Superyacht Division Director
CPYB, Certified Professional Yacht Broker+1 941-365-9095
Gary is a lifetime boater, scuba diver and one of two aircraft pilots within the company. He grew up on the Louisiana waterways where fishing and living on a water ski is a way of life. Gary is an active alumnus of LSU in Baton Rouge. With his family as crew he cruised the Bahamas, the Eastern Caribbean and headed as far south as South America, spending a year cruising aboard the 62′ Motor Yacht, Lady Alistina.
This cruising experience combined with ownership of his other boats allowed Gary to obtain an extensive knowledge of all aspects of yacht ownership, excelling in full-time cruising and living aboard larger yachts. He has traveled as far as the country of Turkey for a survey and sea trial, proving that he will go to the ends of the earth to find the best yacht for his clients. “I’m looking for lifelong clients, so satisfaction is my only concern. Whether it is your first yacht or tenth, I will work as hard as humanly possible to ensure that your yacht purchase goes as smoothly as possible before, during, and after the sale.” Gary was one of first in the state to obtain his Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation.
Most recently Gary is serving his second two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He also is the Vice-President and chair of several committees within the organization. In addition, he served on the Certification Advisory Council in the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) Program.
“We wish all brokers took the time you did to talk to us to find out just what we wanted in a boat and then took the time and effort to find it. Your guidance, expert knowledge of boats, and exceptional negotiating skills throughout the process were essential to making everything work as well as it did. We encourage all other customers to listen closely to your sound advice and expertise in boats. You are a true professional. You can be sure that if anyone we know is in the market for a boat, we will definitely send them to you. Again, thanks so much!”
“The trip went extremely well with out any problems. We made it in only seven days which is a record for me and one of the shortest transit times I’ve heard off. The boat handles well in rough water and we were able to surf down some seas that were following. The 58 classic draws a crowd at every marina and is not a boat for people that do not want any attention. THE WOODWORK is absolutely incredible and everyone is stunned when they see the interior. Its already the Queen of Marina Bay Boston and a lot of boats are not in the water yet. The best way to describe the yacht is that…..SHE WAS BUILT WITHOUT COMPROMISE.”
Owner, 58 Vicem Classic
“Dear Gary I must compliment you, this is by far the most professional interaction I have had with the Boating Industry. You are a consummate professional, thank you for the most informative briefing.”