Mar Azul Marine Group was founded by Ernie Portuondo and the entire Portuondo family. Ernie was introduced to the world of boating and fishing at a very early age and has loved it ever since. After a very successful 13-year career in Real Estate and Finance, Ernie was able to make a transition into what had always been his passion, the Marine Industry. In 2004 he joined the Allied Richard Bertram Tournament Team. Early in 2006 he became a Sales Executive at Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group where he spent a year and in January of 2007 was named Sales Manager for the Miami office.
In September 2008, Mar Azul Marine Group was established as a full service company focused on meeting the diverse boating needs of their clients. Ernie’s expertise will guide Mar Azul’s yacht and boat brokerage service, guiding their clients through the maze of buying, selling, outfitting, shipping or staffing of their vessel. Mar Azul’s concierge service is what has brought them such great success in the past 6 years. Currently in 2014, they have continued to expand their company and fulfilled dreams that they never imagined would come true. They hope to continue to see the company grow not only in Miami but in the new Islamorada offices as well. As said by Ernie and Nicole, “We really hope that Mar Azul becomes everyone’s one stop shop for all things marine related, from buying your boat to servicing it, we want to help you every step of the way.”