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.
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.
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.
Growing up in Northern Virginia, Travis became an avid outdoorsman who frequented the Appalachian Mountain area. He spent a lot of his time on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay fishing and developed a passion for boating. As a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College, he earned degrees in Business Administration, Communication, and Spanish. Currently a resident of Plant City, FL, Travis has spent the last few years earning his Captain’s License and started his luxury charter business, Risky Charters, at the Westshore Yacht Club and Marina. He is determined to find the perfect boat for you and cares about giving his clients the best buying and/or selling experience.
Kristen grew up in New Jersey spending her summers at the Jersey shore boating and fishing. She attended the University of Tampa so that she could be on the water all year long and pursue a career in the boating industry. She chose this area as her permanent home because of the active boating and fishing lifestyle in the Tampa Bay Area. Kristen knows the Tampa/St Petersburg waterway and lifestyle extensively. She is an active fisherman and is certified in Scuba diving. She began her career in new boat sales at a local dealership and has since then rapidly grown within the industry. Kristen is motivated and committed to helping her clients find the right boat for them and is thorough and diligent in her work to help them achieve this. She is knowledgeable and social media savvy and will work hard to sell your boat quickly.
Ryan was born and raised in Florida and has spent most of his life on the water. He attended the University of South Florida and went on to pursue a career in the boating industry. He has 3 years of experience in the industry and is very passionate about learning all there is to know about boats. Ryan enjoys spending his time on the water with friends and family and has been boating in Tampa Bay for his whole life. He is eager to create the best possible experience for his clients that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.