About Turn A Key Marine

Yacht Services

Turn A Key Marine is a licensed and fully insured company. Our team includes experienced insured captains and detailing professionals. Our personalized and custom tailored management tier levels are designed to suit every vessel owner’s needs and budget.

You’re in good hands with us!

  • We use top shelf equipment and products
  • Our team is trained to deliver the highest quality service, keeping abreast of constantly evolving industry standards.
  • Our operations strategy is based upon 100% customer satisfaction, every time!
  • Our hard work is gratified by the trust we build with each of our clients, as we maintain complete transparency through constant communications.
  • We are always on call, but our new online booking system offers our clients the comfort of choosing their preferred method of communication.
Our Services

It’s our goal to make your yachting experience safe, memorable, and hassle free. Just get onboard and enjoy!

More importantly, we want you to be completely satisfied with our services; free of the headaches of having to manage all the responsibilities that come with owning your own vessel.

All of our employees are trained to practice complete transparency. Our project managers will always keep in touch with you about any work performed on your vessel so that you are continuously informed and feel comfortable, protected and in good hands at all times.

We welcome all of our clients’ input and work diligently at learning your preferences, habits, needs and expectations as your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We believe that owning a yacht should bring you enjoyment, and we, therefore, work diligently to provide you with the peace of mind that comes from the best possible customized yacht care.

Our commitment to integrity and excellence will provide you with a level of maintenance that will retain the value of your investment, while maximizing your enjoyment.

Turn A Key is here to make certain your vessel is ready when you are!

Meet Our Team

  • Manuel Marcelo Hernandez
    Founder & CEO

    As a Miami native who, from an early age, “grew up” boating, enjoying the local and Bahamian waters, I became a yacht captain, and learned the importance and value of one’s boating time and the commitment it takes to make it safe and enjoyable. Working as a private captain aboard numerous luxury vessels for over a decade, I recognize the high level of expectation yacht owners have when it comes to the condition of their vessels, the professionalism of their crew, and the importance of a reliable experienced maintenance company delivering the best possible customer service at any time, all the time. With my many years of experience and my passion for boating, I’ve been able to identify an existing gap in the industry between an owner’s wants and needs, and the service that is actually being delivered .

    I was inspired to be a part of the solution by providing the services that yacht owners desire and their investment truly deserve. Safely and meticulously maintained yachts are my passion, and I created Turn A Key Marine to share that passion with all of our clients. The company not only allows me to achieve my personal and professional goals, it has also allowed me take a step forward in the marine industry. Together with my experienced team, we’ve set a higher standard of preventative, consistent, reliable, and high quality service that we are able to deliver to all of our clients.

    We at Turn A Key Marine are, and will continue to be, committed to specifically address the demands of our clients, in a quest to reach the highest standards of quality in our marine services, and the highest levels of customer satisfaction. What differentiates me from my competitors is my extensive experience in direct collaborations with yacht owners and solid relationships with boat manufacturers and marine service providers. I treat every vessel as if it were my own, and have the knowledge and resources to make sure that my clients’ vessels are always Turn Key ready.

    My company and I are here to make sure we take care of all of your vessel's needs, so you can spend more time doing what you truly love.

    Interior Department/Liaison

    I am the director of the interior department at Turn A Key Marine, where I combine my 10+ years of experience in the yachting industry with my great eye for detail. My passion is providing beautiful personalized living and entertainment spaces for our clients and their guests to thoroughly enjoy. I personally work with each of our clients to learn their yacht outfitting preferences; to plan and manage their needs and events, upon request; while many times putting my stewardess / deckhand knowledge and skills to use, so we can ensure our client’s time aboard is both safe and memorable.

    I also hire and train our interior crew to follow Turn A Key’s meticulous detailing expectations, and ensure delivery of the highest level of customer service that each of our clients deserve.

    It is my privilege to oversee the growth and dedication of our entire interior department, and I’m proud to be part of the professional team that has helped build the great Turn A Key family we are today!

    Chief Financial Officer

    Hello! My name is Vanessa and I am the Chief Financial Officer of Turn A Key Marine. Although I have extensive experience working with large companies, I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the new family-oriented environment that Turn A Key Marine offers. My job is to ensure that all of our financials are prepared and processed accurately so we can achieve complete efficiency and transparency between our company and our clients. I look forward to watching Turn A Key Marine continue to grow, and to working with you!

    Administrative Assistant

    Hello! My name is Keila and I am an administrator at Turn A Key Marine. I love coming to work each day because of the great relationships I’ve developed with my coworkers and our clients. Our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality results with 100% customer satisfaction. I really enjoy interacting with our clients, from check-in to completion, and I’m here to make sure that the process is well communicated and stress-free. See you soon!

  • Nicolas
    First Mate/Maintenance Expert

    My name is Nick; born and raised here in Miami, Florida. Growing up around the water, I always had a deep appreciation for the sea, and was fortunate enough to be exposed to the wonderful world of boating at an early age. I spent many summers aboard vessels traversing the sometimes unpredictable gulf stream and navigating the often tricky waters of the Bahamas. As I grew older I was exposed to the yachting and marine industry by my brother Marcelo, who helped me realize how important my past experiences actually were. After graduating from college I took the opportunity to work with Turn A Key Marine to polish my skills, as well as to assist the company’s growth.

    Assistant Operation Manager/ Captain

    I have been in the marine industry for 16 years, and have been a captain for nearly a decade. Working on a privately owned yacht for several years, I expanded my knowledge through free-lancing and captained everything from 34’ to 88’ vessels. Once I met Marcelo and the Turn A Key team, and understood their operational standards of delivering high quality and detail-oriented services, I knew I had discovered the right company to continue my love for the ocean by emphasizing organization and safe boating. I look forward to working with you, as we continue to provide simplified ownership for all of our clients!