Captain Reed Ocean was born in Egpyt. Ocean is his surname and his lifestyle. Reed’s love for yachting and formal maritime training started when he enlisted into the US Merchant Marines and then US Navy in 1995, where he continued to perfect his craft for eleven years, moving from the rank of Mate to eventually Captain.
In 2006, Captain Reed commenced his career in the private yachting industry, progressing into captaining super and mega yachts to individuals such as Samuel L Jackson & the king of Saudi Arabia. In his 12 plus years as a Captain aboard superyachts, Captain Reed has earned incredible qualifications such as USCG Master 3000GT & USCG National Master Unlimited, further representing how yachts are second nature to Captain Reed.
In 2012, Reed ventured into yacht sales when he started his brokerage, Ocean Royal Yachts running all yacht charter & sales management, constructing company policies and manuals for the other brokers in his charge.
In 2021, Reed commenced working for Jose Arana under his mentorship as a Yacht Broker for 1 Ocean Yacht, bringing unmatched connections and expertise on the African and Middle Eastern markets.
“Since meeting Jose and the other yacht brokers at 1 Ocean Yachts, I knew I wanted to continue my career as a broker at this brokerage. There quality of service and how they conduct business are first class.”