The catamaran brokerage and charter business has seen very little, if any change since the 1990’s. Marketing, the sales process, and the customer experience has not seen any of the modernization that we’ve grown accustomed to in our daily lives. Catamaran Central was born out of the desire to create a more interactive yacht sales and charter webpage that is full of more informative and engaging content not found on other sites.
The basis for our more interactive approach began in 2017 with the creation of the Catamaran Central YouTube channel. What originally started as running and gunning walkthrough videos and market updates has transitioned into one of the largest YouTube yacht sales channels.
We are proud of what we have accomplished through our social media outlets and look forward to better serving our clients on the purchase, sale, or charter of their next catamaran.
Catamaran Central was created by husband and wife team, Wiley Sharp and Laura Jagielski. They have literally traveled the world because of their shared love of catamarans. Before founding Catamaran Central, the couple worked and lived throughout the Caribbean, gathering years of hands-on experience in the yacht charter and yacht management industries. Wiley, a certified yacht captain, as well as Catamaran Central’s lead broker, grew up in Tampa, Florida, where he fell in love with sailing on his Uncle Jim’s Hunter 36 sailboat. Laura, Catamaran Central’s lead charter broker, grew up on Lake Champlain in Vermont, spending her summers boating with her family. Together, the couple has followed their love of multihulls and sailing, all over the Caribbean and east coast. Living and working in the Bahamas, Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Thomas, and Annapolis, before moving to Fort Lauderdale with their two dogs, Nomad and Sam, and founding Catamaran Central. Their passion is sharing their knowledge and love of catamarans, and their obvious awesomeness, with the world.
They are joined by Peter Obetz, a fellow lover of catamarans. He and his wife bought a brand new Leopard 40 and live full time aboard on the West coast of Florida. With him, he brings years of intimate knowledge of what living and working on sailboats entail adding to his credibility. He loves sharing his passion for sailing and catamarans with his clients and helping make their dreams become a reality.