On November 1st, 1979, HMY Yacht Sales was co-founded by 23-year-old yacht salesman and entrepreneur Steve Moynihan, who remains with the company as sole owner today. HMY started out with a single location – a floating office in Fort Lauderdale. Over the years, the sales force grew to more than 70 yacht sales professionals and dedicated team members, and the company added 12 more locations, all strategically positioned in major marinas along the U.S. East Coast from Ocean Reef in the Florida Keys to Newport, Rhode Island.
Offering new and brokerage yachts from 14’ RIBs to 200’+ superyachts, HMY handles all aspects of yacht sales, service, charter, and yacht management for its customers. One of the biggest new-boat brands HMY proudly represents is Viking Yachts, along with its Princess cruising yacht line and Valhalla outboard-powered fishing boats.
“HMY has been a Viking dealer now for 31 years starting in 1992. With territory from Northern South Carolina to the Florida Keys, HMY has built long-lasting relationships with clients throughout the Southeast by providing them with the finest sportfishing product in the market,” said Viking Brand Advisor, Logan Pryor. “In fact, the majority of HMY’s Viking clients are repeat customers and have purchased numerous Vikings over the years. Today, HMY’s relationship with Viking is stronger than ever with numerous builds in process from 33’ to 90’.
RiteAire Marine™, which has installed our Whole-Boat Dehumidification System in 112 Viking Yachts to date, met the HMY team through owners who asked HMY to order the RiteAire Marine system for their yachts.
“We were impressed by the way the HMY sales professionals took care of their clients before, during and after the purchase of their new yacht. HMY is also a very easy and efficient company to work with as an equipment vendor,” said RiteAire Marine Co-Founder Hector Escardo.
“Good air quality is imperative to many of our clients, especially if they plan on staying on board the vessel for an extended period. All of our clients who have RiteAire installed claim that they see a significant difference in the feel and smell of the interiors of their boats. This past summer, a 72, two 68s, a 64, and an 80 all had RiteAire installed. Overall, having this system is a low-maintenance solution to providing extra protection in air quality,” Pryor said.
As an example, he continued, “We had an 80 Viking that was completed this past July in which the client was very specific and particular about what he wanted. However, having a proper dehumidification system on board was of extreme importance to him since the boat would be traveling extensively in the wintertime when not in its home base of Palm Beach Gardens. Therefore, one of the first items that was chosen for the 80 was having a RiteAire System onboard, and in fact, the buyer would not feel comfortable staying onboard the boat without it.”
The HMY sales team attends the Viking VIP Boat Show in Riviera Beach, Florida, each year to support clients who are building new yachts or considering moving up to a different model. In addition, HMY sends team members to all of the major boat shows in the regions it serves, including the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, which is coming up on February 14-18.
“At the 2024 Miami International Boat Show show, HMY will have our own brokerage display as well as our sales professionals working the displays of the new yacht manufacturers that we represent, including Viking,” said Derrico. “We look forward to serving our customers with all their yachting needs at the show and hope to see you on the docks.”
For more information about HMY Yachts, please visit www.hmy.com.