|Meet Our Staff
Growing up in
Chester, England, Hugh Bate knew he had the car bug when, at 4 years
old, his father brought home a new car which Hugh quickly and correctly identified
as a Jaguar Mark II. Continuing his fascination with all things automotive, Hugh
eventually worked with a number of prestigious dealerships, including Hexagon of
Highgate (BMW), Mercedes-Benz of Park Lane, Sytner of Nottingham (BMW), and Stratton
of Wilmslow. (RR, Bentley, Ferrari & AMG). After moving to Florida in 1986, he worked
with Palm Porsche and Champion Porsche in both sales and management.
Hugh founded Chariots of Palm Beach in 1993, a unique wholesale car business with a
reputation between dealers in S.E. Florida for pristine automobiles. Gradually, Hugh
began to hear from more and more of the general public who had heard of his reputation
and wanted to buy directly from Chariots of Palm Beach. Spending 12 years in the
wholesale specialty car business has given him a unique ability to purchase luxury
automobiles of the highest quality at the best price.
In 1999, Hugh bought a freestanding building in a good location and through
extensive renovations created an exceptionally clean environment that makes
customers feel comfortable and confident in the quality of the cars and service.
Hugh is always looking for ways to make Chariots of Palm Beach better and to bring
in new and exciting inventory that Chariots of Palm Beach customers have come to
Charles Sharoubim was born into a family that built their luxury goods business
from the ground up. Under their tutelage he learned early on that product alone
is not enough to separate yourself from the crowd. This philosophy of customer
service has been applied to his career spanning 30 years in the luxury goods
industry. "Chariots of Palm Beach is a place where I am very proud to work
because it allows me to indulge in my lifelong love of cars and to provide
the luxury experience that every customer deserves."
is a New Jersey native with over 15 years experience. He has been a car fanatic since he
can remember, even buying and selling cars before graduating from high school.
While in college he independently worked for 3 area dealerships as a wholesale buyer.
He founded an automotive wholesale business that bought and sold cars from local dealerships as
well as private individuals. Deciding that he did not want to see another winter, Fred moved to
South Florida in the beginning of 2005. He soon joined Infiniti of Palm Beach and was
consistently a top performer where he was quickly promoted to Finance Manager. After meeting
Hugh and the crew at Chariots of Palm Beach, Fred knew that he wanted to be part of the team.
" I have worked at the large corporate dealerships and knew that the personal nature of Chariots
customer service was very special." Fred's past experience and his keen interest in the
knowledge of high line automobiles, as well as his consistent professionalism will ensure a
satisfying buying experience.
Chris Perrotta joins us with eight years experience in selling new BMW's and one
year as an auto broker. Chris has extensive knowledge of both vintage and modern
Director of Luxury Rental Division
Sarah Bate started the rental division in 2003 and has made Chariots of Palm Beach the most trusted luxury rental car company in the Palm Beach area. Chariots of Palm Beach is the prime source of luxury rental cars for Palm Beach's most prestigious hotels, private jet companies, and many Palm Beach residents. Chariots of Palm Beach provides executive services such as complimentary pick up and delivery, luxury transfers to and from Palm Beach International Airport and 24 hour roadside assistance.
Sarah Bate developed the rental division after she and her husband, Hugh Bate, realized the lack of high quality luxury vehicles for rent in the Palm Beach area. "We knew that when visitors came to Palm Beach they would appreciate driving a fabulous car to make their experience a special one." says Sarah. "It's wonderful to drive a beautiful car in such a beautiful place."
Chariots of Palm Beach has a superb selection of convertibles, sedans and SUV's that will reflect anyone's style and taste. "We offer impeccable service and strive to make renting our unique vehicles as easy and convenient as possible." says Sarah. "Our clients are always treated with distinction and discretion."
Visit the "Luxury Rentals" section of this website for more details.
Sales & Internet Manager
joined Chariots in 2001 and has helped implement the Chariots
Internet marketing plan. His mission is to photograph the latest additions to the
car inventory, while updating the Web site on a daily basis and assisting new
customers with their selections.
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