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 Sutton, Operations Manager, adheres to a straightforward philosophy: prioritize clients above all else. With a commitment to excellence, she takes pride in initiating your upcoming yacht sales transaction. Abbey’s success is defined by the ultimate measure of your satisfaction.

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.
Nicholas Ferraro
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Raised in South Florida, Nicholas has enjoyed spending time on the water starting from a very young age. Whether fishing, hanging out on a sandbar, or doing any sort of watersport, you can find him on the water just about any given weekend. It’s from these life-long memories Nicholas decided to join Cay Marine Group in January 2023, in hopes of inspiring and helping create the same unforgettable experiences with our clients. He specializes in center consoles, but also has knowledge of luxury boats and yachts of all types. Nicholas is a “go-getter” and someone who is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.
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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Elan is pleased to kickstart your yacht sales adventure, promising a customer-centric approach where your contentment serves as the ultimate measure of success.
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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Embarking on a yacht sales transaction with Captain Mo means embracing a simple yet powerful mantra: Clients come first. Your satisfaction is not just a goal but a measure of his success, promising a rewarding and customer-centric journey in the world of yacht sales.
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.
Recent Updates

2004 Tiara Sport 52

$549,999

Size: 52 ft
UID: 2801127
Year:  2004
Manufacturer: Tiara Sport
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2021 Wajer 55

$2,175,000

Size: 55 ft
UID: 2808215
Year:  2021
Manufacturer: Wajer
Location: Miami, Florida

2013 Azimut 58

$849,000

Size: 58 ft
UID: 2791414
Year:  2013
Manufacturer: Azimut
Location: MIAMI, Florida

2017 Beneteau 50

$735,000

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2798084
Year:  2017
Manufacturer: Beneteau
Location: Miami Beach , Florida

1972 Huckins 50

$199,000

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2806155
Year:  1972
Manufacturer: Huckins
Location: Dighton , Massachusetts

2023 Windy 60

$Contact For Price

Size: 60 ft
UID: 2780403
Year:  2023
Manufacturer: Windy
Location: Stuart, Florida

1963 Whiticar 54

$1,500,000

Size: 54 ft
UID: 2797049
Year:  1963
Manufacturer: Whiticar
Location: Galveston, Texas

2004 Thoroughbred 65

$325,000

Size: 65 ft
UID: 2808878
Year:  2004
Manufacturer: Thoroughbred
Location: Deland, Florida

1985 Custom 50

$147,459

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2809228
Year:  1985
Manufacturer: Custom
Location: Chester, Nova Scotia

1999 Nordhavn 62

$950,000

Size: 62 ft
UID: 2809223
Year:  1999
Manufacturer: Nordhavn
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador

1989 Sumerset 64

$225,000

Size: 64 ft
UID: 2808811
Year:  1989
Manufacturer: Sumerset
Location: Deland, Florida

2019 Princess 60

$2,149,000

Size: 60 ft
UID: 2808481
Year:  2019
Manufacturer: Princess
Location: Palm Beach, Florida

2016 Prestige 70

$1,595,000

Size: 70 ft
UID: 2808470
Year:  2016
Manufacturer: Prestige
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2018 Sea Ray 57

$1,299,000

Size: 57 ft
UID: 2806378
Year:  2018
Manufacturer: Sea Ray
Location: Sarasota, Florida

2014 Sunstar 55

$249,000

Size: 55 ft
UID: 2807591
Year:  2014
Manufacturer: Sunstar
Location: Deland, Florida

2024 Windy 53

$Contact For Price

Size: 53 ft
UID: 2807415
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Windy
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2024 Solaris 53

$2,647,552

Size: 53 ft
UID: 2807487
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Solaris
Location: Palm Beach, Florida

2011 Azimut 55

$599,000

Size: 55 ft
UID: 2807004
Year:  2011
Manufacturer: Azimut
Location: Miami Beach, Florida

2024 Pardo Yachts 52

$2,601,395

Size: 52 ft
UID: 2806741
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Pardo Yachts
Location: Miami, Florida

2024 Sunseeker 68

$3,849,000

Size: 68 ft
UID: 2806597
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: Sunseeker
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1995 Kong & Halvorsen 58

$284,500

Size: 58 ft
UID: 2806524
Year:  1995
Manufacturer: Kong & Halvorsen
Location: Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles (NL)

2024 De Antonio 50

$1,350,036

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2806525
Year:  2024
Manufacturer: De Antonio
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2022 Whaly 7

$Contact For Price

Size: 7 ft
UID: 2780132
Year:  2022
Manufacturer: Whaly
Location: Stuart, Florida

2022 Whaly 6

$2,450

Size: 6 ft
UID: 2775385
Year:  2022
Manufacturer: Whaly
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2022 Whaly 8

$3,450

Size: 8 ft
UID: 2775382
Year:  2022
Manufacturer: Whaly
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2022 Highfield 7

$Contact For Price

Size: 7 ft
UID: 2780099
Year:  2022
Manufacturer: Highfield
Location: Stuart, Florida

2022 Highfield 8

$Contact For Price

Size: 8 ft
UID: 2780055
Year:  2022
Manufacturer: Highfield
Location: Stuart, Florida

2021 Princess 50

$1,639,000

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2799780
Year:  2021
Manufacturer: Princess
Location: Dania Beach, Florida

1987 Custom 50

$179,900

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2800665
Year:  1987
Manufacturer: Custom
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi

2015 Prestige 50

$649,000

Size: 50 ft
UID: 2802575
Year:  2015
Manufacturer: Prestige
Location: Miami Beach, Florida