• home town Des Plaines, IL
  • first boat 28' Bertram
  • First job Sales, Men's Store
  • favorite boat music Any!
  • Favorite boat show Fort Lauderdale


Naples, Florida based yacht broker Jack Graefe was born in Oak Park, Ill., and grew up in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago. He grew up boating and fishing on the shorelines of Lake Michigan, and his aunt and uncle had a home on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, where he enjoyed racing sailboats. He also raced competitively on Lake Michigan with several Chicago-area yacht clubs. 

Jack served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971-1973 and has both owned and operated several medium to larger size manufacturing organizations. He also is a licensed USCG captain with a 100-ton certification, with extensive boating experience in both sail and power for over 30 years.

He has been a personal captain and delivery captain, with numerous powerboat deliveries from the northeast, Midwest, to the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Mexico and many locations in Florida.

Since moving to Florida in 1979, he also has raced sailboats to Mexico, Cuba, Key West and other locations numerous times. 

Jack brings both his boating and extensive management experience to Denison Yachting. With his years of ownership and operation of many vessels, his experience will be valuable to both purchasers and sellers of new and used vessels.

back to our team


Yacht Listings

60' Pearl 2012

Marco Island, FL

It’s simple, list your boat with us today

Get Started