Edwards Yacht Sales

Melanie Neale - Broker

Melanie Neale - Broker

St. Augustine, FL, US

Melanie Sunshine Neale earned her US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captains’ License before she got her drivers’ license. She grew up living aboard her family’s 47’ GulfStar, cruising up and down the East Coast and through the Bahamas for nearly twenty years.  Melanie captained and crewed on various boats while working her way through college, then bought and lived aboard her first sailboat, Short Story, a 1969 Columbia 28, while attending graduate school in North Miami. That was the beginning, and she’s owned many boats since then.

She is also an author (her books include memoirs Boat Girl and Boat Kid), regular contributor to Cruising World (her Short Story column ran in the magazine from 2006 to 2009) and BoatUS magazines, a freelance editor, and has worked over the years as everything from boat detailer to college professor to educational administrator. Her father, maritime author Tom Neale, instilled in her a love of sailing, writing, perusing boat listings, hard work, and repairing marine diesel engines. Melanie currently lives aboard and cruises the local waters of St. Augustine, FL, on a 35’ Island Packet with her daughter, Maryann, and a six-toed cat named Neemow.

As a full-time Yacht Broker, Melanie is dedicated to matching people with the right boats. Her network is large, and she handles a high volume of quality listings. She believes that there is a person for every boat, and understands the passion for the sea that leads us to the lifestyle.

Testimonials

Virginia D. and Jerry C. | 40' Block Island Migrator 1987

Dear Brett,

My husband, Jerry and I have been the proud owners of a beautiful Block Island 40 sailboat for many years.

Three years ago, we reached the sad conclusion due to health reasons that we would have to sell her. After one hour of posting an ad myself, Melanie Neale reached out to me via a phone call. I knew her family long ago but did not know she was a yacht broker. It seemed fortuitous that we should let Melanie broker our boat. Such a classic boat is not an easy  sell in Florida.  Melanie did all she could and more to attract the right buyers. We were very concerned that people who would really appreciate her would purchase our boat. Melanie counseled us wisely and regularly throughout the time we had her for sale. This year she skillfully facilitated the sale of our boat to some wonderful and knowledgable people, showing the boat to them several times which involved hours on the road for her. 

The sale of our boat was beyond practical. It was emotional. Melanie understood that. We are so glad to have been in this partnership with her to pass our boat on to people who would love and care for her. We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated working with someone as skilled and caring as Melanie Sunshine Neale.

Virginia D. and Jerry C. | 40' Block Island Migrator 1987
Jock Munro | 57' SUTTON CUSTOM ISLAND SCHOONER

Melanie,

I am very happy that we switched to you and Edwards. I attribute the rapid success of the sale to your very personable style and positive energy in promoting a beautiful but eclectic vessel. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for a broker. Thank you for your excellent work.

 

Jock Munro | 57' SUTTON CUSTOM ISLAND SCHOONER
PHILLIPPE MARTIN | 46' Passport 456

We contracted with Melanie Neale of Edwards Yacht Sales to assist us in selling our 1999 Passport 456. It is an exceptional boat and it required someone with knowledge of boats of this quality and condition. Melanie fit the bill in all regards. She and Edwards Yacht Sales provided extensive marketing exposure for our boat, including putting it on a number of websites, through her personal contacts, and her presence at boat shows. Once we had weathered the hurricane season here in Florida, she brought us a succession of interested parties for showings. It did not take long before a serious buyer appeared and Melanie made sure that they received all the necessary information on the boat. Melanie impressed us with her knowledge of sailboats of all types and was effective in pointing out the qualities that made our boat an excellent world cruiser. She was more than willing to spend as much time as necessary on the boat with the buyer so that he could get to know all the things that made our boat right for his boating dreams. The negotiations for the sale were straightforward and the electronic closing was simple. In short, we are very pleased to have had Melanie market our boat and can enthusiastically recommend her and Edwards Yacht Sales to anyone looking for an exceptional broker.  
 

PHILLIPPE MARTIN | 46' Passport 456
Scott Stiever | 28' Shannon

Having owned and sold several sailboats over the years, a decent boat broker had  been hard to find. This left me with the job of selling the boats myself. Not so anymore. Melanie Neale has proven herself time and time again to be a responsive broker willing to go the extra mile to complete the sale. In addition, her life on the water and around sailboats gives her a unique insight into the wants and needs of a prospective boat buyer. She is quick to answer any questions one might have and her detailed descriptions and photos of the boats are great. I heartily recommend Melanie for either selling or buying your next boat!

Scott Stiever | 28' Shannon
Steve Layt | 65' Custom Steel George Sutton

My wife and I just completed our purchase of Sir Creeper and Melanie was simply an awesome partner throughout the process. This is a complicated boat and it was a complicated transaction, every step of the way Melanie was as patient and professional as they come. Throughout the entire process she kept me informed and followed-through swiftly on all of her commitments. Not only is she an experienced sailor herself (which helped), she graciously opened up her own contacts network so that I could get the help I needed right throughout the process.

Steve Layt | 65' Custom Steel George Sutton

Current Inventory

Listings by Melanie Neale
33 result(s)
  • Hatteras Custom Extended 82' Motoryacht

    1977 Hatteras Custom Extended 82' Motoryacht
    Marineland, FL, US
    82 ft - 24.99 m
    $479,000
  • Auzepy Brenneur Sloop

    2008 Auzepy Brenneur Sloop - Auzepy Brenneur Sloop - Paradise
    Unknown, BR
    60 ft - 18.29 m
    $390,000
  • Voyage Yachts Mayotte Go-Anywhere Catamaran

    1996 Voyage Mayotte Go-Anywhere Catamaran
    George Town, BS
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $298,500
  • Kelly Peterson 46

    1986 Kelly Peterson 46
    Marineland, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $124,900
  • Gulfstar 45 Hirsch

    1985 Gulfstar 45 Hirsch
    St Simons, GA, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $64,900
  • Custom Trawler 50 Fathom Penobscot Pilothouse

    1974 Trawler 50 Fathom Penobscot Pilothouse
    St Augustine, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $159,000
  • Bruce Roberts Norfolk 43 by OceanStar Marine

    1986 Bruce Roberts Norfolk 43 by OceanStar Marine
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $119,000
  • Slocum 43 Pilothouse

    1986 Slocum 43 Pilothouse
    Jacksonville, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $69,900
  • Grainger 42 Custom Mystery Cove

    2001 Grainger 42 Custom Mystery Cove - Grainger Catamaran Spinnaker
    St Augustine, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $198,500
  • Whitby Boat Works 42

    1973 Whitby Yachts 42
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $84,900
  • Moody 425

    Sale Pending
    1988 Moody 425
    Brunswick, GA, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $124,900
  • Tartan Yachts 42

    1982 Tartan 42
    Titusville, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $64,900
  • Hunter 410

    1998 Hunter 410
    SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $84,900
  • Silverton 410 Sport Bridge

    2002 Silverton 410 Sport Bridge
    Sebastian, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $139,900
  • Morgan Out Island 41 (Classic)

    1988 Morgan Out Island 41 (Classic)
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $79,900
  • Morgan Out Island 41

    1972 Morgan Out Island 41
    ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $64,900
  • Island Packet 40

    1998 Island Packet 40
    St Augustine, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $159,900
  • Island Packet 40

    1995 Island Packet 40
    St Augustine, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $129,900
  • Admiral 40

    2007 Admiral 40
    ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $315,000
  • Corbin 39 Aft Cockpit Cutter

    1980 Corbin 39 Aft Cockpit Cutter
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $62,000
  • Beneteau 393

    2005 Beneteau 393
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $89,000
  • Hunter 38

    2005 Hunter 38
    SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $109,900
  • Endeavour 37 Plan A Layout

    1979 Endeavour 37 Plan A Layout
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $36,900
  • Fortuna Island Spirit

    2001 Fortuna Island Spirit
    Marineland, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $169,000
  • Nova Heritage East Sundeck Trawler

    1988 Nova Heritage East Sundeck Trawler
    Flagler Beach, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $64,900
  • Cartwright Steel Hybrid Cutter

    1995 Cartwright Steel Hybrid Cutter
    Indiantown, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $69,000
  • Fuji 35 Ketch

    1974 Fuji 35 Ketch - AGARTHA
    Puerto Montt, CL
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $55,000
  • Custom Treworgy Pilothouse Cutter

    1982 Custom Treworgy Pilothouse Cutter
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $49,000
  • Prout Quest 33

    1986 Prout Quest 33
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $39,900
  • Colvic Countess 33

    1981 Colvic Countess 33
    Palm Coast, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $29,900
  • Seawind 1000

    Sale Pending
    2000 Seawind 1000
    SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $99,000
  • Hunter 33

    2008 Hunter 33 - Manufacturer Provided Image
    St Augustine, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $59,900
  • Island Packet 27

    1985 Island Packet 27
    Jacksonville, FL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $29,900

Sold Inventory

Listings by Melanie Neale
59 result(s)
  • Contest 38s

    Sold
    1983 Contest 38s
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $20,000
  • C-Hawk 25 Standard Cuddy Cabin

    Sold
    1994 C-Hawk 25 Standard Cuddy Cabin
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    25 ft - 7.62 m
    $34,900
  • Bavaria 36 Cruiser

    Sold
    2011 Bavaria 36 Cruiser
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $99,000
  • Pearson 424

    Sold
    1981 Pearson 424
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $59,000
  • Three Buoys Renovated Sunseeker Houseboat

    Sold
    1988 Three Buoys Renovated Sunseeker Houseboat
    Palatka, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $49,000
  • Block Island Migrator Block Island 40 Yawl

    Sold
    1987 Block Island Migrator Block Island 40 Yawl - 1987 Migrator Block Island 40 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Amelia Island, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $79,000
  • Shannon 28' Cutter

    Sold
    1983 Shannon 28' Cutter
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $32,900
  • Island Packet 35 Cutter

    Sold
    1991 Island Packet 35 Cutter
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $74,900
  • Jeanneau 43 Deck Salon

    Sold
    2004 Jeanneau 43 Deck Salon
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $159,000
  • Freedom Yachts 36

    Sold
    1987 Freedom 36
    Fort Pierce, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $49,000
  • Catalina 42 MK 1

    Sold
    1989 Catalina 42 MK 1
    Jacksonville, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $79,000
  • Island Packet 420

    Sold
    2002 Island Packet 420 - 2002 Island Packet 420 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $215,000
  • Tartan Yachts 3500

    Sold
    2000 Tartan 3500
    Ft Pierce, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $134,900
  • Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch

    Sold
    1981 Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch - 1981 Pearson 530 Edwards Yacht Sales before new canvas
    Unknown, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $119,000
  • Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Motor Yacht

    Sold
    1986 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Motor Yacht
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $135,000
  • Whiticar Classic Mahogany Sport Fisher

    Sold
    1971 Whiticar Classic Mahogany Sport Fisher
    Marineland, FL, US
    62 ft - 18.9 m
    $189,000
  • Carver 300 Aft Cabin Cruiser

    Sold
    1994 Carver 300 Aft Cabin Cruiser - 1994 Carver 300 Aft Cabin Edwards Yacht Sales
    Palm Coast, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $28,900
  • Reinke Super Secura Schooner

    Sold
    2003 Reinke Super Secura Schooner
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $99,000
  • Beneteau Oceanis 500

    Sold
    1989 Beneteau Oceanis 500
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $94,900
  • Stevens 47 built by Queen Long Yard

    Sold
    1985 Stevens 47 built by Queen Long Yard
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $129,000
  • Endeavour 43 Center Cockpit Ketch

    Sold
    1983 Endeavour 43 Center Cockpit Ketch
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $84,900
  • Endeavour 37 Plan B Sloop

    Sold
    1980 Endeavour 37 Plan B Sloop
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $19,900
  • Sutton Custom Steel Island Schooner

    Sold
    1985 Sutton Custom Steel Island Schooner
    Titusville, FL, US
    57 ft - 17.37 m
    $98,900
  • Gemini 105 MC

    Sold
    2010 Gemini 105 MC
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $129,000
  • Pearson P40 Bill Shaw Racer Cruiser

    Sold
    1980 Pearson P40 Bill Shaw Racer Cruiser
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $11,900
  • Passport Yachts 456 Center Cockpit

    Sold
    1999 Passport 456 Center Cockpit
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $299,000
  • C&C Landfall 38

    Sold
    1980 C&C Landfall 38
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $8,900
  • Formosa Spindrift

    Sold
    1980 Formosa Spindrift
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $50,000
  • Gemini 105M

    Sold
    1998 Gemini 105M
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $64,000
  • Morgan Nelson Marek 45' Racer/Cruiser

    Sold
    1985 Morgan Nelson Marek 45' Racer/Cruiser
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $69,500
  • Luhrs 36 Open

    Sold
    2004 Luhrs 36 Open
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $119,900
  • Bertram Custom Extended Motoryacht

    Sold
    1977 Bertram Custom Extended Motoryacht - 1977 Custom Bertram 71 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Ft Lauderdale, FL, US
    71 ft - 21.64 m
    $89,000
  • Willard Marine 40 Trawler

    Sold
    1982 Willard Marine 40 Trawler
    Palm Coast, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $99,900
  • Custom Steel George Sutton 65-foot Luxury Schooner

    Sold
    1988 Custom Steel George Sutton 65-foot Luxury Schooner - Sir Creeper, 1988 65' Sutton-designed steel schooner, offered by Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    65 ft - 19.81 m
    $389,000
  • Shannon New Engine, Classic Beauty

    Sold
    1979 Shannon 28 Sloop New Engine, Classic Beauty - 1979 Shannon 28 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $39,000
  • MacGregor Wing Keel Pilothouse Cutter

    Sold
    1995 MacGregor Wing Keel Pilothouse Cutter
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    65 ft - 19.81 m
    $165,000
  • Morgan Ted Brewer Design 384 Cutter

    Sold
    1985 Morgan Ted Brewer Design 384 Cutter - Morgan 384 “Bonnie Lass” Edwards Yacht Sales
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $72,000
  • Robertson & Caine

    Sold
    2004 Robertson & Caine Leopard  - Robertson & Caine Leopard - Ready For Your Sailing Adventure!
    Lighthouse Point, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $279,000
  • Mao Ta Ted Brewer Designed Oceanic 46

    Sold
    1979 Mao Ta Shipyard Ted Brewer Designed Oceanic 46 - 46' MaoTao Yachts Pan Oceanic Edwards Yacht Sales solid full keel!
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $25,000
  • Sabre 32

    Sold
    1985 Sabre 32 - 1985 Sabre 32 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    32 ft - 9.75 m
    $23,000
  • Ta Chiao William Garden Designed CT 41

    Sold
    1981 Ta Chiao William Garden Designed CT 41 - William Garden CT 41 “Spirit Healer” Edwards Yacht Sales
    St Mary's, GA, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $49,000
  • Hunter 426 Hunter DS (Deck Salon)

    Sold
    2003 Hunter 426 Hunter DS (Deck Salon) - 2003 Hunter Deck Salon 426 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $149,500
  • Beneteau 473

    Sold
    2003 Beneteau 473 - 2003 Beneteau 473 Edwards Yacht Sales “Author! Author!”
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $199,000
  • Gulfstar Center Cockpit Motorsailer

    Sold
    1975 Gulfstar Center Cockpit Motorsailer - Chez Nous, 1975 Gulfstar 53 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Lancaster County, VA, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $145,000
  • Pursuit 3070 Offshore

    Sold
    2006 Pursuit 3070 Offshore - 2006 Pursuit 30 Offshore Edwards Yacht Sales
    St Augustine, FL, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $90,000
  • Albin Sundeck

    Sold
    1988 Albin Sundeck - 88 Albin 40 - Exterior Port Front
    Brunswick, GA, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $67,898
  • Bruce Roberts 44

    Sold
    1985 Bruce Roberts 44
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $28,000
  • Stardust Houseboat

    Sold
    1991 Stardust Cruisers Houseboat - 58' Stardust Cruiser Houseboat Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    58 ft - 17.68 m
    $85,000
  • Alberg Sailboats 30

    Sold
    1970 Alberg 30 - 1970 Alberg 30 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $25,000
  • Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer

    Sold
    1974 Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer - Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer Ketch Rig 1974 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Fort Pierce, FL, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $94,900
  • Newport 28 MKII

    Sold
    1988 Newport 28 MKII - Newport 28 1988 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $17,500
  • Island Packet Shoal Draft 27

    Sold
    1986 Island Packet Shoal Draft 27 - 1986 Shoal Draft Island Packet 27 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Indiantown, FL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $49,900
  • Alberg Sailboats 37

    Sold
    1977 Alberg 37 - 1977 Classic Alberg 37 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Ponce Inlet, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $15,000
  • Ta Shing Yachts Baba 35

    Sold
    1980 Ta Shing Baba 35 - 1980 Ta Shing Baba 35 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $39,900
  • Mariner Pilothouse 38

    Sold
    1981 Mariner Pilothouse 38 - 1981 Mariner 38 Pilothouse Edwards Yacht Sales
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $55,000
  • Camper & Nicholsons Sloop

    Sold
    1983 Camper & Nicholsons Sloop - 31 Camper & Nicholson Sloop Edwards Yacht Sales Line Drawings
    St Augustine, FL, US
    31 ft - 9.45 m
    $19,900
  • Alden Schooner

    Sold
    1925 Alden Schooner - Classic 1925 Restored John Alden Schooner Edwards Yacht Sales
    St Augustine, FL, US
    56 ft - 17.07 m
    $66,000
  • Marine Trader 34 Double Cabin

    Sold
    1978 Marine Trader 34 Double Cabin - 1978 Marine Trader 34 Double Cabin Edwards Yacht Sales
    St Augustine, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $49,000
  • Cheoy Lee Sloop

    Sold
    1979 Cheoy Lee Sloop - 1979 Cheoy Lee 35 Edwards Yacht Sales
    Bradenton, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $32,500

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