Aaron Kitakis

President / Broker 

USCG Merchant Mariner 100GT 

 

Aaron started out on a family owned Catalina Fairy out of Dana Point called The Catalina Explorer at the age of 16, working on the deck and in the engine Room . Later on, he started working on Vessel Assist operations for Sea Tow and and for various sport Fishers in prestigious tournaments such as the  Bisbee's Black and Blue in Cabo San Lucas.  At the young age of 19 , he set sail on a journey that would change his life forever. He set sail down the coast of Baja California on "The Green Flash", a 36' Yorktown Sloop , in search of the perfect wave and experiences of a lifetime . A trip that lasted about 6 months, eventually coming to an end in Costa Rica,  Aaron realized his passion for the Ocean that would eventually lead him into a career on the water. In 2015 , he ventured into the business of Yacht Sales for a Company based out of San Diego called JK3. Taking to Yacht Sales quite nicely, he achieved  "Rookie of the Year" with highest gross sales. In 2018 , Aaron left JK3 Yachts, to join Jeff Brown and his new start up Brokerage , Jeff Brown Yachts. There, he worked as Manager and Brand Ambassador for various lines of acquired yachts such as Axopar , Brabus Marine , Sirena Yachts , Pardo Yachts, and Blackfin just to name a few.  There, he successfully brought on great yacht brands and helped the company grow the business to where it is today. With Aarons Expertise in Yachting and being a USCG Merchant Mariner 100 Gross Ton Captain he has decided to take his passion to a new level and to share his experiences and excitement for yachting in ways he never imagined.  Starting Broden Yachts was a dream at once and now a reality that he can't wait to share and grow !!