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Russell W. Schafer was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and spent his summers in the Florida Keys, later relocating there. He was raised by a true yachting and fishing family. As a third-generation waterman, he learned a great deal about the yachting industry at a young age running boats, at fishing tournaments, and helping run his family business, a Florida staple called “Fisherman’s Paradise”, where he sold fishing equipment, electronics, engines, and, of course, boats and tenders. 

Russ never stopped selling, with over 900 transactions over the last 25 years, and has since established himself as a senior broker at Denison Yachting with an impressive resumé.

His passion has now moved into large motor yachts and superyachts. Since 2020, Russ has visited all of the major yards in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, as well as many smaller custom yards. 

Although his wealth of industry/product knowledge, negotiation skills, and enthusiasm are a major key to his success, what sets Russ apart is his integrity, professionalism, and ability to always put his client’s needs first, making sure they are the number one priority. If he doesn’t know the answer to something, he will get the right people involved to get the answer with his extensive network of relationships in the yachting industry. He is always learning and keeping up with the new designs and trends in the market.

If you are considering buying or selling a motor yacht or superyacht, give Russ Schafer a call any time. You won’t be disappointed.

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Fun Facts
Home Town Plantation, Florida
First Boat 13' Boston Whaler
Favorite Boat Music Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Boat Show Fort Lauderdale

Russ Schafer Yacht Listings

Aries 110' Cheoy Lee 1990

Fort Lauderdale

Maxelina 59' Prestige 2019

Fort Lauderdale

Rose 53' Riviera 2013

West Palm Beach

Four Sail 50' Absolute 2020

Fort Lauderdale

Caribe 46' Carver 2005

Fort Lauderdale

Reel Patience 42' Scout 2019

Fort Lauderdale


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