Management Team

Experienced Staff

Our technicians and management have over 400 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of yachts of all sizes.

Key Staff

Issy Perera
Founder, President and Owner

Issy has been a boating enthusiast all his life and has owned many boats and yachts through the years.  He retired from the corporate world in 2007, after a successful business career in the Utility Infrastructure sector.  Issy was one of three executives that took a small privately owned company public and grew it to over $1 Billion in Revenues in five years.

Issy has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, an MBA from Florida International University, and a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

William Dalton
Vice-President Service – Pompano

Bill has been Vice-President of Service for Apex Marine since its inception. Bill was in charge of the Ft Lauderdale yard and when that facility moved to Miami, he became the Vice-President of Service for the Pompano facility. Bill has over 43 years of experience in the Marine industry. He started his career with Sea Ray in Merritt Island where he spent 16 years and rose to become Operations Manager for the manufacturing plant. Prior to joining Apex Marine, Bill worked for Allied Marine where he was in charge first of the Ocean Reef facility and later on the Ft Lauderdale facility.

Kurt Chandler
Service Manager – Stuart

Kurt has been with Apex Marine since the Stuart facility was opened.

Rayniel “Ray” Fernandez
Comptroller and Office Manager

Ray joined the Apex Marine management team in 2015 in the capacity of Comptroller and Office Manager. Prior to joining Apex Marine, Ray was the Comptroller of a privately owned hotel management company. Ray has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Kaiser University.