Business: Spring at Montauk Yacht Club, Real Estate News, Tarbet & Lester Expand

The lighthouse at the Montauk Yacht Club. Courtesy photo.  

New Spring Packages At Montauk Yacht Club

Romantic getaway? Family vacation? Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina has all the bases covered.

The resort, located at 32 Star Island Road in Montauk, is offering a pair of pre-season packages — one for couples, the other catering to families with children. Available daily from April 1 through May 23, or on weekends from June 1 through June 22, the first includes one bottle of prosecco, chocolate-covered strawberries and an extended late checkout to 1 p.m. for a nightly rate of $199, not including tax and gratuity.

The family package — from March 25 to May 23 on weekdays only — allows children age 12 and under to eat breakfast for free, with rates starting at $149 and two kids allowed per room.

For more information, please call (631) 668-3100 or visit

Rima Mardoyan

Real Estate Veteran Changes Agencies

Rima Mardoyan Smyth — who has lived and worked on the East End for the past three decades — recently switched allegiances from Brown Harris Stevens to Douglas Elliman, where she is now settling into her Bridgehampton office.

Raised in Europe, Smyth studied law and history at the Fine Arts Academy in Hamburg, and can speak five languages: German, English and Armenian fluently, and French and Spanish conversationally.

“An accomplished artist, her own work can be found in major collections and museums,” according to a press release. “Her unique, cosmopolitan perspective and artistic sensibility add to her success in the business of real estate.”

During her free time, she loves to cook and entertain at her home in Sag Harbor, where she raised her two sons, and can often be found practicing yoga, Pilates and biking, or relaxing at the beach.

For more information, please call (631) 537-5900 or visit

More Douglas Elliman News!

For nearly a decade, Douglas Elliman Real Estate has lived at 752 Montauk Highway in Montauk.

Not anymore.

The real estate firm recently announced that its new location — 99 The Plaza in Montauk — will triple its square footage, comfortably accommodating 25 agents and better suiting the growing needs of the business, explained Vice President of Sales for the Hamptons Carl Benincasa in a press release.

“Douglas Elliman continues to dominate Hamptons real estate and with this latest office expansion we are building upon our growing success,” Benincasa said. “We are so excited to boost our presence in such a beautiful and important part of the East End community. And, as our new location is almost four times the size of our existing Montauk space, it will provide an even more inviting atmosphere for our agents, clients, and the community.”

The new office, formerly home to Calypso, will be open by early this summer, making it the largest real estate office in the hamlet. For more information, please visit

Tarbet & Lester PLLC offices, designed by Bates + Masi Architecture.

Tarbet & Lester Expands Practice

Attorneys Laura Molinari and Gina C. Plansker have joined the team at Tarbet & Lester, PLLC, focusing their practice on estate planning, probate and administration.

Molinari began her career as a litigator at a top multinational law firm and clerked for a federal judge before moving to East Hampton. Prior to joining Tarbet & Lester, Molinari — who graduated from College of the Holy Cross and St. John’s University School of Law — served as the East Hampton Town attorney.

With degrees from the University of Virginia and St. John’s University School of Law, Plansker trained her focus on estate planning, probate and estate administration, making her the perfect fit for the East Hampton-based firm. Previously a principal in a boutique estate planning and administration firm in Manhasset, “she is dedicated to helping families protect their assets and safeguarding their future,” according to a press release.