Having a life-long passion for boating is an understatement…starting when I was 10 years old and my parents pushed me off the dock onto Pewaukee Lake to race cub-scows. Yes, I’m very fortunate and thankful for the marine business career which followed.
I started with the Harken brothers selling their hardware, Lasers, Windsurfers, and Chrysler sailboats. Soon after I joined Chrysler Marine and we built 1000s of boats for beginning sailors. After that I worked for major manufacturers Wellcraft Marine, Morgan Yacht, Irwin Yachts, and even started my own Spectrum Yacht, which I sold to Spindrift Yachts. So I know first-hand how boats are designed and built from the outside/in.
My passion was always finding the right boats for the right prospects. I got my Florida brokers license and opened my own dealership. We imported Hanse Sailing Yachts from Germany and later Ocean Alexander Motor Yachts. Of course always selling brokerage boats as well. After many boat shows and many hundreds of sales I know a lot about the many manufacturer models – both sail and power.
The math is I’ve been doing this for over 50 years and seen a lot. In the ever changing marine market United Yacht Sales has a huge market reach and presence. I think that is the key to success today and proud that they accepted me to broker with them.