June 09 2014
As a South Florida native growing up with a canal for a back yard Gary began boating at a very early age. Learning to sail at age five in an 8’ pram his love and passion for boats was spawned and continues to this day.
In 1999 Gary began Offshore East Yacht Sales as the east coast dealer for Offshore Yachts along with new yacht business partner Greg Sturgis. The business focused on new construction as well as brokerage cruising yachts. As the business continued to grow Offshore East became the dealer for President Trawlers, Nordic Tugs and Grand Harbour Yachts.
With changes that were occurring in the course of the marine industry in 2005 and the development of the Shadow Boat and Escort Yacht concept Gary seized an opportunity to merge the Offshore East sales team and Offshore Yacht dealership with Shadow Marine. Shadow Marine was the leader in selling and converting small supply ships into luxury escort ships designed to carry aircraft, yachts, dive operations extra crew, security or just about anything else you can imagine.
Joining the Luke Brown team Gary brings his knowledge of new and brokerage yachts large and small after his involvement in every aspect of the industry from the original architectura drawings and marketing to delivering the finished product in yachts ranging in size from 32’ – 200’+. With focus on exceeding the client’s expectations in the buying and selling process he looks forward to working with you.
Contact Gary Slakow at Luke Brown Yachts
1500 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 • 954-525-6617
Cell 954-242-6723 • Email email@example.com