Gregg is a Sarasota native and has spent his life sailing and boating these waters. He was taught to sail by family and professionals alike and his love of the water has never lessened. He has been involved in many youth sailing programs over the years and enjoys sharing his expertise and love of being on the water to all who wish to learn.

Gregg began working in a sail loft at the age of 13 and ultimately opened his own loft at the age of 19. He ran his own successful business for over 30 years. His knowledge of boats and all phases of equipment that will keep them running at their optimum best is one of the things he enjoys most. His sail designs and rigging experience are one of the things that keep him a standout in this field and kept both his clients yachts and his own consistent winners. He has collaborated with many different yacht designers and engineers over the years. In doing so he was able to become close friends with the late Olin Stephens of Sparksman & Stephens Yachts while both designing sails, and discussing keel changes to multiple yachts as well as sailing with him in the classic wood boat series in the northeast. He has also worked closely with Island Packet Yachts and enjoys an intimate knowledge of them.

Gregg has most recently been sailing classic wood yachts in New England. His love of these yachts has enticed him to purchase a 1947 Loki Yawl. He sold his loft 3 years ago and went into the yacht brokerage business full time. He loves sharing his experience and love of all yachts with his clients and helping people achieve their dream of finding and buying the perfect yacht.

Gregg Knighton
Palmetto, FL

O: 941-212-6121