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"Fluke fishing as a young boy with my grandfather out of a 14' tin boat in Town Cove, Orleans, Massachusetts was a great introduction to the joys of being on the water," says Steve Moore, who joined our team in 2015. He credits his grandfather with teaching him what it means to be a good sportsman and boater, and instilling in him his appreciation for the outdoors. A native New Englander, Steve grew up in western Massachusetts, but summers were spent on Cape Cod, then in Southern Maine and eventually on Nantucket for the past thirty-three years.
A graduate of the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, he chose to combine his education with his love for the water. "I enjoy every minute on the water: whether exploring a mangrove channel in the Everglades, fishing the rips around Monomy, enjoying a sunset off Boca Grande or cruising the Boston Harbor Islands," said Steve, "and consider myself lucky to have been able to build my career around boating."
Steve brings over twenty-five years experience in the marine industry, wearing many hats in a variety of areas that all contribute to his ability to work with people to help them choose the right boat for them. Most recently he was the Owner Experience Manager at The Hinckley Company, working with Quality Assurance and Customer Service training owners, captains and crew on all systems. He's been a Captain at Barton and Gray Mariner's Club helping with the operation of the fleet and expansion of membership; worked in Marketing & Sales of both Salt Water Sportsman and North East Boating magazine, and worked as a Boating Educational Instructor for the State of New Hampshire with the Department of Safety. He even spent time as a light tackle fishing guide, chasing everything from striped bass and bluefin tuna to tarpon and bonefish.
"I've owned several center console boats from 16-23 feet and operated powerboats up to 65 feet and done some sailing as well. If it floats I'm interested," Steve says with a smile. If you want opinions about destinations, he's happy to chat about the possibilities based on his boating and fishing trips throughout New England, all along the Eastern U.S. coast, Caribbean, Florida and Puerto Rico.
His passion for the water is also reflected in other ways. He is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), a member of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Cape Cod Marine Trades Association, Maine Marine Trades Association and the American Marketing Association. He also holds a USCG Captains License.
If he's not in the office, or on the docks, you might find him fishing and boating with his two children, Marissa and Jackson. Like his grandfather, he hopes to pass along an appreciation of the great outdoors, particularly life on the water, to his children.