About


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Jim Bronstien, a 30 year South Florida Marine Industry veteran, is the owner of Marine Business Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in assisting marine oriented businesses with organizational, operational, and business development issues. Jim is widely known and highly regarded as an industry veteran and is known by many as the former Owner and President of Rybovich located in West Palm Beach where he presided for over 20 years before selling the company and leaving there in 2005.

Over the past 11 years, Jim has partnered with numerous marine businesses in either an executive advisory role or partnership role. With degrees in both finance and marketing, Jim has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in all facets of business and is highly regarded by all customers, employees and peers who have ever worked with or for him. Jim is also seasoned in public speaking and communications and has been a frequent speaker in numerous marine industry functions, including IBEX, IMBC and others. He is also the lead instructor in ABBRA’s Marine Service Manager’s Training program.

Jim has been very active in the industry over the years and has served in a leadership role on a number of industry boards such as Marine Industry Association of South Florida (MIASF), Marine Industry Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) (which he founded and chaired) and American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) (which he chaired).

In Palm Beach County, he has served in a leadership role on numerous boards over the years including past Chairman of the Area Red Cross Chapter, Palm Beach Rotary Club, Sunfest, Palm Beach County’s Tourism Council, and many others.

With Marine Business Advisors, you will get someone who is vastly qualified to consult and advise for your marina, boatyard or marine business. He has “walked the walk” more than anyone in his field.

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