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   ABOUT BG SYKES

We can manage your yacht, your crew, and oversee vessel repairs and maintenance.


LICENSED & BONDED YACHT BROKERS

POWER & SAIL

BUYING & SELLING YACHTS SINCE 1980

Palm Beach Yachting offers charters with a large selection of vessels from center consoles and sport fishermen to yachts that can accommodate up to 450 guests.


At Palm Beach Yachting we specialize in delivering a true Palm Beach water experience.  Our day charters can include snorkeling, swimming and sightseeing the beautiful Palm Beach lagoon as well as sport fishing in the nearby beautiful gulf stream waters.

BG’s marine life began on Cape Cod with a rowboat at age 3. Progressing through 6’-9’ dinghies two 13’ Boston Whalers a 20’Proline and an 18' Donzi by the time he was 16 years old. He has always enjoyed power and sail and at Stone Horse Yacht Club progressed from water-bugs to wiannos from age 9 to 18 years.


At 19, BG became one of the youngest US Coast Guard licensed 100 ton Captains. He holds endorsements for Power and Auxiliary Sail and has been continuously licensed since 1979. He presently is STCW certified, Commercially rated for Towing, Radar Observer (Unlimited), Able Body Seamen- Any Waters, Unlimited Lifeboatman and Wiper. He is certified to repair Detroit Diesel, MAN, Caterpillar, Westerbeke, Fisher Panda and others and he owned and managed New England Marine Power from 1983 until 2001. From 1978 until 1988 BG was a PADI Master Instructor with certifications in underwater photography, deep diving, night diving, wreck diving, ice diving, rescue training, and his passion,underwater archaeology ( the first instructor in the US to receive this endorsement..which also matched with his graduation from Dartmouth College in1981 with Honors in Anthropology). During 1978-1979 BG went around the world by boat visiting and diving in the Hawaiian and Fiji Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, East, South and West Africa, among other locations.


BG is a very experienced cruiser with over 54 north-south passages from New England to Florida/Bahamas. From1992- 2002 he lived with his family aboard his 45’ and 72’ ketches  in the Bahamas from December until March every year. He is also a Marion-Bermuda Race veteran.  From 1985-1988 BG attended both Boston College Law School and the Boston College Graduate School of Management and received both his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees. He entered and  remains a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is a member of U.S. Tax Court and a Federal Court practitioner. 


Presently BG runs the holding company, Palm Beach Yachting Inc., which manages Palm Beach Yacht Sales, Palm Beach Yacht Charters and Palm Beach Yacht Services. He is actively involved in marine business and in real estate in Florida and Massachusetts. BG enjoys scuba diving, fishing, flying and yachting on his 77' custom express cruiser "Ya Baby".