Our Team

Len Garofoli

Owner
Yacht Charter Specialist & Management

Bob Babineau

Bob is a licensed USCG Captain with extensive boating and fishing experience in Charlotte Harbor, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys and the Bahamas. He retired after a twenty-six year career in law enforcement, the last…

Scott Bowman Sr.

Scott is new to Florida but definitely not new to the sales and service industry. With 35+ years in automotive management experience, he is a proven and successful business man with outstanding credentials providing a…

Tony Burkhart

Tony’s background is in sales and marketing and he has been boating for over 50 years. He has owned numerous boats, both sail and power, and currently owns a 42 ft Grand Banks Trawler. Growing…

Gary Butler

Gary's passion for boating began during his college days as a sailing and canoeing instructor at his local Scout camp. He has been on the water ever since. He spent his entire career with the…

John DeGroot

With over 20 years as a licensed USCG Sailboat Captain, 17 years as a broker, and his unique knowledge of sailboats in particular, John now focuses his efforts on finding quality sailboats for select buyers,…

Dick Dowling

Dick has been a yacht broker for over 11 years. He is an experienced off-shore sailor, in addition to being the owner of a classic Bertram 42′ Sportfish. Dick grew up on the Maine seacoast…

Ed Ecker

Ed was a successful entrepreneur for 30+ years in the digital document management industry.  After selling the businesses, he established one of the largest sailboat charter companies on the west coast of Florida, with a…

Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall has been a professional yacht broker in SW Florida for over 12 years and is very knowledgeable of boating from the Sarasota area waters south through Fort Myers. Daryl has a passion for…

Sabas Figueroa

Sabas relocated from Colombia in early 70’s to train in dental technology and work for a leading dental laboratory in New York. He soon built his own business in the same field. Boating has been…

Nick Hay

Nick is a licensed USCG Captain and in boating since the age of 12. He has cruised the Bahamas and raced in the Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico Sailboat Race many times. He became an…

Turk Hemseri

Turk is a licensed USCG Captain. His love affair with boats began in the mid 1970’s. At that time, he owned a 19′ bowrider and eventually graduated to a 45′ aft cabin “live aboard,” owning…

Geoff Hewett

An active boater for over 40 years, Geoff has been a licensed yacht sales broker in Florida since 1999. He is a resident of Punta Gorda Isles and member of Twin Isles Country Club.

Steve Hugo

As a native of Portland Maine, Steve moved to St. Petersburg Beach at the beginning of his high school years; he then graduated New Hampshire College with a B.S in Business Administration after which he…

Scott Jones

Scott Jones was a tax accountant for 45 years up in Michigan. His other hobby was boating up and down Lake Michigan, enjoying all the beautiful ports and scenery. Four years ago he decided to…

Mike Kelly

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Mike and his wife moved to Florida to raise their two children. He started his yacht brokerage career as a manager for Underwood Marine in Miami, one of the…

Wayne Lea

Wayne has been a licensed yacht broker for 15 years but has been boating since his teen years. Wayne’s career in the marine industry began at the age of 19, when he served in Her…

Barry Lipoff

As a young man in college studying Business Law and Marketing, Barry Lipoff captained yachts for private owners in Atlantic City, NJ.  He began a long and established career in the food industry in Philadelphia,…

Dan Leather

Dan has a 50-ton USCG Masters license, is a private pilot and was manager of Marina Yacht Brokers in Florida before joining Pier One Yacht Sales. He has been a licensed & bonded yacht broker…

Joe Maggio

Joe has 40 years experience in building and outfitting custom boats for the world’s most discriminating buyers and avid boaters. Joe Maggio is the former CEO and owner of Salt Shaker Custom Yachts. He offers…

Skip Mansfield

Skip Mansfield has been in the sailing and boating business most of his lifetime. His working career has spanned work with Mt. Desert Yacht Yard (Maine), Wm. Edgar John Shipyard in Rye (NY), Atlantic Mutual…

Ray Mason

Ray has been a licensed and bonded yacht broker for over 10 years, specializing in trawlers and motor yachts. As managing partner with SeaAmerica Yacht Sales, he opened and managed the Punta Gorda sales office;…

Lee Messina

With over 11 years of experience as a Florida Licensed yacht and commercial ship broker, and yacht charter broker, Lee has the knowledge, tenacity, ethics and skills to help buyers and sellers negotiate “win-win” deals.…

Greg Postle

Greg has been a licensed and bonded broker for over 25 years. He grew up boating on the lakes and rivers in Alabama and has been an avid boater most of his life, owning many…

Ken Roy

Ken is no stranger to the yachting community here in Florida. He earned the nick name “The sailing source guy” because he has worked for several large aftermarket companies such as Seco South, Catalina Yachts…

Lee Reeves

Lee has been a licensed USCG Captain for more than 20 years and has enjoyed boating for more than 38 years. Living in Florida since 1979, Lee started a business called Vacation Yachts in 1994…

Barry Shingler

While Barry has been a Yacht Broker for 5 years, he has 30 years experience in the marine industry as a commercial deep sea diver. Originally from Alexandria, VA, Barry has been a resident of southwest…

Ron Vendegna

Ron offers his buyers and sellers the benefit of 25-years experience in the boating industry, including 18 years as an executive with the world’s largest marine retailer. He is a seasoned professional with cruising experience…

Donald Wark, Jr

Don has been involved in boating for over 50 years and has participated in the America 500 and the Caribbean 1500 sailing events. Born and raised in New Jersey, Don graduated Temple University with an…

Jerry Williams

Jerry offers knowledge, experience, and most importantly – integrity. Buying or selling a boat is about relationships and contacts – connecting the buyer and seller. Even with an MBA degree and a wealth of corporate…

Jerry Wheeler

Jerry Wheeler has over 25 years of diverse professional experience in the Marine industry.  In addition to his work for the past 5 years as sales associate with Crown International Yacht Sales, he was a…

Renee Wilson

Renee has over 30 years of experience in the Yacht Brokerage industry in the Ft. Myers area. She began her career in the marine industry as a graphic artist in 1984. Working alongside her late…

Patti Trusel

Yacht Charter Specialist & Management
Patti Trusel, a respected long-time member of the charter industry, has a versatile & lengthy history within the Marine Industry and has a wealth of charter knowledge. Her experience in working with industry leaders, experienced…
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