Yacht Specialists

Frank Bongiorno

President & CEO
Prior to the 1964 opening, it’s founders Philip Bongiorno and his son Frank were selling Owens and Ulrichsen boats for Schatz Bros. in Brooklyn. As the Verrazano bridge was being constructed Phil and Frank, as…

Jay Hendrix

General Manager
Jay joined the Army out of High School and served almost 10 years, from Washington to Egypt; spending the last 3 years in Alaska flying Air Ambulance helicopters. In 1995 Jay entered the boat business…

Paul Aversano

Yacht Specialist
Paul’s from Brooklyn, and he’s been working for SIYS for over 38 years, starting as a teenager painting bottoms and doing yard work. Along the way, he moved up the ladder from parts manager to…

Dick Curry

Yacht Specialist
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dick Curry joined Staten Island Yacht Sales in 1985 as the General Manager of our Freeport, Long Island location. In 1993, he was promoted to VP of Sales &…
Rich Lucas, a Long Island native, has been around boats for as long as he can remember. He retired a Sergeant in the Marine Bureau of the NYPD in 2004, where he was in charge…

David Hallinan

Yacht Specialist
Growing up in a boating family near Mattituck, New York, David Hallinan wasted no time plotting his life course to become a yacht sales professional. Ten years ago he joined forces with Staten Island Yacht…

Frank Nicolois

Yacht Specialist
Captain Frank Nicolois grew up on Staten Island with some of his initial yachting experience being on a family owned and operated 60’ Sport Fish. His love of the water and yachting only expanded from…

Ed Mahon

Director of Operations (Service Team)

Nicholas Karpuk

Service Advisor
Nick spent most of his time on the West Coast of Florida which not only has some of the best beaches in the country but also some of the most world renowned boat manufacturers. Nick…