ASPIRE YACHT SALES CREW

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Aspire Yacht Sales was founded in 2020 by John Booysen, one of the most respected brokers in the field. Having spent 27 years in yachting, watching it evolve from a niche, relatively unknown pastime into the global industry it is today, John recognized the need for a fresh, innovative, customer-centric approach to yacht sales.

John’s mission has always been to provide the ultimate customer service both before and after the sale and ultimately to ensure that your experience of owning and enjoying your yacht is everything you hope it will be. John has strong core values- integrity, honesty, and responsibility. These principles inform every decision at Aspire, where we hope to become your trusted source of information and provide a more wholesome experience for our clients.

Since 2001, John has been assisting clients from around the world through the process of buying and selling yachts. With over 150 transactions exceeding 100 million dollars in total sales, whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to upgrade to your next dream yacht, Aspire can usher you seamlessly through the process. Utilizing our decades of experience, knowledge of the operation of a vessel, and our comprehensive list of preferred vendors, AYS can assist you through the entire purchase process and beyond. 

John first fell in love with the experience of being at sea when he sailed from Cape Town, South Africa, to the Bahamas on a 60ft Catamaran. Since then, he has traveled worldwide as a yacht captain and a broker. These experiences ignited in him a passion for the ocean and a deep appreciation of the experiences that can only be had onboard a yacht. John’s goal is to spark that same feeling in others. 

At AYS, we know that yachting offers a lifestyle unlike anything else. It provides the finest experience of being at sea that one can achieve. It is the mission of John Booysen and everyone at Aspire to ensure that you fall in love with yachting and that your time spent enjoying your yacht and the incredible experiences you’ll share onboard are maximized to their fullest potential.

John Booysen

John Booysen

As a member of the boating / yachting world for the past 50 years I have the experience to help you navigate through the web of buying or selling a new or used boat / yacht which can be overwhelming.

Using the latest tools to find exactly what you require is my expertise. Video walk throughs and 360-degree video, drone shots are some examples of technology we use to list and market your boat.

Many factors determine your decision to buy or sell. I’ll cut through the noise to find several choices available in the market. Both local and worldwide.

I know your time spent on the water should be safe, fun and carefree. My passion is the joy of boating and sharing that with as many families as I can.

I will provide you top notch customer service to get the right vessel matched to your needs. Your buying experience will be the top-level experience you deserve.

Gregg

  • United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Capt. Credential (OUPV),
  • Yacht Broker. Experienced in both yacht operation and sales.
  • 50 years on the water.
  • Sales Professional.


Gregg Adair

Gregg Adair

Captain Marcus Armenta

Marcus is a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) veteran with 21 years of active service. During his USCG tenure he served as an Engineer on ships up to 378’ (115m), as a small boat Engineer, Crew and Operator, and completed two tours as a USCG Training Instructor (Small Boat Operations & Engineering Technical School). In addition, since leaving the USCG Marcus has been in the marine and yachting industry for nearly 13 years. This experience includes working as a Safety Director and FSO/CSO for a maritime company with multiple locations and 28 vessels, working yacht refit projects, and founding & operating his own boat services company. 

Marcus has an Associate’s degree from Thomas Edison University, and currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Near Coastal Masters License.  

Although Marcus grew up in the desert in Tucson, Arizona, his love of the water and boats started on lakes and has progressively grown through his years on the ocean landing him in Ft Lauderdale and the Florida Keys.  He has owned multiple boats of various size over the years, lived aboard a classic 1968 Hatteras 50’ motor yacht for over 5-years, operated small charter vessels and spent thousands of days on the water. 

Now Marcus is putting his love of the water, passion for boating, and his Engineering and Captain experience into helping others realize their passion for boating and love of the water too! Whether you are selling your boat, a first-time buyer, or looking to upgrade to your next dream yacht, Marcus puts his 30+ years of experience to work for you and provides guidance every step of the way.

Marcus Armenta

Marcus Armenta

Mason Starring

Mason Starring

Fort Lauderdale

1728 N Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

USA

1-954-560-2811

https://aspireyachtsales.com

At AYS we know that yachting offers a lifestyle that is unlike anything else. It provides the finest experience of being at sea that one can achieve. It is the mission of John Booysen and everyone at Aspire to ensure that you fall in love with yachting and that your time spent enjoying your yacht and the incredible experiences you’ll share onboard are maximized to their fullest potential.

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