2017-05-18 / Business Briefs

NIO Yacht Group, Pier One merge

Pier One Yacht Sales owners Len Garofoli and Tony Mondello have announced that NIO Yacht Group, which is owned by Shirley Nelle and located in Madeira Beach, has merged her company with Pier One Yacht Sales.

Ms. Nelle started in the industry in 1991 by joining U.S. Yacht Brokerage in Clearwater. In 1993, she started NIO.

Pier One Yacht Sales presently has five locations: Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda, Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral, Salty Sam’s Marina in Fort Myers Beach and its main office in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda.

This is the sixth brokerage firm to join under the Pier One banner in the last four years. The merger now makes Pier One Yacht Sales one of the largest brokerage firms on the West Coast of Florida that has six fully staffed offices with a total of 51 brokers serving Florida. For more information, contact Mr. Garofoli at 639-7777.

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