Born and raised in Massachusetts, Michael grew up in the family boat business, started in 1953 by his Dad. Going to work on Saturdays was something he always looked forward to. ”I learned the business on the dock and boating from New England to Florida. Bringing a boat to Florida as a family always provided great adventures and once you are hooked, you can’t imagine ever not being on the water.” Michael learned the business from the ground up; working the gas dock, the service and parts departments, painting bottoms, running the ship’s store, operating the Travelift, working boat shows, and all the other aspects of the marina and boat sales business.
After college, no one was surprised when he chose to join the company full time. When Michael’s Dad retired in 1985 he took over the helm and has since opened several more locations and the business continues to grow.
“I’ve certainly seen changes in product, technology, and business models but one thing remains the same for me: the best part of my job is more than selling product. It’s the process; it’s that moment when a person allows you to work with them, and more importantly to learn enough about them to help them choose which product would really be the best match for them. Making sure they’re happy on the water, that’s the reward.”
Michael and his wife Rhonda live in Boston. They enjoy boating with family and friends and exploring new destinations, when in the city they love walking everywhere, especially to Fenway Park.