yacht brokerage firm in northeastern United States. He managed fourteen offices from New York City to Boston. Soon after leaving Brewers, he, and co-founder Keith Churma, conceptualized the YNE model; a yacht sales business where brokers are empowered to make personalized connections with power-boaters, sailors, and marine industry professionals. David is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and a licensed Florida yacht broker. His extensive resume includes the position of Past-President of Yacht Brokers Association of America and a former member of the board. David is a past member of CAC, the Certification Advisory Council for the CPYB staff. He is also a volunteer and North Sound crew chief for the Virgin Island search and rescue squad. And for six years he was the Marine Operations Director at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands.
Andrew Glassman has been in love with boating from an early age. He was exposed to cruising the northeast before he was ten years old on family charters and then family-owned boats. His passion for boating and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish a boat cleaning business before he had a driver’s license. He then worked many years as a dockhand at boatyards when home from college during the summer. He’s owned a Boston Whaler, a 20-foot center console Mako and currently captains a 30-foot power boat that he and his family use to cruise throughout the northeast. Following graduation from the University of Massachusetts, Andrew went to work for a private construction company and currently manages construction for the Board of Education in the City of Stamford. He does much of his own boat maintenance, so he understands the mechanics of a boat. His overall knowledge and passion are a benefit to both boat buyer and seller.
Ronald Glassman is a lifelong boater. He grew up in central CT on Long Island Sound. He’s sailed numerous small boats, including Blue Jays, Comets, 420s, Daysailers, Zips, Knickerbockers, Rhodes 19s, a Cal 33, and currently cruises a Tartan 40 along the east coast. He’s crewed on a variety of mid-sized boats, racing at both ends of Long Island Sound. Having sailed a variety of boats and always been an individual who has performed spring and fall maintenance on his boats, he brings an experienced eye to the boat purchase or sale. He’s an established photographer and filmmaker. His business acumen has always been based on developing personal relationships. Working with him you will come to know an individual who will distinctively understand the client, the boat, and the transaction.