• home town Borne, MA
  • first boat 8’ Rowboat
  • First job Paperboy
  • favorite boat music Reggae/ Calypso
  • Favorite boat show Mt Dora Antique Boat Festival


Bob grew up in Cape Cod, where his family owned a marina. As early as eight, Bob was running around in small outboard skiffs and tagging along for fishing trips whenever invited. The marina was always looking for a helping hand, especially when work was required in the smallest of spaces. That is where Bob picked up much of his knowledge of boat systems and operations.

At 18, Bob secured his 100-ton masters license and moved to Fort Lauderdale. For many years Bob ran private yachts and made deliveries between Maine to Texas and the Bahamas. Bob soon bought a 1964 57’ Chris Craft, and along with other boats Bob managed, he started Anchors Away yacht charters. Bob managed the marketing, bookings itineraries, and of course the maintenance.

At some point, Bob decided he wanted a family, and while the captain life was fun, he decided he could not have both. Bob secured what ultimately became a 16-year career with BoatU.S. working as a manager in their retail stores, then district manager and then became a vice president for their merchandising division. Bob ultimately was responsible for the selection and marketing of some 40,000 marine products.

When West Marine bought the BoatU.S. retail sales division, Bob opted for a change and went to work for a company selling industrial generators. Bob was among the very first to market new industrial generators internationally on the internet. While securing a supply chain for the company, Bob traveled the world extensively.

After deciding boating simply was more fun, Bob joined the Denison service team. He enjoys helping both new and experienced boaters with their boating needs. Bob believes that the key to providing a superior level of service is to simply always treat customers as you would want to be treated.

When he's not busy managing Denison's Service Division, Bob enjoys spending time with his two beautiful daughters.

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