Phone: 941-417-2814
Cell: 941-524-6161

Captain Jamie Switzer

Licensed Yacht and Ship Salesman

I began my life on the water at an early age. When I was 7 my father purchased his first boat, a 16' runabout that we would use on weekends exploring the fresh water lakes in southern Ontario, Canada. As I grew older I realized the "boating bug" had bitten me and I purchased the first of a series of boats in Canada that I would use to explore the Great Lakes as well as related river systems.

Fast forward into the later years of my corporate life, including a transfer to the United States, I found myself living in Richmond, Virginia when I was again bitten by "the bug"!! This time I purchased a 56' Hatteras Motor Yacht that I began to live on in the Baltimore area. That yacht has taken me down to Virginia Beach, down the eastern seaboard to Vero Beach, The Bahamas and finally to Palmetto, Florida where I continue to live aboard with my wife Jennifer and our small dog Barney (short for barnacle).

After exiting the corporate world, I formed my own company called JES Yacht Services LLC. In the early days I offered complete yacht maintenance and repairs. This has evolved to services such as Captain's duties and yacht sales and brokerage. I believe my education and many years' experience both operating and maintaining boats of all sizes will serve my future client base well. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your marine needs.

Customer Testimonials

I'm proud to be the new owner of the 43 Gulfstar. Thx Capt Jamie of American Yachts for an outstanding job. — Stephen S.