Northrop & Johnson’s Australian-born Yacht Broker Jim Poulsen calls Phuket, Thailand, his home. He has been actively working in the international marine brokerage and dealership industry since 2004.
Jim spent his teens and early 20s racing yachts on the Australian east-coast circuit. He then decided to turn his passion for yachting and multihull racing into a career. He was fortunate enough to generate a portion of his sea time in the Whitsundays — part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park — which is a naturally beautiful, yet nautically challenging part of the world. Jim achieved his dream of becoming a commercial captain accredited with his USL Master Class 5 captain license in Australia, which led him to crew and command iconic maxi yachts.
Having a personal approach with his clients and their assets, Jim’s attention to detail and transparent, enjoyable buyer-seller experience garnered him an exemplary reputation among all types of clientele. Jim easily adopted technological advancements to utilize the latest in marketing tools, including video production, photography and 3D scanning, enabling his clients’ vessels achieve maximum exposure and excellence in presentation for their prospective new owners.
Now approaching 15 years as a senior yacht broker with Lee Marine, and now Northrop & Johnson, Jim’s experience with new and brokerage vessels, sale and purchase contracts, registration, insurance, logistics and creative coordination of advertising have taken him all over the world, creating an extensive client and industry network.
Jim’s undeniable passion for yachts and genuine interest in seeing his clients creating priceless life experiences give him enormous satisfaction; this greatly aids him in his role at Northrop & Johnson.