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Welcome, McCollough Yachts, LLC

Company Profile and Q&A

Brief company background

A: McCollough Yachts is a custom Yacht Design, Engineering, and Brokerage Firm located in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Our specialty is luxury performance yachts that utilize cutting-edge technology. McCollough Yachts provides innovative design services that are unrivaled in the industry. These services are rooted in trust and integrity, seeking long-term client relationships. Each process is customized for your individual needs. We believe that marine design is a shared vision. Because of this, we provide a consultative, friendly, and flexible process that includes your needs from the very beginning until the very end.


How long has your company been in business?

A: 8 years


How long have you personally worked at the company? In the industry?

A: David McCollough founded McCollough Yachts to bring a new level of client collaboration to the custom yacht design experience. Equally adept at understanding complex technical issues, and clearly communicating with clients, David possesses a unique set of skills. Central to David’s design approach is the formation of long-term client relationships that are cultivated by constantly exceeding expectations. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, David’s 1st career was as a computer programmer for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. David then returned to school and studied Yacht Design at The Landing School in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Before launching McCollough Yachts, David gained design and engineering experience working for Kernan Yacht Design and Morrelli & Melvin.  David has also held the position of a Measurement Committee member for the 36th America’s Cup.

Mikayla holds the title of Yacht Broker and Office Manager at McCollough Yachts. Growing up in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, Mikayla quickly gained a love for the Ocean State and the Marine Industry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.  Mikayla has held a multitude of professional management positions, ranging from providing first-hand growth to startup companies to managing a top branch in a global franchise. Mikayla also holds the position of Yacht Broker with McCollough Yachts. She has recently graduated from the Yacht Broker Institute and is a member of the Yacht Broker’s Association of America. Mikayla will bring honesty, knowledge, and integrity to the business of yacht brokerage. Her entrepreneurial endeavors have provided the experience needed to successfully contribute to McCollough Yachts. 


What do you feel differentiates your company from your competitors?

A: Design Credit - Yacht sales through McCollough Yachts Brokerage are eligible for design credits with McCollough Yachts Design & Engineering. These credits can be used to begin a custom design process or determine a refit plan.

Synergy - Merging the two worlds of engineering and brokerage, our technical and sales expertise will be available to you throughout every transaction. Our up-to-date market knowledge will protect you from overpaying and always have your best interest in mind.


Why did your company join YBAA?

A: Referred by other honorable Brokerages. Looking to gain credibility and utilize member benefits.


Name the benefits you hope to gain from membership in the association.

A: Networking, credibility, use of professional forms.

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