Todd Wittman

The story goes…Todd Wittman has been selling boats and marine equipment on the Chesapeake Bay for most of his adult life. Growing up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, he took his first job at age fourteen, working at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Too young to drive, he commuted to work by boat and his life’s passion was born. Prior to his current career of selling boats, Todd was the Mid Atlantic representative for the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC). There he was responsible for handling the accounts of 200 dealers and posted sales in excess of $25 million.

The story continues today…After building a successful career in boat sales, Todd recognized Knot 10 Yacht Sales as not only the industry leader in yacht brokerage, but, as the premier brokers who are up to date with the trends and patterns driving the industry. He joined Knot 10 and is now parlaying his experience representing many impressive yacht brands including Cruisers Yachts, Carver, Marquis, Silverton, Sunseeker and Tiara with Knot 10’s marketing program.

Todd currently resides in historic Centreville, MD, with his lovely wife Peg and beautiful twin daughters. They love and promote the boating lifestyle – cruising, fishing, and relaxing on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.


Jay Porterfield

I joined the brokerage world 11 years ago, after managing and owning mortgage companies for two decades. It is this background that allowed me to smoothly close more than 500 vessel sales over the last 11 years.

In addition to the time I spend assisting my clients, I sail the Chesapeake Bay, race Beer Cans and in various area regatta’s. In my 45 years on the water I have sailed or powered my way in the Rhode Island-Mass-Cape area, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Bahamas, Caribbean, West Indies, and the Croatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik. It is these boating experiences that can help in the difficult decision of which boat is right for you. I take great pride in my work. I find it just as enjoyable to help a client sell their boat, as well as helping a client find the perfect boat.


Captain Lew Kopp

As an owner of a very successful technology business and recognized as a nationwide leading salesperson, Captain Lew draws from his technology background, knowledge of boating, and strength in negotiating to ensure your complete satisfaction as a buyer or seller. His passion for what he does is evident each and every day and his commitment to success is unmatched.

Lew resides in New York and has owned various boats throughout his life. He currently owns a Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge which he docks on Long Island and in New York City. Whether jaunting off to Fire Island or circling the Statue of Liberty, Lew loves life on the water. During his salty 35 plus years on the water, he has traveled up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the West Coast, Caribbean, Inside Passage of Alaska and the Panama Canal. His passion for sea life has allowed him to meet like-minded individuals all over the world.

Captain Lew Kopp, sometimes referred to as “The Kopptain” holds a U.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master Captain’s License as well as an FAA Private Pilot License.

Lew believes in working hard, playing hard and living each day to the fullest.

“A ship is always safe at the shore, but that’s not what it is built for!” – Albert Einstein

Captain Lew knows what ships are built for!