Nick was raised with boating in his blood. He is a 3rd generation maritime guy from a Greek ship-owning family, and his knowledge of boats, sales, and the sea run deep. At age 14, he started spending his summers onboard his father’s commercial vessels, working as a Trainee Mate, sparking a lifelong passion for the maritime industry. Over the years he has acquired invaluable knowledge about boats, yachts and commercial vessels and enjoys a strong and growing fan-following due to his high high level of expertise, trustworthiness, integrity and impeccable attention to detail.
His family yacht was a 78’ steel boat built by Camper & Nicholson in 1929 with a refit in 1953. His first job was an Average Adjuster. Nick sold his first yacht, a 75’ Benetti at the age of 17. The yacht was located in Greece and delivered to the buyer in Sharjah.
Nick’s 20-year career in the maritime industry started with ordering provisions, communicating with the crew, and keeping track of spare parts and ended as General Manager of a Greek ship owning company.
In the mid 90’s, Nick added technology to his portfolio and was recruited by Danaos, to open the North American market to their bespoke software for the maritime industry. Nick acquired some well-known clients including Crowley, Teekay, ARCO, Groupe Desgangnes, growing the company’s revenues to several million dollars, spending time on east and west coasts in the U.S. and Canada.
Returning to Florida after nearly a decade working in the corporate world as a C-level executive for technology companies, Nick and his family started enjoying Florida boating life on their own 380 Sea Ray Sundancer. He purchased a small yacht maintenance company and rebranded it to 360 Yacht. Within a year and a half, 360 Yacht has made a name in the South East Florida market for quality work and high standards of ethics. Recently, Nick decided to sell his interest in 360 Yacht and focus on yacht sales and his new start-up Cruiser Club (cruiserclub.com). He recently joined FYI International as a Yacht Broker.
Nick is discreet, knowledgeable and diplomatic. With him, you can count on having a broker, hands-on entrepreneur, marketer and creative thinker who is able to assist you in marketing and selling your current boat or finding a new one that fits your boating lifestyle.
Home Town: Miami, by way of Athens, Greece
First Boat: Glastron 18’
First Job: Maritime Average Adjuster, E.R. Lindley & Sons
Favorite Boat Music: Barry White
Favorite Boat Show: Palm Beach