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Roger Cole, CPYB

Professional Yacht Broker
rogercole@unitedyacht.com
727-460-0228

Born on the North Coast of Oregon I spent a decade as a successful commercial salmon, tuna, and crab fisherman, after attending college. My fishing grounds were the Pacific West Coast from British Colombia to Central California, and my home port was the “Graveyard of the Pacific”, the Columbia River.

I was an owner operator of various boats ranging from a 20’ Oregon City Salmon Dory to a 50’ Ed Monk design Salmon and Tuna Troller. After logging well over a hundred thousand miles at sea I hung up my rain gear for the warmer climes of Florida and moved to Saint Petersburg in 1981 where I bought my first boat dealership in Tarpon Springs.

I then owned a charter sailing operation and managed a bareboat trawler service before venturing into full time yacht brokerage. In 1991 I purchased the oldest existing yacht sales operation in Florida, (West Coast Yachts) and have successfully operated it continuously while merging with United Yacht in 2008.

As a veteran in the industry I value the relationships that I have developed over the years with my many great clients and fellow brokers. I believe that honesty, and loyalty are the cornerstones to life and business and inviolate between client and broker. I pride myself in working hard for my sellers and always keeping my clients interests foremost.

As an active boater myself I share a great deal of personal experience with my clients and friends, and often assist in not only the purchase, but the care, refit and maintenance of my clients yachts. I have a large staff of professional technicians who I employ to make sure that any needs my owners have are taken care of. My involvement rarely ends at closing as I strive to keep my clients happy in boating by working to make sure they have a great experience, and come back to me when it is time for their next yacht.

I am a licensed Florida Yacht Broker as well as a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesman. I am a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, (CPYB) and previously held a 100 ton USCG Captains license.

Owning a yacht is the ultimate reward for those who are successful in life.

I treasure getting to share, and assist those lucky enough to achieve this pinnacle of success.

Call me anytime, as I answer my phone 7 days a week.

 

Roger Cole, CPYB'S LISTINGS

photo of 74' Hatteras 74 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1999

Vegas Gal

74' Hatteras 74 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1999

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

photo of 67' Hatteras 67 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1988

Lady Encore

67' Hatteras 67 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1988

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

photo of 66' Ocean Yachts 66 SS Enclosed Bridge 1998

Miss Jeanne Sea

66' Ocean Yachts 66 SS Enclosed Bridge 1998

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

photo of 63' Hines-Farley 63 Convertible 1996

Fifth Day

63' Hines-Farley 63 Convertible 1996

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

photo of 58' West Bay 58 Sonship Pilothouse 1997

Cavileah

58' West Bay 58 Sonship Pilothouse 1997

Stuart, Florida, United States

photo of 53' Hatteras 53 Classic Motor Yacht 1973

Amelia

53' Hatteras 53 Classic Motor Yacht 1973

Palmetto, Florida, United States

photo of 41' DeFever 41 Trawler 1983

N II Wishin

41' DeFever 41 Trawler 1983

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

photo of 24' Island Packet L24 Family Launch 2017

24' Island Packet L24 Family Launch 2017

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States