Michael B. Yonker

Michael B. Yonker

1015 Riverside Dr, Unit 102  
Palmetto FL 34221

Phone: 941-500-2485

Cell: 941-320-8110

As a boat sales professional for Little Yacht Sales, I strive for a satisfying experience when purchasing a new or used yacht or listing your vessel with LYS. You will enjoy my service and support throughout the process. As a current owner of both sail and powerboats, I have always expected a high level of service as a buyer or a seller. Being meticulous and detail oriented with the maintenance and upkeep of the vessels I own, I am concerned with safety, quality, workmanship, and value. I therefore commit all my resources to the process.  I will engage you as a buyer or seller to ensure all your needs are met. I will be there during the process to making an informed decision on the purchase of a new or used vessel or when representing you as the Listing Broker for your vessel.


I was introduced to boating at eight years old sailing a Sunfish on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I purchased my first boat at eleven years old. After growing up in Philadelphia and spending many summers on the Atlantic beaches of New Jersey-Barnegat Bay, Long Island, NJ and surrounding waters I moved to Bethesda, Maryland.  As a young teenager I spent summers on the Chesapeake Bay at a YMCA Sailing Camp and polished my nautical skills.  Summers on “The Bay” served as my foundation for safe and knowledgeable boating and a lifetime of enjoyment on the water.  


Since moving to Florida in 1979 I have spent time on the water in the Florida Keys and around Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico,and surrounding waters.  I cruised the BVI’s on my first bareboat chartersand later skippered two bareboat charters, Croatia (2016) and Greece(2017). I enjoy sailing and powerboating on small to larger vessels. I have certifications with the ASA-American Sailing Association, the RPBA-Recreational Power Boat Association, US Powerboating, and the NSBC-National Safe Powerboating Council. The ASA IPC-International Proficiency Certificate is the credentials needed o be a bareboat skipperaround the world. I am instructor qualified to teach ASA certifications and RPBA-Recreational Powerboat Association, US Powerboating, and BoatUS/NSBC instructor certified to teach powerboating certifications. I currently hold a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain license.  In 2019 I started Florida Sailing and Powerboating School and Charters. I became a licensed Florida Boat Broker in 2019.  I have been a licensed pilot since 1979 with an instrument rating, and jet aircraft endorsements.


Certifications and Licenses

• USCG 100 Ton Master Captain License-May 2017

• Certified Instructor for ASA/RPBA to teach sailing and powerboating up to 70 ft length-2016 to current

• Certified by US Powerboating to teach Safe Powerboat Handling certification course

• Certified by NSBC to teach the BoatUS On-Water Training Four Module certification course

• Florida Licensed Yacht and Ship Broker-2019

• Private Pilot-SEL, Instrument Rated, Jet Aircraft SIC, High Performance, and High-Altitude Endorsement

• Scuba Diver-PADI Certified 1978, Advanced Open Water-2005, and Tech I Deep Water-2017

• BSEE-1978-Clarkson University, MBA-2017 and MA-2018 both from Webster University

Business Related

• Owner and CEO of Mar Adentro Marine and Charter Services, LLC established March-2017

• Owner and Lead Instructor-Florida Sailing and Powerboat School and Charters, LLC-Affiliate School 882 for the ASA-Established February 2019 as Florida Sailing Academy and Florida Powerboating Academy as US Powerboating Certified Training Facility, and withNCBC/BoatUS Certified Training Facility.

• Vice Commodore Bay Sailors of Tampa Bay-A Sailing Club-2017 to 2019

• Commodore Bay Sailors of Tampa Bay-A Sailing Club-FY 2019 to 2020

• Member-Sarasota Sailing Squadron

Price Reduced
47' Sorensen 1989

Palmetto Florida USA

$40,000 USD $65,000 USD

Brokered by Little Yacht Sales

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Express Cruiser
32' Carver 1996

Palmetto Florida USA

$38,500 USD

Brokered by Little Yacht Sales