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Charles has been involved in boating all his life. As a child he lived and cruised with his family aboard several yachts ranging in size from 38' to 112'. In the 1950s, his father built a resort/marina at the mouth of the Connecticut River on the Long Island Sound called Terra Mar, where the family spent a great deal of time.

The Blickle family moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1960. Charles' first boat was a 13’ Boston Whaler when he was 11. He spent most of his youth enjoying fast boats, water skiing, and fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Charles also has enjoyed following powerboat racing all of his life.

In the early 1960s, Charles' father started a yacht brokerage company in Fort Lauderdale and then co-founded Bradford Marine in 1966. Charles worked there, as a teenager, in the stock room and drove the parts truck. In 1975, Charles started Bradford Coachworks, building and marketing custom stretch limousines, but he sold the business in 1980 to join his father at Bradford Marine and Bradford Yacht Sales.

He devoted his time to learning the brokerage business from some of the best in the business, later becoming president of Bradford Yacht Sales for several years, focusing on both new boat sales and brokerage. Charles was involved with several new boat lines including Alucraft as U.S. reps, and Ocean Alexander, Posillipo and Vantare' Yachts, all as East Coast reps. In 1990, Bradford Yacht Sales was sold and he stayed on with the company as a yacht broker.  

As the current world and yacht brokerage business evolved, Charles decided to join the Denison Yacht Sales family. “Denison has a great reputation and has some of the best marketing in the business.  I know that my listings will get the best possible exposure in today’s marketplace,"Charles says. "I enjoy my work as a yacht broker. Over my 41-year career as a broker with great integrity, I have built up a loyal clientele. I work hard to find each of my clients the right boat for their particular interests at the best price. I look forward to providing you the same level of service.”

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Home Town Fort Lauderdale
First Boat Boston Whaler
Favorite Boat Music Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Boat Show Fort Lauderdale


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