Our Team

Use the contact info below to get in touch with Mar Azul Marine’s brokers.

Ernie Portuondo

President & Employing Broker

O: (305) 642-0202

M: (305) 336-8874

Nicole Portuondo

Vice President & Broker

O: (305) 642-0202

M: (786) 473-6198

Nicole has been a part of the Mar Azul Team from the very beginning. She attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marketing with minors in Hospitality and Communications. Nicole currently manages Regatta Harbor marina and handles all of our client relations. You can always find Nicole at the marina working with our clients.

Jose Renda


O: (305) 642-0202

M: (850) 345-1490

Jose Renda grew up in Venezuela where boating and fishing were at the center of his life since a young age. Jose brings over 10 years of experience in the marine industry to the Mar Azul team. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in economics, Jose started his professional career in the shipping industry. In the shipping industry, he took care of procurement and routine maintenance for the fleet of vessels, making his hands on experience key in his development in the marine industry. Whether overseeing maintenance or enjoying time on the water, Jose understands the importance of keeping boats up to the highest standard making his unique skillset an asset to his customer’s experience.

Eric Martinez

Service Manager

O: (305) 642-0202

M: (786) 405-3044

Eric Martinez, a Miami native, grew up boating and fishing in Miami, Bimini and the FL Keys. At a young age, Eric learned that his passion was in mechanics. He started his technical career in aviation while in high school and managed to graduate both high school and George T Baker aviation school at the age of 17 years old. He worked his way up from a mechanic’s helper to the youngest quality control inspector. Throughout the years, he learned that his love for boating surpassed his love for the sky and he transitioned his technical career into the marine industry. Eric joined the Mar Azul team in 2018 and has since become service manager with a team of techs working under him. His charismatic attitude and dedication to his team and every job they taken on makes it easy for customer’s to love him.

Jonathan Lorenzo


O: (305) 642-0202

M: (786) 317-3284

Jonathan Lorenzo was born and raised in a family of real estate down in South Florida, and he has been actively using his real estate license since he was 18 years old. About 3 years ago Jonathan decided to combine his knowledge in sales with his true passion, boats and yachts, and being on the water. As a licensed USCG Captain he has had the opportunity in driving and help run a variety of boats, which has helped with his knowledge to put customers into the right vessel for them and their family.

Luis Fernandez


O: (305) 642-0202

M: (305) 796-6832

Louie Fernandez was born and raised in Miami and grew up fishing in South Florida, Bahamas and the Middle Keys. Always near the ocean, Louie has boated and fished these waters most of his life. Louie graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Criminal Justice and began his professional career in boat manufacturing and sales before ultimately pursuing a career in Law Enforcement soon after. Attention to detail and listening to the customer’s specific needs are his priorities and he uses his own experiences as a boat owner to relate to the customer.

Andres Cacicedo


O: (305) 642-0202

M: (786) 218-8963

Capt. John Emery


O: (305) 642-0202

M: (305) 345-3141

Captain John Emery is a USCG 200 Ton Master. He is a second generation professional fishing Captain with a strong background in boat building. John has over 30 years experience fishing all over the world he specializes in custom Expedition Yachts, Sportfish and Center Consoles.

Julianne Portuondo

Marketing Director

O: (305) 642-0202

M: (305) 342-5167

Julianne, is a recent addition to the Mar Azul Team. She attended Florida International University where attained her degree in Digital Communications and Media with a minor in Social Media and E-Analytics. Julianne is currently our Marketing Director, you can always find her planning out our next instagram post or at a photoshoot.

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