Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the Ashley Yachts team with his over 15 years of experience in the marine industry.
He began as a yacht broker while attending business school. This initial job in the yacht sales industry piqued Mike’s passion to learn more about the manufacturing side of the industry, and he began working with a leading custom yacht manufacturer.
Mike met his wife Hanna and followed her to her home country of Australia where he spent time working for one of Australia’s premier yacht service and commissioning yards.
After moving back to the United States, Mike formed a successful marine composites company, where work ranged from composites repair to manufacturing composite components for the medical and cruise line industries.
Throughout this time, his love for the water has always drawn him back to the ocean where he has spent time as a freelance delivery skipper and watch captain on vessels ranging from production catamarans to maxi race boats and cruising yachts over 100’. His sailing has taken him as far north as Newfoundland, throughout the Caribbean and into the Pacific ocean.
Now with a wife and two young daughters, he divides his time between Charleston, SC and their home in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, where he enjoys spending time with his family.
With Mike’s experience ranging from high end motor yachts to high performance sailing vessels and his involvement in the manufacturing side of the industry he is the ideal broker to assist in new builds. He is committed to his clients and will help them find the right boat to enjoy the cruising lifestyle with family and friends that he cherishes so much.