Phone: 941-779-0605
Cell: 941-232-6294
Craig.Lodder@exportamerican.com

Craig Lodder

Licensed Yacht and Ship Salesman

I grew up in Cincinnati Ohio and was lucky enough to be involved in the boating industry since birth. My father started a boat sales and service business in 1966 so I literally grew up in the dealership. I've done every job from boat washer to General Manager. His company has received the Boating Industries Top 100 Dealership Award consecutively for the past five years and I am proud of what they have done.

After graduating from The University of Cincinnati I decided to move to sunny Florida to explore my love for boating and the broker side of this business. I am lucky that I was taught an old school work ethic, proper honest and ethical business practices as well as a customer service oriented attitude. Thank you Dad!

I've been through hundreds of boat factories, built trailers from scratch, and worked on many different types of engines. These experiences make me well qualified to help you find the boat of your dreams as well as get top dollar for any boat you may want to sell.

My interests include my two beautiful sons which keep me very busy and on my toes, and anything to do with the water. I am a Master SCUBA diver and spear fisherman. I feel most comfortable in or on the water.


Happy Boating!
Feel free to call me anytime.

Customer Testimonials

Recently had the privilege to work with Craig on the purchase of a boat. Great experience. From start to finish Craig was a tremendous asset in finding the perfect boat. His direct knowledge of such a vast number of manufactures and models was invaluable. His knowledge was only surpassed by his commitment to a high level of service. Taking time to understand every aspect of the boat we purchased and spending time with us on the boat made the entire experience great. — Chris B from Palmetto FL
We were looking for a particular boat, and we found it listed through American Marine Yachts. I was apprehensive at first about going through a broker (concerned about the used car salesman scenario), but was pleasantly surprised at how helpful and pleasant an experience working with Craig turned out to be. Unlike cars, you really do not know as much about boats as you think you do. Craig is extremely knowledgeable, about boats in general, and knew everything about my boat in particular. In short, I would highly recommend American Marine Yachts, and Craig in particular, to anyone shopping for, or selling a boat. When it comes to your (or your potential buyers) peace of mind, it is a value, not a cost. Dave Fago. Tampa, Fl. — David F from Tampa FL
Recently had the privilege to work with Craig on the purchase of a boat. Great experience. From start to finish Craig was a tremendous asset in finding the perfect boat. His direct knowledge of such a vast number of manufactures and models was invaluable. His knowledge was only surpassed by his commitment to a high level of service. Taking time to understand every aspect of the boat we purchased and spending time with us on the boat made the entire experience great. — Chris B from Palmetto FL
We were looking for a particular boat, and we found it listed through American Marine Yachts. I was apprehensive at first about going through a broker (concerned about the used car salesman scenario), but was pleasantly surprised at how helpful and pleasant an experience working with Craig turned out to be. Unlike cars, you really do not know as much about boats as you think you do. Craig is extremely knowledgeable, about boats in general, and knew everything about my boat in particular. In short, I would highly recommend American Marine Yachts, and Craig in particular, to anyone shopping for, or selling a boat. When it comes to your (or your potential buyers) peace of mind, it is a value, not a cost. Dave Fago. Tampa, Fl. — David F from Tampa FL