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
Dick spent 90% of his life in New Jersey, and with 30 years of experience in the yacht industry, Dick has served in a variety of capacities for SIYS, from sales to VP of Sales…
Rich Lucas is originally from West Babylon, New York. Rich has been around boats, “Since I was a young boy.” He retired from the NYPD Marine Unit in 2004, has owned and operated a charter…

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
Capt. Frank Nicolois is a new member of the sales team at SI Yachts.  Frank’s enjoyment on the water began at an early age.  Frank and his Father would embark on weekend fishing trips aboard their 60’ Sport Fish.  Frank began his boating…

Brendan Daly

Yacht Specialist
I began my career in the yachting industry in 1996 on the Hudson River selling fast, fancy boats. In the 20 years since, I've had the pleasure of working with the world's best brands and…

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…