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Edwards Yacht Sales image Roy Edwards, owner of Edwards Yacht Sales has been boating since his childhood days. Growing up in the Midwest and later settling in Florida, Roy has been a avid sailor his entire life. He's been a liveaboard several times in Florida. Boating experience includes cruises to Mexico, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and around various waterways of Florida. Roy made the jump to trawlers and motoryachts in the late '90's and has owned several including a 34' Sundeck trawler, 36' Albin classic, and a 44' Classic trawler. When not at the office, Roy enjoys his family, fishing and "tinkering'" with boats of all sizes.
Roy can be reached at 727-449-8222 or Yachts@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Bill Mellon is based on the waterfront in southern St. Petersburg. He has been a Florida resident for the past 21 years. He is a second-generation lifetime boater originally from the southern New Jersey coast with an extensive 40-year background in power boats. His boating experiences have taken him from Atlantic to Gulf coasts as well as many bay and inland waterways. Bill, along with his father, has built several small racing boats. While earning his college degrees, Bill was a Research/Recovery Scuba Diver Instructor that trained many Police/Fire Department Rescue Divers. His Yacht Brokering started in early 2004 after an early retirement from the corporate environment in Information Technology Department and Project Management. Bill pictured here berthing a Navigator 5300 Classic next to the former Presidential Yacht, the USS Sequoia in the background, on a delivery at Gangplank Marina in Washington DC from Florida.
Bill is based in St. Petersburg and can be reached at 727-421-4848 or Bill@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Leo Thibault literally grew up on the water, rowing his first boat before riding his first bike. From maneuvering small craft on the ponds and along the rivers of Massachusetts to racing power boats on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and sail boats in Narragansett Bay, Leo has relentlessly pursued his lifelong obsession for boating. With his vast knowledge of both power and sail boats, Leo has turned this lifelong passion into a thriving business. Inspired by one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and following his own dream, Leo packed up his family and relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida several years ago and established himself as an extremely successful yacht broker. Twain wrote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Judging by his sales figures, the number of his listings, and the loyalty of his large client base, Leo’s enthusiasm is contagious.
Leo is based in Punta Gorda and can be reached at 941-504-6754 or Leo@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Joe Weber has joined Edwards Yacht Sales following eleven years in the new boat and brokerage business. This included selling Tartan, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Catalina, Island Packet, Freedom and Lagoon catamarans for leading dealerships. Joe has been a sailor for over forty years, sailing the Gulf of Maine, Long Island Sound, Bermuda, the Grenadines, the Virgins, San Diego Bay, Narragansett Bay, Nantucket Sound and the Bay of Fundy. He has captained over fifty models of mono hulls and catamarans which gives him a wealth of hands-on experience. Joe founded the Tartan Owners' New England association and led owners cruises from Connecticut to Maine and New Brunswick. Joe's goal is finding the right boat for you!
Joe is based in Bradenton and can be reached at 941-224-9661 or Joe@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Tom Morton learned the pleasures of boating at an early age, spending every summer in his youth cruising the Great Lakes on his family's powerboats. He learned to sail on dinghies, one designs, and beach cats through his college years. He has sailed a variety of “classic plastic” boats through the years with his wife and three children, ultimately evolving into a multihull enthusiast. After a successful career in the restaurant business, Tom is following his passion for boats to a second career as a yacht broker. When the water beckons, Tom enjoys sailing and scuba diving from his catamaran in the Caribbean, or kayaking and fishing on Salt Run, where he lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
Tom is based in St. Augustine and can be reached @ 904-377-9446 or Tom@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Harry Schell & his wife Melinda began sailing on the Great Lakes. After years of club racing, day sailing and vacation cruising they sold their home and took off cruising. They’ve been living aboard and cruising from Nantucket to the Florida Keys and on through the Eastern Caribbean to the Manamo River in Venezuela. Along the way Harry earned his USCG Master’s license and used it to drive Water Taxis in Baltimore and deliver power and sail boats to Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico. Harry knows intimately how to handle steep learning curves. After 25 years in health care management and a Master’s Degree in Health care & Administration he changed careers for another 15 years in financial services. If you think you’re ready to make a major change Harry has the perfect background to understand and help you realize your dream
Harry is out sailing and can be reached @ 268-725-7409 or Harry@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Captain Wendy Young and Capt. Calvin, her husband, love boating. They turned their avocation into their vocation when they moved to FL a decade ago. They’ve worked Trawlerfest, and belong to Marine Trawler Owners Association, Sail and Power Squadron, and their local Punta Gorda Cruising Club. Wendy grew up boating on the Great Lakes, taking her first Power Squadron course at 14 y.o. After nursing school and a career stint in upstate New York, she taught nursing and health care management in Chicago for over 20 years before retiring to Punta Gorda FL. Earning her US Coast Guard 50 ton master license and Florida yacht broker license almost a decade ago, she enjoys helping people sell, buy, and move their boats. She teaches boat handling, including helping women learn to operate their boat. She’s handled a wide variety of boats, delivered boats locally and to farther ports, and enjoys working closely with sellers and buyers to accomplish their goal.

Captain Wendy is based in can be reached @ 941-916-0660 or CaptWendy@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Captain Calvin Cornish and Capt. Wendy, his wife, love boating. They turned their avocation into their vocation when they moved to FL a decade ago. Calvin grew up on Chesapeake Bay and started working on the water early, building wooden skiffs and row boats. Later, before graduating from college, he managed a rental fleet of fishing and crabbing boats, and spent as much time as possible boating and fishing in Chesapeake Bay’s many creeks and bays. After a 25 year career at financial planning in retail industry in Baltimore, New York, Chicago and Columbus OH, he and Wendy moved to Punta Gorda and began enjoying boating again. Calvin earned his US Coast Guard 100 ton master license and Florida yacht broker license and has helped people buy, sell and move their boats for almost a decade. His experiences selling and delivering a wide variety of power and sailing vessels around Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Atlantic coast – Maine to Florida - help buyers find the right boat for their interests. In their spare time, Capt. Calvin and Capt. Wendy cruise their Island Gypsy Europa 32 trawler.
Captain Calvin can be reached @ 941-830-1047 or CaptCalvin@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Kevin Welsh was born into the boating lifestyle on the Great South Bay of Long Island aboard his parents Chris Craft, Tomanne. At age 12 his family relocated from NY to Florida. Kevin has spent countless hours boating on the Indian River Lagoon. Four of those years were as a commercial clammer during the "gold rush" days of the mid 80's. Kevin began surfing at age 12 and during high school became actively involved in documenting some of the worlds top surfers via his camera lens. This led to a job at SURFER Magazine, the world's largest surfing publication, where he's been a Senior Staff Photographer for the past 20 years. Kevin has recently been nominated to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. His sales experience includes being the East Coast Advertising Executive for SURFER and retail distributor of his SurfNRG Video Series. His close relationship to the ocean has brought him to many shores beyond the East Coast including Hawaii, Indonesia, Central America, and the Caribbean. From exploring the island chain of the Mentawaiis in Indonesia on board a 62' power cat to retracing the path of earlier surf adventurers in the Caribbean on board a 44' sailing catamaran boating has been Kevin's passion since birth. Sailing the Abacos on his own catamaran with his wife Cindy and two close sailing partners was a dream come true. Kevin's experience with boating (both sail and power) will be helpful in finding you the right boat to live out your own dreams or selling yours to those that are anxiously awaiting to create their own.
Kevin can be reached at 321-693-1642 or Kevin@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Mark Newton is a native Floridian who grew up living on the Manatee River and began my boating career building wood boats as a teenager. He severed in the US Navy, stationed in Guantanamo Bay Cuba as the Base Water Safety Instructor. Mark has been a active fisherman and boater for 40 years.

Mark is based in Tampa and can be reached @ 813-523-1717 or Mark@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Kirk Muter is a very experienced boatsman, having owned 17 boats in the past 30 years, ranging from sail boats, to motoryachts, to large pilothouse trawlers. He has enjoyed boating in some of the best waters on earth, including the pristine coastline of the Pacific Northwest from Washington to British Columbia, and the waters off California from San Diego to San Francisco, having first been introduced to boats on the Great Lakes and finally the waters of South Florida. As far as Kirk is concerned, "there's no other place to be, but on the water". Kirk is based in Ft. Lauderdale and can be reached @ 818-371-6499 or Kirk@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Doug Jenkins grew up in South Carolina He began sailing in Hilton Head Island,with Hobie Cats, Prindles and NACRA 5.2's, in the mid 70's. From there Doug progressed to racing cats and sailing instruction. He has owned numerous sail and power boats over the years, but has concentrated mainly on power boats in recent years. Doug has been in Yacht sales since moving to Bradenton in 1998. His background for the past 12 years, has been in both new and brokerage. Doug's main focus is on motoryachts, trawlers, express and sportfish, with a special emphasis on Downeast and pilothouse yachts. While a new boat dealer of Albin Marine for the last 9 years of their operation, Doug became known as the "Albin authority" here in Florida. He is more than happy to discuss the Albin market with any interested parties. His hard work and straightforward, honest approach has brought him a good amount of repeat and referral business. The sign you are doing things the right way. Let Doug put his experience to work for you.
"Doug Jenkins is the complete broker package -knowledgeable, honest and, above all, a gentleman. He is the first guy I'd call to buy or sell my boat.” Paul McCarthy, Albin 36 Express Trawler
Doug is based in Bradenton and can be reached at 941-504-0790 or Doug@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Clark Jelley has a long history of being on salt water, both professionally and for fun. He has a passion for boats, people and the marine industry. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Contracting Officer both on land and sea he went into the real estate industry in the Pacific NW. He worked part-time for a well-known marine retail store where he learned more about yacht systems and maintenance. He has cruised up and down the west coast and cruised extensively in the San Juans. Clark and his wife lived on their catamaran for 5 years until relocating to Palm Beach where their 2 sons and daughter-in-law live.
From contract to closing Clark has personally experienced being a buyer, owner and seller of his own catamaran and various boats. Clark listens to the needs of his clients and takes action in their support. Based on years of experience and knowledge Clark is able to guide and protect you when you want to buy or sell your yacht.
Clark is based in West Palm Beach and can be reached at 561-676-8445 or Clark@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Dean Rudder, like most of the crew at Edwards Yachts Sales, Dean grew up near the water. It became a passion of his at an early age, and enjoys boating of all kinds. Living most of his life on the Gulf Coast of Florida he had the opportunity to get on the water both recreationally and commercially. Originally from Ft. Myers, he spent 10 years in Vancouver Washington on the Columbia River, which gave him a new respect for warm weather and returned to Florida. After 25 successful years in Sales and the building industry, he secured his USCG 100 Ton Masters Captain License. Dean is based in Port Richey on The Pithlachascotee “Cottee” River in the historic waterfront home he bought from Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Goal oriented, with integrity and superior customer service Dean can help you realize your dreams too. He looks forward to sharing with you the passion he has always had...Boats.
Dean is based in New Port Richey and can be reached at 727-224-8977 or Dean@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Art Schmidt grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He comes from a family of lifelong boaters. He began boating and sailing at an early age. He currently holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License both power and sail. He has cruised extensively in Florida, Georgia, The Bahamas and The Caribbean. He spent 25 years in Satellite Communications Sales and 17 years in the charter business as a professional boat captain. His enthusiasm and passion for boating are magnetic. With his vast knowledge and experience, Capt Art is a meticulous professional and will work closely with you to help sell your boat or realize your boating dreams. He and his fiancé currently make there home on Cayo Costa Island in southwest Florida. When not in the office, they spend there spare time cruising aboard there yacht, “Waltzing Matilda.”
Art is based in Fort Myers and can be reached at 239-464-9610 or Art@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Jim Pietszak acquired his love for boating while growing up on the Great Lakes where he owned a ski-boat and 1939 Chris Craft speed boat. His love of the water continued with U.S.C.G. Tug “Kaw duty, search and rescue, fire fighting and icebreaker duty. After leaving the cold climate of the north he fell in love with the Fort Lauderdale area and settled in buying and selling boats. His interest in sales grew and he began working in new boat and brokerage sales receiving numerous awards for outstanding sales achievement. He then ventured to Australia where he worked as Manager Director for a shipbuilding company.For his next venture, he owned and operated a brokerage in Marina Bay, Fort Lauderdale. Then for the next ten years resided in Miami Beach, where he owned and operated South Beach Yacht Sales.Over the years, Jim has personally visited most of the boat building facilities on the east coast and is also very knowledgeable about all aspects of the construction and power applications for both power and sailing vessels. Needless to say, Jim has mastered every possible phase of the marine industry, including formulating and closing boat deals. Currently residing in the Daytona Beach area, Jim looks forward to helping you sell your current vessel or finding that special boat that meets your requirements.
Jim is based in Daytona and can be reached at 386-898-2729 or Jim@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Tom Hayes has been boating most of his life on the beautiful great lake of Michigan. He learned how to sail as a young man, and enjoys the thrill of high winds and giant waves. Tom also enjoys fishing, water skiing, swimming, and fast boats.
Tom is based in Bradenton and can be reached at 818-516-5742 or Tomh@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image Kevin Barber Kevin resides in Pensacola and serves the NW Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. Growing up boating on the lakes of Northern California served as a precursor for his personal and professional involvement in the marine trade. Over the past 15 years Kevin has worked exclusively in the marine industry. Kevin draws his experience from the sailboat charter, marine supply retail management, yacht repair and wholesale marine parts industries. He has worked in the trade on all three coasts of the United States as well as the US Virgin Islands. This experience has proven to be a valuable foundation for his natural progression to becoming a successful yacht broker. He possesses a broad knowledge base of boat systems and enjoys teaching his clients about their new prospective yachts. Kevin is truly passionate about boating and the marine industry. Kevin has owned his Pearson 36 Cutter sailboat for 9 years, and can be found sailing the Emerald Coast almost every weekend with his family.
Kevin is based in Pensacola and can be reached at 850-982-0983 or KevinB@EdwardsYachtSales.com

Edwards Yacht Sales image John Gillespie John was born in New Jersey and was introduced to boating at an early age on his family's 14 foot power boat, and immediately got hooked to being on the water. His next boat was courtesy of the U.S. Navy. He served for 4 years and became lead navigator and helmsman on the 376 foot USS Ault DD-698; talk about an upgrade from a fourteen foot power boat! John has lived in Fort Myers, Florida for the past 37 years. He has been an avid boater, and has owned many boats, including power and sail boats. The last being a 35 foot Beneteau sailboat. John and his family have enjoyed many trips together and John has logged literally thousands of hours on the water. Most of his working life John was a Financial Adviser which spanned over thirty years. One of his many duties was finding and evaluating the right investments for his clients. John has worked long and hard for his clients to find what was right for them, and always put his clients first. He states with his passion for boating, and his strong work ethic, he looks forward to serving your boat brokerage needs.
John is based in Ft. Myers and can be reached at 239-565-2894 or John@EdwardsYachtSales.com


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