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Steve McPherson Toronto Yacht Consultant
President of ACY Yachts Great Lakes
Mobile: +1 416-948-2823

Steve McPherson, a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and President of Atlantic Cruising Yachts-Great Lakes is a lifelong sailor. With his father and uncle as pioneers in the competitive sailing world and later successful boat dealership owners, Steve McPherson’s entry into the boating industry was almost predestined. This familial legacy began with a dealership started in New York in 1962, which flourished under their guidance. Steve developed a natural affinity for the water, sailing and yacht racing from a young age on the yachts available through his family’s business. After earning an engineering degree and spending some years in the field, Steve returned to his roots, taking over the family marina and yacht dealership and subsequently expanding it, growing the business to include multiple locations in the US and Canada and representing renowned brands.

For Steve, working with customers is about connecting them with their long-held dreams of yacht ownership. Whether it’s a young professional planning a family adventure on their first sailboat or a retiree looking to cruise gently through the Caribbean, Steve’s lifelong connection to boating and the boating lifestyle shape his ability to guide clients through the intricate journey of yacht ownership. Steve’s unique experience in cross border transactions allows him to provide a professional and seamless yacht purchase experience throughout North America and Europe.

Beyond his professional achievements, Steve has been an integral part of the yachting industry, serving as a board member and President of the Yacht Brokers Association of America as well as a member of numerous industry advisory boards. All as part of striving to further professionalize the boat business. His efforts have helped shape a more structured and professional marketplace. Outside of yachting, Steve maintains an active lifestyle, with interests that include running, rowing and sailing—pursuits that keep him connected to the elements.

Listen To My Customers Tell Their Story

We purchased a used boat through Steve several years ago. He is such a professional and personable broker who goes above and beyond. He’s not pushy at all and truly wants his customers to be happy with their buying experience as well as the product. We were so satisfied with him that we went back to him when we decided to trade in our boat to upgrade to a new model. We truly consider he & his wife friends and will definitely go back to him when the need to upgrade comes again.
Jim and Carla B.