Team

The Vacations Team

From our professional backgrounds to personal boating passions and exceptional service commitments, we know boating and share that passion with each customer. At MarineMax Vacations, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your charter vacation is spectacular because we are the best at what we do.

Raul Bermudez, Vice President Charter Division

Raul BermudezRaul launched MarineMax Vacations in 2011 and leads the Charter and Yacht sales effort for MarineMax with more than 15 years of experience in the yacht charter industry.

Raul was with TUI Marine where he held several executive positions including VP of charter sales and marketing and global yield management. During his 12 year tenure, Raul was in charge of sales, marketing and global yield management for 5 brands including The Moorings, Sunsail, Footloose, Club Vass and LeBoat, over 1400 yachts, 1200 canal boats, 7 hotels, 12 marinas and 90 locations in 29 countries and 5 currencies.

Prior to working for The Moorings / TUI, Raul spent 10 years with Ryder Truck rental in a variety of roles including Dealer Development Manager, Business Systems Analyst and Pricing Consultant.

Raul holds a bachelor degree in Business Management and Management Information Systems from Florida International University. When he is not working or boating, you can find him on a soccer field either coaching or watching his kids play.


 Michelle Bonasoro, Office Manager

Michelle BonasoroAs Office Manager, Michelle ensures all charter operation logistics and planning are service oriented and efficient for both our internal teams as well as guest service delivery. Michelle has extensive experience in the BVI charter market. Her clear communication style, integrity and knowledge of the product are an asset to our in house teams and charter guests.

Prior to coming aboard MarineMax Vacations, Michelle spent over 10 years with The Moorings Sailing Vacations. Michelle worked in various departments within the company including a Vacation Planning Agent selling bareboat, crewed and power yachts charter vacations and European canal boat rentals providing first class customer service.

Michelle’s first trip to the British Virgin Islands was a High School graduation present with a lifelong friend aboard a bareboat catamaran. This is where Michelle fell in love with the BVI’s and the charter yacht business. Her favorite activity in the BVI’s is snorkeling at Monkey Point, the Indians and exploring through the Baths.

Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two children boating and snow skiing.


Clarence Malone, Director of Operations, BVI Charter Base

Clarence comes to the team with more than 39 years of experience in the charter industry. Clarence oversees all aspects of charter operations at our Tortola base.

His extensive charter career began with The Moorings and has spanned across all service areas from yacht maintenance and charter delivery to base operations and Management.  Before departing the Moorings in 2017, Clarence was their Director of Operations in Tortola since 2000. Clarence's vast knowledge of charter operations and strong base management skills will continue to strengthen our Tortola Base Team.

Clarence is originally from the beautiful island of Tortola and graduated from the Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida.

 

 


Amy Sterlicchi, Charter Sales Consultant

Amy is responsible for guiding guests through the planning process to create an unforgettable vacation. With her extensive background in the hospitality industry, she has a strong sense of guest relations and customer service. Amy's infectious energy,  big smile and wealth of knowledge easily puts our guests at ease during the entire planning process of a fantastic getaway.

Amy has lived on 3 continents and traveled to more than 15 countries. She is a venerated traveler who knows what makes a travel experience smooth and memorable. Recently, she spent 2 years working for a Marriott country club just north of London, England. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the Rosen College at University of Central Florida.

From her upbringing in California to her current residence in Florida, Amy’s love of water and sunshine keep her chasing adventure.

 


Kelly Wooley, Charter Sales Consultant

Kelly WooleyKelly's primary focus is providing excellent service in the entire charter booking process for our guests. From first contact in person or via telephone, Kelly assists guests in all planning and booking of charter vacations including our bareboat and crewed charters in the BVI as well as worldwide vacations aboard a variety of yachts.  Through her knowledge of the charter experience and personal attention for our guests, she is a vital member of the team.

Kelly has loved being on the water since her first sailing class in Newport, Rhode Island many years ago.  Kelly graduated with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Kelly was a member of the sailing club UNCW and has continued her love of the water as she resides on a sailboat in St. Petersburg, Florida.