A long time boater from the age of 10 canoeing on the Slippery Rock Creek in Pennsylvania, Jon boats, and 7.5 HP fishing boats on Palermo on the Lake Ohio where we had a summer cottage. With an admiration of his fathers work in an inland shipbuilding yard Dravo Corporation for 44 years. Building and launching LST’S, Towboats, and Barges on the Ohio River at Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
My first choice was to work in that boat yard but my father had better plans for me and it would not to be building boats ..Which he loved to see being launching into the Ohio River. My service time in the Air Force lead me in to air conditioning in the early 60′ through a York air conditioning wholesaler and then in to his own business in the Pittsburgh area.
After the Steel industry shut down in Pittsburgh, John was hired by a Mechanical Contractor in New York City as a Project Manager and after 3 years revisited his own business once again becoming an owner of a successful mechanical contracting business. During that time he expanded his life long love with boating on the Great South bay, Long Island New York. Owning powerboats with his wonderful mate Pat; and using them for weekend and vacation get-a-ways from Maine to Key West.
When moving to Florida in 1992 he decided to turn his love of boating to good use. John has an aptitude for helping people and believes that a broker should use every tool at his disposal to educate his client completely about current market conditions and determine the needs of each individual boater. He has therefore retained clients over many years.
John has sold boats in the United States, Canada, and Australia. He joined United Yacht Sales because of the high level of service he can bring to his clients as a result of this affiliation. The firm advertises heavily in national media and on the internet, providing sellers unsurpassed levels of quality marketing.
The firm United Yacht Sales and all of its brokers are also members of almost every marine database in the industry. Combining John’s experience and commitment to his clients best interest, with the marketing power of United Yacht Sales, and you have one of the most effective brokers in the country.