Meet Our Crew
Rob Oelbermann is the owner and founder of Palm Beach Power Boats. He is originally from State College, Pennsylvania and holds a bachelors degree from Penn State University. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.
Prior to brokering yachts he was a supervisory stockbroker in the securities industry for many years. Rob has always had an interest in boats and yachts and left the securities industry to get away from "Sitting behind a Desk" Since Florida is so beautiful...I always wanted to be out and about...enjoying the beautiful coastal waters that Florida has to offer. I used to look out the window of the office at it wishing I were out there, and now..I'm out there. The yacht sales business allows me to get involved and enjoy it! I enjoy helping people find the right vessel to fit their budget and enjoy the experience.
Capt. Greg has always been a Captain at heart. When I was 2 my family and I moved to Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands where I grew up surrounded by water and boats. My love for boats grew even stronger when I got my first job at age 14 at the Marina on the island, there I refined and perfected my boat handling and maintaining skills on all different types and sizes of vessels. Going into High School I was already referred to as Captain Greg. I was constantly looked to for tips and lessons on boat handling as well as where the best places to fish would be. As my fascination with boats grew so did the size of the boats and the engines that power them. After High School Graduation the work boat industry lead me to attend the California Maritime Academy for two years, there after I moved to Florida in the beginning of 2004 when I officially obtained my 100ton Masters license and an Engineers position on harbor tugs in Tampa Bay. In my spare time I love to go out on boats, work on diesels, fish and spend time with my fiancÚ and our dog, so becoming a Yacht Broker only made sense as it fit in perfectly with my love for boats. I enjoy being outdoors and helping people find their dream boat, I believe it is what I was meant to be.
My name is Jeff Swanson I have grown up in Michigan and around the great lakes my entire life. I love playing hockey more than anything in the world. I have played at many levels like junior pro and the NCAA. My hockey career was cut short due to a bad jet ski accident but still enjoy water activities such as wakeboarding and fishing. I also like being on the water in any way as much as possible. Two to three days a week I work at the fire department, this is self rewarding, great way to stay fit and a way to serve my community. I also just built a new condo in North Port Florida where I love to get away from the uncertain Michigan weather. Most of my family lives on the gulf coast and I hope to make Florida my home port soon. I love selling yachts and working with people to find the right vessel for their enjoyment.
Growing up on Biscayne Bay in South Florida has allowed me to pursue a life long professional career in the yacht maritime industry in which I am grateful for. Yachts and boats have always been my passion. I began my career learning how to build and repair yachts, and then progressively owning my own company refurbishing and maintaining boats, then earning my U.S. Merchant Mariners license in 1998. This experience has rounded my education and given me a great understanding of vessels particularly in navigating and maneuvering. From full time Captain to free lance delivery's I have built an abundant amount of sea time, knowledge and skill with many different yachts both power and sail. I have acquired thousands of miles and many hours on the ocean always with the goal of becoming a yacht broker, I am focused on ethics and reputation that will carry me to the next level of my professional career.
I'm originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area. Being near Lake Erie, I became interested in boats and yachts from an early age. After moving to Florida four years ago, I decided it was the right time and place to pursue my passion, in yacht sales. Whether purchasing or selling, I enjoy all aspects of the business. I really enjoy meeting new people and providing them with top-notch service.
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