Meet the Crew
Capt. Charlie Pendergrass, Broker
I've spent nearly all my life on Florida's west coast and boating has always been an integral part of it. Having my first boat at the age of eight, boating has always brought a sense of freedom and adventure. Over the years there have been many different boats in all different sizes. Currently I own and call home a Jefferson 48' CPMY.
After a career of over two decades in the building material sales industry, I was able to start my career on the water full time. I went to Sea School and graduated with a USCG Masters License and have been working on the water ever since. I've been a full time Yacht Broker for seven years now. I also do some private driving lessons for new boat owners. It's way easier than it looks.
Not only do I get to earn a living doing what I love, but I get to help others fulfill their passions. I've learned that square pegs never fit in round holes and if both the buyers and the sellers are happy, the sale gets done.
Thank you for taking the time and considering Pendergrass Yacht Sales on your next sell or purchase. Honesty, Integrity, and Diligence are what you can expect.
Charlie's direct number is 941-412-6808.
Josh J Thornsberry, Yacht Sales
Growing up in Northern California, my passion for boating started while fishing on the many lakes around the Sierra Mountains. I remember at eight years old, saving my allowance and buying a Motor Boating & Sailing magazine subscription and spending hours scourging the pages of boats. A passion was born.
I owned my first boat at age 14, and got my first job at a new boat dealership. Many boats and many years later, I have moved to Florida to "live out the dream" and have bought my first live-aboard, a Hatteras 43'.
"Just do it" is what other boaters would tell me. Now I can help you to find your dream and live the lifestyle. Just do it.
Josh's direct number is 916-300-2352.
Jeff Rudolph, Yacht Sales
Pastor, Missionary, Husband, Father, Fisherman, and Avid Boater/Cruiser are just a few of the words that describe me and my life so far.
I’ve always lived close to the water, from the Florida Keys to Clearwater Beach, to the coast of New Hampshire and back to Clearwater. Boating has been a way of life since I was twelve years old. Many boats and many years later, I currently own a Grand Banks 36 Classic trawler ‘Living Waters’ and have cruised her from one end of the state to the other and beyond.
I love fishing, I love lobstering, I love boats, I love walking the docks at marinas looking at boats. But mostly and more importantly, I love helping people.
Now, after thirty-five years of full time ministry, I’m excited to be helping others be as happy with their boating life as I am with mine and to help guide them through every step of the buying and selling process. To me, being on the water brings life, relaxation, and a welcome timeout from the craziness of life. I look forward to helping you achieve your passion on the water too.
Jeff's direct number is 727-483-2511
Todd Wood, Yacht Sales
JC Wood, Sales Assistant
Todd and JC have spent thirty-five successful years in the automotive industry. They moved to Florida’s Fun Coast over twenty years ago because of their love of boating and love of the water. It didn’t take long for them to decided that living on the water was their ultimate goal.
Having bought and sold many, many boats over the years, both understand what it takes to make a boat “show ready” and to be represented in the most professional manner. Their practical knowledge about everyday boat maintenance and what to expect as an owner is invaluable to their clients and they happily spend the time passing along the knowledge they've gained.
JC has graduated from the Yacht Brokers Institute enabling her to fully understand and answer all your questions about the paperwork side of the buying/selling process. She also has a keen eye for staging and design to help make your boat stand out in the crowd.
Currently residing on their Sea Ray 480 Sedan Bridge in Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona Beach, FL.
Todd’s direct number is 386-547-4619 -
JC’s direct number is 386-547-4620.
John Tysseland, Yacht Sales
Following a 32 year career as owner and operator of a Printing and Sign Company in Plano, TX, John decided in 2014 to refocus his professional talents on the boating life.
Along with his wife Sandy, the two have logged over 12,000 nautical miles including all of Florida, the Bahamas, and The Great American Loop. His practical knowledge of boats and cruising sets him apart from the average broker. He lives this stuff!
John has quickly learned that both buying and selling a yacht is a deeply personal event and helps guide his clients through every step of the process with confidence, professionalism and gentleness. His work ethic, like the entire Pendergrass Yacht Sales team, is tireless, diligent, and honest.
John and Sandy are currently living aboard their Carver 456 at Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto, FL.
John’s direct number is 972-867-6823.