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Two southwest Florida yacht dealers merge

Punta Gorda, Fla.-based Pier One Yacht Sales and Paradigm Yacht Sales have merged.

Pat Roush started Paradigm in 2003 with an office in Cape Coral, Fla. He moved the office to Cape Harbour Marina, also in Cape Coral, in 2007.

Roush was the sales manager at Jefferson Yachts before he started Paradigm, and he has 20 years of experience in the industry.

Pier One, owned by Len Garofoli and Tony Mondello, has three Florida locations — Burnt Store Marina, Cape Haze Plaza and its main office at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda.

“Any firm in Florida would have jumped at the chance to work with Pat and his team,” Garofoli said in a statement. “All I can say is that I am honored that he is now on our team.”

The Cape Harbour Marina location will not be closing.

“If anything, we will be expanding its impact,” Roush said. “This gives both Paradigm clients and Pier One clients who are from Cape Coral, Fort Myers, St. James City and Matlacha a closer office while still getting all the benefits of Pier One’s three other locations.”

The Cape Harbour office will now be called Pier One Yacht Sales at Cape Harbour.

This is the third brokerage firm to join under the Pier One banner in the past 18 months. Pier One now has four fully staffed offices with a total of 22 brokers serving southwest Florida.

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