Since its inception in 2007, Marine Business Advisors has been contacted and engaged by numerous companies, large and small. Projects have ranged from long-term operational oversight of businesses to short term business analysis and guidance. In certain specific cases, partial ownership has resulted. MBA has been asked to provide insight on all aspects of marine businesses, including operating, marketing, selling, buying, and financing from those within and outside of the industry. MBA is alert to the industry happenings and is the perfect “go to” company for answers to your questions.

The following is a partial list of businesses that have benefited from the expertise and insight gained by contacting MBA.

** 2017/2108

17th Street Yacht Basin**

– Marina Operator of Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina

Saunders Yachtworks, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama**

– Active Partner/ Board Chairman

Marina Palms, Aventura, Fla.**

– Marina Operator (DBA US Marinas)

Bellingham Marine

– client advisor


– boatyard acquisition advisor

BR Marinas Brazil

– partner with US Marinas

Boat Clubs America

– family business advisor

Broward Yachts

– Chief Operating Officer

Building and Land Technology (BLT)**

– advisor for new boatyard in Stamford, Ct.

Camden County, Georgia

– Marine Industrial Park advisor

City of Kodiak, Alaska

– advisor for new city boatyard

City of West Palm Beach Waterfront

– advisor for new city docks

DRSA/CSA Lighting

– business advisor

E-Tec Marine Products

– business advisor

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)**

– expert consultant

Harbour Twenty Six (South Fork Marina)**

-Marina advisor and future operator

Hinckley Yachts (via suitor)

– analyst for prospective suitor

Hinckley Service Yards

– boatyard advisor

Hinckley Yachts-Stamford**

– oversight on building of new boatyard project

Huckins Yachts

– business advisor

Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica**

– prior partner/advisor
– active alliance with Saunders

Marine Travelift

– client advisor

My Taskit (Dockmaster, My-Villages)**

– key advisor to marine industry

National Liquidators/Maritech

– Executive Advisor for Service

Oceanmaster Boats

– Buyers agent for business purchase

Old Port Cove Marinas**

– Suitor for potential acquisition with O’Connor Capital

One Watermark Marina

– Marina Advisor

Palm Bay Club and Marina, Miami

– Marina Operator

Palm Beach Yachts International

– Refit advisor

Port Canaveral Marine

– Business analysis

Ravens Marine, Victoria, BC Marine

– Boatyard and shipping company executive advisor

Ritz Carlton Residences Miami Beach**

– Marina advisor and pending operator

Seawanhaka Yacht Club**

– Boatyard advisor

Teak Deck Company

– business advisor

The Sacks Group

– business advisor

Tres Ninas Boat Rental, Costa Rica**

– business owner 2012-2017

United Yacht Transport**

– business transaction advisor

Universal Marine Center**

– Boatyard advisor

Weatherford Partners**

– Safe Harbor marina portfolio acquisition analyst/advsior

Walkers Cay Investment Group 1

– marina acquisition advisor

Wakers Cay Investment Group 2

– marina acquisition advisor

Yacht Path International

– business advisor

Rybovich (Rybovich Spencer)

– business owner/president 1984-2005