I grew up in Mystic, Conn., sailing, surfing and swimming, with an occasional detour into powerboats.
Encouraging others today to pursue their passions is a bit like Monday-morning quarterbacking for me.
Unlike most of the folks in the marine industry, I got a late start. Actually, I never planned to be a marine dealer; it just kind of happened after I bought my first boat, a Yamaha SX230 jetboat, at the age of 46 in 2007.
Growing up on a golf course in Jacksonville, Fla., would have been idyllic if I had any interest in golf, but it was the vast ponds, not the rolling greens, that lured me in.
Boating is not just something I do. It is a part of who I am, the core of my being.