Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN, 1976

BS University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1980

Chapman School of Seamanship, four month course, Valedictorian, 1986.

Industry Experience: Florida Licensed and Bonded BrokerMember YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of America

Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB)

Member IYBA, International Yacht Brokers Association

1986 – 1988

First Mate MY “Pyewacket” – 81′ Broward – Cruised New England waters including Boston, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and New York Harbor

First Mate MY “Alma” – 108′ Feadship – Cruised from East coast of Florida to Grenada including the Bahamas, Virgins, Indies, and Grenadines

First Mate MY “Starlite” – 120′ Broward. – Cruised Florida’s East Coast and Keys


Rock Harbor Marine. Brokerage Manager, Carver and Sea Ray Dealer


Nashville Yacht Brokers – President. Completed deliveries throughout the US, as well as Central America, and Canada

Board of Directors of Cedar Creek Yacht Club 1996-2000, Commodore 1999 and 2008, Board of Directors CCYC 2007, 2008, 2009

Board of Directors YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of America -Annapolis Maryland 2011-2016

YBAA Treasurer 2014, Vice President 2015, President 2016 

David Benson

David Benson

Business Philosophy: Originally from Benton, Kentucky and from an avid boating family, Kyle Leeper knew his mission from an early age. Kyle graduated from Belmont University as a scholarship athlete in 2000 and went straight to the boating industry understanding his passion and calling. That calling is simply to help people. Kyle Joined a Sea Ray and Carver dealer right out of college and went to the top in a short time. He joined Nashville Yacht Brokers in 2004 and again went to the top in a short time and is one of the best brokers I have met in 25 years of brokerage. He is simply very good at helping his clients. He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, and a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association. He is a true professional, an outstanding human being, and a valuable asset to all who work with him.

Kyle Leeper

Kyle Leeper

Business Philosophy: Larry has been in the boating industry for 35 plus years. He worked for or owned and operated a new boat dealership for 15 years. He was co-founder of Nashville Yacht Brokers in 1990 and has been a vital part of our company for its entire existence. He is from Nashville Originally where he graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy and then from the University of Alabama. Experience matters and Larry knows boats and the industry. He has built many relationships over the years with clients and in the business. He is an excellent resource for anyone looking for help in the yachting industry.

Larry Mathes

Larry Mathes

Scotty McNaughton

Scotty McNaughton


904 E Moran Rd

Brentwood, TN 37027




Nashville Yacht Brokers Inc, located in Nashville, Tennessee offers much more than fine music and entertainment. We offer hospitality and a way of doing business we think boaters enjoy and appreciate. While we are more experienced than we like to admit and we try hard to act professional, we prefer to slow down, take a little extra time with our new customers. We get to know you and determine what boat really fit your needs. Our business is strictly brokerage. We rarely own inventory, so we will help you find the boat that is right for you.