YachtEZ Import and Export LLC
2201 Marina Bay Drive West #201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 767 8855
ALL MAIL SENT TO: SOUTHSIDE POST OFFICE BRANCH, BOX 22566, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33335-2566
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America’s Regional Director
Email Mark Gianassi
By education, Mark Gianassi is an Associate Professor of Art and Design from the University of California, Berkeley. He was born and raised on the San Francisco Bay and the rugged Pacific Ocean before coming to South Florida in 1976. As his lengthy resume will demonstrate, he began a working odyssey of the Caribbean and South America at the early stages of his migration, and has represented some of the most prestigious yacht manufacturers of Europe and their contracted marketing agents in the south Florida area.
Joining the staff of YachtEZ Import Inc. permanently as the Pacific West Coast office in Newport Beach, CA, is Texas beauty Ms. Connie Nelson, formerly Mrs. Willie Nelson, lending her many talents to YachtEZ Import as Company Spokesperson, Media Director, and Design Consultant for new and refit yachts. Connie’s Southern charm, sky-blue eyes, and captivating smile will undoubtedly bring a little Texas-flair to the boat show circuit.
If you are lucky enough to know Gibo past one day, then you truly have trust as part of who you are and what you do? Gibo has been a staunch confidant and trusted ally to the Captain and Crew of YachtEZ Import for more than 35-years, and is known as a strict businessman who truly makes a company into a family; with successful business credits stemming from large commercial property and marina development to the simplicity of hand’s on mechanical “getting-your-hands-dirty-on-the-job” application. There is no job too big or too far away for Gibo … and if he can’t get someone to fix it, he’ll fix it himself.
Leo A Salazar
Central (South of Mexico) and South America
305 218 2841
Leo Salazar is the Sales Director for everything “South-Of-The-Border,” assisting our Western US and Mexican Regional Director Mr. Castillo, and everything south of Mexico is exclusively in the hands of Leo. He for many years has been a trusted and staunch supporter of YachtEZ Import And Export’s international presence in Central and South America for sales, territory supervision, and overall company manufacturing quality control. Leo is the “police” of the company and makes sure all are doing their job without complaint or slow pace, Leo gets the job done the right way… and when we say “…gets the job done”, that is an understatement. Fluent in Spanish and English, Leo is the one to contact for straight talk and efficiency for all exports to South And Central Americas.
Service Manager & Maintenance
Email Robert Baranowski
Robert Baranowski is Floridian … since birth he has had nothing but surf, sand, balmy breezes, palms, sun, water and boats to make a future on … his in depth knowledge of boating life is next to none, and his long standing clients will testify to his excellence. His engine and mechanical expertise stems from the demanding 1980’s “Thunder-Alley” race teams that made that era of the Cigarette-Boats, the only South Florida commodity during that time as recognized as the weather. Robert’s team of Service Technicians is YachtEZ ‘s choice for complete maintenance and dockside service to our clients.
North Gulf, including Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas
Global Ships & Yachts LLC ~ Southeast Region
Global Ships & Yachts, LLC is a Florida based yacht Brokerage with offices based on the West Coast of Florida and Eastern Europe, specializing in the sale of new and used vessels. Brokerage operations are headed by John N. Giles who has over 25 years experience in the yachting industry, including 10 years’ of experience in the sale and liquidation of marine assets for marine financial institutions.
WORLDWIDE YACHT SALES INC
Traver Smith, longstanding Florida Yacht Broker Extraordinaire who has been a trusted ally and sales associate to YACHTEZ since our company infancy. Our work together totaling over 15-years of company collaboration on some of the farthest reaching Caribbean island nations to Central and South America, sales flow from Traver like water from a fountain. If you are looking for a boat, he is a licensed and bonded Florida Yacht Broker, let him assist you in finding the best on the market, and if not presently looking for a boat, then hook up with him for some fishing you will write home about, his knowledge of local waters is next to none.
Florida Atlantic Treasure Coast and Great Lakes
A trusted ally, friend, and confidant of YachtEZ Captain and crew for more years than need be put in writing.
Devlin Gleason is a native of the seasonal chilly North Country Fare, is more SEA-SAVVY than Captain Ahab on a world scale, and can see clearly on the water anywhere what is only thought to be coming. We at YachtEZ think he invented “Margaritaville,” but that is from personal experience.
If you are lucky enough to get him to help you, then we trust you will think that you are already calm in a cool breeze at the helm in a setting sun and a following sea. Devlin is our exclusive regional representative for the Great Lakes of the North that can be rough with spinning currents at times, and the Treasure Coast of Central Florida, that can be so quiet and calm at dawn like a smooth lake facing the Atlantic looking east…. chance of storm “a-brewin’. ”
Kind of like the Devlin we know, so please feel free to ask him any question, and trust any answer. Devlin is an accomplished captain, and can assist with any captain services necessary for training or for delivery. If you have a boat or are wishing to get a boat in those regions, contact Devlin directly for assistance in sales, charter, or simply servicing, he is one stop shopping.
North Atlantic and New England
New York Yacht Sales, Inc ~ Northeast Region
New York Yacht Sales (NYYS) was established on January 1st, 2000 and is owned and operated by Vincent Schimmenti, a licensed and bonded yacht broker in the state of Florida. Schimmenti’s background has mostly been in European vessel manufacturing … the cutting edge of design and performance, and his input into YachtEZ Import’s stable of boats will be an integral ingredient to the success of our marketing plan in the Northeastern Region. NYYS’s goal in collaboration with YachtEZ Import is to bring to the New England area a truly international new and brokerage yacht marketing firm with contact sources in Florida, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Captain Graham Barnes
Company Captain and Diver
+954 383 3584
Born in Yorkshire, England, emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa as a 10 year old, grew up on the water ever since, now national and international captain for charter, sea-trial, navy diving, or for just some offshore fun on the water to all clients, owners, and guests of YachtEZ Import And Export.
Captain Graham is a 200-ton commercially endorsed YachtMaster, experienced Deep Diver EOD [Explosive Ordinance Disposal], diving for 5-years as a South African trained navy diver, assisting US and British forces and operations worldwide. Needless to say, he has experience next to none.
Captain Graham Barnes is known to the Captain and Crew of YachtEZ and his clients and charter employers as the ‘GOOD CAPTAIN” and it is easy to see where he got his reputation from his client and vessel owner testimonies.
Graham is a natural on the sea, in perfect control, in perfect execution of his duty to protect his passengers first, his ship foremost, and always to provide a calming sail regardless of sea conditions, always in command. Go on a charter, sea-trial, or simply an offshore excursion with the “GOOD CAPTAIN,” and you will know what the sea is like and to be experienced, from a true professional, guaranteed to have a good time.
Robert Washick, YachtEZ’s exclusive local representative in the South Pacific Region, with his vast knowledge of business organization, presentation, and successful business planning and methodology, has come to YachtEZ at the most critical time of our world expansion. Now in the process of opening our company domain to include the Eastern Southern Hemisphere where he resides, Robert opens the South Pacific to our years of marine experience, vessel construction and delivery process, and overall assurance and ease for our clients to secure charters, any necessary dockage, and ultimate service. YachtEZ will now have full representation in Australia, Tasmania, Maylasia and Indonesia, and the complete South Pacific Rim, operating from our new home base in New Zealand, tying in with our current ongoing sources and vessel network supply in Singapore. Robert with his keen expertise in computer communication, will have daily briefings with the parent office company in Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Florida. YachtEZ as a company, just made the world a little more contained and easy to navigate through. WELCOME aboard Robert!!