Meet Our Team

Sam, the Miami-born founder of Cay Marine Group, has saltwater coursing through his veins. From his boyhood days spent navigating the idyllic Bahamian waters on international fishing voyages, to his invaluable experience shadowing his father, Joe Schechter, in the bustling Cay Marine boatyard, Sam’s life has been steeped in maritime tradition. Over the years, he developed a remarkable breadth of knowledge in aspects as diverse as boat painting, project management, and operational oversight. It was only a matter of time before he would steer his own course, and with the rise in demand for leisure boats, he founded Cay Marine Group, a boutique yacht brokerage house embodying his passion for the sea and astute business sense. Today, Sam and his team at Cay Marine Group continue to cater to the discerning yachting community, with an unerring dedication that only comes from a deep love for the ocean. With his extensive background in boating and business, it’s no surprise that Sam has been able to steer Cay Marine Group towards success. He understands firsthand the thrill of setting sail on a new adventure and the importance of providing top-notch service to clients. As a result, Cay Marine Group has become known for its exceptional customer care and personalized approach to yacht brokerage. Sam and his team are ready to guide you on your journey to the open waters. Trust in their expertise and let them help you find the perfect vessel for your next adventure.
Raised on the south shore of Long Island, Joe’s life has always been inextricably linked with the sea. His childhood was punctuated by boating, fishing, and surfing, experiences that fostered in him a deep love for the oceanic lifestyle. His summers spent in Montauk, fishing with his father, imbued in him a passion for boating – a passion that extended beyond mere hobby and transformed into a comprehensive knowledge of boat manufacturing, customs, and production. His devotion led him to start from humble beginnings, where he cleaned boats at the local yacht club – a job that would later evolve into a full-scale boat maintenance service in New York, and later, Florida. Joe’s relentless pursuit of his passion culminated in him owning a boatyard and starting a complete refinishing company, CAY MARINE SERVICE. His eye for detail, honed over the years, has elevated his business to exceptional heights. Joe’s impact on the local boating community has been nothing short of transformative. His expertise and commitment to quality have set a new standard within the marine industry. Cay Marine, once a simple maintenance facility, has become a hub of craftsmanship and innovation under his leadership. Many local boaters have entrusted their vessels to Joe’s meticulous care, resulting in a fleet of beautifully maintained and refinished boats that are a testament to his dedication.His passion has resonated with many, inspiring a new generation of boating enthusiasts, most notably his son, Sam. Like father, like son – Sam has followed in his father’s footsteps, learning the ins and outs of boat maintenance from an early age. With this knowledge and passion, Sam took the next step towards establishing a boutique yacht brokerage – CAY MARINE GROUP, where he provides a unique and comprehensive service for boat owners. Beyond their professional relationship, Joe and Sam share an unbreakable bond over their love for boating. In fact, Joe’s passion for boating is only surpassed by his love for his son. Their shared experiences on the water have not only strengthened their relationship but have also solidified their commitment to the marine industry.
Abbey’s upbringing on the serene shores of Eastern North Carolina is a testament to her hospitable and collected personality. Her love for finance led her to pursue a Master’s in Finance from FIU, where she honed her skills and knowledge. In 2010, Abbey joined CAY Marine and has been an integral part of the team ever since. Wearing many hats, she oversees daily operations with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Abbey’s leadership style fosters a collaborative environment, encouraging teamwork and nurturing a sense of unity. She is committed to exceeding client expectations and continuously seeks ways to improve their experience with CAY Marine. Her pursuit of excellence in client satisfaction reflects her love for the marine industry and her dedication to her role at CAY Marine.

Yacht Sales Experts

Yoalbert Gamboa
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Born in Venezuela and raised in Miami since the age of 7, Yoalbert practically grew up in the yachting world. He was behind the wheel of a boat before he even learned to drive a car, and at the age of 10, Yoalbert discovered his passion for yacht maintenance in the family business. By the time Yoalbert was just 18, he had successfully closed his first yacht sale – a journey that began with center consoles and eventually led to mega yachts. Yoalbert’s commitment to excellence prompted him to spend time in various European yacht factories each year, especially Italy, to gain acute knowledge and master his skills to better serve his clients. However, for Yoalbert, “the sale is just the beginning. I strongly believe that my work truly begins after the deal is done, and I am always available to assist new owners”. Yoalbert’s incredible knowledge of the market and attention to his clients needs makes him an incredible asset to any buyer or seller novice or veteran.
Jeffrey Lederman
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Jeffrey brings years of experience and knowledge to the Cay Marine Group. He possesses a 100 Ton Masters Captains License and has managed a 130 slip marina for The Village Of Lawrence, NY. Jeff grew up on Long Island and developed a passion for cruising and fishing from Cape May to the Nantucket Shoals. Now residing in South Florida, Jeff is ready and willing to help new and existing clients and will be involved in all aspects prior to, during and after the sale.
Guglielmo “Mino” Mazz
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Mino’s passion for the ocean and fishing began at the age of five hunting octopus between the volcanic rocks of Italy with his grandpa. A passion that with time brought him close to boats and the boating life. During his high school days, he became friend with Sam and Joe, the owners of CAY Marine. After college Mino went on to enjoy a short yet successful career in the home improvement business. He reconnected by chance with the Schechter family after learning of the successful launch of their brokerage business. CAY Marine helped Mino acquire extensive knowledge on boat brands and their quality construction, enabling him to advise his customers with the best choice yacht for their needs.
Gino Scialdone
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Clients always come first. Anchored in this philosophy, he enthusiastically embarks on each transaction, where the ultimate measure of success lies in the satisfaction of those he serves.
Elan Shney
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Introducing Elan Shney, a luminary in the world of luxury yacht brokerage who seamlessly blends a passion for the open seas with a profound understanding of maritime craftsmanship. With a background in Business and growing up on vessels, Elan has ascended to the pinnacle of success in yacht sales, earning a reputation for unparalleled service that redefines luxury. Renowned for his market insight and negotiation prowess, Elan orchestrates seamless transactions, connecting high-net-worth individuals with dream vessels, from sleek motor yachts to sportfishing yachts and extravagant mega-yachts. Notably, Elan brings a unique touch to his expertise by integrating a deep appreciation for fishing. Recognizing the importance of this cherished pastime, he caters to clients seeking yachts equipped with top-tier fishing amenities, ensuring an unforgettable experience on both the high seas and during pursuits. Beyond the docks, Elan actively engages in prestigious yachting events and remains at the forefront of industry trends, solidifying his standing as a beacon of professionalism, integrity, and passion in the exclusive world of luxury yacht brokerage.
Brian Hernandez
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Brian Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, FL with the water and boating world influencing him greatly. Following his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Brian moved back home and began working as a charter fishing mate in Coconut Grove before securing his broker license with Cay Marine Group. With fishing as his strong suit, Brian is most familiar with sport-fishing and center console yachts catered towards both the professional and recreational anglers.
Brian “Capt. Mo” Chesal
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By the water, on the water, in the water is where you’ll find Captain MO. As a native Floridian, pursuing a career in his most happy place has come easily. After graduating from high school in South Florida, Captain MO moved to Israel to study abroad and serve in the Israeli Defense Forces (I.D.F.) Upon completing his service in the army, he relocated back to New York. He earned a degree in accounting and worked in foreign military sales, with a focus on naval systems procurement. His twenty-two-year career in purchasing and sales of both commercial and military equipment led him through five continents. Missing home, Captain MO moved back to Florida and his mangrove roots in 1998. After many years captaining for his family, Captain MO earned his 50-Ton US Coast Guard Master license and now shares his passion by hosting his charter clients and volunteering using his skills on the water to support others whenever he can. Captain MO takes pride in liaising with all levels of the supply chain.
Anthony Sandora
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Anthony’s passion for boating started when he first got on the water at the early age of 2 months old. From there it’s grown from a hobby, to a career with CAY marine group. Anthony first met Joe when his grandfather’s Viking sportfish came into CAY marine for a refit, and life circled them back together 20 years later.
Our Top Picks

1999 Jim Smith Custom 66 Sportfish

$3,250,000

Size: 66 ft
UID: 7269133
Year:  1999
Manufacturer: Jim Smith
Location: Miami FL

2003 Cabo Express

$369,000

Size: 45 ft
UID: 8660442
Year:  2003
Manufacturer: Cabo
Location: fajardo

2019 Mag Bay Center Console

$425,000

Size: 33 ft
UID: 8378700
Year:  2019
Manufacturer: Mag Bay
Location: North Miami Beach FL

2003 Sea Ray Express Bridge

$249,900

Size: 45 ft
UID: 7339592
Year:  2003
Manufacturer: Sea Ray
Location: Miami FL

2018 Everglades 335

$235,989

Size: 33 ft
UID: 9095236
Year:  2018
Manufacturer: Everglades
Location: Miami FL

1997 Sunseeker Camargue

$214,000

Size: 51 ft
UID: 9125264
Year:  1997
Manufacturer: Sunseeker
Location: Port Huron MI

2021 World Cat 280 DC-X

$234,000

Size: 28 ft
UID: 9179469
Year:  2021
Manufacturer: World Cat
Location: Pompano Beach FL

2024 Rio Yachts Daytona 35

$459,000

Size: 35 ft
UID: 9290427
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Rio Yachts
Location: Boca Raton FL

2019 Sea Chaser 27 HFC

$115,000

Size: 27 ft
UID: 9293762
Year:  2019
Manufacturer: Sea Chaser
Location: Hallandale Beach FL

2023 Rio Yachts Daytona 34

$599,000

Size: 34 ft
UID: 9371259
Year:  2023
Manufacturer: Rio Yachts
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL

2003 Intrepid 322 Cuddy

$113,000

Size: 32 ft
UID: 9384586
Year:  2003
Manufacturer: Intrepid
Location: Miami FL

1999 Ocean Yachts 60 Convertible

$425,000

Size: 60 ft
UID: 9385895
Year:  1999
Manufacturer: Ocean Yachts
Location: Seabrook TX

2024 Rio Yachts Daytona 50

$1,825,000

Size: 50 ft
UID: 9371315
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Rio Yachts
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL

2012 Hatteras 60

$1,990,000

Size: 60 ft
UID: [email protected]
Year:  2012
Manufacturer: Hatteras
Location: Coral Gables , Florida
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    1984 Whiticar 50

    $825,000

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] RIDER
    Year:  1984
    Manufacturer: Whiticar
    Location: Stuart, Florida

    1985 Custom 50

    $146,066

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] X
    Year:  1985
    Manufacturer: Custom
    Location: Chester, Nova Scotia

    2019 Azimut 51

    $1,249,500

    Size: 51 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2019
    Manufacturer: Azimut
    Location: Seabrook, Texas

    1999 Carver 51

    $168,000

    Size: 51 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1999
    Manufacturer: Carver
    Location: Marathon, Florida

    2004 Tiara Sport 52

    $549,999

    Size: 52 ft
    UID: [email protected] Sport-
    Year:  2004
    Manufacturer: Tiara Sport
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    1988 Custom 52

    $250,000

    Size: 52 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1988
    Manufacturer: Custom
    Location: Riviera Beach, Florida

    2008 Princess 58

    $879,000

    Size: 58 ft
    UID: [email protected] DAY EVER
    Year:  2008
    Manufacturer: Princess
    Location: Miami, Florida

    1986 Hatteras 72

    $440,000

    Size: 72 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1986
    Manufacturer: Hatteras
    Location: Jupiter, Florida

    2025 Pearl 72

    $4,941,036

    Size: 72 ft
    UID: [email protected] 72 Indulgence
    Year:  2025
    Manufacturer: Pearl
    Location: DANIA BEACH, Florida

    1987 Custom 50

    $149,900

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] Down
    Year:  1987
    Manufacturer: Custom
    Location: Gulfport, Mississippi

    2023 Windy 60

    $Contact For Price

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2023
    Manufacturer: Windy
    Location: Stuart, Florida

    2023 Azimut 60

    $2,395,000

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2023
    Manufacturer: Azimut
    Location: Fort Myers, Florida

    2003 Marlow 65

    $1,299,000

    Size: 65 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2003
    Manufacturer: Marlow
    Location: Annapolis, Maryland

    1985 Lowland 68

    $699,000

    Size: 68 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1985
    Manufacturer: Lowland
    Location: Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

    1986 Viking 72

    $469,000

    Size: 72 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1986
    Manufacturer: Viking
    Location: Jupiter, Florida

    1972 Huckins 50

    $185,000

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] Wagon
    Year:  1972
    Manufacturer: Huckins
    Location: Dighton , Massachusetts

    2007 Viking 52

    $875,000

    Size: 52 ft
    UID: [email protected] I
    Year:  2007
    Manufacturer: Viking
    Location: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

    2007 Cruisers Yachts 56

    $569,000

    Size: 56 ft
    UID: [email protected] Yachts-KAIZEN
    Year:  2007
    Manufacturer: Cruisers Yachts
    Location: Fort Pierce, Florida

    2000 Viking Princess 60

    $350,000

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected] Princess-Juliet Whiskey
    Year:  2000
    Manufacturer: Viking Princess
    Location: Stuart, Florida

    2022 Azimut 68

    $3,399,000

    Size: 68 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2022
    Manufacturer: Azimut
    Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

    1972 Trumpy 72

    $1,500,000

    Size: 72 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1972
    Manufacturer: Trumpy
    Location: Palm Beach, Florida

    1965 Burger 78

    $675,000

    Size: 78 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  1965
    Manufacturer: Burger
    Location: Stuart, Florida

    2018 Endeavour 50

    $1,123,000

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] CAT
    Year:  2018
    Manufacturer: Endeavour
    Location: Key West, Florida

    2015 Prestige 55

    $910,000

    Size: 55 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2015
    Manufacturer: Prestige
    Location: Naples, Florida

    2022 Ferretti Yachts 55

    $1,945,000

    Size: 55 ft
    UID: [email protected] Yachts-Time 2 Fly
    Year:  2022
    Manufacturer: Ferretti Yachts
    Location: Rochester, New York

    1991 Lydia 56

    $449,000

    Size: 56 ft
    UID: [email protected] DREAM
    Year:  1991
    Manufacturer: Lydia
    Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    2023 Windy 60

    $Contact For Price

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2023
    Manufacturer: Windy
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    2019 Princess 60

    $2,149,000

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2019
    Manufacturer: Princess
    Location: Palm Beach, Florida

    2017 Beneteau 50

    $699,000

    Size: 50 ft
    UID: [email protected] Site
    Year:  2017
    Manufacturer: Beneteau
    Location: Miami Beach , Florida

    2023 Windy 60

    $Contact For Price

    Size: 60 ft
    UID: [email protected]
    Year:  2023
    Manufacturer: Windy
    Location: Palm Beach, Florida