I consider myself fortunate to have grown up on the water in St. Croix where I started sailing in Sunfish and competed in one-design and PHRF racing. I have cruised or raced in the Virgin Islands; East, West and Gulf coasts; and was on the U.S.V.I. Soling team in the Los Angeles Olympics. I love the cruising life and, with my lovely wife, our two daughters and our son, experienced a great, year-long adventure cruising between Maine and the Bahamas aboard a Beneteau 411. This was an experience we frequently reflect back on and have some hopes to re-accomplish!
Having completed a full and rewarding career in the U.S. Navy, I have larger ship engineering and deck experience (including USCG Master’s License) where I reached the level of Captain with assignments that included navigation and piloting experience along the East and West coasts, and overseas on destroyers, frigates and air-cushion vehicles.
I have bought (and sold!) about eight of my own power or sailboats, which gives me some empathy for the process in which you are engaged. My goal is to completely understand your needs and use my experience to support you in selling or making the best yacht selection possible. I look forward to discussing your requirements and working with you!