Longboat Key, FL
John’s passion for being on the water began in college when a fraternity brother taught him how to sail. After 16 years in medical sales, John followed his passion for being on the water. He earned his USCG 100 ton Masters license with sailing and towing endorsements as well as his RYA Yachtmasters.
His new career as a luxury charter captain took him from the Carolinas, through the Bahamas and Caribbean along the entire East Coast to New England. He’s done delivery work on a variety of vessels and his experience has also taken him though sections of the Great Loop. His knowledge of systems aboard yachts was strengthened while working in the Annapolis Maryland area in technical support for Vetus –Maxwell and later as a service manager for Hinckley Yacht Services on the Chesapeake Bay.
John enjoys teaching and has his American Sailing Association instructor certification. Combining travel with boating has brought him vast experience in wonderful destinations including Italy, Tahiti and Greece. John can help you navigate through the sales process, whether you’re buying or selling a yacht. His familiarity with sailing and power vessels of all sizes and configurations including catamarans will help you make better decisions in your search for the right yacht. He prides himself on his attention to detail while also being responsive to his clients. He looks forward to working with you on your next yacht transaction.View Broker (John Barbaro)
|Location:||Longboat Key, FL|
Proven Blue Water World Cruiser
Islander 56 designed by Angelos Lavranos and custom built at
Fred Scholtz Marine - Cape Town, South Africa - 1992
World cruiser rich in history, originally owned by the Commodore of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban, South Africa and cruised (and raced) for 7 years in the
Indian Ocean, under the name of s/v Centime.
Current owners sailed 5 consecutive days making over 200 miles per day
Generous accommodations for couple and 7 guests. 3 bunk bed cabins, Port cabin can be converted to a double with one additional in above bunk.
Main salon is raised enough to see out and reminds me of an open living space.
Galley is well suited for preparing great meals while underway with plenty of places to brace yourself and storage for enough meals for long passage making.
Queen size berth aft can sleep athwart ship while underway or on centerline when you are safely anchored in a quiet harbor.
Hard dodger with full enclosure, and new B & G instruments with repeaters throughout.
This is a cockpit that will provide safety and comfort in any sea or weather.
If you are interested in true passage making, you must see this boat!
|Water Tank Capacity:||300 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||460 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
Islander 56 designed by Angelos Lavranos and custom built at Fred Scholtz Marine - Cape Town, South Africa - 1992. First owned by the Commodore of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban, South Africa and cruised (and raced) for 7 years in the Indian Ocean, under the name of s/v Centime.
Crossed the Atlantic from Cape Town to Ft. Lauderdale in 1999 and acquired in 2000 by the Commodore of the Grosse Pointe Club (Michigan) and renamed s/v Encore II.
Initially refit by Global Marine Services in Ft. Lauderdale - 2000-2002
Arista Blue and Cloud White Awlgrip paint, UK Kevlar
Tape Drive sails, interior upholstery, exterior canvas and cockpit cushions, added air conditioning, new electronics, water maker, refinished/varnished interior. Cruised the Bahamas while not undergoing refits.
s/v Centime, Durban, South Africa
s/v Encore II, St. Simons Island, GA
HISTORY - S/V ENCORE !!: