Sales Professional in Dania Beach, FL
Boating is in Mike Scalisi’s blood. He grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts at the boatyard his family still owns today. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's degree in Marine Affairs, Mike moved to Fort Lauderdale, where he started out washing boats for Allied Marine to get his feet wet. With a tireless work ethic, his career blossomed from there.
Mike had a 100-Ton USCG captain’s license, so he found work quickly. He took a job as a mate on a 100’ Westship that traveled with a classic 46’ Merritt. For six months, they traveled the Caribbean, visiting virtually every Caribbean island, from St. Thomas to the Grenadines, and then spent three months in the Bahamas, competing in the Bahamas Billfish Championships.
He went on to run a few private sportfish vessels before becoming the fleet captain for Lazzara Yachts. Mike’s responsibilities there included all new factory yacht deliveries from 68 to 116', captain and crew orientations, offshore closings, and brokerage fleet maintenance. After five years, he accepted a position as a yacht broker with Marine Max. His boat-brand specialties were Hatteras and Cabo Yachts, but he also dealt with brokerage vessels of all shapes and sizes. In 2012, Mike was named the number one Cabo salesman in the country.
Today, HMY is proud to have Mike as a member of its expert team. His knowledge, passion, and dedication to his clients is well known throughout the industry. He is an HMY perennial top performer, closing yachts of all shapes and sizes the world over. Mike is a proud member of the International Yacht Brokers Association Board of Directors (2020-2022). Fort Lauderdale Magazine readers have named Mike BEST BROKER IN LAUDERDALE 2020 and 2021 in the Annual BEST OF LAUDERDALE issue.
Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and their three daughters. You may also see him in fishing tournaments or on the waters around South Florida aboard his classically restored 28’ Mako, “NADICOLE.”
Mike Scalisi is a one-of-a-kind yacht broker who goes above and beyond his call of duty to do the right thing for his customers. I know firsthand the level of professionalism he shows daily by working with him on the purchase of a 116' Azimut Yacht. From the very beginning, Mike made myself and my family comfortable and guided us through the entire process. Mike went out of his way to point out various items related to each yacht we looked at and shared with me the good and the bad. He was never looking to make a "sale" but was rather looking to build a relationship. He certainly left a lasting impression on myself and my entire family and has since become a trusted partner and friend. I would never purchase a boat from anyone else. When friends ask where they should turn, I guide them with confidence to Mike due to the wonderful experience we had with him. There is no one better in the industry...working with Mike is great insurance that you are making the correct purchase while searching for your next boat or yacht.
Some of Mike's recent sales include:
2007 Azimut 85 "Day Dreamin"
2013 Hatteras 80 Motoryacht "Lexus Lady"
2013 Hampton 68 Endurance "Sea The World"
2007 Viking 64 Convertible "Barefoot"
1999 Catcraft 62 Power Cat "Megalodon"
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