Carol Waxler

Partner Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.

Carol Waxler began her legal career in the courtroom, having started as a probation and parole officer. She started and ran the Pretrial Intervention Program for the 19th Judicial Circuit. After graduating law school, she worked for three years for the Florida State Attorney’s Office. She also has served as a civil litigator for a…

Jo Stanley


An independent neutral and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Jo Colbert Stanley is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator, and certified mediator who also holds a Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration from CIArb. Jo serves as a Public Arbitrator, hearing financial services-related disputes nationally for FINRA, and is a Registered Mediator for…

Jeff Stanley
Jeff Stanley

Gilman Yacht Sales CEO

Jeff started his yacht brokerage career soon after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology in 1979. He grew up on the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound where boating was always a part of his life. He and partner Joe Majcherek started Gilman Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale in 1999 as a branch of the long-established…

Gary Smith
Gary Smith

President SYS Yacht Sales

Gary is the President of SYS Yacht Sales, a business founded in 1986 formerly known as Sarasota Yacht & Ship. He is the current Vice President and a two term former past president of the International Yacht Brokers Association. He is a lifetime and active boater, a diver and an aircraft pilot, he grew up…

Bob Saxon

President of Yacht Sales, Westport Yachts

Bob Saxon’s career in the megayacht industry spans four decades and has touched on virtually every aspect of the industry, including sales, charter, crew and yacht management. Bob is the current president of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), founder and four-term president of the International Superyacht Society (ISS), and recipient of the coveted ISS…

Michael Moore
Michael Moore

Founder and Chairman of Moore & Co.

Michael T. Moore is the Founder and Chairman of Moore & Co., a law firm specializing in marine, aviation, and art law. For more than a decade he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and was inducted into the Florida Daily Business Review’s Hall of Fame for having obtained several…

Lon McCloskey

Fraser Yachts Sales Broker

As brokerage sales and sizes of boats increased, the need for chartering became apparent and a charter department was soon established with a MYBA membership. During this period of success, Lon was invited to serve on the International Yacht Broker’s Association (IYBA) board of directors. During his 8-year tenure, with 2 serving as president, the…

Robb Maass
Robb Maass

President of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.

Robb Maass is a shareholder and president of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., a full­-service · 1aw firm with offices in Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Maass heads the firm’s Maritime Department, which specializes in yacht transactions. He and the other lawyers in his department represent a broad spectrum of the marine industry, including yacht…

Whit Kirtland

Northrop and Johnson

Whit Kirtland has enjoyed a 36-plus-year career in yacht brokerage. He is the third generation of his family in the maritime industry — his father was a broker and the head of Merrill-Stevens’ Shipyard. Whit began his maritime career working every shop at Merrill-Stevens. He has brokered yachts of all sizes and builders ranging from…

Michael Karcher

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Michael R. Karcher practices in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, specializing in recreational yachts, marine environmental law and insurance issues. He is the current chairman of the Miami Marine Arbitration Council, the past President of the Marine Council, and continues as the Program and Seminar Chairman. At University of Miami, Karcher teaches Admiralty,…