David Schwedel, Executive Director
David Schwedel is the lead investor and Executive Director of Uniesse Marine Group, LLC. David began his career in the marine industry more than 30 years ago. He has been directly engaged in the marketing, management, manufacturing, technology adoption, and finance for some of the world's most widely renowned boat and yacht builders including Bertram, Cigarette, Hatteras, Intrepid, and many others. David was the founder of Florida Marine Management, Inc., ("MAREX"), which was a Nasdaq listed company, and elected a Top 200 tech company by Forbes Magazine. Mr. Schwedel has been responsible for completing more than $2.1 Billion in financing for various businesses over his career. David expanded his manufacturing and tech know how beyond the marine industry, and today is a lead investor in several companies within the energy, manufacturing, and petrochemicals sectors. He has built, owned, and operated more than 35 vessels, and in 2007 he took delivery of a new 53' Uniesse Motoryacht, he and his family named EXODUS. The Schwedel family operated their Uniesse for more than 5 years, and cruised from South Florida to the far out islands of the Bahamas.
Rafael Barca, President
Rafael Barca has broad experience within the marine industry, acquired over more than 35 years. Mr. Barca's knowledge and hands-on experience in all facets of yacht construction, distribution, and sales has led to the successful introduction and development of several major European brands with more than 500 new yachts placed into the US market. In 1994 as one of the principles at Global Yachts International Mr. Barca was responsible for introducing the Uniesse line of yachts into the USA market with great success. In 2005, Mr. Barca partnered with Uniesse s.r.l and formed Uniesse Americas to develop the entire strategy for the company. This included the redesigning of the entire Uniesse line for the American market.