Resume of Jim Bronstien


Jim Bronstein

Professional Experience

Marine Business Advisors                                                         2007-present


An advisory/consulting firm for new and existing businesses, primarily engaged in the marina and boatyard industry.

Saunders Yachtworks                                                                2008 – present

Shareholder/Board Chairman                                                        

The largest boatyard in the Gulf Coast region, with locations in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Marina Palms (d/b/a US Marinas)                                      2012-present

Managing Partner

New in 2016 –112 slip full service marina in Miami–Marina Management /boat club business.

Tres Niñas Boat Rental                                                            2012-2017 


Costa Rica’s first and only boat rental business based out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica

Marina Pez Vela                                                                             2007-2010

Development Partner                                                    

Major Costa Rican based marina and boatyard development project. 3rd marina in country to be built. Active partner to open first phase.

Broward  Marine                                                                            2006-2007

Chief Operating Officer                                                                                  

Well-known Yacht builder in Ft. Lauderdale. Engaged during transition to new business owner.

Rybovich                                                                                       1984 -2005           

President/Owner                                                                           10 years

COO/Vice President Marketing                                                     11 years

One of the most prominent and well-known boatyards, marina and custom boat manufacturing businesses in the country.


Bachelor of Science in School of Business

Degrees in Finance and Marketing

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Numerous on-going seminars and personal development courses


Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council–Senior Board Member

Red Cross—Palm Beach Area Region–Former Board Chairman

Palm Beach County Film Commission–Former Board Chairman

Rotary Club of Palm Beach–Past-President

SunFest of Palm Beach County–Past-President


Marine Industries Ass’n of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC)–Founding Board member, Past-President, Recipient of Member of Year Award

Marine Industry Association South Florida (MIASF)–Former Board member

American Boat Builders and Repairer’s Association (ABBRA)–Past-President, Recipient of President’s Award

International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC)–Co-creator

Marine Industry Conferences/Training Programs–Frequent presenter