Licensed Yacht and Ship Salesman
Jim specializes in sailboats for his brokerage niche. Sailboats are much more complicated than powerboats and require more inspection with rigging, keels, sail condition, etc. And every part on a sailboat has a different name that was created from the dictionary of sailing lore. So having a sailboat broker that knows the language is an advantage to selling or buying your next sailboat whether you are day sailing or circumnavigating.
Jim has steadily increased his boating knowledge and qualifications since relocating to Florida in 1999. In 2003, he obtained his USCG captains license, then upgraded to the Masters License and added the towing endorsement. He then became interested in sailing and obtained the American Sailing Association courses 101,103,104,105,114, and 210. (Which is the ASA Sailing Instructor certification) He owned and operated Bradenton Sailing in 2014 giving sailing lessons on his 23 Irwin.
Sailboat Yacht Broker