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Curtis Stokes adds Chesapeake Bay location

Curtis Stokes & Associates is expanding in the Chesapeake Bay area with a new location at Occoquan Harbour Marina.
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Curtis Stokes & Associates is expanding in the Chesapeake Bay area with a new location at Occoquan Harbour Marina.

Located in Woodbridge, Va., the marina is between Washington, D.C., and Chesapeake Bay on the Occoquan River, just off the Potomac River.

Curtis Stokes & Associates, which has its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and a full-service office in Annapolis, Md., considers the addition of a presence at Occoquan Harbor Marina to be of benefit to its growing list of customers.

"We are always looking for better ways to serve our clientele," company president Curtis Stokes said in a statement. "Part of that strategy is to make it as easy as possible to serve the people who come to us for unparalleled service.”

Barbara Burke joined Curtis Stokes & Associates.

Barbara Burke joined Curtis Stokes & Associates.

“We are honored to partner with such a professional and successful yacht brokerage firm as Curtis Stokes & Associates,” Occoquan Harbor Marina manager Terry Holzman said. “Their reputation and concentration on customer service matches ours, so we feel our firms will be a great fit for our mutual clients in this area.”

The company also said veteran yacht broker Barbara Burke joined the firm and will be based in Jacksonville, Fla. Burke will concentrate on yacht sales and marketing for the firm from South Carolina to the Space Coast area of Florida.

Beginning in her teen years in Atlanta, Burke was powerboating and water skiing before taking up sailing in college, the result of a weekend seminar she took through the Yale Sailing Club.

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