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  • List Your Boat

    As the boating season approaches, avid boat owners are gearing up for adventures on the water. For those considering parting ways with their current vessel, now is the perfect time to consider listing your boat with Mar Azul Marine. Listing your boat before the boating season begins offers a host of advantages that can make the selling process smoother and more rewarding. 1. Early Exposure: By listing your boat with Mar Azul Marine ahead of the season, you ensure that your vessel gains early exposure to potential buyers who are actively preparing for the upcoming boating season. This increases the likelihood of attracting serious, motivated buyers. 2. Preparedness: Selling a boat involves various preparatory steps such as inspections, repairs, and documentation. By listing your boat early, you have ample time to address any necessary maintenance or cosmetic touch-ups, ensuring that your boat is presented in the best possible light to potential buyers. 3. Market Readiness: The lead-up to the boating season is a prime time for boat sales. By having your boat listed with Mar Azul Marine before the season kicks into high gear, you position yourself to take advantage of the increased market activity and interest from prospective buyers. 4. Professional Assistance: Mar Azul Marine offers professional assistance in the selling process, including marketing, showcasing, and negotiation support. By enlisting their expertise early, you can benefit from their extensive network and industry knowledge to facilitate a smoother and more profitable sale. 5. Maximizing Visibility: Early listing with Mar Azul Marine ensures that your boat gains visibility across various platforms and marketing channels, reaching potential buyers who are actively searching for their next marine adventure. 6. Streamlined Process: Listing your boat early allows for a more relaxed and streamlined selling process, reducing the stress and urgency often associated with last-minute listings. This can also lead to more favorable negotiation outcomes. 7. Upgrading Opportunities: Finally, by getting a head start on listing your current boat, you can also explore potential upgrade opportunities with Mar Azul Marine, ensuring that you are well positioned to transition seamlessly to your next vessel. In essence, listing your boat with Mar Azul Marine before the boating season commences is a strategic decision that can lead to a more efficient, rewarding, and successful selling experience. It allows you to showcase your boat to a receptive audience, benefit from professional support, and maximize your chances of securing a favorable sale. So, if you're considering selling your boat, take advantage of this opportune moment by listing with Mar Azul Marine. By doing so, you position yourself for a seamless and profitable selling experience, all while ensuring that your boat finds its next enthusiastic owner in time for the upcoming boating season. Ernie Portuondo Mar Azul Marine Ernie@marazulmarine.com 305-642-0202 Office 305-336-8874 Mobile 305-397-1561 Fax

  • L & H Sportfishing – January 2022 Fishing Report

    January is when we start seeing the bigger fish in our area. Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi (dolphin) and kingfish have been showing up in better and better numbers for the boats kite fishing in 100-200ft. There are some nice mutton snappers being caught with both live and dead bait on the reefs. Along the beaches Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jacks are migrating down and these fish can be caught using live bait and small artificial lures. Finally this can be a great time of year for swordfish. It can be tricky with the weather, but if your lucky enough to find a nice day chances are good for getting a couple bites. We usually fish the swordfish with squid or Bonita bellies in 1500-1800 ft of water.

  • M & M Sportfishing – January 2022 Fishing Report

    Ballyhoo showers are starting to be a lot more consistent here in the upper keys. You could see anything from pelagic fish to reef fish on top water working the ballyhoo. High speed trolling also has been pretty effective for targeting Wahoo/King Fish. It’s a great time for live baiting as well, you can catch a variety of fish.

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  • ABOUT | Mar Azul

    Founded in 2008 by Ernie Portuondo and his family, Mar Azul Marine Group is a leading boutique brokerage offering white glove service to clients in the Marine Industry. With a strong background in Real Estate and Finance, Ernie's passion for boating and fishing led him to establish the company. Joined by his daughter Nicole, a graduate of Florida State University, they expanded their services to include certified dealership for Mercury and Yamaha, as well as Marina Operations. From boat purchases to sales, Mar Azul Marine Group is your trusted one-stop shop, providing exceptional support at every stage. OUR STORY Ernie, I have known you for over 30 yrs now and consider you a very good friend. My experience with you has always been very positive, whether I have been selling, buying or servicing my vessel. I have now bought and/or sold six vessels with you and I always come back to you. as you very well know, I have many other friends that are in the marine industry and I absolutely refuse to deal with anyone that is not you. ​ Andy Fernandez - Coral Gables, FL OUR TEAM Ernie Portuondo President & Employing Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (305) 336-8874 ernie@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Nicole Portuondo Vice President & Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (786) 473-6198 nicole@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Eric Martinez Service Manager O: (305) 642-0202 M: (786) 405-3044 eric@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Jose Renda Maintenance Manager / Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (850) 345-1490 jose@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Jonathan Lorenzo Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (786) 317-3284 jonathan@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Andres Cacicedo Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (786) 218-8963 andres@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Capt. John Emery Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (305) 345-3141 john@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Luis Fernandez Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (305) 796-6832 luis@marazulmarine.com Read Bio Gus Solis Broker O: (305) 642-0202 M: (305) 394-1374 gus@gustoybox.com Read Bio FIND YOUR BOAT TODAY Click here to view our current available listings. VIEW INVENTORY

  • TEAM BIOS | Mar Azul

    OUR TEAM 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. President & Employing Broker Ernie Portuondo 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. Vice President & Broker Nicole Portuondo 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. Maintenance Manager / Broker Jose Renda 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. Service Manager Eric Martinez 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. Broker Jonathan Lorenzo Coming Soon Broker Andres Cacicedo 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. Broker Capt. John Emery FIND YOUR BOAT TODAY Click here to view our current available listings. VIEW INVENTORY 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. Broker Luis Fernandez Coming Soon Broker Gus Solis

  • Contender 31 Tournament

    Facebook X (Twitter) WhatsApp LinkedIn Pinterest Copy link Share Return to listings Contender 31 Tournament $189,000 Length: Contender Make: Year: 2008 Model: 31 Tournament Class: Saltwater Fishing 32 ft $189,000 Price: SPECIFICATIONS Used Condition: Contender 31 Tournament $189,000 Contender 31 Tournament $189,000 $ Contender 31 Tournament $189,000 $ DESCRIPTION 2008 Contender 31 Tournament 2022 Twin Suzuki 300s with 900 Hours Includes Trailer (Just redone) More Pictures to come!! Electronics Include: Dual 12” Garmin GPS Screens Garmin Open Array Radar Garmin Autopilot JL Audio Sound System 6 8.8 Speakers and 4 10” Subwoofers with 4 JL AUDIO AMPS Fusion Apollo Radio Black Oak LED Light Bar 1 Underwater Light (White/Blue) Spreader Lights Deck Lights 5 Hubbel Electric Reel Plugs Battery Trickle Charger Standard Features: Dual Transom Livewells and Transom Floor Livewell Factory TTOP Factory Fiberglass console with built in rear Facing bench and Cooler Port and Starboard Transom Fishboxes Port and Starboard Forward Storage 2 Forward Center Fishboxes Transom L Bench Please Contact Listing Broker Jonathan Lorenzo 786.317.3284 CONTACT MAR AZUL First Name Last Name Email* Phone Message* CONTACT Share Facebook X (Twitter) WhatsApp LinkedIn Pinterest Copy link CONTACT MAR AZUL First Name Last Name Email* Phone Message* CONTACT

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