Yacht Broker BG Sykes – Palm Beach Yachting, Inc. – Riviera Beach, Florida
BG Sykes is a yacht broker in Riviera Beach and your top source for local boats and Motor Yachts.
B.G.’s marine life began on Cape Cod with a rowboat at age 3. Progressing through 6′-9′ dinghies, two 13′ Boston Whalers, a 20′ Proline and an 18′ Donzi by the time he was 16 years old. He has always enjoyed power and sail and at Stone Horse Yacht Club progressed from waterbugs to Wiannos from age 9 to 18 years.
At 19 B.G. became one of the youngest US Coast Guard licensed 100-ton Captains. He presently is approved for 200 Tons in U.S. Waters and 500 Tons internationally, and holds endorsements for Power and Auxiliary Sail and has been continuously licensed since 1979. He presently is STCW certified, commercially rated for Towing, Radar Observer (Unlimited), Able Body Seamen-Any Waters, Unlimited Lifeboatman and Wiper. He is certified to repair Detroit Diesel, MAN, Caterpillar, Westerbeke, Fisher Panda and others, and he owned and managed New England Marine Power from 1983 until 2001. From 1978 until 1988 B.G. was a PADI Master Instructor with certifications in underwater photography, deep diving, night diving, wreck diving, ice diving, rescue training, and his passion, underwater archaeology (the first instructor in the US to receive this endorsement, which also matched with his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1981 with Honors in Anthropology). During 1978-1979 B.G. went around the world by boat visiting and diving in the Hawaiian and Fiji Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, East, South and West Africa, among other locations.
B.G. is a very experienced cruiser with over 54 north-south passages from New England to Florida/Bahamas and from 1992-2002 he and his wife home schooled his daughters aboard their 45′ and 72′ ketches while living in the Bahamas from December until March every year. He is also a Marion-Bermuda race veteran.
From 1985-1988 B.G. attended both Boston College Law School and the Boston College Graduate School of Management and received both his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees. He entered and remains a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is a member of U.S. Tax Court and a Federal Court practitioner.
Presently B.G. owns and runs Palm Beach Yachting, Inc., which is licensed and bonded in Florida and also does business in Massachusetts. He is actively involved in a variety of marine businesses and in real estate projects in Florida and Massachusetts.
Contact yacht broker BG Sykes, located in Riviera Beach, for more information or to schedule a showing of one of the Motor Yachts for sale represented by BG Sykes.