Denison Yacht Sales, a leader in the yachting industry offering services through locations worldwide, announced the opening of its newest office in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The office is located at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, on the east end of the island.
Denison broker Wiley Sharp will manage operations. With a passion for all things boating and extensive experience in the marine and yachting industries, Sharp has worked as a charter captain and has managed large charter operations.
"The brokerage market in the Caribbean is operated by relatively small, independent companies," said Sharp. "I'm excited to bring Denison, a major North American brokerage company, to the island, as local yacht owners, buyers and sellers should all benefit from the company's expertise."
St. Thomas is the largest island in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. Denison's strategic expansion to St. Thomas was fueled by the steady growth of the catamaran market over the last decade as well as the Caribbean's worldwide appeal as a popular cruising ground for large boats, yacht charters, sailing and fishing.
"We are excited to expand our business and join the local community of St. Thomas. This is a great opportunity for us to grow the Caribbean market at one of the finest marinas in the U.S. Virgin Islands," said Bob Denison, president of Denison Yacht Sales. "This office also will complement our brokerage office in Puerto Rico."
Denison Yacht Sales has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948 with the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, from sales and charter to yacht management and new construction. Denison office locations include Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Dania Beach, Florida; St. Petersburg, Florida; Naples, Florida; Montauk, New York; Marina del Rey, California; Newport Beach, California; San Diego, California; Holland, Michigan; Seattle, Washington; Charleston, South Carolina; Antibes, France; and Fajardo, Puerto Rico.