Frank De Varona


Frank De Varona

Vice President, Sales, CPYB


Frank De Varona’s passion for boating began as a child in Puerto Rico, where he worked on boats as a mean to fulfill his passion. He left Puerto Rico to attend post secondary education in New England, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Science from Western New England College. He continued to foster a love affair with the sea by becoming a Dive Master for the Search and Rescue Team, and eventually attaining 100-ton Master’s license. After captaining several charter and private vessels in Boston Harbor, family commitments brought his family to South Florida, where he began his career as a Yacht Broker.

Frank actively served on the board of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, FYBA, as their first Hispanic Director from 2010 through 2014. While involved with FYBA, he promoted membership in the Association and oversaw the Miami Boat Show Kickoff Party to benefit Shake A Leg, Miami; a non-profit organization that offers individuals with physical and social limitations the ability to enjoy the many amenities our waters have to offer.

*With an excess of 30 years serving the industry in various capacities, there is very little Frank is not familiar with. “I believe in education”, you will hear him say over & over again. Potentially the first hispanic Certified Professional Yacht Broker, he believes certification, education and diversity are what set him and Yachting Experts apart from other firms that service our region.

His gregarious personality paired with a desire to learn has led him to visit numerous shipyards worldwide. He is no stranger to Europe, Turkey, Latin America, & Asia. If it floats, it is very likely he will know of them, about them, and even have their builder on speed dial.

If you ask him what he likes most…He enjoys projects! New Construction, re-fitting, building on dreams and seeing them become reality.

On his time off he enjoys boating, fishing, farming and is currently pursuing his private aircraft license. He calls Miami home with his wife and 3 children, Frankie, Sebastian & Zoe, to whom he instills a clear understanding of work ethics, professionalism and integrity.

The Yachting Experts Team

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