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About Our Journey

National Liquidators was founded with the ambitious goal to serve the maritime community as the largest boat and yacht recovery and remarketing firm in the world. After 35 years serving buyers, lenders, and sellers, we’re proud to say we’ve done just that.

Since 1988, National Liquidators has facilitated more than 40,000 transactions, including small recreational vessels, superyachts and cruise ships; and we maintain one of the largest inventories in the industry.

National Liquidators has led the industry with its commitment to excellence in customer service throughout the brokerage and repossession process. We partner closely with lenders, attorneys, and insurance companies to ensure our clients capture the greatest possible value for their assets, and our full-service model covers all aspects of the process from repossession and transportation through marketing and facilitation of title transfer to a new buyer.

Today, National Liquidators is a subsidiary of National Yacht Sales. Leveraging our 35 years of reputation as an industry leader, we’re proud to offer brokerage services beyond liquidation.

History

In 1988, three partners started National Marine Liquidators (NML) as a small boat auction company in Fort Lauderdale FL.  Their partnership combined talent of an automobile sales professional, a seasoned yachtsman, and an experienced/retired IT executive.  Their vision was to create a sales environment designed to protect financial institutions in commercially reasonable sale.  They began selling boats and yachts in a weekly sealed bid auction system.  All bids were recorded through their newly developed bid tracking software which provided cutting edge and very timely reports to the selling banks.

In 1990, during the Savings and Loan crisis, NML, become the only RTC (FDIC) approved marine remarketing contractor. Bob Toney, as a contractor for the RTC himself found the NML model to be just what the industry needed and believed it should grow into a national player, not just the southeast. As the RTC project came to a close, Bob joined the National team and began taking it coast-to-coast with four sales locations. As the late 90’s came to a close, the company became National Liquidators and expanded into the remarketing of other large ticket assets. The company also moved into government contracting handling the storage, maintenance, and auction sales of seized assets. The company experienced incredible growth through the early 2000’s as the leader and most professional in this space. The recession of 2008-2011 hit all records for National. With increased regulation and scrutiny on national lending practices, the industry focus became compliance and regulation driven. Born from Bankers, Bob and the National Team quickly became the cornerstone of regulatory compliance in the industry. National remains the leader in this space and continues to offer the most professional level of service and the most aware of the banking and government regulations required to meet the needs of the industry.

In 2021, Bob made the decision to form a partnership with 2 of his long-term employees, Frank Kups and Annie Amata. The partnership will allow National Liquidators to continue to thrive within the industry it operates. The level of commitment, professionalism and knowledge will not only insure that our clients are serviced with the highest of standards but also allow the company to grow within the industry. Our number one focus is Marine. Our number one concern is you, our client.

Team

Meet Our Team

Management
Recovery
Sales

  • Frank Kups

    Managing Director

    954.990.1078

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    Managing Director
    954.990.1078
  • Robert McKee Jr.

    General Manager

    954.791.9601

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    General Manager
    954.791.9601
  • Nick Salomone

    International Yacht Sales

    519.933.8933

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    International Yacht Sales
    519.933.8933
  • David Schloder

    Mid Atlantic General Manager

    410.571.3459

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    Mid Atlantic General Manager
    410.571.3459
  • Tyce Saylor

    West Coast General Manager

    949.429.4733

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    West Coast General Manager
    949.429.4733
  • James Travarca

    Yacht Broker

    216.780.0153

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    Yacht Broker
    216.780.0153
  • Trace Della Porta

    Florida Yacht Sales

    772.539.1413

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    Florida Yacht Sales
    772.539.1413
  • Conner Galbraith

    Florida Yacht Sales

    678-756-1988

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    Florida Yacht Sales
    678-756-1988

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Join Our Team

We’re growing! If you share our commitment to providing industry-leading customer service, we’d love to welcome you to our team of high-performers.

Our open positions include:

  • General Yard Staff (Annapolis, MD)

    Job duties include: checking boats in, light mechanical, removing property, wash and detail boats as they come in and keeping them clean, assisting in moving and inspecting offsite boats and ensuring that boatyard and surrounding areas are clean and assisting with any other boat yard duties that arise. Applicant must be physically capable of completing all required tasks and must have their own transportation, previous marine and or mechanical experience helpful but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Health insurance, 401k, flex spending, paid holidays and PTO available. Job Type: Full-time

  • Front Desk Reception and Administrative Assistant Cleveland OH and Annapolis MD

    Job duties include: answering and directing phone calls, greeting walk in customers and contractors, handling administrative tasks and general office duties. Previous marine or recovery experience helpful but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Health insurance, 401k, flex spending, paid holidays and PTO available. Job Type: Full-time

  • Yacht Broker and Sales Agent (Fort Lauderdale, FL, Newport Beach, CA, Annapolis, MD and Cleveland, OH)

    Job duties include: field and phone networking to procure brokerage listings, answering inbound phone sales calls, emails and walk in customers, assist in creating listing reports, sales photos and various other general office and sales related duties. Previous marine experience and current listings helpful but not required; related and/or other sales experience is preferred. Salary and commission commensurate with experience. Health, 401k, flex spending, paid holidays and PTO available. Job Type: Full-time