Yacht Finder

Yacht Finders

Matching Buyers and Sellers

Contact us to learn more about our listings and to request a free market evaluation.

Capt. Kevin: 631-926-4753

Bruce: 631-806-2751

Capt Buddy: 732-715-7788


 Who We Are

Yacht Finders offers a wide array of options to buy and/or sell your dream vessel. We offer a personalized, hands-on approach and provide pre-inspection checklists and full market evaluations on every boat we offer for sale. We're a full-service brokerage handling all you'r needs from start to finish including:

  • advertising your vessel for sale
  • finding your next vessel
  • finance/ insurance
  • survey
  • closing
  • transportation services (available)
  • boating lessons
Become a part of the Yacht Finder Family and join us on getaways, raft-ups, picnics at various locations, dinner/happy hour cruises, and so much more!

Meet the Owners

Capt Kevin Graffagnino

“My passion for boating started at the ripe age of 6 years old. My dad was an avid boater who bought boats, fixed them up, and started the love of boating that my whole family enjoys. Boating has always been in my blood – whether I’m cruising or at anchor with my wife, Mary Jo, daughter Jillian, and son Jack on our 39 Sea Ray Sundancer or out 100 miles offshore running a charter or fishing a tournament.


Like my business partner, Bruce Parker, I started my professional career in the Auto Industry as a Sales/General Manager. After 26 years in the industry, I decided to follow my passion, get my Captain's license, of which I possess a 100 Ton Master License, and get into boat sales and brokerage.

That is where I met Bruce. We handled brokerage for MarineMax on Long Island. We worked very well together and built an honest, trustworthy reputation from Manhattan to Montauk and everywhere in between.


We always go the extra mile for our clients, whether they are our buyer, seller, or both, by walking them through the sometimes very difficult process of boat buying and selling. Nevertheless, it’s always a happy experience on both ends.


More than 10 years later, I have decided to join Bruce on a journey to make boat buying and selling a happy and fun experience. I am looking forward to providing professional services while learning new ways to satisfy our clients!”

Bruce Parker

“Over the years, my wife and I have had a passion for boats and the water lifestyle, sharing that love with our children as well. After 30 years in the automotive field, I switched to the industry I truly love – boating.


Now over 18 years later, and hundreds of happy clients, I have moved on to have my own company. I am excited to work with Kevin so that we can help hundreds more either sell or buy a boat with ease.


I have an excellent reputation in the industry and work well with all the marinas here on Long Island as well as throughout the rest of the country. I look forward to working with you through the process of buying or selling your boat with professional skills.” 

  • Meet​ The Crew


Capt Buddy Benton (Representing the NJ Shore)

As a young boy growing up in the Bronx about 10 years old I knew boating would be a part of my life as I was scraping barnacles off of my grandfathers wooden Chris Craft cabin cruiser. I was always around boats with friends and family as the years went on.

About 24 years ago I started my business as a financial advisor and it was stressful. I was newly married to my wife Monica and we had our first child Nicholas at the time and one day we rented a little boat with a 20HP outboard motor. My wife said “I never saw you so relaxed”. It was then we realized we need a boat for the family. 

During the past 15 years we owned 3 brand new Formula boats, a 280SS, 34PC , 40PC and now a 50ft flybridge boat. I am now the “go to” guy with friends and family for anyone that needs a boat. As a licensed master captain I run up and down the east coast helping clients move their boats to different locations. I would also work tirelessly to help you along with my partners, Kevin and Bruce to help you sell your boat and/or find the perfect boat. 

Mission Statement

Here at Yacht Finders we strive to make sure your buying and/or selling experience is beyond your expectations through an honest and trustworthy approach that makes sense to all involved. We will put the fun back into buying or selling your dream vessel!!!


Every boat we offer for sale will have a Pre Sale Checklist in the listing. It will identify condition of the vessel as well as systems that were checked for proper function. Pictures are taken and the if the boat passes our condition criteria it will be listed,  If not we will ask the owner if he plans on bringing the vessel up to Yacht Finders "FOR SALE" condition. We will then determine how the listing and the report will be presented to YOU, the public!!

Here is an example of a Yacht Finders Pre Sale Checklist


Yacht Finders Pre Sale Checklist

The systems listed below where verified as “In working Condition” at time of listing

Please note: This is not considered a survey, this is for info purposes only

Vessel: Pamela Marie

Year, make, model: 2004/Carver/392 MY

Date of Listing: 10/3/2019

Walk through by: Capt Kevin Graffagnino

Description: Above averagee, Average, Needs attention

The following items were verified to be working at time of listing

Visual items
1. Hull and deck overall condition: nothing unusual, hull and decks shine well for a 2004, ABOVE AVERAGE
2. Canvas, glass, Upholstery: Canvas is average for year of boat, Glass and exterior seating is very clean, ABOVE AVERAGE
3. Interior (cabin) , flooring, seating, lighting: Interior carpets, upholstery, cabinets and appointments are very clean, ABOVE AVERAGE
4. Started engines
Hours: 102 at time of listing
Batteries: Batteries new at time of listing
5. Electronics (if equipped)
GPS, Radar, all working
Spotlight, working
Windlass, working
Auto pilot, did not sea trial
Bow and/or stern thruster, working
6. If equipped
AC/Heat, working
Hot Water Heater, new last year and working
Battery charger, working and charging
Pressurized water system, all water systems are working
Head system, working, pump did cycle 1 extra time
Risers/manifolds, NEW, were being replaced at time of listing
Refrigerators/freezers, WORKING
7. Broker Findings and/or comments
OVERALL WELL ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION, NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY OF A 2004 VESSEL, SHOWS AS A NEWER BOAT, VERY WELL CARED FOR. ALL THE SYSTEMS TESTED WORKED, THE VACUFLUSH DID CYCLE 2 OR 3 TIMES, POSSIBLE LEAK??


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