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Ask Rhonda when she joined Boston Yacht Sales and she'll say when she began dating Michael Myers in 1978 and often ended up working alongside him on the docks. Professionally, she joined the team part-time in 1996 planning special events and marketing campaigns. Hopefully you've joined us for some of our events. we're constantly on the move with our great "On the Dock" Events including our signature Muffins & Mimosas and Champagne & Cheese Open Houses and product spotlight events.
In 2011 she joined full time, heading Business Development and adding brand partnerships, customer outreach, media and designing our custom BYS decor boats to her responsibilities. If you follow us on social media, have seen our ads or custom BYS decor boats for shows or clients, then you've seen her work. Rhonda participates in many industry conferences including YBAA, NMTA and is a graduate of Hatteras University.
Born in the South End of Boston, her childhood included summers in Humarock, and eventually being raised just over the bridge in Marshfield where she is grateful for memories of dances at the SHCA, Clark's store, Clam Haven, Stedman's, drop line fishing and jumping off the bridge. The North River, South River and the Spit were great summer playgrounds for boating, fishing and water skiing.
Graduating from BU with a BS in Communications, she began her career as a Project Manager at the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau in Boston and was appointed the New England Representative to the Youth Division for the Highway Safety Advisory Committee, Dept of Transportation, Washington DC. She then consulted with USTrust Company in Massachusetts on event planning and business development. She married Michael in 1979 and continued as a part time Consultant for various companies while raising their children in Cohasset. She also enjoys gardening, skiing and golfing.
She learned quickly that the boat business is a family business. And a 7 day a week business. "Our kids grew up working the boat shows and special events. Being at the marina was also great for them because their grandfather, Gerry "Poppy" Myers was there too, and could teach them both as toddlers to stand on the marine store counter, tall like a soldier while he took three giant steps backwards, so they could leap into his arms. A trick they soon learned not to do if there was no one there to catch them. They could also feed the fish in the office aquarium, watch the cormorants, and be fascinated by the Tami Lift. Over the years, there were many exciting school field trips to the marina." Naturally, they both grew up saililng, getting their Boating Certificates and tooling around in boats or kayaks all along the South Shore.
The family has owned various boats over the years, but mostly their boating is dictated by which stock boat they are delivering to various show locations or events along the coast. Once they became empty nesters, they moved back to the South End of Boston and, when she can't be boating, she loves walking everywhere: the Charles River, the North End, the waterfront, but most especially to Fenway Park.