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Peter Schmidt

Founder & President

Peter Schmidt, Founder & President of United Yacht Sales, has been a Yacht Broker since 1978. He started his career in New England and, at one time, was a partner at Northrop and Johnson. Peter moved to Florida in 1994 where he continued working as a yacht broker for other major firms until 2002, when he started United Yacht Sales. Peter remains active, helping manage, with co-President Jeff Palmer, the day-to-day operations of the company along with a full-time staff of 11 employees. The company has grown significantly over the past 20+ years and has become the largest independently owned yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 250 brokers in 20+ locations. Although Peter is in his late 70’S, he still enjoys working, boating, golfing, and traveling the world with his wife Anne.