Florida is world renowned as a boater’s paradise. The year-round mild weather creates the perfect opportunity for boating enthusiasts to enjoy the open ocean waters, bays and labyrinth of waterways. Owning a boat is a natural extension of the Florida lifestyle. Whether you are investing in your first boat, your third, or opting for a charter, for many, boat ownership is the culmination of a dream come true.
To ensure your aquatic dream is a pleasant one, it is advisable to select a boat professional who will guide you through the process. As with any industry, technology and manufacturing advancements have created many changes in boating over the past few decades. It’s more important than ever to have a knowledgeable professional on your side. One of the most respected names in the industry, the Florida Yacht Group (FYG), has advised hundreds of proud boat owners over the past decade. They are committed to building relationships and getting to know each client- from their individual lifestyle needs to their personal wish list. Choosing Florida Yacht Group, to buy or sell your yacht, means having a distinctive team committed to excellence, from the initial meeting to the final closing and beyond.
Tax incentives for investments in new equipment can effectively discount a yacht up to 39%.
Clients work one-on-one with knowledgeable veteran brokers such as Bo Brown, Director of Brokerage and, Office Manager Donita Carter, through every step of the buying and selling process. Brown and Carter go above and beyond the clients’ expectations. The company’s multitude of satisfied customers, from coast-to-coast, is a testament to their attention to details and personalized service.
“Your help in getting our closing paperwork done in a short period of time was much appreciated. Since this being our first boat purchase, it was nice to have you available to answer all of our questions, and you always kept us informed of what was going on. Thank you for your professionalism and friendly attitude throughout the process.” -Scott and Kate C.
“I truly felt that both Bo and Donita were working together for me, not just for themselves. They were truly excited for me when we had a completed deal.” – Diana P.
One added benefit of owning your own yacht is the opportunity to make extra income by placing it in the charter fleet. Florida Yacht Group utilizes “Smart Yacht Ownership”, a program that allows the owner to take advantage of tax incentives for investments in new equipment which can effectively discount a yacht up to 39%. Additionally, ongoing expenses such as dockage, insurance, maintenance, and income generated from limited charters can be claimed as tax deductions to further reduce out-of-pocket costs.
Florida Yacht Group is a full-service sales and service center with an experienced team specializing in new yacht and brokerage sales, bareboat or skippered charters and in-house service departments. Operating as a premier international yacht brokerage and charter company, FYG maintains its headquarters in West Palm Beach with offices in Key West, Miami, St. Petersburg, as well as, Hope Town, Bahamas. They represent some of world’s top luxury boat manufacturers, including relationships with Beneteau and Jeanneau.
The St. Petersburg office, located on Harborage Marina, just minutes from downtown, has added a few new benefits for boat owners. A new in-house service department allows for quick repairs without the additional overhead charges of outside contractors. They specialize in brightwork, electrical repairs and installation, haul-outs, rigging, welding and fiberglass repair. The west coast branch office is also expanding their charter fleet by adding boats and high-end charters to meet the needs of their growing consumer base in the Tampa Bay area.
The St. Petersburg location also offers boaters of all experience levels instructional courses on site. Obtain your sailing certification by taking one or all of the following American Sailing Association (ASA) courses: ASA101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing, 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising and 105 – Coastal Navigation. Additionally, ASA classes are taught first-hand on an exclusive ASA Beneteau First 22 sailboat featuring an extended cockpit. This provides students and instructors more room and a rig designed specifically for sail training combined with ergonomic and safety innovations to ensure that every sail is comfortable and safe.
Boaters interested in a bareboat charter can have Florida Yacht Group make the arrangements to find the perfect boat at its Miami, Key West, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach and Hope Town locations. For those clients who desire the ultimate floating vacation, Florida Yacht Group works with worldwide charter consultants to arrange a larger, luxury crewed yacht with all of the well-appointed amenities for couples or families. It’s a floating dream vacation that is guaranteed to leave lasting memories.
Florida Yacht Group
1110 3rd Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Florida Yacht Group Palm Beach
1177 Avenue C West Palm Beach, FL 33404
Florida Yacht Group Miami
2550 South Bayshore Dr, #207 Miami, FL 33133
Florida Yacht Group Key West
6003 Peninsular Avenue Key West, FL 33040
Hope Town Inn & Marina
Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas
VHF: Channel 16
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Regardless of your needs or skill level, if you are in search of a boating adventure, head to the Florida Yacht Group, they are well prepared to help you navigate a course to fun on the open seas.