2018 Broker of the Year: Born the son of famous architect Edward Durell Stone jr and grandson to the world renowned architect Edward Durell Stone Sr., Matthew could have easily followed the path that had been so nicely trail blazed before him and joined the family business.
Instead, he elected to follow his own heart in pursuit of a career in the yachting industry. Chasing his dream quickly paid off as he moved up the ranks achieving his captains license at the impressive age of only 21.
Growing up in South Florida made it easy for Stone to become an expert in the eastern and western Caribbean charter, dive and fishing scene. He spends many summers and weekends navigating the waters around Miami and The Bahamas where he used his strong social skills and rock solid reputation to form long- standing alliances with a roster of industry colleagues and peers who trusted him and would consistently recommend his services to their clients. This growing network made the transition from Yacht Captain to Yacht Broker a no brainer for Matthew.