ABOUT US

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Joe Yeni uniquely experienced the water and outdoors of South Florida. Ten years later he moved to the Northeast where he began sport fishing in New Jersey’s coastal canyons. His passion for boating continued onto the Chesapeake Bay, where he fished and cruised.

In September of 2000, Joe followed his heart back to Florida and joined the world’s largest retailers of Sport Fishing and Cruising Yachts in Stuart, Florida. With nearly a decade of service he has gained valuable relationships and experience. Maintaining leadership in sales, fishing the BBC, and running boats throughout the Bahamian islands assures that you are working with the most professional and experienced in the industry.

joe@oceanblueyachtsales.com

 



Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Bryan Boyd grew up boating on the lakes and rivers of the Midwest. His family started boating in the 60’s and owned numerous boats throughout his childhood. Bryan started his career in the boating business in the early 80’s as a salesperson at one of the Midwest’s oldest dealerships. Since then he has moved steadily through the ranks to become a well respected member of the marine industry.

In 2000 he moved to Florida to manage several large marine facilities for one of the world’s largest marine dealers. Bryan most recently was the regional sales manager for Pursuit Boats. It is during this time that he developed his knowledge and passion for this world renowned brand. This passion has now driven him to open his own Pursuit dealership with his partner here in Stuart, FL. He now combines his wealth of boating knowledge, high level of customer satisfaction, strong management skills and excellent reputation to offer you a unique and personal buying or selling experience.

bryan@oceanblueyachtsales.com

 

SALES TEAM

A Connecticut native, Dave Shieber grew up boating on the waters of New England. For forty years Dave spent summers sailing and boating on all types of boats from Long Island Sound to the Maine Coast. In 2000 he joined the largest power boat retailer for cruisers, sport boats, and sport yachts in New England and held various positions from sales associate to store manager. Dave then shifted his focus and became the liaison for the discriminating yacht owner, overseeing the implementation of custom features and enhancements for their new yachts.

In July of 2008 he followed his long time desire to relocate to Florida and took up residence in Port St. Lucie. With his long boating history, experience in sales and service, and a concentration on customer satisfaction Dave looks forward to helping every customer obtain the boat of their dreams. 

dave@oceanblueyachtsales.com


Greg Tangalos is a Hoosier who was born in Hammond, Indiana. He grew up boating, fishing, and water skiing on Wolf Lake and Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana he opened Olympus Boat Rentals on Lake Monroe from 1977 -1989. Greg also worked for Formula / Thunderbird in Miami, Florida learning the boat building business from the Porter family.

In 1990 Greg became the Harbor Master of the new Hammond Marina. This is a 1,000 slip marina on the shores of Lake Michigan. He continued to stay in the Marine Industry throughout his career. Greg is an avid fisherman and is always in search of the Aguja Azul... Aka “Blue Beak", Blue Marlin. He moved to Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2005 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and, took a sales position with the largest boat retailer in the country. Everything he has done to this point  has put him in a position to represent Ocean Blue Yacht Sales. Greg is ready and willing to assist its clients to their fullest expectations!

greg@oceanblueyachtsales.com


Tim was born in Greenville, SC, raised in a Naval military family as his father was a career Navy Chaplain.  Tim grew up on and around military bases along the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the lakes and rivers of West Tennessee where he enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting.  Tim is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston.

In 2001 he moved from Atlanta where he worked in banking to South Florida and currently lives in Jupiter, FL.  He followed his dreams when he joined the team of the largest marine retailer as a Sales Consultant in North Palm Beach, FL. Tim has focused on sport fishing vessels and has had success with Cabo and Hatteras Yachts.  The outdoors is Tim’s home and fishing and boating is his passion.  When Tim is not enjoying the water cruising and fishing, he enjoys every opportunity to get in the woods.

With the ethic of military influences, Tim has a deep sense of service and finds great pride in helping families’ boating dreams come true.  Tim joined the team of Ocean Blue Yachts Sales in 2010 to get back to the basics of littoral life.  Let him help you plan your next adventure..

tim@oceanblueyachtsales.com


Craig is living his dream! Raised on the North Shore of Long Island, Craig grew up sailing the Long Island Sound with his family. By the time he had reached his 20’s, he had owned several ski boats and personal watercraft.  His fondest memories on the water were the multiple trips he enjoyed with friends and colleagues heading miles out to the Canyon off of Montauk’s Point for some deep-see fishing on various sea-worthy craft.
 
In 2003, Craig moved with his wife Donna, a local school teacher, and their two children down to South Florida to live this incredible lifestyle year round. He brings to the deck, 35 years of professional sales experience, with paramount success. Craig leaves behind a District Sales Manager position with one the Country’s premier advertising businesses for over 22 years.  With countless customer services accolades, he now focuses on his true passion; the yachting world. With his children now in college living their own dreams, he is highly qualified to spotlight your needs and interests within the nautic trade. He is available by cell, email, or you can find him enjoying the sandbar aboard Bella Donna, his beloved 32’ Century Center Console Fishing Vessel.
 


Anthony was born in Huntington Long Island where he grew up boating, fishing, and water skiing the bays off Long Island Sound. He owned and operated a sales and distribution company with his father since 1994, but always had a passion to be on the water. Over the years he has had the opportunity to fish south Florida and the islands of the Bahamas while escaping the winter months of NY. Anthony moved to South Florida in 2009 to fulfill a dream of being in warm weather, and boating year-round. In 2012, he joined the Ocean Blue Yacht Sales team, and with his sales and customer service experience, he looks forward to helping you find your ideal boat.
 

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Tom Pappalardo built and sailed boats his entire life. He built his first boat in high school and later restored or built several other sailboats. He cruised his own boat extensively in the Great Lakes, the Intracoastal Waterway from Watch Hill Rhode Island to the Florida Keys and the northern Bahamas. Tom is also a seasoned scuba diver who did live aboard diving in Baja Mexico, Puerto Rico and Belize. With his experience as a private pilot, Tom understands complex electronic and navigation systems of both boats and aircraft. After repeatedly cruising in Florida he decided to relocate to Merritt Island and enjoy the water year round.
 
Tom comes from a manufacturing background and he has run two businesses related to construction, manufacturing and architectural/engineering CAD systems. Tom’s knowledge of these fields helps him appreciate and better communicate the design and construction advantages of the quality product lines we pride ourselves on selling to our customers.
 
Tom has pursued his dream in boats, planes, and scuba to gain perspective on the wonders of nature. You can rely on his experience to help you find the perfect vessel to pursue your dreams.
 

Jon grew up in South Florida with a love for the water, fishing, and boating. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Hospitality management. Jon currently does his boating and fishing here in Fort Lauderdale, as well as in the Keys. After a successful sales position with Norwegian Cruise Line, Jon has made the move to pursue a career in yacht and boat sales with Ocean Blue. He is recently married to Katie, his longtime girlfriend, and plays drums in a local rock/reggae band “Bushwood”. His affinity for boating and a lifestyle that revolves around coastal living will no doubt be of assistance in the quest to find that perfect new vessel.

 

Jon@oceanblueyachtsales.com


Chase Nielsen has been in the boating business since 2006 serving South Florida from the Florida Keys all the way north to Ft. Pierce. He is a Florida native, born in Palm Beach Gardens and has been boating/fishing most of his life. Chase has a passion for being one the water, something that really shows when either introducing new boaters to the lifestyle, or helping avid boaters getting into the boat of their dreams. Chase has extensive experience boating and fishing the waters all around South Florida and the Bahamas. Chase maintains a hands on approach with his clients, well after the sale, which is why his clients are so loyal.

 

Chase@oceanblueyachtsales.com


Loretta moved to Florida in 1969 coming from LI New York to be by the water and boating. Her experience in accounting is wide. For 20 years she worked for a well known interior designer in South Florida.  For the past 10 year had worked for an independently owned Real Estate firm in Vero Beach. Loretta is looking forward to a long and successful stay with OBYS.

Rett@oceanblueyachtsales.com

 
 
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