Jim Bryde began his marine career when he bought into a Mercury Marine dealership in 1960 selling and servicing Mercury outboards and Mercruiser stern drives along with sales of Starcraft, Glastron ,and Penn Yan. In 1967 Jim sold the business and received his securities licenses to sell mutual funds and life ins.
In 1970 he moved to Florida and worked at Pass-a-Grille Hi and Dry Marina as a mechanic and worked his way up to Parts Manager, Service Manager and eventually General Manager. During that time Jim also attended Mercury Marine factory schools for outboard and stern drives and received his certification.
In 1981 Jim left Pass-a-Grille Marina and started his own marine business which is still Bryde’s Marine Center and family run by his son and grandson. Jim Bryde is a Mercury Marine certified Master Mechanic which can be a very valuable asset when searching for a used boat.
In January of 2012 Jim retired from the Marine Center to concentrate on Yacht Brokerage; joining Roger Cole and the Clearwater/St. Pete Team of United Yacht Sales.
James and United Yacht look forward to helping now and in the future!
Earning Your Trust…One Boat at a Time!