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:

Susan Boggs
President

B&D Maritime, Inc / Reel Surprise Charters & Marina
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

Seth A. Mosley
Vice President

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

Tim Jones

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

Stan Hoynowski

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

Michael Roberto

Intercoastal Prop

m77mike@gmail.com

Intercoastal Prop was started 17 years ago by Tyler Dahlgren who had an extensive background in metals and machine work and attended Prop Scan school in Australia as well as training at Big Rock Propeller in North Carolina. In April of 2017 the shop was sold to present owner Michael Roberto who was a long time customer of the shop and has a 20 year background as a boat captain and marine industry related fields. Intercoastal Prop has the equipment, ability and know how to get your propellers performing to their maximum efficiency and properly matched to your vessel.

Website:
www.intercoastalprop.com/

Tracey Thompson
Treasurer

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

Bob Schwarz

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

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

Mike Lewis

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

P.J. Tutless

Gulf Shores Power Sports Marine
P.J. Tutless
Marine Sales and Broker
pj@gspsmarine.com

P.J has been working in the marine industry for about 20 years and has been in Gulf Shores for the last 15 years. He started with GSPS Marine in 2012 and specializes in larger center consoles and custom build orders. When not at work you can find him out on the water interacting with his customers and prospecting for new ones. He enjoys everything that the area has to offer from fishing, festivals, restaurants and anything the local environment offers along the Gulf Coast.

Website:
www.gspsmarine.com

Brian Franc

United Yacht Sales – Emerald Coast Division

Brian Franc
Vice President of Sales & CPYB
brian@unitedyacht.com

Brian Franc of United Yacht Sales – Emerald Coast Division has over 25 years of successful yacht sales and manufacturing experience, having started his boating career in Atlanta, GA in 1995. His extensive knowledge expands the globe of many yacht manufacturers. Brian the expertise to find the ideal yacht for his clients. Brian has been a Licensed Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) since 2007 and a long-standing member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), recently renamed the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). He has previously represented top dealerships such as Galati Yacht Sales, Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group, and was employed by SuperYacht Builder, Westship World Yachts and Yamaha Boat Company in Upper Management positions. Brian also holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University with his primary focus in Information Technology and Marketing Management. His focus in heading up United Yacht Sales’ Emerald Coast Division is to Lead a team of professional, dedicated Yacht Brokers who excel in matching pre-owned, custom, and new yachts to their client’s requirements.   My conviction is that I earn their trust before the sale and continue to deliver high quality personal service after the sale. As an IYBA member broker, Brian agrees to fully comply with the IYBA Code of Ethics & Business Practice as a condition of membership and furthers his commitment to maintain the highest industry professional standards.
Along with Brian’s strong Domestic marketing of your boat, he adds a Global exposure rarely seen in the industry that has helped international boat buyers worldwide find your boat.
Website:
www.unitedyacht.com/

Members:

BMG Direct, Inc.

Barbara M. Gibney
President

Robert Gibney
Sales Manager
bmgdirectinc@msn.com

Website:
www.facebook.com/bmgdirect

Gulf Coast Shows

Dan Miller
President
dan@gulfcoastshows.com

Melissa Miller
Show Manager
Mobile Boat Show and Biloxi Boat Show
melissa@gulfcoastshows.com

Website:
gulfcoastshows.com/

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/