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Updated: July 15, 2023

New Legacy broker is world sailor

person by the water smiling Courtesy / Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Kristi Jacoby.

A new broker at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s brokerage in Northeast Harbor has worked in the luxury superyacht industry for 15 years, sailing over 100,000 nautical miles.

After working in the superyacht industry, Kristi Jacoby moved ashore to her home on Mount Desert Island to start a family. In 2014, she was recruited to join the world of real estate.

“We are pleased to welcome Kristi Jacoby to the Mount Desert Island office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty,” said the company’s president, Chris Lynch. 

Jacoby brings familiarity with communities on Mount Desert Island and by Acadia National Park, the Blue Hill Peninsula and the Downeast region. 

Navigating the challenges of the recent market with strategic offers and negotiation has helped her win many multiple bids.

Born and raised in Texas, she grew up working in her parents’ independent record store. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she moved to Chicago, where she spent nine years in nonprofit management with the Arts & Business Council, Trinity Irish Dancers, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the Chicago Foundation for Women, in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and public relations.

Kristi met her husband Chad in Newport, R.I., and began her maritime adventures on private and chartered yachts ranging in size from 80 feet to 190 feet. 

After retiring from yachts onboard, she was a freelance writer and marketing consultant to Dykstra Naval Architects.

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