Our Team

David Ballard

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Dave has been in the marine industry for over forty years in the Fort Myers area. Originally from Rowayton, CT, he followed in his father's footsteps, who owned a marina in the town. The family…

Tony Burkhart

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Capt. Ralph Bush

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Ralph has been on the water, in some form, all his life. He grew up around the lakes and rivers of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. A move to Florida allowed him to spend time sailing…

Gary Butler

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Dick Dowling

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Daryl Hall

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Nick Hay

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Steve Hugo

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Mike Kelly

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

Dan Leather

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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;…

Frank Strouse

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Frank has been an avid boater for over thirty five years.  Until moving to FL five years ago, his cruising waters were primarily in the Northeast US, during which time he owned and operated various…

Ron Vendegna

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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 Wheeler

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
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…

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…

Dennis Hartig

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Captain Dennis has lived on the water his entire life, owned and built boats since the age of 14. Having experienced life as a cruiser and a live aboard as well as spending several years…

Captain Bill Kelso

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Captain Bill has been in the marine industry for over 25 years -- from marine inventor, yacht manager, to charter fisherman. He has been on the water his entire life. Bill's passion for boating and…

Carolyn Sweet

Charter Specialist, Pier One Yacht Charters
With roots in the Midwest, Carolyn discovered her love of the sea after moving to the Virgin Islands. Led by her desire to spend her days on the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, it…

Doug Deleone

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, Doug has always had a profound love of the ocean. Pursuing this passion from a very early age, Doug purchased his first boat years before he received his driver’s license…

Dave Schroeder

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Born in New York, and raised in CT, Dave moved to Florida in 1975. And that time he ran a large aircraft company in Ft. Lauderdale. For the last 40 years, Dave devotes all his…
Our resident broker at our Cape Haze, FL location, William “Stoney” Stonecipher was born in Key West, FL and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. Stoney had his first boat even before he had his…

Rick Abrams

Broker, Pier One Yacht Sales
Rick can be found boating Charlotte Harbor just about every week of the year. His love for boating began early on at his parent’s home in the Hamptons. He has been a boat owner for…