Our Team

Owner and yacht broker, Eric Brummet, has been a resident of Florida in St. Petersburg for over 20 years and knows the waters up and down the Floridian west coast. A member of International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), Eric was introduced to boating by his father; a yacht captain himself, who served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

Spending 34 years in the telecommunications industry before turning his lifelong passion for boats into a second career, Eric has now established himself as a reputable Yacht Broker and launched his own firm, Sea Beyond Marine Group offering yachts and boats for sale internationally.

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As a boy, fishing on the lakes of central Florida and the St. Johns River with his father and grandfather, Doug’s love for boats was born. He joined the U.S Marines Corps and learned to navigate the waters of the Floridian coasts and was stationed in the Far East and Southeast of Asia, as well as locally at MacDill AFB in Tampa. Currently, Doug resides with his wife, Cat in Tierra Verde and has enjoyed living aboard their boat; fishing, diving, and cruising from Massachusetts to the east coast of Florida, throughout the Florida Keys and the Gulf coast for over 10 year.

Doug maintains his captain’s license, scuba certification, and has a vast experience with diesel and gas engines and generators. Doug is a licensed boat broker and has spent the last 15 years serving as a leader in the healthcare industry. He brings his passion and dedication of helping others to the boating community.

Growing up in Florida, Larry always had a passion for boating and the lifestyle associated with being on the water. Having retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office after serving 30 years, retirement has given Larry the oportunity to fulfill his desire to not only live the boating lifestyle but work within the boating & yachting industry full time. Larry is a seasoned boater who currently lives in Bradenton but spent most of his life in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas; because of this, he is very familiar with the waters and lifestyle in and around Tampa Bay. Larry is passionate about and committed to helping his clients find the perfect boat to suit their needs.

Les Ares
Captain & Boat Broker

A resident of Tampa FL, Les Ares has been involved in the marine industry for the majority of his life and manages our Apollo Beach operation. A graduate from Florida International University he earned a degree in Business and International Affairs and holds his OUPV USCG captains license. Starting at a young age, he worked on charter boats while in school, eventually becoming a manufacturing representative for Pursuit Boats and later Jupiter Marine. His specialties include: new boats sales, new design, construction, operation and brokerage of outboard powered vessels in US domestic and international locations. He is active in the tournament circuit and continues to fish extensively in Central and South America, Mexico, Alaska, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Les is also a novice boat builder and enjoys restoring boats in his free time.

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Carlos Padilla
Boat Broker

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