The Florida Yacht Brokers Association re-elected four directors and elected three new ones at the group’s annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale in January.
Re-elected to two-year terms were the association’s president Gary Smith of Sarasota Yacht & Ship; its vice president Bob Saxon of International Yacht Collection; Bruce Schattenburg of Allied Marine; and Paul Flannery of HMY Yachts.
Newly elected to two-year terms were Jason Dunbar of Luke Brown Yachts; Paul Burgess of Sunseeker International; and Jeff Partin of Camper & Nicholsons.
They join returning members Bob Zarchen, of Ardell Yacht & Ship Brokers; Bob Denison, of Denison Yacht Sales; Jeff Erdmann, of Allied Marine; and George Jousma, of Sanlorenzo, on the association’s 2015-16 board.
“I give the new members of the board of directors a warm welcome and thank them in advance for their long hours and hard work,” association executive director Ann Vernon said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with the board of directors to raise the standards of professionalism for our industry even further, as well as taking on issues that will benefit the brokerage and marine industry as a whole by bringing more boats and jobs to the U.S.”
Allied Marine Brokerage & Charter president Jon Burkard was named Broker of the Year. Barbara Stork Landeweer of International Yacht Collection was named Charter Professional of the Year.
“Skip” Mansfield was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. A licensed yacht salesman and charter broker at Sarasota Yacht & Ship, Mansfield is a veteran of the yacht brokerage business.
His career includes positions at Mount Desert Yacht Yard in Maine; William Edgar John Yacht Yard in New York; and Northrop & Johnson, also in New York.