November/December 2015 Newsletter

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Happy holidays from our team at SYS!

Looking back at 2015, it has been quite a year and I can’t believe it is already coming to a close! I am reminded of the friends we visited while trekking around the world on our annual boat show schedule as well as those we have made in enjoying our favorite pastime boating! Adding to our annual events at Captiva and Marina Jack’s, we included the Abacos to our list of destinations with a 14 day cruise to multiple fun and exciting destinations.

Our first full year being the EdgeWater dealer in Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties has been a resounding success thanks to our customers and wonderful support staff/crew. EdgeWater awarded Sarasota Yacht & Ship with three awards to include Rookie Dealer of the Year for outstanding sales and customer support, the Platinum Dealer Award awarded to the top ten dealers (Sarasota Yacht was in the top five), and our most coveted award: the CSI Customer Service Award for outstanding customer service where Sarasota Yacht achieved a 100% customer service rating! We have very much enjoyed the first year and look forward to serving our EdgeWater friends and family in 2016.
Riviera Yachts and Sarasota Yacht & Ship have continued our successful partnership while adding quite a few new friends and family this year to our fun and adventurous style of boating. The fun and excitement will continue into the New Year with additional new deliveries scheduled for winter/spring 2016. We always relish the opportunity to visit with our Riviera and Belize Yachts family in Stuart as well as the annual Festival of Boating, occurring every May at the factory in beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. We love Riv and wish to thank our staff, the Riviera Team in Stuart and Coomera, and of course our loyal customers for another successful year!

Vicem Yachts and Windsor Craft enjoyed continued success. Sarasota Yacht, as Vicem’s North America distributor, had a fantastic 2015 which reached a crescendo recently with the sale of the V46, a 151′ yacht which will grace the Caribbean this winter. She will be an outstanding addition to the charter fleet in the Caribbean and the details for her charter are now available. Look forward to more exciting news from Vicem regarding new models in the near future. Thanks again to our crew, and loyal customers for making 2015 a resounding success.

Our brokerage team equaled the successes noted with our new sales. We are fortunate and proud to have a great team who are just as passionate about our favorite pastime as our friends, family and clients. I am grateful for you all!
We want to congratulate our friends and associates at Marina Jack’s for winning National Marina of the Year! It is a well-deserved award, as everyone at MJ works tirelessly to ensure the best experience of our boating families.

Looking ahead to 2016, we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary. In our 30 years, numerous changes have come to our industry. We always strive to stay at the forefront of our industry with investments in technology, expert staff, and high exposure in-water and out of water displays to best serve our clientele. My father, the founder of Sarasota Yacht & Ship, started the company 30 years ago with the philosophy that customer satisfaction is the ultimate measure of success. He instilled that in his family and the rest of the team at SYS. He took the approach to the industry that friends, family, and clients should all be synonymous terms. As with our first 30 years, we dedicate our next 30 years to the same philosophy that our success was born from: the satisfaction of our customers.

Team SYS wishes you and your families a joyous and safe holiday season. Here is to all the best in 2016! We look forward to visiting and we thank you all for allowing us the opportunity to serve you in our favorite pastime… boating!

Jason Mashke, CPYB
Managing Partner

Sarasota Yacht & Ship
1306 Main St
Sarasota FL 34236


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In This Edition…


80′ of Elegance
Team SYS honored
Mandurah Boat Show Display
MY Hatt Mill
Cruise in Luxury
Vicem luxury yachts offered by Sarasota Yacht & Ship
52 Daybridge
Houseboats for sale from Sarasota Yacht & Ship
2015 Vicem 80′ Classic Flybridge
2015 Belize 54′ Daybridge
1977 Hatteras 82 Flybridge  

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Sea Rays available from Sarasota Yacht & Ship
2003 Sea Ray 550 Sundancer
2014 Sunseeker Manhattan 55

2011 Beneteau 44′ Swift Trawler
Tiara yachst from sarasota yacht & ship
Luxury Sport Yachts from Sarasota Yacht & Ship
2014 Tiara 4500 Sovran  
2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran

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2001 Neptunus 56 Flybridge    
Sea Ray 390 from Sarasota Yacht & Ship
1987 Broward 100′ Motor Yacht 
1991 Cheoy Lee 66 Pilothouse

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2005 Sea Ray 390 Motor Yacht
2001 Linssen 45DS
2001 Linssen 45DS
2005 Sabre 42 Sedan

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2005 Sea Ray 480 Sundancer



The latest Flagship of the Classic line, the Vicem 80 Flybridge was designed to be an uncompromising entry into the premium motor yacht category. We believe we have exceeded expectations in accomplishing something quite difficult in this size range – Building a spacious four cabin (galley down) layout, plus crew cabin. We have been told she is the ultimate “Family Cruising Yacht”.
Vicem luxury yachts offered by Sarasota Yacht & Ship
SYS Brings Home Hardware!

Sarasota Yacht & Ship (SYS) was honored this week with multiple awards from EdgeWater Boats. As a first year dealer, SYS was awarded the “Rookie Dealer of the Year Award”, as well as the “CSI AWARD for Outstanding Customer Service” for a 100% customer service rating and the “Platinum Dealer Award” for placing in the top five for global sales.
Mark your calendars now for Riviera’s 5th Annual Festival of Boating on Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast. This truly unique festival of fun and learning – moving into its 5th year – is growing every year and brings together all aspects of boating with some 70 educational seminars, hands-on practical workshops and vibrant and fun social events across four big days, including a multi-million dollar red carpet, undercover boat show as well as fully narrated train and bus factory tours of our factory complex – the largest luxury motor yacht building facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
MY HATT MILL – 151′ Vicem Tri-Deck
This yacht was named as Best Design in the 2014 World Super Yacht Awards in Istanbul, Turkey.  Hatt Mill was built in a state-of-the-art facility with composite materials, which were chosen to achieve the best possible strength-to-weight ratios. This is a 5 stateroom plus an on-deck master offering up to 12 passengers a design that is totally unique with easy access to the foredeck from the boat deck on the port side and  the main deck on the starboard side, creating a massive full beam, on-deck master stateroom.  In addition to 6 owner and guest staterooms, the yacht has comfortable accommodations for her award winning Captain and crew.

From Daniel Matusiak, Luxury Real Estate Broker  


Absolutely stunning Sarasota Bay private electric gated waterfront grand estate located on the coveted Bird Key. Kissed by warm sunshine, soft winds and the quiet of paradise, these indulgent comforts and sumptuous style make for an experience found nowhere else in the world. Enjoy over 250 ft. of unobstructed, breathtaking views of the bay and city lights. Quietly nestled behind the private gated access among a mosaic of rustling palms and tropical greenery, this 6,500 sq. ft. + 6 bedroom en suite home is graced with unparalleled elegant splendor.

Asking – $4,750,000

For more information, visit 491 Meadow Lark Dr. Bird Key

Did you know…

  •  We were the first in the state to be “endorsed” by the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program (CPYB).
  • We have three locations in the heart of Downtown Sarasota and work closely with the best rated marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Marina Jack.
  • We have central listings ranging from 30 to 200+ feet located throughout the world.
  • We represent the new boat lines of Riviera, Vicem, Windsor Craft, Marquis, Edgewater and Belize Motoryachts.
  • We advertise our listings, internationally, on a total of 50 websites – 16 of which are European, Australian and Asian sites.
  • We exhibit at every major in-water boat show in the US and many internationally including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Naples, West Palm Beach, Newport, Norwalk, Annapolis, Sydney, Cannes and Monaco.
  • We host our own show, The Bayfront Boat Show, twice per year in Marina Jack, which has grown to be one of the most successful shows on the West Coast of Florida.
  • We host multiple rendezvous for our clients and friends that are both destination-oriented and receptive at Marina Jack.
  • Our sales professionals are not only experienced boaters themselves, but they routinely attend educational seminars to stay ahead of new trends and gain insight into other intricacies of the yachting industry.
  • We offer fully-crewed yacht charter services for over 1,000 vessels worldwide.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our newsletter.
Please call on us for all your yachting needs!
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  Sarasota Yacht & Ship  
  1306 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236   |   941-365-9095   |   |
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SYS Yacht Sales

1306 Main St.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: 941-365-9095