Marinalife was an early leader in attempting to consolidate and streamline the marina reservation process, in providing marina management software and seeking to professionalize the marina industry. Also, Marinalife was among the first to offer resort level concierge service within the marina experience.
My wife Dori knew Joy McPeters, the founder of Marinalife, when they worked together before Joy left to start Marinalife. When we bought our first boat in 2002, we joined Marinalife as members.
Jacques Cousteau. Through his television series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, he instilled in a young boy's mind an excitement and appreciation for the ocean. He encouraged people to go out and seek adventures of their own.
Quality, entertaining, accessible.
Few other activities compare with the challenges and satisfaction of successfully navigating a boat over long distances. Also, our lives are made richer by the friends we've made and the places we've seen while traveling aboard our boat.
I met Joy 20 years ago when she started Marinalife. I was an ad rep for Nor'easter Magazine, and she was one of my first accounts. Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious, and we became fast friends. Through the years, we shared the challenges and rewards of working in the marine industry. We met at boat shows, hauled magazines on loading docks, and exchanged ideas and promotions. I left the Nor'easter in 2009 and came to Marinalife. I have worked as Director of Sales, Associate Publisher, and Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. It's been a rewarding and fun ride filled with great memories and cherished friendships.
Marinalife introduced boaters to online reservations and formed a lifestyle community that enjoyed the information, discounts and recommendations provided by experienced, dedicated researchers.
Newport Rhode Island. I went there to work the boat show and fell in love with the area.
Boaters' dream book.
Our Moorings charter to the islands surrounding Puerto Rico. It was a once in a lifetime trip.
Because I love the people who love boating.
Brad Pitt (duh).
I first met Joy at the Acura Yacht Club at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2006. I was a captain aboard a Sunseeker 64, and Marinalife was one of the sponsors of the Acura Yacht Club. The Yacht Club was an exclusive pop up marina for yachts attending this IndyCar street race in downtown St. Pete, modeled after the yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix. Marinalife was a sponsor, and Joy was stopping at each yacht to introduce herself and Marinalife, and to give us some swag, such as a Marinalife cap.
Contributing writer and informal yachting industry consultant.
Self-employed as a yacht captain, then and now.
Marinalife's target demographics for yacht owner age and yacht size had not been honed in on previously. Marinalife's concierge service and magazine were a perfect fit for the targeted audience.
Fun times working at the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale boat shows with the Marinalife team.
Best yachting magazine.
What better way to make a living than messing around in boats?
Sterling Hayden or William F. Buckley, Jr. The first was an actor, the second was a conservative political commentatorand author. Both were accomplished yachtsmen.
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