Venture Yacht Sales


  • We are a Florida licensed & bonded yacht brokerage located in central Fort Lauderdale. For over 25 years, we’ve built a reputation for integrity while providing clients with superior customer service in over 500 yacht sales. As an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, we cooperate with other yachting professionals worldwide and now conduct a growing portion of our business with principals and brokers in Asia. Affiliate language capabilities include Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Norwegian. Our staff will oversee your yacht’s entire marketing process - from start to a successful conclusion. This is the level of service you deserve. Please Scroll Down...

Roy Pinney, our president, grew up on the shores of Long Island Sound in Westchester County, New York. From there evolved his lifelong passion for the sea. As a competitive swimmer in high school and college, he excelled in the 100-meter butterfly event and still swims regularly. Personal interests include Italian culture, tropical birds, investing, music and exotic cars. Roy is also well-traveled: from journeys throughout Europe to Afghanistan and from Alaska to Argentina. His education was self-financed by leading and playing bass guitar in a popular Rock n Roll band. After earning a Bachelor of Business Degree from The University of Texas, he moved to South Florida and entered the yachting industry. Please Scroll Down...


  • "I had my big catamaran listed for sale with a Fort Lauderdale "catamaran brokerage" for over a year with no results. Then a repair technician recommended I call Roy in Spring of 2015. His team professionally re-marketed the yacht and sold her in just two months. Nice job Roy, thank you!"
    August C. Schultes III
    Chairman of the Board
    A.C. Schultes, Inc.
    Woodbury, New Jersey

  • "I'm happy to say that Roy just sold my yacht! His market experience and professionalism in working with prospective buyers was unsurpassed. Also very impressed with the amount of time and effort his technicians devoted to preparing my yacht for showing. I highly recommend him as an honest, efficient and competent yacht broker."
    James Condit
    Home Builder, Ski Instructor
    Aspen, Colorado

  • "We first met Roy in 1999 when he represented the seller on a yacht we purchased. Despite the fact that we were not his customers, he assisted us with a number of items. Since then, Roy has represented us on three separate occasions - two sales and one purchase. All went well and we highly recommend him.”
    Joseph D. Maertens
    Chief Executive Officer
    Maertens Brenny Construction Co.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • "We're from Turkey and decided to make a trans-Atlantic crossing before selling our yacht in the USA. We found Roy and several other brokers through an Internet search. After interviews, we chose Roy because we liked his approach, personality and help in arranging everything we needed in the USA - even before signing an agreement. He then sold our yacht in just two months. The buyer was from Thailand and it was a complicated transaction but he treated all parties very well. We hope to work with Roy again when its time to buy our next yacht."
    Kemal & Nesrin Ayata
    Istanbul, Turkey

  • "Roy and I first met as fellow supporters of Miami's New World Symphony. I had my motoryacht for sale with another broker for over a year and didn't get a single offer! Roy took over the listing in March. By contacting other brokers, he had it sold by the end of May. He became our family's yacht broker when my sister, Kiki, purchased her new Tiara motoryacht from him as well. He's now a trusted friend and we heartily recommend him to anyone in search of their dreamboat."
    Pan Courtelis
    The Courtelis Company
    Real Estate Development
    Miami, Florida

  • "I’ve done business with Roy for a long time – over 30 years. He’s straightforward to deal with, treats his clients well and looks out for their interests. Utilizing a thorough knowledge of the marine industry, he always points them in the right direction."
    Roger Underwood
    Nance & Underwood Rigging & Sails
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • "Prior to purchasing my new yacht, Roy sold my old one in a record time of three weeks. I then purchased my new yacht from him and after construction, he oversaw its commissioning in Ft. Lauderdale. Roy was very helpful in locating the best suppliers and contractors in the area, some of whom I still use today. I am very happy with Roy and have recommended him to others on many occasions."
    Robert L. Gerry
    Risk Management Insurance Corp.
    Fort Myers, Florida

  • "We bought our new yacht from Roy and he sold it for us 12 years later. During this time, he was always helpful and supportive with any problems that arose. When it was time to sell, we brought the yacht to Fort Lauderdale, where he arranged dockage, maintenance, and some hurricane damage repairs. Even though we live 140 miles away, he then drove us home!"
    Eric S. & Lorna Horton
    Satellite Beach, Florida

  • "I purchased my yacht through Roy in 2010. He presented the vessel honestly and accurately, pointing out both her positive and negative aspects. However, most remarkable was the help he offered after the sale - by arranging for dockage and referring me to quality people who tailored the yacht to my needs. I would certainly recommend Roy to any friend who's planning to buy or sell a yacht."
    Marco Mastrapasqua
    Cieli Semiconductor, LLC
    Lebanon, New Jersey

  • "Roy, thanks so much for a fantastic buying experience. Blondie arrived in California in great shape due to quality preparation by your technicians prior to shipment. There was so much nice gear stashed aboard, that it took me two months to inventory and learn it all. But now - its all love. When I'm ready to move up, keep an eye out for me."
    Jason A. Campagna, MD
    Santa Barbara, California

  • "Before buying my yacht, I interviewed several US brokers... because I live in Perth, Australia. I'm happy to say I chose the right one. Roy's service and knowledge were outstanding, plus he took extra time to explain the complex electronics on my new yacht. I liked that. After closing, his mates loaded it on a freighter in Fort Lauderdale for trans-Pacific delivery to Brisbane. For me, it was a no worries situation...thanks for a job well done."
    Anton Kooimans
    Anton Kooimans Jewellery
    Perth, Australia

  • "I have worked with Roy on several boating projects. His in-depth knowledge, vast yachting experience and easy going personality are instrumental in achieving desired results. Way to go Roy!"
    Captain Michal Macha
    World Atlantic Airlines
    Miami, Florida

  • "Since this was our first passenger ship purchase, we approached it carefully. A colleague in Florida recommended Roy to us. He found us the right ship at a fair price. His technicians then performed a necessary refit, providing exemplary service throughout the process. He's a man of his word."
    Andrew Bell, Esq.
    Asian Law Specialist
    Los Angeles, California

  • "Roy made buying our yacht fun and hassle free. My current yacht is a great one and I appreciate all the time he took to get it just right. I bought my previous yacht from him 10 years before and almost forgot how valuable he was in making it just as I wanted. It's wonderful to deal with someone of the highest integrity and who I can trust completely. Thanks also for structuring the sale of Liahona, so as to optimize her market value. Most of all, I appreciate all of the great service that he has rendered and continues to render. Best regards!"
    Brent W. Lambert, MD FACS
    Norwell, Massachusetts

  • "This is the fourth yacht I've purchased through a yacht broker. Of those four, Roy is the only one that will ever see my business again. The quality of work and personalized service were light years beyond what I previously experienced or expected. If you're thinking of buying a yacht, this is the guy to call."
    John Curry
    Senior Manager
    AUTEC Torpedo Test Range
    Andros Island, Bahamas

  • "We lived in Texas when we first contacted Roy. He listened to our wants and then guided us to the right yacht. He also showed us around Fort Lauderdale, where we bought a waterfront home - for the yacht! Since then we've been friends and can highly recommend him as an honest, "no BS" yacht broker with excellent market knowledge. For any questions about Roy, do not hesitate to contact us."
    Captain Dag Hanssen
    American Airlines
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • "Interesting purchase. This Nordhavn motoryacht was located in Alaska, the seller in Canada, myself in California and Roy in Florida. He devoted an extraordinary amount of time and communication to put it all together. The sale was consummated quickly and efficiently, enabling us to enjoy the summer cruising season in Southeast Alaska. Many thanks!"
    Lawrence P. Straight
    Sterling Energy International
    Capistrano Beach, California

  • "I've purchased two yachts from Roy. He was delightful to work with, a reservoir of information and provided the right technicians to have our new equipment installed. In addition, we appreciate the safe dockage he provided in Fort Lauderdale. Overall, my experience with Roy has been excellent and I now count him as a personal friend. We are presently enjoying our new yacht in Europe, thanks to Roy."
    Harold Kernodle, Jr. MD
    The Kernodle Clinics
    Burlington, North Carolina