Petruzzello's Banquet and Conference Center6950 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI
NY Boat Charter began in 1998 by Capt. Rob Bellanich. He had a 42′ Chris Craft motor yacht and took couples and small parties up to 6 guests out on his boat he named Risk It All.
Capt. Rob met singer/songwriter Lezlee Peterzell in the summer of 1999, and his business was growing rapidly. Growing up on boats and having experience in the corporate and entertainment world, Lezlee helped Capt. Rob market the business while he helped her with her singing career (see www.lezlee.com).
They fell in love. While she was touring Europe, Capt. Rob proposed to Lezlee onstage in Prague, Czech. Republic and a year later, they were married. Meanwhile, demand for larger parties suddenly grew. Rob encouraged Lezlee to book larger parties on other yachts. She began NY Yacht Charter in 2001, and booked charters for corporate events, weddings, and private parties (see www.nyyachtcharter.com).
Lezlee realized she had a knack for sales, and Capt. Rob said, "Hey, why don’t we get our own Dinner Charter vessel." So, they bought the Festiva and Rob put his talents to the test by fully renovating the yacht. He transformed the vessel which made it extremely popular.
Having booked and coordinated numerous weddings, Lezlee obtained her Priestess License to conduct Marriage Ceremonies aboard the Festiva which she adores. Lezlee handles business affairs and Rob handles nautical affairs. They make a great team because they handle their areas of expertise separately…How else could they stay married!
Today, NY Boat Charter and NY Yacht Charter have one of the best reputations of service and integrity in New York. In January of 2005, Capt. Rob and Lezlee created their most valuable asset – the birth of their son who they appropriately named "River."