NEW Belize 54 Hardtop – SOLD

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Congratulations to Chris & Dianne Roberts on their purchase of a new Belize 54 Hardtop Sedan through SYS Broker Jason Mashke. They received their boat last weekend in Marina Jacks. They plan to keep Sarasota as their home base, but have already started planning cruising trips to various exotics destinations, including The Bahamas. We wish them all the best in their future boating adventures!

Sarasota Yacht & Ship is the exclusive dealer for Riviera and Belize Motoryachts on the West Coast of Florida. Belize Motoryachts models are inspired by the old world luxury details and timeless style of the automotive and boating industries of the 1920s and 1930s, yet are thoroughly modern in performance.

They currently offer two models, the 54 Hardtop and 54 Daybridge

The US premiere of the Belize 54 Sedan was met with a positive response

Belize 54 Overview

The Hardtop owner could well be new to boating and just wants it to be as easy and simple as possible. But they could just as easily be a veteran cruiser who has owned Flybridge vessels but no longer wants split-levels and stairs, either in their boat, or their living quarters on terra firma.

Unlike many of today’s leisure vessels that developed as ‘game boats’ and come with bridge decks either fully enclosed or with all-around clears, this boat’s primary purpose is less about chasing lunch as more social pursuits. Not so much about catching fish, as catching up.

Back in the classic era this configuration was often called a ‘sedan’, where double doors opened directly on to the cockpit area, making one big holiday space. Today, this style is generally termed a Sport Yacht.


The advantages of such a layout are many but the main one is the convenience of every activity being available on one single, flowing level. Everything is right to hand: helm, galley, saloon, dining, bar, entertainment systems; all within the comfort and protection of a roomy weatherproof space.

But this style can also provide the best of both worlds; with a lift-away glass bulkhead making way to the large cockpit and extending the entertaining out to the open air. It also offers another way to bring the outdoors in, either while under way or at anchor, when, with the press of a button, a giant sunroof slides open to the clouds and the stars. In cooler months, with the roof snugged shut, there’s the option to open the internal thermal blind beneath, to stream sunlight into the saloon via the e-glass panels that, in high summer, filter fierce heat and glare.


About the Broker

jasonJason Mashke, CPYB, Managing Partner {certified professional yacht broker} Jason is native to Sarasota and grew up enjoying the beautiful waters of Florida. Jason is a life-long boater, following in the footsteps of his father Doug, founder of Sarasota Yacht & Ship. As an avid fisherman, spear-fisherman, and diver, Jason has an intimate knowledge of the waters surrounding Sarasota and beyond. Jason is one of the founding members of the Sarasota Waterfront Alliance, which was organized in order to support strategies that help maintain the boating way of life that brought so many to the beautiful waters of Sarasota. As a member of the Florida Yacht Broker’s Association (FYBA), Yacht Broker’s Association of America (YBAA), and one of few Certified Professional Yacht Broker’s (CPYB), Jason is continually seeking knowledge in order to better serve the clients of Sarasota Yacht & Ship. As with the rest of the SYS team, Jason is committed to doing whatever it takes to satisfy the needs of clients. “Please call on me day or night for any of your boating needs.”

To Contact Jason, call 941-345-3200 or 

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1306 Main St.
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Tel: 941-365-9095