Meet our staff
Miss Dee Singhsumalee, 2006 Office Manager at TFA Yachts Ft Lauderdale office.
Captain Shane Demmer (formerly of Allied Marine Stuart, FL) has joined the TFA team and was chosen for his excellent dedication to his clients, amazing variety of work and business ownership experience as an owner of a large charter Hateras yacht, Pilot and aircraft specialist, and business owner in residential development and custom home building from Texas. What a great diversity of background experience for our clients! Shane is a very positive easy going professional that our clients already rave about.
Whatever you are looking for Capt. Shane will make it his mission to find the perfect fit, and stay with you after the sale with management and guidance.
Captain Drew Samtmann. Yachts Sales Associate 2015.
Founder Talbot O. Freeman III with TFA Fleet Captain and Sales Associate Capt. Ryland Dickey during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Captain David Wientraub, Sales Associate, Charter Specialist, Fleet Captain, and refit manager. David has been in the industry all his life having started young working long line fishing boats off Long Island and NJ in the early 1980's. Now Capt Dave is one of the most experienced Yacht Captains and Salesman in South Florida. Capt Dave first worked with Talbot Freeman at Frank Gordon Yacht Sales in the mid 90's and has ever since been a dear friend and wonderful asset to TFA Yachts clients!
Captain Tony Futules, Sales Associate has been running yachts his whole life. Tony was a Fleet Captain for many years for Allied Marine and other well known yacht dealers and delivered countless new Tiara's, Hattteras', Ferretti's, Luhrs, etc.. before coming to work with TFA Yachts in 2001. Tony resides in FL and PA and remains active in brokerage and yacht management while owning his own Hatteras Convertible that he enjoys fishing with his Dad. Capt Tony Futules 954-817-3379
Our staff of seasoned professionals have background experience covering every aspect of Yachting and Marine related fields from Yacht Brokerage to Marine Finance and Insurtance. We specialize in yacht sales primarily with past sales of nearly half a billion dollars, but we truly cover all aspects of our clients needs including charter, financing, daily yacht management and fleet maintenance, working with the best Captains, Marine Surveyors, and Contractors to insure our clients receive maximum service and value for their investment.
Donna Brown formerly of Westship Yachts was past Manager and Co-Founder of TFA Yachts in 2001. Donna came from a most impressive Executive background having been Assistant to the CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines and then Executive Assistant to the owner of Westship Yachts before leaving Westship with Talbot Freeman in 2001 to form TFA Yachts. Donna remains a dear friend and valued consultant living in North Carolina.
The founding staff party for TFA Yachts December 2000 at the Pier Top Lounge, Hyatt Pier 66 REsort and Marina.
TFA Yachts works with many independent Marine Industry professionals and we increase staff for special events and major Boat Shows insuring our listings are represented in the most effective and professional manner. We know all the right people.
Talbot Freeman and Son Riley
Talbot Freeman & Associates, Inc.