Born in Miami and raised between the US and Colombia, Ernesto Bustamante was exposed to the boating world at an early age spending his boating hours waterskiing, scuba-diving, sport-fishing, and entertaining with friends and family.
While in college, Ernesto interned at Bertram Yachts and realized that he wanted to pursue a career in the yachting industry. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2009 with a degree in International Finance & Marketing, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While in school, he became a fully licensed and certified yacht broker and consequently worked for a boutique firm for which he represented prestigious industry brands in the United States & Latin America.
From 2014 to 2019 Ernesto joined the Allied Marine Sales Broker’s team representing a global base of countless high net-worth individuals in the acquisitions and dispositions of their multi-million-dollar yachts. During his endeavor Ernesto has attended more than 40 international boat shows and has visited more than 30 yacht builders all over the world!
In 2018 Ernesto moved to London for one year and in the summer of 2019 graduated with merit in a dual master’s degree. Because of Ernesto’s experience, LATAM connections, and product knowledge, he is now working for Ferretti Group leading the Latin American operation and supporting the dealers of the region.
When Ernesto is not working, there is a 99.9% chance you will find him out on the water! Ernesto enjoys promoting the boating lifestyle and loves spending his summer vacations in the Exumas, Bahamas!