Edwards Yacht Sales

Melanie Neale - Broker

St. Augustine, FL, US

Melanie Sunshine Neale had her US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captains’ License before she got her drivers’ license. She grew up living aboard and cruising on 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. Her current boat, Spindrift, a 1981 C&C Landfall, was given to her by a family friend and is a work in process!

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 lives in St. Augustine, FL with her daughter and a menagerie of animals.  

Testimonials

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

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

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

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

As someone that has sold 5 yachts in the last five years, I'd like to give testimonial to how great a broker Melanie Neale is. She has sold my last two boats and after dealing with other brokers I wouldn't trust anyone else to do the job right. She's creative, works harder, and goes above and beyond to find the right buyers. Melanie made the process quick and easy! Her efficiency will get the job done in record time.

Thanks Melanie and the entire crew at Edwards Yacht Sales for all your hard work!

Sincerely,

Kevin Wuertz - St. Augustine FL. Seller of two Island Packet Yachts “Time Goes By” (IP 27) and “Tir Na Nog” (IP 31)

Kevin Wuertz | Island Packet 27' and 31'

Current Inventory

Listings by Melanie Neale
32 result(s)
  • Auzepy Brenneur Sloop

    Unknown, BR
    60 ft - 18.29 m
    $390,000
  • Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch

    Unknown, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $160,000
  • Bruce Roberts Spray

    George Town, Great Exuma, BS
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $99,900
  • Reinke Super Secura Schooner

    Sale Pending
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $99,000
  • Gulfstar Center Cockpit Classic 50

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $99,000
  • Taswell Custom Built 50' Ta Shing

    Kemah, TX, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $495,000
  • Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Motor Yacht

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $135,000
  • Beneteau Oceanis 500

    Sale Pending
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $94,900
  • Hans Christian Yachts 48T Pilothouse

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    48 ft - 14.63 m
    $224,900
  • Stevens 47 built by Queen Long Yard

    Sale Pending
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $129,000
  • Gulfstar 45 Hirsch

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $94,900
  • Jeanneau Sun Magic 44

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $67,000
  • Custom Trawler 50 Fathom Penobscot Pilothouse

    St Augustine, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $185,900
  • Bruce Roberts Norfolk 43 by OceanStar Marine

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $139,000
  • Bruce Roberts 43' Spray Fiberglass Ketch

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $95,000
  • Pearson 424

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $69,000
  • Island Packet 420

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $222,900
  • Catalina 42 MK 1

    Vero Beach, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $82,000
  • Island Packet 40 Cutter 2017 Yanmar diesel!

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $179,500
  • Block Island Migrator Block Island 40 Yawl

    Amelia Island, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $99,000
  • J Boats J120 J/120 J-120 J 120

    Annapolis, MD, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $99,900
  • Beneteau 393

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $124,500
  • Hans Christian Yachts 38T

    Jacksonville, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $134,900
  • Beneteau MOORINGS 38

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $59,000
  • Tayana 37 Robert Perry Classic Design

    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $99,000
  • Endeavour 37 Plan A Layout

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $41,900
  • Cartwright Steel Hybrid Pilothouse Cutter

    Indiantown, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $79,000
  • Freedom Yachts 36

    Fort Pierce, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $64,900
  • C&C 35 Express Designed by C&C

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $59,900
  • Tartan Yachts 3500

    Ft Pierce, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $134,900
  • Prout Quest 33

    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $49,000
  • Carver 300 Aft Cabin Cruiser

    Palm Coast, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $28,900

Sold Inventory

Listings by Melanie Neale
39 result(s)
  • Endeavour 43 Center Cockpit Ketch

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

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

    Sold
    Titusville, FL, US
    57 ft - 17.37 m
    $98,900
  • Gemini 105 MC

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

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $11,900
  • Passport Yachts 456 Center Cockpit

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $299,000
  • C&C Landfall 38

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

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

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

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $69,500
  • Luhrs 36 Open

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

    Sold
    Ft Lauderdale, FL, US
    71 ft - 21.64 m
    $89,000
  • Willard 40 Trawler

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

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    65 ft - 19.81 m
    $389,000
  • Shannon New Engine, Classic Beauty

    Sold
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $39,000
  • MacGregor Wing Keel Pilothouse Cutter

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

    Sold
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $72,000
  • Robertson & Caine

    Sold
    Lighthouse Point, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $279,000
  • Mao Ta Ted Brewer Designed Oceanic 46

    Sold
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $25,000
  • Sabre 32

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

    Sold
    St Mary's, GA, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $49,000
  • Hunter 426 Hunter DS (Deck Salon)

    Sold
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    43 ft - 13.11 m
    $149,500
  • Beneteau 473

    Sold
    Daytona Beach, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $199,000
  • Gulfstar Center Cockpit Motorsailer

    Sold
    Lancaster County, VA, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $145,000
  • Pursuit 3070 Offshore

    Sold
    St Augustine, FL, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $90,000
  • Albin Sundeck

    Sold
    Brunswick, GA, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $67,898
  • Bruce Roberts 44

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

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    58 ft - 17.68 m
    $85,000
  • Alberg Sailboats 30

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $25,000
  • Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer

    Sold
    Fort Pierce, FL, US
    53 ft - 16.15 m
    $94,900
  • Newport 28 MKII

    Sold
    Saint Augustine, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $17,500
  • Island Packet Shoal Draft 27

    Sold
    Indiantown, FL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $49,900
  • Alberg Sailboats 37

    Sold
    Ponce Inlet, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $15,000
  • Ta Shing Yachts Baba 35

    Sold
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $39,900
  • Mariner Pilothouse 38

    Sold
    Green Cove Springs, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $55,000
  • Camper & Nicholsons Sloop

    Sold
    St Augustine, FL, US
    31 ft - 9.45 m
    $19,900
  • Alden Schooner

    Sold
    St Augustine, FL, US
    56 ft - 17.07 m
    $66,000
  • Marine Trader 34 Double Cabin

    Sold
    St Augustine, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $49,000
  • Cheoy Lee Sloop

    Sold
    Bradenton, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $32,500

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