I was born in Chicago and was raised in a family of avid boaters and spent much of my childhood boating on Lake Michigan and water-skiing in Wisconsin. At the age of 16, I took a trip with my aunt and uncle from Fort Lauderdale, FL to New Jersey. The trip took two weeks, and we traveled the inter-coastal waterway as well as made runs on the Atlantic Ocean. This trip was a driving force in me wanting to be a boat captain. During my late teens and early twenties, I received my Captains license and worked with my father-in-law on fishing and party charters on Lake Michigan for several years.
I have operated boats from 18’ to 87’ and enjoy the freedom and independence the water brings. These experiences give me the ability to connect with clients and provide them with the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over 40 years of boating.
Since retiring I have enjoyed getting back on the water and purchasing a Condo on Clearwater Beach. I also crew on a 87’ Cheoy Lee Yacht taking trips to the East Coast and the Bahamas. I gained his Captain’s license again in late 2019 to further his options in retirement.
I enjoy being a Yacht Broker because of the relationships you encounter and build overtime from meeting new people who love to be on the water like I do.
If I can help answer any questions you may have about buying or selling a boat, please contact me.