Herb Bopp

Herb Bopp

Herb Bopp
Sales – Fort Lauderdale Office
954-931-7138
herb@ayssales.com

I was born and raised in New Jersey where I became a boating enthusiast at a very early age and built several boats from scratch before I was 16 years of age.

After graduating high school, I received a degree in Education and taught high school for several years. Longing to get involved in the field of boating, I left my teaching position and purchased a marina specializing in retail boat sales.

After several successful years of sales and the involvement in a second marina, I sold my interests in N. J. and moved to sunny Florida to start a career in yacht sales and yacht brokerage. I began selling Wellcraft, Carver and Silverton boats then began to specialize in the sale of Chris Craft cruisers for Rodi Chris Craft and Blue Lagoon Yacht Sales. It was during this time I was honored with several sales awards from Chris Craft and eventually was awarded National Salesman of the Year for Chris Craft sales.

As Chris Craft sales began declining I was forced to make a move to the up and coming Sea Ray line. I had a very successful eight years with their growth at Bassett Sea Ray of Pompano Beach before moving to Hideaway Yacht Sales of Florida to sell the very prestigious British made yacht –Sunseeker. Sunseeker was relatively unknown here in the United States when I began to sell for Hideaway, but in a very short time they became recognized as one of the major boat builders in the world.

I have enjoyed working with Sunseeker as they have progressed from making small cruisers such as the 51′ and 55′ Carmarge, the 34′ and 48′ Superhawks to the 63′, 75′ and 80′ Predators. Eventually Sunseeker added the Manhattan series (flybridge motor yachts and cruisers to the line).

The competition at that time was keen since we were in direct competition with other European yacht builders such as Azimut, Feretti, Pershing, Fairline, Sealine, Viking/Princess, Baia, Choey Lee, Horizon, Hargrave and Mangustas. There were also the fine American builders such as Lazzara, Hatteras, Bertram, Viking, Westport, Formula, Broward and Trinity with which to contend. Sunseeker has become my specialty yacht company.

Sunseeker has truly progressed since I started doing business with them. The express cruiser series produced the 56′ and 58′ Predator and now offer a 55′ Predator, 62′ Predator, a 64′ Predator, and a 74′ Predator. In the yacht division they offer an 84′ Predator with either twin shaft or Arneson with up to two 2434 hp, a 92′ Predator Sport either twin shaft or triple 2000 hp Arneson, a 108′ Predator with twin shaft or triple Arneson drives. At this time Sunseeker is offering a 130′ Predator with twin 3181 hp MTU engines.

Sunseeker is such an exciting builder. Their flybridge cruisers started with a 48′ Manhattan, 62′ Manhattan, 64′ Manhattan and 84′ Manhattan. Now their line of cruisers starts with the 52′ Manhattan continuing with the 60′ Manhattan, 70′ Manhattan then jumps to the yacht division starting with a 78′ Sunseeker Yacht with up to 1800 hp Man engines.

There is also a 86′ Sunseeker Yacht with up to twin 2000 hp MTU engines and a 90′ Sunseeker yachts with up to twin 2000 hp MTU engines. As you can see, Sunseeker is continually building larger yachts and are now offering three yachts in their meg-a-yacht division. First is the 30 metre Sunseeker yachts (97’9″) that can be built to MCA classification (MGN 280 category 2). Next, the Sunseeker 34 metre yacht (111′ 3″) built to RINA classifications with twin 2434 hp MTU engines and finally the Sunseeker 37 metre tri deck yacht build to RINA classification and powered by twin MTU 4000. This is an impressive line of yachts with more exciting models to come.

Selling new and used Sunseekers is my passion and is the main reason I joined the Atlantic Yacht and Ship group. Through the years Atlantic Yacht and Ship has developed a reputation of specializing in the sale of Sunseeker products and was a natural fit for me. Not only do I have the availability of some of the top Sunseeker listings, I now have the opportunity to sell some of the best listings of sport fishing, motor yachts, long-range cruisers, trawlers and performance style boats.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship is a professional brokerage house in business for over 50 years and offering full service to all the clients before and after the sale. It is a pleasure to work for an organization that has all these capabilities.

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