Jim left a background in aircraft maintenance and engineering to found Marine Servicenter in 1977. His leadership and hands-on participation have been key factors in the steady growth of the company. His design skills have helped make Marine Servicenter the area’s leader in custom systems. Jim holds a masters license with the US Coast Guard, is involved in local club racing, and served on the board of both the Northwest Marine Trade Association and the Northwest Yacht Brokers’ Association.
Jim and Jeanna and their twins, Molly and Jessie, took a sabbatical in 2007 to cruise for two-years on their Jeanneau 49 from Anacortes to Australia and back.
Since that time, Jim has used RUBY SLIPPERS to lead a flotilla of boaters up the inside passage to Alaska every summer since 2011. Check it out on Facebook – SAIL ALASKA.
Jeanna Rard has been with Marine Servicenter from the beginning. Jeanna oversees all office and financial operations for both the repair yard and the brokerage. She has owned and operated sailboats since 1972, and has cruised Mexico, the West Indies, the Caribbean, the South Pacific and Alaska. You can find Jeanna in the Seattle office.
With over 25 years of experience in the boating industry, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge to the sales department. His extensive boating and marine industry experience combined with his degree in Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture studies gives him good balance in many facets of boat buying/ selling, handling, design and construction.
Dan has a passion for boating and has sailed most of his life. He holds several American Sailing Association instructor certifications and had a US Coast Guard Masters license. From daysailing to bareboat chartering to performance racing, Dan has taught hundreds of adults and juniors the sport of sailing. He has organized numerous sailing events, cruising functions, race series, and is currently the chair for the Mark Meyer Opening Day Regatta at the Seattle Yacht Club. Dan and his wife Lisa are both sailing enthusiasts. Besides campaigning their J/22 “Bullet” throughout the race season, they enjoy cruising and chartering around the world. Dan has lived, worked, and sailed throughout the Caribbean, Midwest, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. He has extensive charter, racing, and cruising experience on a wide variety of yachts.
Boating in the Northwest became more than just sailing for Dan when Marine Servicenter became the American Tug dealer in 2004. Dan’s experience with trawler style powerboats includes customer training and several deliveries on American Tugs and other trawlers. Most recently Dan and his wife Lisa cruised an American Tug 435 from Sitka to Ketchikan Alaska and then later from Sullivan Bay to Anacortes.
Dan has been a member of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) since 2000 and has been a NYBA Board Member since 2009 moving to the Executive Committee serving as Secretary in 2010 and Vice President in 2011 & 2012. Dan is also the chair of the NYBA Grow Boating Committee. Past NYBA committees have included the Boat Show Committee, Joint NMTA/ NYBA Sailing Committee, and Grow Boating Committee. He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) since 2004 and has been recognized by Jeanneau, Tartan, & Hunter on several occasions for outstanding performance.
Dan is an industry leader attending International Dealer meetings for several brands, Regional, National, & International Boat Shows, and has many contacts in the marine industry nationwide with manufacturers, dealers, and brokers to compare experiences and share knowledge with.
Dan is happy to share his boating and professional knowledge to help customers find the right boat to fit their particular needs. Visit Dan at either the Marine Servicenter Seattle office or meet him in Anacortes where he spends a lot of his time as well. Send Dan email at email@example.com.
Jeff has been passionate about boating from an early age, learning to sail on the shores of Lake Erie at age 14. This love of the water, has led to years of racing dinghies and keel boats of all sizes in Ohio, Florida, and the PNW including trips up & down the inside passage to Alaska.
Over the years Jeff has owned and lived on several sail and power boats and understands the importance of finding the right boat to fit one’s lifestyle. He has cruised throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and Caribbean. After 18 years in management in information technology, Jeff decided to follow his passion for boats and help others find the exact boat to ignite their own dreams on the water.
Jeff has been selling boats with Marine Servicenter for over 12 years and has been a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) Since 2009.
As a sales representative for Ullman Sails, Jeff brings the world class design and quality of Ullman Sails to Marine Servicenter’s full service offerings. Jeff can be found at the Seattle office located at 2442 Westlake Ave N or can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I first sailed in 1971, my aunt and uncle had four daughters and they bought them a 14 foot flat bottom plywood sailboat. They would go out for smooth sailing in light breezes on mellow summer days. One week I had a few of my high school buddies out to our summer cabin and had the offer to take out that sailboat. At the time I was more into motorcycles and water skiing with the exhilaration of speed, not much interested in sailing. So off we went hearing and feeling the craft glide thru the water as the wind grew and we learned the meaning of body ballast. On the fourth crossing we were walking the hull up or her side, seeing how close we could come to letting water enter the cockpit. At this point we were laughing and having a ball. Then it happened, we went over and into the drink! After the laughter and enormous enjoyment from the thrill of riding on the edge, I was hooked.
With a lifetime of boating experience, literally, my folks picked up their first boat at Shilshole’s Ray’s boat house, I was four. So now, with over 40 years of experience boating in the Northwest waters. I have crewed on yachts to 100′ and owned several boats both power and sail with my current vessel a Dutch built offshore cruising ketch. I am a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association.
I held a captains license with the US Merchant Marine, along and with years of power and sailing experience in the Northwest, California, Mexico and Hawaiian waters. Over twenty years of management and consulting experience in the information technology field where I was awarded the prestigious IBM Presidential Award of Excellence. The Admiral and I decided to focus on a career path enabling me to do what I enjoy, being on the water and helping others get there as well.
Whether building an option package for your next dream boat, arranging overseas deliveries or helping with a boat search to find the best boat to fit your needs. I can be reached via email at email@example.com, my cell at 206-276-5079 or you can find me at our Seattle Sales office on Lake Union.
Greg has been on the water and around boats since the age of 5, owning a variety of power and sailboats. After a successful career in medical marketing, Greg “retired” and started a new career in the yachting industry. His 15 years in the marine business includes ownership and operation of a charter company and sailing school, as well working as a broker in various locations on the west coast.
Greg has direct on the water experience with over 120 different boats (power and sail) andhas cruised and raced extensively on the west coast. He is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master and an ASA certified sailing instructor.
Revere Taylor hails from the high desert of New Mexico, and had never been sailing before moving to Seattle five years ago. Now that he’s discovered his love for boating, he enjoys learning all that he can about the waterways of the Pacific Northwest, and is US Sailing BBC/ASA 104 certified. He’s the designated jack-of-all trades at Marine Servicenter’s Seattle docks and is happy to help you find the best solution for your boat’s needs. Revere is also a classically-trained singer, and when he isn’t working on the dock he can be found performing with the Seattle Opera Chorus or on stage with his power metal band.