JJ Headshot1John Jarvie, Vice President
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Born and raised in San Diego, California, John Jarvie has had a connection with the ocean his entire life.  As the son of a sailor, John remembers spending weekends aboard his grandfather’s 65’ CT Ketch and his father’s 68’ Bertram.  His mother, being the star of the Sea World water-ski show, had him wake-boarding behind the family tender at an early age.

John studied business at American University and obtained a minor in music, all while playing Division I soccer.  After graduating, he joined the family business to assist his father in growing the company throughout California and Hawaii.  In 2009, John realized the potential to seize an opportunity to expand the business to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  John joined a small local group called Young Professionals in Yachting and immediately appreciated the personal and corporate benefits that YPY offered.  After serving as Vice President of YPY for a year, John took over as President to grow the organization to 100+ members while founding International chapters in Monaco, London, and Holland.

John is a member of the Lauderdale Yacht Club and enjoys paddle boarding, boating, music, and soccer.  John M. Jarvie, II proudly represents the 4th generation of Oversea, founded by his great grandfather, John M. Jarvie.  

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Tyra Esquivel an Oversea insurance yacht agentTyra Esquivel
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Tyra’s career at Oversea Insurance Agency began during her junior year of college while attending  Point Loma Nazarene University. In 2008 Tyra graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and quickly became a licensed insurance agent in California.

After ten years of working in the San Diego office, Tyra moved to the Fort Lauderdale office. She enjoys living and working in Fort Lauderdale and being surrounded by industry friends and professionals. Tyra enjoys spending time on the water in south Florida and has also explored the waters of Southern California, Hawaii and Southeast Asia.

Tyra considers it a pleasure serving yacht owners from around the world as they live out their dreams on the water. She looks forward to the continued relationships current clients, as well as the new relationships she will build as your future agent.

331936_10102192666804993_2020969396_oMaggie Hinesley
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Maggie grew up on the waters of the Gulf Coast sailing everything from sunfish to ocean cruisers. After attending the Monaco Yacht Show in 2011, she quickly became interested in the yachting industry.

Maggie comes to Oversea Insurance Agency with an exceptional resume of yachting industry experience. She began her yachting career in the charter marketing department of Camper & Nicholsons International. More recently, Maggie was the Marketing Director at Sanlorenzo Americas, which is a division of the Italian shipyard.

Prior to her work in yachting, Maggie spent five years in the events department at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, where she managed ten to twenty events per month. Maggie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Administration with an emphasis in Event Planning from Florida State University.

Maggie is actively involved in professional and charitable organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Young Professionals in Yachting. She also is a member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.

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Brian Rasmussen can trace his passion for the yachting industry all the way back to 1991 when he took his first ride on a jet ski. That’s when his love for watersports truly began. But it wasn’t until he started working for The City Marina in Charleston, South Carolina that he realized how drawn he was to the world of yachts.

Rasmussen brings a unique viewpoint to Oversea Insurance Agency as he spent more than 10 years traveling the world as a crewmember on various motor yachts. He transitioned to life on land in 2011, but stayed in the industry via his sales position with Port Supply, West Marina’s wholesale division. This is where he and his team achieved recognition for sales growth and where he was personally acknowledged for having the largest individual sales growth of any east coast sales rep in Port Supply.

His position with Oversea Yacht Insurance began in 2014 and Rasmussen says he is pleased to work with John Jarvie and his team in an effort to better serve more yacht owners.

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Chris Coleman, a Fort Lauderdale native, has been drawn to the water for as long as he can remember.  Growing up on Fort Lauderdale beach and later on Lake Lanier in Georgia, he spent the majority of his summers on the coastline and aboard friends boats when he was not engaged in year round soccer.

Chris takes a customer-centric, analytical approach to helping his clients, ensuring that they understand their exposures and educating along the way. Prior to joining Oversea Yacht Insurance, he worked on commercial accounts of varying size and complexity across the marine industry, from contractors to boat builders/dealers, as well as more traditional land-based property & casualty exposures.

Chris is a member of Young Professionals in Yachting, and enjoys being active in the various community engagement programs the Marine Industry Association of South Florida provides. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. Outside of networking in the yachting capital of the world, Chris spends his free time working out on the beach and playing soccer.

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Debra Hiers, a native Floridian, found herself drawn to the yachting industry after moving from Delray Beach to Ft. Lauderdale in 1995. For eighteen years she’s been well known and respected in the industry, and in her thirteen years with Oversea she has maintained a large portfolio of clientele that continues to grow. She has experience writing vessel’s from 30′ up to 200′ while also servicing your yachting needs outside of insurance, including placing Captains on well known vessels.

When she’s not boating or socializing in the “Venice of America,” she enjoys reading, exercising and biking on her beach in Ft. Lauderdale.