Founder & President
Marc Benvenuto is the founder of Knot 10 Yacht Sales. His goal is to take the brokerage world to the next level of customer service for both buyers and sellers. Marc’s experience in high end capitol sales, along with years of boating with his family allowed him to develop a model that was clearly different from what traditional brokerage has offered.
Prior to starting Knot 10, Marc owned and operated multiple companies throughout the healthcare industry. Rarely acknowledging his numerous sales achievements, he is quick to point out that his success has been driven by his attentiveness to his customer’s needs.
Marc enjoys spending time with his family doing, what else? Boating!
FACT: Knot 10 co-ops our inventory with any outside brokerage and always will. Other brokers may try and confuse you with this one but it’s simply not true.
FACT: Knot 10 is 100% full service brokerage and handles every facet of the sale. The only thing we do different is charge 30% less for the same service.
Founder & VP
Judy Benvenuto and her husband, Marc, founded Knot 10 in 2008. Today, she is responsible for building and maintaining solid relationships with existing clients, attracting new clients, and ensuring that Knot 10 remains a company built around exceptional service.
Judy’s marketing experience and strong organizational skills allow her to juggle the needs of a growing company with the needs of her family. An epicure, her favorite enjoyment is testing out new recipes with her family. Judy remains a committed volunteer to many worthwhile organizations.
With many years of experience within the Marine and Real Estate settlement industry Rita plays a vital role at Knot 10. Her excellent communication skills and love of working in a fast-paced environment allow her to multi-task and clearly communicate with all parties. She is the front line, making sure closings and settlements are up to expectations.
Her dedication and drive have brought a fresh perspective and a proven work ethic to the team. When not working, Rita enjoys spending time on the shore with her husband Mike. She can also be spotted “over the bridge” spending time with numerous nieces and nephews.
Lauren joined Knot 10 and works on the front lines answering phones, finalizing brochures, and controlling the incoming traffic coming in to buy or sell a boat. Lauren fits right in and has no problem dealing with the constant changing and hectic pace Knot 10 always seem to bring. Lauren’s list of responsibilities seem to keep growing as she has shown an unwavering capacity to learn and grow since joining Knot 10. Whether reading us for the next boat show or managing the office Lauren excels!
Who better to help you buy or sell your next boat than a gentleman who has purchased and sold 26 of his own boats!
After serving in the United States Air Force, Dominic began a fifteen year career in the automotive industry. This background provides him with not only a thorough command of the sales process but, a full knowledge of mechanical service and financing.
Considering Dominic’s numerous watercraft transactions, it makes perfect sense that when it was time for him to make a career move he aligned himself with Knot 10 Yacht Sales. Having experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of the industry, Dominic knows that Knot 10 is the one broker that truly gets the job done right and with integrity. Upon meeting Dominic, you will find his passion for boats infectious.
KNOT 10’s SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR 2015
Calling on a very successful background of selling new Cruisers Yachts, Ed brings Knot 10 customers a broad base of boating knowledge. His passion for the business shines through in his courteous and helpful demeanor, and his ability to step up and help beyond just selling a boat has led to customer loyalty that many never achieve. Ed builds a rapport with people quickly and easily – an attribute that compliments his exceptional sales and negotiating abilities.
In his spare time Ed used to be spotted in the stands at The Comcast Center watching Maryland Basketball and stayed active playing on numerous local sports teams. Now, he stays active happily watching after his newborn daughter.
Knot 10’s Salesperson of The Year 2014
Mike Kelly grew up spending summers boating on Lake Ontario and the finger lakes of upstate New York. He finished college and concentrated on building his professional management career, but still managed to spend time on and around boats. After 30 years and 7 relocations around the country, Mike and his family finally decided to settle here on the Chesapeake Bay where they are able to spend more time together on their Cruisers 400 Express.
“After thirty years in the corporate world I was ready for a change,” says Mike. “I spent 21 years with the same employer and became a vice president of the company. When I decided it was time to leave, the only thing I wanted to do was become a yacht broker. I’ve learned the importance of identifying the needs of the client and matching those needs with the right product. Listening to clients, matching them with the right boat, and providing the very best in customer service is what good brokers do. I look forward to being exactly that kind of broker for you.”
You often see boat salespeople entering the industry as a “retirement job” — not Mike. Knot 10 is a forward-thinking company and Mike is a forward-thinking guy. Mike will be operating out of the Kent Island office and ready to help you live the boating dream.