I have been selling yachts for 25 years, and evolved into the 100' plus market 15 years ago. During my tenure I have earned the loyalty of hundreds of satisfied repeat and referred clients, as well as the most respected yacht brokers in the world of whom I value as good friends.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the International Yacht Broker's Association, the largest professional member advocacy organization of the yachting industry, and the National Certified Professional Yacht Broker's Association Certification Advisory Board, the industry's highest standard of testing and Yacht Broker certification.
I have strong relationships with many of the largest and most respected brokers, dealers and builders in the World. My role has grown over the years to assist in the consulting of new construction projects, refits, marketing, and the complex mechanics of bringing both new and brokerage product to the market, and subsequently the closing table. Fostering supportive relationships across the span of the industry has been crucial to my position in this business.
I have been managing the business side of yachting in Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL for 25 years the right way.
My devotion to delivering “Excellence in Yachting” and a proven, safe, and dependable yachting experience through relationships I have established around the World is a goal I take seriously.
Originally from Michigan, Steve has resided in South Florida for more than 50 years. After graduating The University of Florida, Steve has enjoyed selling some of the best and most respected brands in the yachting industry for 35 years.
His career began with Hatteras of Lauderdale in 1984 as one of the top salesman for 5 consecutive years. In late 1988 Steve joined Broward Marine and was also one of their top producers for 10 years until Broward Marine was sold. Since then, Steve has been awarded 6 Distinguishing Sales Awards from the Hatteras Factory throughout the years under his tenure at Hatteras of Lauderdale and Marine Max as the local dealers in South Florida. Most recently, Steve has worked with Ocean Alexander and Horizon Yachts selling new and brokerage yachts.
“Hard work, follow-up and finding the right boat for my clients has always been a priority” Steve says, and this has been proven by many successful deals in his career. Numerous clients have even become more like friends throughout the years. Away from work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, friends, fishing and traveling.
I started my career as a mate in the sportfish industry working on charter boats out of Ponce Inlet, FL when I was 15 years old. At 18 years old, I had a passion for fishing and boats and loved it. While earning my bachelor’s degree in the morning, I attended night school to obtain my Captain’s License. After receiving my license, I stayed working as a mate to gain as much knowledge and experience as I could about various boats and sport fishing from the professionals.
Couple of years later, I was offered my first job as a Captain on a Private Sport Fish Yacht. As time went on, I gained more experience and upgraded my captain license and was offered a job on a yacht. I worked for over 10 years as captain of motor yachts up to 130’. After traveling to numerous places and working on a variety of sport fishing yachts and motor yachts I moved back to my home town in Florida and started to captain a home based sport fishing yacht.
After many years of traveling and being around numerous owners, captains, mates and guests, I have learned what makes this industry unique and fun while being passionate about the ocean.
Guvenc Mesut grew up on the Mediterranean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey. He spent his childhood on his family boat in Turkey and the Greek Islands. He developed a passion for the sea at very young age.
After obtaining his captain license he started to work in the yachting industry at the age of 18. He worked on motor yachts to gain experience and knowledge in various under construction and new build projects in Europe and the Middle East working with ex-Coast Guard and Navy Officers. In the United States he worked with professional captains. Guvenc immigrated to the United States in 2013. Over the years he created a strong relationship in the worldwide yachting community. He worked on various size yachts as Captain since 2015 and is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and the Maritime & Coast Guard Agency of the United Kingdom.
Guvenc has extensive experience and knowledge in the yachting buy/sell/trade industry. He is a reliable source backed by his extensive industry network. Guvenc is committed to providing his clients a fair and transparent process with every transaction completed on their behalf.