We'll Find a Fit.


Current Listings



We proudly offer a fine selection of pre-owned boats ranging from fun runabouts to elegant sailing yachts. We take a "match maker" approach in finding the right boat to fit a customer's lifestyle. Meet Joe Parker who is dedicated to listening to customers.

Joe Parker grew up and around both power and sail boats in Marblehead and Southport, Maine. As a young sailor he raced in Marblehead at the Pleon Yacht Club. He has also raced in the local One Design and PHRF fleet over the years. Cruising the New England coast as well as Fort Lauderdale - Key West and Bermuda.

After nearly 25 years in the chemical industry serving the paint, hardware and marine market, Joe took an opportunity for a career change to pursue his passion for boating by becoming a yacht broker. Joe managed a top rated brokerage house in Marblehead until 2009. He then joined C.W. Hood Yachts.

Joe's extensive experience in power and sailboats from various builders enables him to get his clients into the "right boat" that will fit their needs. Whether it's a new or brokerage boat, buying or selling should be an exciting time. Joe's positive attitude has been key in developing a great working relationship with his clients. In conjunction with Chris Hood, Joe is expanding the C.W. Hood brokerage division. Knowing the C.W. Hood name is rich in yachting history and for high quailty construction, Joe plans to continue the tradition with great customer service and a selection of quality boats.


Vern Urlich is proud to be combining his passion for yachting and boat design, his dedication to his clients and his sales expertise as he joins the CW Hood Yacht Brokerage. Vern is an avid sailor and angler. He grew up on a small coastal farm in the Bay Of Islands, New Zealand. After graduating from Whangarei Technical Institute, where majored in Marine and Auto Mechanics, Vern relocated to Sydney, Australia. He served in the Australian Army Air Dispatch Corps at the Royal Australian Airforce Base in Richmond, NSW for 3 years prior to working in the marine industry.

While in Australia, Vern sailed on numerous Maxi Yachts including Freight Train, Condor Of Bermuda and Bobsled. Among the smaller yachts were Love and War, very well known, and the BOC yacht Spirit of Sydney. All based at the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia. He then moved to the States and began working in real estate sales, building a loyal client base during the last 18 years at Harborside Realty, also based in Marblehead. Vern and Joe work together to bring you the best possible brokerage experience.

Once a customer finds their brokerage "match", we will go over the yacht top to bottom with that customer to fine tune any feature that may need attention. We are here to bring out her true beauty and top performance. Design work to woodwork, our crew has the experience to bring the buyer's ideas to life.

Our office is located in the heart of Old Town Marblehead at 3 Beacon Street. If your visit requires an overnight, no worries, Marblehead offers accommodations at historic inns and Bed and Breakfasts. There is a hometown grocer, many shops and marine supply stores to provide you with what you need onboard just a short walk from our office.


Brokerage and Design

Our design team of Chris Hood and Dave Robison has the skills to implement changes to your boat whether it be adding a galley or changing the keel shape, we will work with you to implement the changes that will make your new vessel a boat to fit your lifestyle and needs.


Full Service

Once you find the perfect boat, we are here to bring out her true beauty. Our crew does everything from implementing your aesthetic changes to expert repairs and engine upgrades. We are here to complete your wish list.



Uncertain of what documents you will need when purchasing or selling a vessel? We can help you with that.


Featured Listing


Katama 30

"Nobska Chief" is a is a beautiful example of the Katama 30. Meticulously taken care of each year, this yacht is in "Bristol condition." This Katama offers a very spacious cabin with comfortable headroom, abundant storage and comfortable seating for family and friends.


This a great opportunity to own a wonderful Downeast yacht that will turn heads in any harbor.

See her full listing here.


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Send Joe an email or give our brokerage office a call at 781.639.1546 to learn more about our current listings.

If no one answers the phone, Joe is out showing a boat. His cell number is 617.529.2106.