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Buying Experience 2018-12-14T03:21:12+00:00

Buying Experience


Palm Beach proudly uses a factory-direct sales model, allowing us to establish and maintain strong relationships with our clients, deliver new motor yachts through better service, and create the ultimate ownership experience.

Palm Beach directly employs the best product specialists in the industry. These highly professional consultants have years of experience that have made them experts on the marketplace and, most importantly, in the design and build of the new motor yachts that come out of the Palm Beach factory. They’ll use this expertise to find the perfect yacht for you, keeping you well-informed and making the searching and buying process a true pleasure.

Palm Beach Motor Yachts CEO Mark Richards
MARK RICHARDS
CEO

After a decade as a professional yachtsman, Mark launched Palm Beach in 1995. His passion for the water, years of expertise and innovative approach have made Palm Beach a smashing success.

MEET OUR YACHT CONSULTANTS

Palm Beach professionals are based in strategic regions around the world to accommodate you wherever you live and boat. We have representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and across the U.S., and our yacht consultants are more than willing to travel anywhere to meet you and discuss our new motor yachts.

New Zealand/Australia
United States
Europe

Australia & New Zealand

Todd Holzapfel
TODD HOLZAPFEL
Gold Coast, Australia

Todd joined Grand Banks Ltd. in 2014, since securing new Palm Beach sales and many brokerage transactions. When not selling, you’ll find him cruising along the east coast of Australia.

Phone: +61 410 304 850

David Rowell
DAVID ROWELL
Sydney, Australia

David Rowell (Skeet) comes from a boating family with more than 70 years of experience in all things marine. The family business thrives in Sydney’s beautiful Newport, with both of David’s sons following in his footsteps.

Phone: +61 414 479 700

MATT MASON
Auckland, New Zealand 

An accomplished and highly successful sailor, Matt has won 4 Sydney to Hobarts, 4 America’s Cup challenges, and was part of the winning NZ team in 1995 in San Diego.

Phone: +64 21 507 444‬

United States

CARVEY IANNUZZI
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Carvey’s passion for yachts and care for clients have earned the respect of Palm Beach owners all across the country. He operates out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Phone: (616) 889-7766

CLUTE ELY
Rowayton, Connecticut

Clute is proficient in the handling of yachts of all sizes, and has maintained a top rating in customer satisfaction. His office is based in Rowayton, Connecticut.

Phone: (203) 981-2960

Hank Compton General Managing Director Australian american made Palm Beach Motor Yachts Picnic Boat downeast cruiser
HANK COMPTON
Stuart, Florida 

A lifelong boater and experienced captain, Hank has worked with the company for 16 years, in multiple countries, and knows our range to a tee.

Phone: (561) 475-9977

JULEE JACKSON
Florida

Julee has been selling yachts in the U.S. and abroad for nearly two decades. Her customer loyalty is a testament to her individualized time and attention.

Phone: (772) 473-1768

STEVE FITHIAN
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Steve, a 40-year veteran of the marine industry, has developed a clear understanding of every part of the yacht-building process, from design to delivery.

Phone: (954) 383-1999

Palm Beach Motor Yachts Steve Martin
STEVE MARTIN
Naples, Florida

Steve has been working in new and brokerage yacht sales for over a decade, using his extensive experience and knowledge to lend hands-on advice, making the cruising experience fun and easy.

Phone: (954) 849-3811

Europe

ALBERT GERRITSMA
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Albert has more than 20 years of dedicated experience selling yachts. He has developed a deep appreciation for Palm Beach, handling all sales and service demands throughout Europe.

Phone: +31 651 589029

COLIN WATTS
London, United Kingdom

Colin was recently awarded “Expert Status” for yacht brokerage from the Academy of Experts in London. He delivers yachts for Grand Banks Ltd in the UK and mainland Europe.

Phone: +44 (0) 7831 301815

GERT VAN BARNEVELD
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Gert, a lifelong boater, joined the Palm Beach community in 2004. He is responsible for the general management and after-sales service, dedicating his focus to customer satisfaction.

Phone: +31 651 351092

HENRIK PETERSEN
Denmark

Henrik is trained in mechanics and holds a Yacht skipper Diploma. He has a long standing family history working with Palm Beach Motor Yachts, and is based in Denmark.

Phone: +45 2972 5501