Business Development Specialists

We are Business Development Specialists who work with Refit-Repair Shipyards, Marinas, Builders, and related businesses operating within yachting industry, who want to retain existing customers, acquire new ones, deliver value, and generate revenue in a more predictable manner.

According to the Q1-2020 Superyacht Intel Report, there are over 2000 yachts with an LOA of 40-70m that will require refits during the four years spanning 2020-2024.

Do you know which of those vessels should be your customers?


At Oceanstar Marine LLC we make it our business to understand all stakeholders viewpoints within the global refit-repair market. We provide strategic leadership to effectively identify, target, and win the best mix of customers for the long-term sustainability and growth of your business.

Oceanstar Marine is built on thirty (30) years of hands-on experience across multiple disciplines in yachting. We bring actionable information and a global network of many solid relationships to the table. That foundation combined with a methodical results-driven mindset uniquely positions us to deliver tangible value and expertise to our clientele.

Making an Impact - "That feeling you get when business takes off..."

Make business decisions that speak to your best market, hit the sweet spot of powerful and achievable, strengthen your value proposition and generate sustainable revenue.





We know yachts, and only use CDC approved Thymol products and electrostatic spray application methods that kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mold, fungus, and other malevolent contagions, including Covid-19.


Thymol Bioesque Features:

  • EPA Registered Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant
  • Kills Corona virus in just 4 minutes
  • Kills 99.9% of Bacteria, Viruses*, Fungi and Molds
  • No Rinse Required, even on food contact surfaces
  • Safe for use on all surface materials and fabrics
  • Sanitizes Soft Surfaces in just 2 minutes
  • Formulated for use with electrostatic operated sprayers for all-surface coverage
  • Ideal Protection for Crew Accommodation and all Vessel Interior Spaces


Jeff Partin

Jeff Partin

Business Development Team Leader

Jeff Partin is the Founder and Managing Director of Oceanstar Marine LLC.   Jeff has worked in the global yachting industry for three decades as a captain, project manager, yacht broker, and most recently, Director of Business Development for the largest refit-repair shipyard in the Americas, Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC).

His additional experience includes marine consultancy work on major motion picture and network television productions in addition to four years on the board of directors with International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and time in the commercial marine sector.

Jeff left LMC in March 2020 to establish Oceanstar Marine LLC, a business development and consulting firm focused on working with companies in the global refit, repair, and new build market.

M: 954-621-6332

Dean Vaughan

Dean Vaughan

Refit Project Management - Engineering Systems

Dean Vaughn, is a thirty-four (34) year industry veteran with a truly exceptional resume.  The scope of his experience spans commercial, military vessels and yachts.

He was formerly Chief Engineer on the 96m Lurssen M/Y LIMITLESS, he has served as project manager on multiple refits to include the 52m Benetti, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and served  six (6) years as the Fleet Manager/Engineer for the 58m Lurssen RONIN, 46m Feadship SEA RACER and 29m Pershing ROMPEMAR. With over 500,000 miles logged at sea,

Oceanstar Marine LLC. Is pleased to have Dean Vaughan as a strategic partner.

Mark DelGiudice

Mark DelGiudice

Vessel Operations - Marina Management

Mark is a highly qualified professional Captain and Project Manager with (30) thirty years of diverse, global experience in the yachting industry to include serving as Captain of the notable Maxi, Congere and has several ocean races under his belt:  Sydney-Hobart, Bermuda, Transpac, Capetown-Rio, Marblehead-Halifax and too many regatta’s to list.

Mark has a proven record for the safe operation and management of both power and sail vessels from 40-180’ LOA. His expertise includes Marina property Management and is credited with making 41 North in Newport RI, a favorite destination for a multitude of yacht owners and captains.

His other skills include New Construction, Refits and property Management.  Based in Newport, R.I.  Mark is known for his easy-going collaborative nature and global contacts. 

 Tony Pullar

Tony Pullar

Vessel Operations - Project Management

Captain Tony Pullar holds an Oceans Masters Certificate of Competency, up to 3000 Gross Tons with 26 years in yachting.  The scope of his experience spans both power and sail vessels with over 300,000 miles logged internationally to include private and charter yachts, regattas, and ocean races.

He previously served as Captain of the 58m’ schooner Fluertje, 37m Sloop Atlanta/Genevieve, the 37m Benetti Romanza and other notable vessels, in addition to serving as Director of Yacht Management for Camper and Nicholson’s USA.  

Tony has an excellent track record with refits in the US and abroad for both sail and power vessels, he has a solid technical foundation and understands the importance of planning, budgeting, regulatory compliance, transparency and documentation. 


Reach Us

Please call us to assist with your next project.

2400 NE 65th Street # 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33308