Carl Olivier was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Growing up just a stones throw from the ocean, he soon developed a love for the sea, surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. At the age of 15, moving to the east coast, where his family owned a fishing boat, Carl involved himself in deep sea and game fishing, scuba diving, keelboat and Hobie cat racing, as well as surfing the Great White shark infested warm waters. He then attained his scuba and powerboat licences.
High school graduation marked the beginning of 7 years of international work and travel. Through his love of the sailing lifestyle, together with his innate business sense, in 2002 he found his niche in yacht brokering, and has never looked back. After a fruitful decade of yacht sales in South Africa, he sold his brokerage and did that which so many of his clients had done before… sail off into the sunset.
Joining TMC in 2014, Carl spent 6 years serving our clients in and around the British Virgin Islands, before shifting his focus to the Caribbean Windward Islands, where he continues to live aboard, full time. His almost two decades of yacht sales experience, together with his first-hand knowledge of on-board systems and maintenance, provides his clients with a holistic sales service.