Tom is a lifelong and passionate boating enthusiast who grew up racing dinghies in Southern Africa and continued racing offshore after moving to Portsmouth, UK where he served as an engineer in the British Merchant Navy before graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He carried out sailboat deliveries around the UK and in the Mediterranean in his spare time. Currently a US Coast Guard Captain, he continues to deliver boats and cruise fairly extensively in US and international waters. Toms Engineering career brought him to the Mid-Western United States where he was responsible for building systems and technology for Hyatt Hotels. He continued to race sailboats in the Great Lakes, completing several Chicago - Mackinaw Island races and running a boat charter business. After that, he arrived in the Bay Area, heading up customer service, sales and business development for several Tech Start-Ups, successfully deploying solutions nationwide, cruising racing and chartering boats whenever
Tom transitioned into the brokerage business after taking some time off to sail and finding that his experience offshore and passion for the sea was a great fit when helping individuals search for the right boat to fulfil their dreams, whether they were planning their next big adventure or simply wanting to cruise in the Bay.
He has a broad knowledge of new and brokerage power and sailboats, the systems on them, and he specializes in boats by the Hanse Group, having helped clients specify them, visited the factory, delivered several of them. Tom also serves on the board of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, a non-profit focused on getting more people to enjoy San Francisco’s waterfront and appreciate its maritime heritage.
1535 SE 17th St, Suite #103B
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Marina Village Yacht Harbor
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Alameda, CA 94501