Rob Welling Joins SYS Yacht Sales

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SYS Yacht Sales is happy to announce the addition of Rob Welling to its award-winning team of brokerage and new yacht sales experts. Rob will be working out of the Sarasota and Marina Jack’s offices of SYS. “After so many years in the business, shifting gears to sales just seemed to be a natural progression, and I’m very proud to be a part of the SYS team”, said Welling.

A Sarasota resident for nearly 25 years, Rob comes to SYS with a background as a professional yacht delivery captain with more than 60,000 nautical miles logged throughout the Eastern and Western Caribbean, including three Panama Canal transits, and the US coast from Texas to Maine.

Growing up in southwest Michigan, Rob’s love for boats and the water developed at a very young age. His father was a charter captain and Rob grew up spending nearly every weekend on the waters and beaches of Lake Michigan with his family.

Moving to Florida in 1992 to pursue a career in the visual arts, Rob graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design and enjoyed a successful career in the advertising world as an art director and then Creative Director for several of the area’s leading advertising agencies. But his first love was never far away, and in 2003 he left the advertising world for the open water. Since then he has maintained a career as a professional captain, currently holding a USCG Master 200 Ton License, providing yacht delivery, instruction and captain services on a wide variety of brokerage and private vessels from 40 to over 100’ in length.

Rob brings his knowledge, experience and passion for boats and travel to SYS and their clients across the country in hopes of helping them discover and achieve their own boating dreams. “We are very proud to have Rob join our team. Rob brings with him a wealth of experience in operating yachts and mega yachts throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.  In additional to his operational experience, Rob’s yacht management knowledge will be of great value to clients who are consulting with Rob in the purchase and sale of a yacht.”, said SYS’s Managing Partner Jason Mashke, CPYB.


Rob can be reached at 941.587.6644 or email

About SYS Yacht Sales

With over 30 years in the yacht business, SYS Yacht Sales (formerly known as Sarasota Yacht & Ship) is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and has locations in Sarasota, Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. In addition to distributing new yacht lines from Riviera, Belize, Vicem, Windsor Craft and EdgeWater, SYS represents the finest in brokerage listings around the world and has an award-winning service department.

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