The Florida Yacht Group Sells, Charters, and Services the world’s top brands of sailing yachts, catamarans, and power boats. The Group consists of several previously independent companies that were acquired from January 2007 to the present by a group of investors (who all love yachting) headed by David Sell. Many of the acquired companies such as Florida Yacht Charters and Sales, Inc have operated in Florida’s marine industry since 1983.
The business has grown considerably with the acquisition of Sailboats Florida, Yacht Sales Florida, and in 2009 Eastern Yachts. Currently the group operates out of 10 locations throughout Florida and the Bahamas with plans for continued growth.
Florida Yacht Group is currently the largest sailboat dealer network in North America and provides clients with exceptional value no other dealerships can match. We offer select premium brands by the world’s leading manufacturers in the sailing and power boat industries. Whether you are purchasing a new boat, used boat, or selling one, our friendly sales staff and experienced brokers can provide you with the best advice, guidance, and support to help you achieve your goals. Both our administrative and service departments are also available to answer any technical questions you may have concerning the vessel or its paperwork.
We currently operate our bareboat charter fleet 365 days a year in three locations: Miami, Key West, and Hope Town, Abaco-Bahamas with plans to expand to several other locations. Each location offers excellent cruising waters, a year round tropical climate, warm and clear seas, with hundreds of places to cruise to and things to do. If you are seeking a relaxing and adventurous vacation call us now. We are also yacht charter consultants for larger, luxury crewed yachts worldwide. No matter how large your group, we can arrange a luxury crewed charter in an exotic location and guarantee your memories will last a lifetime.
If you already own a yacht and want to earn some money, we can help. We always need more yachts in our charter fleet as we are not able to keep up with our demand. We can show you how the income you receive and tax deductions you can claim will help your boat pay for itself. Most of our charter boat owners live in the Northeast or Midwest so clearly, anyone can take advantage of this program. If you would like to place a new or used yacht into our charter fleet please contact us immediately.
We are very proud of our service team and are one of the few dealerships to have an in-house service staff. Our objective is to provide excellent service after the sale. Our Palm Beach service team (of Eastern Yachts) was recently awarded the Top Gun Service award by Beneteau Yachts for having the highest service ratings of all Beneteau Dealerships Worldwide. Our Miami staff has also received tremendous praise and accolades from our clients. We recently opened a new service center in St. Peterburg, and are excited about providing a full service experience at our west coast location. Occasionally we use qualified subcontractors for specialty tasks but our in-house service team clearly sets us apart from other dealerships that farm all their service work out to the lowest bidding subcontractor. Florida Yacht Group clients benefit from a vastly superior service experience that none of our competitors can match.
We offer several sailing certification courses as an affiliate of the American Sailing Association as well as private power boat instruction. You can sign up for private, semi-private or group lessons and get certified to bareboat charter around the world. Sailing is fun, exciting, and you will cherish the experience for the rest of your life. Why not sign up today for a Sailing School with us and learn how to sail while you’re having fun in the Florida Keys on your next vacation.
If you enjoy boating as much as we do, please stop by one of our offices and say “Hi” anytime or just give us a call. We’d love to show you our new yachts for sale or charter. Thanks for your interest in Florida Yacht Group. We look forward to meeting you soon and wish you smooth cruising until then.