Dan is a Florida native and has salt in his veins. He is a true “son of a son of a sailor” as his paternal heritage includes a long line of New England sailing captains dating back to New York’s Long Island in the mid 1600s. As a young man, becoming disenchanted with the terrestrial studies of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Florida, Dan was drawn back to the sea and started a now 35 year career in marine technologies and yacht sales and operation.
Dan’s marine experience includes boat and yacht construction; refit and repair; extensive time in crew positions including mate, engineer, diver and captain (since 1986) on a variety of commercial, research and charter yachts. As an extension of his yacht and marine career, Dan has experience in marine based aviation, submarine systems and technologies and has been well published as a marine and underwater photographer to include book covers and the pages of National Geographic magazine.
At sea he has plied the coastal waters of North America on the east coast from the Florida Keys to Connecticut, and west coast from San Diego north through Canada to Juneau, Alaska. Add extensive Bahamas experience and jaunts on both coasts of France, Thailand and Malaysia and you have what Dan considers a start to his geographic cruising goals.
In 1996, after almost twenty years as a yacht and marine professional in Florida and the Bahamas, Dan decided to broaden his horizons and moved to Seattle where he entered his current career in yacht sales and marketing. During his ten years in Seattle Dan worked for a few highly regarded firms in the capacity as Sales Associate and Sales/Office Manager. He specialized in trawler yachts and high-end ocean capable luxury cruisers. Family health concerns brought Dan back to Florida in 2006 where he continued with sales of large prestigious cruising yachts. He also expanded his sales and marketing efforts to include large sailing and power catamarans that have been an area of interest for him since his early days as a research yacht skipper in the Bahamas.
With 35+ years in the marine industries and over 16 years in yacht sales Dan offers his clients an extensive knowledge base in yachts, their systems and operation. He is expert at yacht market analysis and inspections for evaluation and is an even-tempered and effective contract negotiator. Dan looks forward to your call to discuss assisting you in your next yacht project