Born in Miami, Florida in 1961 my family moved to Bermuda when I was 3 where my father domiciled the international sales office of the family's business. My father, a life long Snipe sailor and Cuban National Champion before being exiled, was a passionate sailor and wanted his kids to share the passion. To that end he started the Optimist Pram class in Bermuda and helped my older brother and I build the first boats KB 1 and mine KB 2. By age seven I was sailing competitively. Prams evolved to Snipes, Snipes evolved into having a Nautor Swan 46 built to fulfill a dream to sail around the world alone. That dream was interrrupted when in 1987, the summer after the boat was delivered, I married the girl that incredibly I knew was going to be my wife the moment I met her many years prior at the ripe old age of 15. Around the world instead turned into living aboard the Swan and more than 18,000 open ocean miles and cruising the east coast, Bermuda, Bahamas, Caribbean, through the Panama Canal twice, up and down the west coast.
Finally settling down in Ft. Lauderdale in 1991 brought kids and a change in cruising style. 1996 brought the sale of the Swan and the purchase of a new 31 Tiara express cruiser to meet the more limited cruising windows available with young kids in school. This change has led to cruising the Abacos and Exumas with the kids almost every summer since.
Having been brought up sailing and boating I have appreciated all the positive life experiences that the lifestyle gave me. In turn I have enjoyed seeing the lifestyle mould and give my kids a love for travel and the oceans.
There is no greater satisfaction as a yacht sales professional than helping dreamers like me find the perfect vessel to take them to theirs. To that end I believe that there is no better service I can provide than listening very carefully to ensure the boat they buy is the one that best matches their vision.
Lately as the Selene Brand Manager at Luke Brown I enjoy meeting truly passionate cruisers that also love the lifestyle and their Selene Yachts that have helped them live the dream.
All dreamers are welcome! Let's work together to see how we can make cruising the oceans your reality.