Mark Rinker was born a flatlander, spending his childhood summers on Iowa's Big Spirit Lake. Mark and wife Marti are avid boaters who fell in love with cruising on Minnesota’s St. Croix and Mississippi rivers. In recent years, they expanded their boating horizons aboard a Sea Ray 410, cruising Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior. Many nights they anchored among Bayfield, Wisconsin's fabled Apostle Islands and wreck dived off their boat with family at Isle Royale, Michigan. In 2013 they relocated from Minnesota to Seattle bringing “The Lost Islander” along where it is now moored in the fresh water of Lake Union.
Mark’s first career was in software development and consulting services. In 2000 he founded MRE, a motorsports and services business dealing in motorcycles, classic cars and powerboats. From 2003 to 2013, MRE Boat Transport moved over 500 oversized cruiser class boats across the United States and Canada. Mark's industry relationships and knowledge of yacht transport can help current Denison buyers find the "right boat" anywhere it may be - and cost effectively ship it to their desired location.
His passions are traveling anywhere by boat with his wife and their Golden Retriever Sammy, preferring nights in quiet anchorage over marinas. This summer, the trio spent three weeks cruising from Seattle through the San Juan Islands, travelling as far north as Desolation Sound, BC. Mark enjoys helping his customers in their "quest for the right boat" while sharing his passion and knowledge of cruising and exploring big water destinations.