Yolanda Phinney

Yolanda Phinney

Florida Yacht Broker Licensed

Office: 954-648-4264

yo@rickobeyandassociates.com

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Yolanda V. Phinney CPYB - Yacht and Ship Broker

Yolanda likes to say that she has been in the yachting world since she was six. That's when she got her first boat and she hasn't looked back. She grew up on Long Island Sound and thought that the Sound was the gateway to the world. Whether racing sailboats or trolling for the big one, she spent every spare moment on or in the water. Moving to Florida after grad school she began her own yacht management company and became involved in trans Atlantic deliveries. She has been around the Horn and through the Panama Canal 18 times!

As a live aboard, she learned how to understand yachting dreams and how to make them reality. She has been a yacht broker for over 25 years and is a member of FYBA,YBBA, and is a CPYB, a distinction that she earned in the first 6 months of the Certification being offered to yacht brokers. With the experiences of being a delivery skipper, an owner, a charter crew person, live aboard, and yacht manager, Yolanda is uniquely equipped to help her clients in buying and selling a pre-loved yacht or to help guide a custom build for a discriminating buyer. Years of experience dealing with custom builds across the world has lead to a great working relationship with many world class builders.

"Yo" is always looking out for her clients and has been known to go to the ends of the Earth for them.

Her motto: SERVICE BEFORE AND AFTER SALES.

80 ft 2007 Ocean Alexander - TWO C'S
$2,650,000.00

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74 ft 1992 Hatteras Cockpit Motor Yacht - Chateau Margaux
$649,000.00

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68 ft 1954 Trumpy Cruiser - Liberty
$595,000.00

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62 ft 2008 Sunseeker Predator - Jimbo

62 ft 2008 Sunseeker Predator - Jimbo
$699,000.00

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60 ft 2001 Sunseeker Predator - Legacy

60 ft 2001 Sunseeker Predator - Legacy
$339,000.00

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58 ft 1999 Sunseeker Predator - Jimbo

58 ft 1999 Sunseeker Predator - Jimbo
$259,000.00

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52 ft 1917 Consolidated Speedway Commuter - Blue Mist
$165,000.00

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51 ft 1986 Hinckley Sou'wester 50 - Carol Cee Hinckley
$175,000.00

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49 ft 1980 Grand Banks Classic - Quickstep
$169,999.00

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48 ft 1987 Offshore Yachtfisher - Point Of View
$174,000.00

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47 ft 1989 Buddy Davis 47 Sportfish - Limited Edition
$320,000.00

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46 ft 2005 Meridian 459 Motoryacht - Blessed
$199,999.00

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45 ft 2017 Sea Hunter Tournament - Carol Cee
$589,000.00

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45 ft 2005 Ocean Alexander - Kismet
$335,000.00

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45 ft 1989 Hyatt Sundeck Trawler with fishing cockpit - Calypso
$108,900.00

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43 ft 1985 Hans Christian Traditional - Layla
$139,000.00

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42 ft 2006 Sabre Hardback
$495,000.00

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41 ft 2017 Intrepid Evolution Sport Yacht - Old Silver
$595,000.00

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41 ft 1987 Egg Harbor Sport Fisherman
$59,900.00

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40 ft 1986 Ocean Alexander Europa Sedan - White Star
$89,500.00

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39 ft 2000 Silverton 392 Sidewalk - Precious Lady
$127,500.00

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35 ft 2008 Luhrs 35C - Outnumbered
$229,500.00

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35 ft 1990 Island Packet - Vera L
$69,500.00

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33 ft 1982 Freedom Cat Ketch - Wanderer
$34,500.00

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30 ft 2004 Grady-White Marlin - Carol Cee 3
$94,000.00

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30 ft 1989 Catalina - Floridays
$24,500.00

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27 ft 2017 Sea Ray SDX 270 - Charlies Dream
$115,000.00

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26 ft 2006 Pro-Line Super Sport - Black Pearl (WTF)
$67,900.00

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74' 2012 Sunseeker Sport Yacht "Eagle II"

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74' 1992 Hatteras Cockpit Motor Yacht

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60' 2001 Sunseeker Predator "Legacy"

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58' 1999 Sunseeker Predator "Jimbo"

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52' 1996 Jefferson "Traveler"

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51' 1986 Hinckley Sou'wester 50 "Carol Cee Hinckley"

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49' 1980 Grand Banks Classic "Quickstep"

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48' 1987 Offshore Yachtfisher "Point Of View"

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46' 2005 Meridian 459 Motoryacht "Blessed"

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45' 2017 Sea Hunter Tournament "Carol Cee"

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41' 2017 Intrepid Evolution Sport Yacht "Old Silver"

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35' 1990 Island Packet "Vera L"

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31' 2012 Sea Haek "Paradise Below"

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27' 2017 Sea Ray 270 Sundeck

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24' 2005 Larson Cabrio

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I recently purchased a 48 OFFSHORE for which Yolanda Phinney was the seller’s broker. I cannot say enough good about her performance and overall demeanor. She was terrific, while all the time she was in great pain due to a fall and serious damage to her spine.

I live in Port Charlotte and the boat was in Ft. Lauderdale, making communications and the logistics of purchase difficult. To make matters worse, Yolanda had a serious fall during the purchasing process that severely hindered her mobility and created debilitating back pain. She was bedridden for more than a week after the accident and then had a major spinal operation involving placing rods in her spine.

The purchase process dragged on from September 2018 through final delivery of the boat at the end of January this year, due to serious bulkhead and engine problems. During all of this time Yolanda “made things happen” between the owner, who was traveling the west in a “Land Cruiser” and my broker in Port Charlotte. She made the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned purchase.

During the runup to the survey, she was aboard hanging down into the engine room from the salon analyzing fuel control and other issues despite her pain. When the Starboard engine made strong knocking sounds, she found a mechanic and got him aboard in less than an hour to deal with the issue. Later, she managed the numerous survey issues while in the hospital and recovering from surgery.

In addition to being a superior broker/professional, I found Yolanda to be an enchanting person and a delightful deal partner.

I believe she truly “brokered” the final deal between the owner and myself, by studying the needs of both the seller and me and enabling us to come to that position by creating a final deal that was truly great for both parties.

Without doubt, I will seek out Yolanda to represent me in any future boat selling/buying efforts.

David Shumaker

Karen and I want to thank you for you assistance and guidance in the purchase and sell of the 46’ Meridian MY we bought in February of last year and recently sold this year. We were not very knowledgeable about boats this size and your expertise, knowledge and patience made our boat buying and selling much easier and successful.

Your willingness to help us with all your many contacts was a tremendous asset in helping us get the boat restored and sea worthy. You were key in us completing one of our highest “bucket list” items and we’ll always be thankful for your help and the friendship you‘ve given to us.

We had a great experience and feel that we now have some new friends in you and Jim. Again, thank you for all your help and assistance. You were great to work with and we look forward to continuing our friendship.

G . A. & Karen

Yolanda Phinney is a persistent, dedicated, loyal, hardworking broker. Yolanda goes above and beyond what any other yacht broker does from her creative marketing, posting of open houses and persistent follow-up. I highly recommend Yolanda Phinney.

Billy Cohen



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