Ali Kaufmann hails from a small town in Massachusetts famous for its apples and squash. Her first job was scooping ice cream at a local orchard. She never had experience with yachts until she moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1998 where she met a few “yachties” and took the plunge. Her career began as a crew member on both private and charter yachts. After a few years on the water, she decided to combine that experience with her degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale by becoming a design consultant for yacht refits.
Ali eventually started her own yacht interior refit company and has a portfolio of vessels from 48’ sportfishermen to 150’ megayachts. Later, Ali transitioned to the retail aspect of charter yacht vacations in 2006. Her knowledge and experience in all aspects of luxury yachting give her the ability and expertise to meet the diverse needs of today’s yachting clients. She combines this with her passion for personalized service to ensure that each client’s unique expectations are exceeded.
In her free time, Ali enjoys being on and under the water and has SCUBA dived some of the world’s premier spots. She plays classical piano and loves all things chocolate.