Kamil Honein, is a licensed and bonded professional yacht broker with Preferred Yachts at the Harborage Marina in sunny Downtown St. Petersburg FL. You will find his friendly smile, engaging personality, knowledge and genuine willingness to help, refreshing whether you are looking to buy or sell a boat.
He has a unique background and experience that gives him a different perspective of the world. He was born in Lebanon, graduated with a French Baccalaureate from the renowned private French school Lycée-Francais, and is fluent in three languages, French, Arabic and English, all spoken and written. With his parents, he left a war-ravaged home country and moved to Florida to pursue the American dream and further his education.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management & Administration from University of South Florida. While going to school, he was introduced to the world of sailing on a 22’ Catalina Capri sailboat that his uncle owned.
As his professional career advanced, so did his passion for the boating life. His multicultural background allowed him to work well with a diversified staff and quickly advanced his career. He became the Dining Services and Catering Manager at the University of Tampa, managing over 100 employees and overseeing a 9 million in revenue operation over a period of 5 years.
As the years past, the pull of the sea proved too great for Kamil. Hypnotized by the turquoise waters of the island of St Martin in the Caribbean, He moved to the islands where he further honed his nautical skills and fulfilled his dream of sailing across the Atlantic. He achieved this goal in 2016-2017 when he completed his first Transatlantic crossing on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran sailing over 5,000 miles from Les Sables-d’Olonne in France to St Martin.
As a proud owner of a classic sailboat, Kamil learned firsthand the challenges of buying, owning and selling a boat. He is now applying all his boating knowledge and experience to help others to live their dream.
Allow Kamil to share his undeniable passion for the sea and extensive experience to help you achieve your dreams of exploring over the horizon or finding a new home for your current boat