24 May 2019

COO Mike Busacca Awarded the MIASF Award of Excellence

Saturday evening, Fraser Chief Operating Officer Mike Busacca was recognised for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the marine industry.
He was honoured with the Marine Industry Association of South Florida (MIASF) Awards of Excellence. The Award was given during the Marine Industry Association of South Florida’s (MIASF) Annual Dinner Meeting. MIASF states The Award is to recognize «individuals from our industry whose outstanding achievement and contributions represent excellence and have had positive and significant impacts».

“I am humbled and honoured to receive this Award,” Mr Busacca commented. “I am grateful to the marine industry for the incredible opportunities it has given me. When I started, I never realized how far-reaching our impact was. Thank you MIASF.”

Mr Busacca’s tenure in the yachting industry began in 1983 at Broward Marine where he worked as a skilled tradesman. Now the Chief Operating Officer for Fraser, he oversees all aspects of operations in North America. In his capacity as COO, he plays a large role in ensuring that Fraser retains its position as the Number 1 Yacht Brokerage in the world, as published by The Superyacht Annual Brokerage Report in 2018. Over the last eight years, Fraser has consistently sold more yachts over 24m each year than any other brokerage worldwide. In the first five months of 2019 Fraser has sold more yachts (21) in this time period than at any other time in the last ten years.

Mr Busacca also combines his passion for yachting with giving back to the local community. He has served on the Boys & Girls Club Fisher Island Yacht Rendezvous committee for over 20 years. He has helped raise over $30 million since becoming involved in the Yacht Rendezvous which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. The charity provides services for 12,500 local at-risk kids.