Russ Schafer / Florida Yacht Broker

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  • home town Plantation, FL
  • first boat 13' Boston Whaler
  • First job Inventory Manager
  • favorite boat music Jimmy Buffett
  • Favorite boat show Fort Lauderdale


Russell W. Schafer was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Specializing in motoryacht and sportfishing yacht sales, Russ is the third generation in his family to be in the boat building/boat sales industry.

“I was raised in a true fishing family and was fishing tournaments at 10 years of age. Boating is in my blood, mixed with a little bit of Atlantic saltwater."

There Russ learned a great deal about the yachting industry in the family business, Fishermans Paradise, by selling electronics, engines and of course, boats.

"My idea of success is enjoying what one does for a living, and I really enjoy selling yachts.” This attitude, combined with his knowledge of yachts and seamanship, as well as a family history of yachting has led to Russell’s success today.

Russ' key to success is listening to his client and putting the client’s interests first and foremost. He finds a great deal of satisfaction in doing the footwork and researching the current yacht market in order to find the best fit for his client in yacht design and features, as well as in negotiating the best price possible.

When selling a client’s yacht, Russ uses his expertise to determine a current, yet competitive market value along with presenting the yacht in the most appealing way through numerous avenues.

If you are looking for a young, high energy, enthusiastic yachting professional who is known for being a top salesman, you can call Russ at 954.445.2290 or e-mail him at

“Whether looking for the right yacht, or looking to sell your current one, please feel free to contact me to discuss our marketing strategy," Russ says. "You won’t be disappointed.”

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