Jim Rabenstine


Jim Rabenstine

CPYB – Senior Yacht Broker

Office: 954.767.0007
Cell: 954.275.8300

Before joining Dwight Tracy & Friends, Jim Rabenstine turned his lifelong passion for boating into a second career as a yacht broker and co-owner of a yacht brokerage firm. He initially enjoyed a highly successful, thirty-year career as an executive in the insurance industry.

Jimís honesty and integrity, coupled with his knowledge of the yachting industry as a boat owner, sport fisherman, and business owner informs his ability to intuit and actively address his clientsí needs. He works as an advocate and consultant, assisting his clients in every phase of a yacht purchase and/or sale. His clients enjoy a high level of confidence throughout their yacht transactions thanks to his hard work and attention to detail.

Always committed to being the best of the best, Jim obtained the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation in 2006. He is one of only a small group of yacht brokers to have met the requirements of testing and ongoing continuing education necessary to achieve this certification.

Jim is a long-time resident of South Florida, along with Peggy, his wife of 38 years. He is the proud father of three sons and enjoys his two grandchildren.


“Jim Rabenstine was always prepared to work out-of-hours because of the time difference!”

– William & Margaret McClelland

“I have been working with Jim Rabenstine on the sale of my boat, and want you to know that in all my professional career in sales and client management (I own and run an international executive search firm – 30 countries, 88 offices), I have rarely met a more professional, ethical and genuinely nice person. Jim is a tribute to your organization.”

– Douglas Bugie

“Jim has been very helpful and courteous during the entire process. I believe we found our boat broker – my wife and I like to receive excellent customer services.”

– Nicola & Sonya Belletti

“Jim was fantastic working with!!! Can’t say that enough. Also, I was very impressed with how easy it was to do business with DT&F. Legal docs were very straight forward and the electronic signature feature is great.”

– Shannon Shaw

“Jim did a wonderful job for us. He was an excellent communicator, shared his experience and good judgement, gave good advice and was prompt in all communications. He inspired our trust and therefore helped us in the selling process.”

– Curtis & Nancy Kruger