PRESIDENT and OWNER
Hello! Since 1986, I have been in the ever-growing yacht charter business. From January 2020 to January 2022, I served as the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) President, a position that allowed me to serve the yacht charter industry in a comprehensive way. These were two extraordinary years and I am honored to have worked with so many consummate professionals in the AYCA organization.
In 2017, the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) named me the Charter Professional of the Year! I was surprised and thrilled as this is indeed a great honor coming from my industry peers.
Sailing out of Marblehead, Massachusetts with my family since the early ’80s, I have continued to explore New England, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Scandanavia, Southeast Asia, and the world by sea. Read more in the Marblehead WickedLocal article about my career in yachting from humble beginnings.
My previous day charter business served many prestigious corporate clients; The Four Seasons, Boston Harbor Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, and other boutique hotels confidently referred their clients to my company’s care. I developed a strong reputation in the “big pond” of Boston, Newport and New York. After selling the day charter business in 2013, we now bring that same reputation for detail and satisfaction to crafting worldwide private luxury yachting experiences for discerning travelers.
I have chartered extensively in the Caribbean and the Bahamas with family and friends, learning the intricacies of planning international yachting. Each year I attend charter shows worldwide, inspecting yachts from 40-300+ feet and meeting their international crews. My acquired understanding of different cultures and high business acumen have enabled my company to establish a valuable network of travel partners around the globe.
Meeting interesting people and forming long-lasting relationships is one of my favorite activities. My wanderlust and keen interest in travel have taken me to many exotic destinations. I am always gripped with the desire to be elsewhere!
In 2017, I traveled to 7 countries. In 2018, I discovered the beauties of Thailand both by land and sea, from Bangkok to Phuket. In 2019, I traveled to the Amalfi Coast by land and sea, sailed in Croatia and Belize for a second time, and explored the new marina in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I have also had the good fortune to receive awards for service and to be selected to partake in many FAM (familiarization) trips – an earned privilege in this industry – which has allowed me an insider’s view to the charter client’s experience aboard exquisite sail and motor yachts.
Yachts that have invited me for a 4-5 day familiarization trip include:
Click on country names to read about that destination and yacht names to visit their profiles.