About Us

The summer schedule office hours are 6:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday. Michael Mayer can be reached at or 504-251-6565 if needed after hours.

Mailing Address:

Mayer Yacht Service (MYS) was established in New Orleans in 1985, and is today a major facility for local, transient and international yacht repair and service.  MYS features a sling hoist with a capacity of 75,000 pounds, and a 50’ x 100’ paint shed with a cradle and rail system for transferring boats.  The paint shed can handle any interior/exterior, full or partial paint project, including faux finishes, design and refinishing.  MYS also provides onsite shaft and propeller work, as well as structural woodwork, fiberglass and gel coat repair, marine architectural design service, and major restoration and modification capability.  The yard handles a wide range of repair and new installation service on gas, diesel, electrical and electronic systems.  Since its inception, MYS has also operated as a licensed yacht broker.

In 2011, Michael Mayer partnered with long-time yacht broker Dick Johnston to create Johnston & Mayer Oasis Yachts (JMOY), expanding yacht brokerage beyond New Orleans to encompass the entire Gulf region and South Florida, adding additional brokerage offices in Galveston/Houston, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In 2014, Mayer Yacht Service was chosen to represent VOLVO PENTA in Louisiana and Mississippi for sales and service.

Whatever your need, service or brokerage, MYS and JMOY stand ready to provide professional, timely results!



Ownership Team

michaelMichael Mayer
Owner, Mayer Yacht Service. Co-Owner, Johnston & Mayer Oasis Yachts
504-282-1700 office

“God has been so very good to me. Mayer Yacht and its people have great and vast experience and work very hard. It is my job to make the best of this for our clients, our friends.”
– Michael Mayer
 504-251-6565 cell

dickjDick Johnston
Co-Owner, Johnston & Mayer Oasis Yachts. Lead Broker, VOLVO PENTA Repower Advisor
832-385-4601 cell

“I have always been a boating enthusiast. Over the past 25 years in the boating industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients and friends who share the same desire to be on the water. It’s a great Lifestyle!”
– Dick Johnston


Boatyard Supervisory Team

reneRené Gros
Service Manager

René has worked in the boat repair business more than 20 years, and is experienced in all facets of repair services.  He supervises the execution of all yard activities, and himself specializes in mechanical and electrical/electronic repair & installation.
504-858-6629 cell

Kathy Pellegrini
Office Manager, New Orleans

Kathy has been with MYS since 1990, and in addition to managing the smooth running of the office, also handles the company’s finances, including billing and payroll.
504-282-1700 office


Brokerage Team

scottScott Mannear
Yacht Broker, New Orleans
Direct: (504) 421-2268

Guy Murphy
Yacht Broker, New Orleans
Direct: (504) 578-0104

Pat Murphy
Yacht Broker, New Orleans
Direct: (318) 278-0757

Paul Drott
Texas Sales Manager
Direct: (832) 428-9001

Chris YorkChris York-1

Yacht Broker, Galveston
Direct: (832) 305-4823

Jan Riise
Yacht Broker, New Orleans 
Direct: (985) 778-6421

Dave Sassi
Yacht Broker, Galveston
Direct: (832) 524-0751

Billy Wiggins
Yacht Broker, Galveston/Houston  image001

Billy was born on Galveston Island “BOI” with a long family presence in Galveston and surrounding areas. He has returned to Galveston after retiring from 37 years as an
educator in the State of Texas.  He has had a lifelong passion for the outdoors, fishing, boating, and the island lifestyle. Currently resides in Galveston and working out of the Galveston Yacht Basin office.  Billy holds a USCG Captain’s License and recently
launched a second career in Yacht Brokerage with a goal of providing great customer service, consistent communication, and a strong attention to detail in all transactions.

Direct: (409) 692-1228

Captain Scott Hawkins
Direct (985) 789-7099


Boatyard Team

Check out our boatyard technicians in the boat category slideshows.

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