National Marina Sales Client Testimonials:


“I was very impressed with Rick and his staff.  He found a great buyer for our two marinas.  His skill in navigating the sale was impressive and I would not have wanted to try and do it without him.  Rick’s wisdom and experience allowed him to foresee potential problems and minimize them before there was an issue.  He is great to work with.”

Neal Brown, Owner



“Rick and his team were absolutely indispensable to me in selling our Jersey Shore area marina.  The transaction took over a year and a half to actually close due to a myriad of contract negotiations, an unexpected DEP issue popping up and of course, the normal should-I-shouldn’t-I-sell angst.  Rick was a steady and professional advisor that helped me feel like there truly was someone on my side, with my best interests at heart, that helped me navigate through the overwhelming process of selling a family marina to a big corporation.   Rick and staff worked diligently, were always accessible, and offered help at every juncture.  Well done, Rick!”

Karen Davidson, Owner



“Rick has sold two marinas for me in the past few years for a total sale price in excess of $20 million.  He is a consummate professional, extremely hard working, a gentleman, and very honest.  He is an aggressive salesman but not a pest; he handles the sale and sees that it closes smoothly.  I had one issue hanging out on the last sale, and Rick worked a full year, without compensation, to resolve that  issue.  Thanks Rick.  I would not buy or sell another marine property unless Rick was involved.”

Bill Cooley, Owner



My business partner and I would like to thank you for the tremendous job you did assisting us in the sale of our business. Confidentiality was extremely important to us which you maintained throughout the process while bringing us a well qualified buyer who purchased our business very close to asking price. Your professionalism and experience was evident throughout the process resulting in a smooth and problem free closing.  I would highly recommend you to any buyer or seller of a business.

John Kushay & Chris Hodge, Owners



“Selling a Marina is not easy, but Rick definitely makes the process easier. His database and better understanding of the industry and markets definitely make him stick out from other brokers. I had tried other brokers before Rick and the results were frustrating and annoying. Rick found numerous buyers for Shell Point Marina and helped the deal and both sides from start to finish. In my opinion, he’s the only guy in the market for buying and selling marinas.”

Jason Barth, Owner



I want to take this opportunity to Thank You for helping me accomplish the goal of passing along my marina to exactly the type of new owner I had hoped for. After owning The Harbor at Lemon Bay for 16 years, I had built a crew and customer base that I was concerned for in the future. As I contemplated the timing on selling and realized it was time for me to move on, these folks were important, as they had come to know the marina as their place of employment and recreation. Your hard work, honesty and professionalism in finding the right new owner and sticking with me throughout the entire sales process was a blessing for all. The marketing effort was second to none and I was truly amazed at the response and interest it generated. If I can in any way be of assistance to you in the future please call, and if you ever need a reference I would be honored to help in any way.”

Mark LaPrade, Owner

Currently Owns Thunder Marine International



“I am pleased to provide this recommendation for a Commercial Maritime Broker who showed us that he cares about doing a good job, has an outstanding depth of knowledge in the Marine Industry and who worked harder and longer than any other broker would have under very difficult circumstances to get the job done. Rick’s knowledge and his outstanding relationships with buyers is what allowed our deal to come together.  If you want to sell your marina and you want it done right, you should give him a call.”

John Lesousky, Owner



 “I have known Rick for many years and I am happy to provide this brief insight with respect to his character, his integrity and his knowledge in the marine industry.  I have recognized that his dedication to a task is accompanied by a strong sense of urgency and a cheerful intelligence that I suspect will bring unique value to buyers and sellers.  That he has successfully transitioned from a high level of operations and management in the marine industry to his brokerage niche representing buyers and sellers is good for them.  I would recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a marina or shipyard facility”…
Alex Nichols, Owner


“It has been my pleasure to work with Rick over the years running mega-yacht service and repair operations. Rick has always displayed honesty and truthfulness which are qualities very hard to find in a leader these days.  He knows the details about running a shipyard and he can be trusted to do the right thing when the going gets tough. I’m sure Rick is successful as a Marina Broker because he understands this business better than other brokers who have never worked in it…”

Butch Risker, General Manager



“Rick has been a valued client and associate for over ten years. He is an expert in marina and shipyard management, having served in executive management positions at Bradford Marine and the Fort Lauderdale Shipyard. This hands-on experience coupled with a MBA in finance makes Rick one of the rare individuals in this important industry who truly understands both daily operations and can communicate and provide valuable advice and counsel to prospective owners and clients.”

John R. Weiss, Financial Advisor