Who We Are

ASSOCIATION GOALS

  • Create a unified voice for the recreational marine industry in the central region of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Collaborate with county tourism agencies by providing data regarding the economic impact of the recreational boating industry to promote the industry as a key element of the tourism mission for the region.
  • Through current business resources, promote the health of our fishery and the capacity of services available to customers in our region.
  • Create opportunities for active business networking between companies.
  • Utilize the Wharf Boat & Yacht Show (or other boat show as deemed appropriate) as a mechanism to build the customer base and promote the marine industry in our region.

Board of Directors:

Mike Lewis
President

Marine Group Emerald Coast
Mike Lewis
President and Managing Broker
mlewis@marinegroupec.com

With over 40 years of boating experience and over 17 years as a Florida Licensed Yacht Broker, Mike has the experience, knowledge and commitment to make your next boat purchase efficient, smooth and enjoyable, as it should be.

Website:
www.marinegroupec.com

Tim Jones
Vice President

Gulf Coast Yacht Group
Tim Jones
Sales Manager
timjones@gulfcoastyachtgroup.com

Tim worked as a service technician where his training centered on Hatteras Yachts and other boats with outboard and stern drive engine systems.

Website:
www.gulfcoastyachtgroup.com

Bob Schwarz
Secretary

A&M Yacht Sales, INC Dog River Marina
Bob Schwarz
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
bschwarz@dogrivermarina.com

Bob has been instrumental in the day to day operations of Dog River Marina for years and now sells yachts to his list of achievements. Bob is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker.

Website:
www.amyachts.com

Stan Hoynowski
Treasurer

Galati Yachts Sales
Stan Hoynowski
Manager of the Galati Yacht Sales Office in Orange Beach, Alabama
shoynowski@galatiyachts.com

For the past twelve years Stan has been the manager of the Galati Yacht Sales Office in Orange Beach, Alabama. His experience includes over twenty-five years of sales in both new boats and brokerage boats worldwide. Prior to working in the marine industry he owned a large contracting company in Atlanta.

Website:
www.galatiyachts.com

Scott Burt

Coastal Marina Management
Scott Burt
Owner
scott@cmmmarinas.com

Scott has over 44 year’s professional experience in the marina business. He is well versed in dry storage, harbor and marina management, yacht and commercial vessel operations and special event promotion. In 2006 Scott created Coastal Marina Management which offers effective and creative management solutions for today’s waterfront marine developments.

Website:
www.coastalmarinamanagement.com

Jack Bingert

Cummins Sales and Service
Jack Bingert
Marine Territory Sales Manager, Gulf Region
jack.e.bingert@cummins.com

Jack has 40+ years with Cummins with the majority of time spent in Operations including branch manager of the Mobile office.

Website:
www.salesandservice.cummins.com

Tracey Thompson

Davison Fuels & Oil
Tracey Thompson
Accounts Manager
tthompson@davisonfuels.com

Tracey have been in the fuel and lubricants business for over 25 years in the Central Gulf Coast Region. Specializing in the development of marina fuel supply and a proud supporter the recreational and commercial boating industries.

Website:
www.davisonoil.com

Bennett Long

Orange Beach Marina, Inc.
Bennett Long
President & General Counsel
cblong@orangebeachmarina.com

Bennett Long is the President and General Counsel for his family’s businesses which include:  Orange Beach Marina, Inc., Bluewater Yacht Sales, Inc., Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, LLC and Playa at Sportsman Marina.  Bennett is an avid fisherman and a current Board Member and Past President of the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club.  Bennett enjoys spending quality time with his family and building business relationships along our beautiful Alabama Coast.

Website:
www.OrangeBeachMarina.com

John Fitzgerald

Saunders Yachtworks
John Fitzgerald
President & CEO
jfitzgerald@saundersyacht.com

John joined the human resources department of Saunders Yachtworks in 1999. Several years later, he became the vice president of yacht services, including the operations in Panama City, Fla., and Orange Beach, Ala. In 2008, John took on the role of president and CEO.  John is also the current president of the American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) and past president of the Central Gulf Marine Trades Association (CGMTA).

Website:
www.saundersyacht.com

David Brieler

Thompson Power Systems
David Brieler
Caterpillar Marine Engine Sales
davidbrieler@thompsontractor.com

Thompson Power Systems provides Caterpillar Propulsion Engines and Generator Sets for Recreational and Commercial Marine vessels along the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast.

Website:
www.ThompsonTractor.com

Seth A. Mosley

Mosley Maritime Services, LLC
Seth A. Mosley
Owner / Principal Surveyor
Seth.Mosley@MosleyMaritime.com

Marine surveyor and yacht delivery captain servicing the Gulf Coast and Inland Waterways. We offer pre-purchase, insurance, and damage marine surveys as well as cargo, barge, towboat, and crane surveys and inspections throughout the United States and yacht delivery throughout the Gulf Coast, Inland Rivers, East Coast, Great Lakes, and Caribbean.

Website:
www.MosleyMaritime.com

Susan Boggs

B&D Maritime, Inc.
Susan Boggs
Owner
reelsurprisecharters@gmail.com

Susan and her husband Randy started their charter fishing business in 1999.  They currently own three charter boats – Reel Surprise, Gulf Winds II and Southerner.  In 2009, they moved their charter operation to SanRoc Cay Marina and expanded their business by leasing the charter office and the dock store. They purchased the 54 boat slip marina in November 2015.

Website:
www.reelsurprisecharters.com

Members:

BXS Insurance

Lincoln Allen
Commercial Lines Account Executive
lincoln.allen@bxsi.com

Website:
www.bancorpsouth.com/insurance

BMG Direct, Inc.

Barbara M. Gibney
President

Robert Gibney
Sales Manager
bmgdirectinc@msn.com

Website:
www.facebook.com/bmgdirect

Marks Marine Insurance

Larry Hammett
Sales Representative
Larry@insuretheboat.com

Website:
www.insuretheboat.com/

Newcoast Financial Services

Joey Gottfried
Newcoast Finance Specialist
joey@newcoast.com

Website:
www.newcoast.com/

Ocean Marine

Kris Seevers
General Manager
kris.seevers@ocean-marine.com

Website:
www.ocean-marine.com