SALES TEAM

Mattituck Bay – 631-298-4770

Chris Suter - Sales Manager
P: (631) 298-4739
M: (631) 680-7713
F: (631) 298-4803
E: chris@strongsmarine.com
Chris has been a valued Strong’s Team member since 2003. He enjoys building relationships with clients and has sold more than 250 boats, many to repeat customers. He has been a Pursuit Brand Champion since 2005. He’s also an avid outdoor sportsman, spending years as a sailing and ski instructor before settling down on the North Fork with his wife Stephanie. They spend quality time boating together on their Pursuit with their sons Jackson and Tucker.
Patty Reeve - Business Manager
P: (631) 298-4770 x15
F: (631) 298-9124
E: patty@strongsmarine.com
Patty is a “beach girl,” having the fortune of always living near the water in New England, Florida, and on the North Fork. Over the years, she has enjoyed fishing offshore tournaments and traveling to exciting destinations on Strong’s annual Rendezvous. She’s valued being part of Strong’s Marine’s growth. Currently company-wide Business Manager, Patty has been an integral part of the Strong’s team and growth since 2000. She enjoys helping every client get into the boat of their dreams.
Capt. Mike Forman - Pre-Enjoyed Sales Manager
P: (631) 298-4770 x22
M: (631) 291-7519
F: (631) 298-9124
E: mike@strongsmarine.com
Captain Mike brings an impressive business background with 40 years of experience in the marine and sport fishing industry. Licensed as a 100 ton master, he’s run private and charter boats from Maine to Mexico and the Caribbean, and has operated a charter fishing business for nearly 30 years. On top of that, he built a 25-year career in the commercial printing industry before joining Strong’s. When he’s not helping guide you into the boat that is right for you, he’s out fishing on his own boat!
David Russell - Sales Consultant
P: (631) 298-4770 x24
F: (631) 298-9124
E: david@strongsmarine.com
Dave moved to the North Fork with his wife Sondra and children Emily and Aidan more than 15 years ago. He enjoys all the North Fork has to offer, particularly boating and fishing. Much of his free time is spent with his family on the water, whether it’s camping on the hook, wakeboarding, tubing or in pursuit of “the big one.” Dave is proud to be on the Strong’s Marine Team. He enjoys meeting people who share his love of boating and are looking to create new memories for themselves and their families.
Peter Chapman - Sales Consultant
P: (631) 298-4770 x29
M: (631) 680-0337
F: (631) 298-4803
E: peter@strongsmarine.com
Peter spent summers on the North Fork as a child and moved back to the North Fork five years ago with his wife Amanda and daughter Audrey. His grandfather shared a love of sailing, which he’s enjoyed since childhood. He was introduced to the fun of powerboating when his parents purchased a boat from Strong’s years ago and he gets out on East End waterways as much as he can.
Donna Hamilton - Sales Coordinator
P: (631) 298-4770 x 20
F: (631) 298-3801
E: donna@strongsmarine.com
A North Fork native, Donna enjoys all things having to do with nature. She spent her childhood summers in and on the water at her family’s beach house on Great Peconic Bay – a stone’s throw from Strong’s Mattituck Bay marina. Donna and her husband Jack returned to the East End to raise their children and purchase a local Garden Center. After the Hamiltons sold their business, Donna joined the Strong’s Marine Team in 2007. “Strong’s is my second family," says Donna. "I value the relationships I have with my co-workers and clients. Providing a wonderful boating experience for our extended Strong’s family is what makes me happy!”
Bonnie Bruno - Sales Consultant, Part-Time
P: (631) 298-4770
M: (516) 768-1436
F: (631) 283-7041
E: bonnie@strongsmarine.com
Bonnie joined the Strong’s team in 2011. Prior to her move to the marine industry, she was recognized as an account executive at a publication firm for her hard work and dedication in helping non-profit organizations raise funding. Bonnie is a caring person with a personality that draws people to her, making her relationships with her clients personal and special. She loves boating with her family on Long Island waters and enjoys helping clients find or design the boat of their dreams – whether it’s a first boat or an upgrade to a larger vessel.
Nancy Strong - Sales Consultant, Part-Time
P: (631) 655-3849
F: (631) 298-9124
E: nancy@strongsmarine.com
Nancy was born under the sign of Pisces; she can’t get enough time on the water. Coming from the “home of Super Service,” she founded and ran a marine service company for 18 years. She rejoined Strong’s in 2007, and proudly carries on the Strong family tradition by leading Strong’s Marine’s many social events throughout the year. Her favorite is the annual Rendezvous, which brings boating families together, creating new friendships and memories. Nancy finds introducing the love of boating to new clients extremely rewarding!
Chris Bellinzoni - Sales Manager
P: 516-771-7020
E: Chrisbellinzoni@strongsmarine.com
Chris is located at our Freeport location at Al Grover's. Born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, Chris has enjoyed the beach, fishing and boating throughout his life. With a background in sales and sales management at prominent Fortune 500 companies, Chris' true passion is being on the water with friends and family, including their newest addition, grandson, Alex! Chris is thrilled to be part of the Strong's team so that he can share his love of fishing and boating with others, and use his expertise to find you the perfect boat for your family.
Marc Landau - Sales
P: 516-771-7020
E: marc@strongsmarine.com
Marc is located at our Freeport location at Al Grover's. Marc found his passion for boating and fishing at age 5. He worked for Dante at Al Grover’s in the boat yard and valet service in his teen years, just as his father did for Al Grover Sr. Marc worked in fisheries management in Washington D.C. before helping Dante expand the Al Grover’s boat sales business. Marc also worked for prestigious yacht brand Sunseeker along the way and gained valuable experience and strong relationships with his boat clients. His current passion is serving existing and new clients to achieve their dream vessel. Marc regularly works with the industry leading brokers and manufacturers to best satisfy his clients.
Michael Diggle - Sales Consultant
P: (516) 771-7020
E: MichaelD@strongsmarine.com
What matters most to Michael is family. He is son to Mike and Trish, and brother to Robert, Anthony and Joseph. He grew up on Long Island working on and around boats his entire life. His father has been in the boating industry for over 40 years. Michael started in the boat yard pumping gas and detailing boats and that is where his passion for boating began. No longer working in the yard, he enjoys helping others find the perfect boat that fits their family. Michael graduated from Jacksonville with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration. In addition to boating, Michael enjoys lacrosse and played Division 1 for Jacksonville, where he became a three year Starter, Captain, and Defensive MVP!

Strong's Water Club & Marina - (631) 298-4739

Paul Finger
P: 6312984480
E: paulf@strongsmarine.com

Southampton Showroom – 631-283-6736

Rachel Lynn Duell - Sales Consultant
P: (631) 283-6736
M: (631) 988-1605
F: (631) 283-7041
E: rachel@strongsmarine.com
Rachel started her sales career with Strong’s in 2008 following a career in the financial industry. A North Fork native and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, she’s been a passionate boater since childhood. Rachel has raced sailboats for nearly 20 years, has sailed the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and has one transatlantic crossing under her belt. She has been an active member of Orient Yacht Club for over 15 years.
Jenny Scognamillo - Sales Assistant
P: (631) 283-6736
E: jenny@strongsmarine.com
Jenny grew up in Hampton Bays and returned to the East End 4 years ago after a 10-year career in fashion sales and marketing in New York. She and her husband Scott have a young son CJ. Though she did not grow up boating, she feels the enthusiasm at Strong’s is contagious!
Drew Lanzetta - Sales Consultant
P: 631.283.6736
M: 631.258.1913
F: 631.283.7041
E: drew@strongsmarine.com
Drew is a life-long boater and fisherman who started out exploring Long Island's south shore as a kid. College in Connecticut and upstate New York, followed by a stint in the Navy, lead him away on an educational and entertaining journey. Drew returned home to Long Island featuring a diverse work history but always maintained a consistent connection to boating and the water. His positive attitude and willingness to try new things has led to numerous business experiences and adventures, but his primary job as a father of one son has kept him grounded. While his interests and passions are numerous, he is among other things, an avid baseball player, a computer aficionado and serial entrepreneur. Drew joined the Strong's team in 2015 with a goal of spending more time on the water and introducing more people to the unique boating opportunities that surround us.
Ken Dunaske - Sales Consultant
P: 631.283.6736
F: 631.283.7041
E: kend@strongsmarine.com
Ken joined the Strong's Team in 2007 after lending his talents to several careers. Ken graduated from college and became a Naval Aviator, retiring in 1984, after serving 4 1/2 years active duty and 15 1/2 in the Navy reserves. After his military service, Ken joined IBM in New York and spent 25 years there. After retiring from IBM, he had Network Administrator positions at Astoria Federal and National Westminster Banks. Xerox lured him away from the banks to be their systems support person in New York for their printer division. While Ken has worn several professional hats, his passion is in boating. No city skyline can compare to the sight of being out on the water with his friends and family.

Port Washington – 516-304-5376

Rob Bianco - Sales Manager, Yacht Group
P: (516) 304-5376
M: (516) 906-2229
F: (516) 304-5378
E: rob@strongsmarine.com
Growing up on Long Island's south shore, Rob was introduced to the water at a very young age and immediately developed a passion for boating. In his college years he was the proprietor of a mobile marine detailing business and began his professional career in the recreational boating industry in 1999. Rob's rich knowledge of all aspects of the industry is derived from the management positions he has held previously within the departments of warranty, delivery, marina, operations, location and sales. He has had the privilege of working with the industry's top manufacturers in each class and he specializes in new, custom construction, pre-owned and brokerage yacht sales.
Michael Ulrich - Sales
P: 516-304-5376
M: 914-426-1300
F: 516-304-5378
E: michael@strongsmarine.com
Michael joined Strong’s Marine in 2017 after 25 years in the consumer goods industry. He was introduced to saltwater fishing and boating through his grandfather at a very young age and has always had a passion for being on the water. He started his recreational boating career in 2014 by running a boat sales showroom on the Hudson River for three years. His passion for the ocean and saltwater fishing/boating drew him to his current position with Strong’s on the western L.I. Sound. He loves talking to new and seasoned boaters alike and matching them to a new, pre-enjoyed, or brokerage listing that suits them.