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Longtime Brokers Join Denison Yacht Sales

denison_webDenison Yacht Sales, a full-service yacht brokerage and charter firm with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Marina del Rey, California, recently welcomed Bob Offer and Mike Kiely to the Fort Lauderdale office as brokers.

“Both Bob and Mike bring a lifetime of experience in all aspects of boating, yachting and sailing to Denison Yacht Sales,” said Bob Denison, President of Denison Yacht Sales. “Their expertise in a multitude of arenas within the international marine industry, including sales, brokerage, new construction, charter, marketing, and customer support at every level, make them invaluable additions to our growing team.”

bob-offer_webBob Offer’s 30 years of marine industry experience spans the globe, with a strong focus on the megayacht segment. Notable sales include the 145′ Octopussy, the 177′ Ambrosia/Starfire and hundreds of others, encompassing brokerage, new-builds and reconstruction projects.  He has worked in nearly every facet of the marine industry from building to heading up brokerage teams for some of the best-known firms in the world. Bob began his career in the early 1970s as a Chief Officer and Foreman on a 250′ schooner for Windjammer, which he also helped to rebuild, operate and manage. By 1976, he earned his first job as a yacht broker, quickly moved into management, and by 1988 had formed his own brokerage firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Monaco and Milan. Working with some of the biggest yachts and most illustrious clients in the industry, Bob has become one of the top, most experienced yacht brokers in the business.

mike-kiely_webMike Kiely is originally from the east end of Long Island, New York, and comes from generations of experienced boaters — both power and sail. His professional background in sales and marketing combined with his experience and passion for the yachting industry makes him a valuable asset to Denison clients. Mike’s career spans more than twenty years as a successful national and international sales representative, yacht broker and business development manager. His role as a trusted advisor to clients over the years is marked by exceptional attention to detail and follow through, and has led to an impressive sales record.