Crown International Yacht Sales merges with Pier One Yacht Sales

Crown International Yacht Sales in Sarasota, Fla., merged with Pier One Yacht Sales, which has five locations in Florida.
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Crown International Yacht Sales in Sarasota, Fla., merged with Pier One Yacht Sales, which has five locations in Florida.

Barry Lipoff and his wife, Beryl, started Crown International in 2009.

“This is a win-win situation with benefits,” Lipoff said in a statement. “With the collective knowledge and experience of all parties involved and the worldwide exposure of Pier One Yacht Sales, this is one merger where the most important part will be for our clients. They are the ones who will benefit the most.”

“This now gives Pier One the ability to give our existing clients, as well as new ones, better coverage in Sarasota and Manatee counties,” said Len Garofoli, who owns Pier One Yacht Sales with Tony Mondello.

Pier One has five sales locations: St. Petersburg Municipal Marina; Burnt Store Marina; Cape Harbour Marina; Salty Sam’s Marina; and its main office at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda.

Pier One’s charter division, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, was started in May.

This is the fifth brokerage to join under the Pier One banner in the last three years.

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