Mark Karampelas - President

Member Of

  • IYBA - International Yacht Brokers Association


  • Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB)

Mark Karampelas - President

Largo, FL, US

Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Florida in 1968 when he was ten years old.  Growing up in Chicago, he would always ride his bicycle to the waterfront marinas and watch the boats come and go, knowing somehow he would be involved in boating when he grew up.

He graduated from St. Petersburg College with a business degree and started his own body and paint business when he was 21 years old.  After several years, he joined the automotive industry as a Service Manager in a local car dealership.  That led him to a Mobile Marine Service Manager position for the largest boat retailer for two years.  He then started his own company, Charter Marine Services Inc., performing yacht maintenance, management, and vessel delivery services as a licensed 100 ton Captain throughout North America and the Caribbean.  He personally has over 4,000 yacht deliveries to his credit over a twelve year span with Charter Marine. Mark enjoys spending time with Helen, his wife of 35 years, boating, fishing and flying his plane to exotic destinations  Mark has been a Yacht Broker since 2007, and his vast knowledge of yachts and their mechanical nuances makes Mark the right broker to sell your yacht or find you a new one.