Years of owning and operating businesses outside the boating world taught John that the most important part in any business is people and the relationships built with them. For buyers and sellers alike, John has the ability to determine their needs and work with them to facilitate smooth transactions. The 2000 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show proved these points. It was John's introduction into the boat business, and it was successful. His first sale was a two-year old 54' Neptunus yacht. Born in Boston, John has lived and boated in- Cape Cod - Potomac River at Washington, D.C. - Chesapeake Bay - Lake Superior - Mississippi River at Minneapolis - Clearwater - Ft. Lauderdale, the yacht capital of the world. A home owner in Clearwater for 22 years, John brings a myriad of experience with him to Quality Boats; experience in new yacht and boat sales with Marquis, Carver and Cruisers yachts, Monterey, Pursuit, Jupiter, Wellcraft, Albemarle, Scout, Bayliner and Trophy. As a yacht broker his experience runs through Bertram, Hatteras, Viking, Marquis, Carver, Sunseeker, Neptunus, Regal, Formula, Cruisers, Sea Ray, Maxum, Monte Fino, Cranchi, Silverton among others. He has worked with pleasure cruisers and sport fish boats from 100' to 16'. All this will help him enhance and increase yacht brokerage at Quality Boats while helping with new boat sales.