Elvis is a multilingual Maritime Business professional, fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese. He began his passion for boats at age 17 when he started as a cadet in the Merchant Marine Academy in his native Venezuela. There, he completed his education program and became a Merchant Marine Officer. Among other special training, Elvis lived the amazing experience of going around the world in the renowned 80 meters Tall Ship “Simon Bolivar” as a guest cadet of the Navy thus learning the real passion of sailing by the force of wind and a sextant. In 2001, he was selected to do the Tanker Officers Training in Limassol – Cyprus.
At age 24, he completed a Master in International Maritime Business and started his career as a Shipbroker working for Navi Chartering and Sonar Charters in the Crude Oil industry.
In 2016, he moved to Miami to pursue his dream job. He meets his mentor Mr. Jose Arana who introduced him to the Yachting Industry by referring him to YachtBrasil USA where he worked for two years as Marketing Director and Charter Broker.
In December 2018, he joined Mr. Arana’s ‘1 Ocean Yachts’ at their Miami Branch as a Yacht Broker, where he is thrilled to grow along with his rapidly expanding company.