About Us

Who are we?

Sunshine Cruising Yachts LLC is a boutique yacht brokerage based in Florida. We are dedicated to assisting both buyers and sellers of quality oceangoing sailing and power yachts through a consultative approach. We are educators as well as boaters.

Our crew has a broad range of experience. Melanie Neale, our founder, lives aboard and cruises an Island Packet Yacht in Florida waters. She is a lifelong boater and a prominent figure in the marine industry, known for her books and magazine articles as well as her experience as a Florida Yacht Broker. She worked extensively in education and communications prior to entering yacht sales, and brings organizational skills, people management skills, and the ability to teach clients about the processes to the table.

We are based in Florida, but work with clients all over the world. The ocean is our limit! Whether you are a young family setting out with a dream to sail around the world, a retired couple who would like to cruise the Great Loop on a trawler, someone who just wants to learn about the boating lifestyle, a seasoned and salty sailor, or a weekend warrior, we have you covered.

Why Sunshine? Well, we’re based in the Sunshine State. Melanie’s middle name is Sunshine. But most importantly, we want to bring a little bit of sunshine into your life!