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Captain Brian Fry

I wasn’t raised around boating, as I was born in a landlocked town in PA. It wasn’t until my time in the Navy that I truly experienced life near and on the water. The pivotal moment of inspiration came when a shipmate introduced me to the world of sailing, igniting a lifelong fascination with boats and the open sea.

With over a decade of boating experience, including sailing on the Upper Chesapeake Bay and cruising to the Bahamas, my love for boating led me to first acquire a Catalina 30, and later a C&C 40 sloop and a Chris Craft MY. As a licensed Captain (OUPV near-coastal, up to 100 miles offshore) and an ASA sailing instructor, I’ve spent summers delivering boats along the East coast, including Bermuda, and have completed a significant portion of the Great Loop. My expertise extends to teaching sailing and advising on boat purchasing, repairs, maintenance, and cruising.

Becoming a yacht broker is a natural extension of my passion and experience. Welcoming newcomers to our marina, receiving/providing tours, and engaging in conversations about boats has been a consistent joy. Cruising extensively has allowed me to form connections and gain insights into various boats and lifestyles. I believe in passing on my knowledge to clients, helping them navigate the complexities of boat ownership and realize their cruising dreams.

I am excited to bring my unique perspective, extensive experience, and passion for boating to a yacht brokerage role. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to the success of both clients and the brokerage team.

Peter Lawson

I have been out on boats since I was three years old. It has been a passion of mine ever since I was little, and knew I wanted to sell boats and help put buyers into their dream boat and sellers in their next boat.

With a passion for the sea and a dedication to exceptional client service, Peter brings a wealth of experience to the world of yacht brokerage. As a seasoned boater, Peter understands the unique needs and desires of both buyers and sellers, offering personalized guidance and expertise throughout every step of the transaction process.

Driven by a commitment to integrity and transparency, Peter takes pride in facilitating seamless transactions and building lasting relationships with clients worldwide. Whether you’re in search of your dream yacht or looking to list your vessel for sale, Peter provides unparalleled support and guidance to ensure your goals are achieved with efficiency and satisfaction.

With a comprehensive understanding of the luxury yacht market and access to an extensive network of industry connections, Peter is equipped to navigate the complexities of yacht sales and acquisitions with precision and professionalism. Trust Peter to exceed your expectations and make your yacht ownership dreams a reality.

Contact Peter Lawson today to discover the difference personalized service and expertise can make in your yacht buying or selling experience.

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Jennifer Christensen

My love of boating brought me to Annapolis, MD where I have lived for the last 20 years with a successful career in sales and business development.  As a boat owner and party to many boat transactions in my life, it is my primary goal as a yacht broker to make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible.  Joining Knot10 allows me to bring together my skills to close deals with my enthusiasm to provide value to customers in the sport that I love. I serve clients up and down the East Coast and enjoy traveling, especially by water!

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Cliff Peek

Cliff grew up in Connecticut, racing sailboats in the waters of Long Island Sound. As a young adult he migrated to powerboats and has lived and boated in Connecticut, The Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten (Superyacht capital of the Caribbean and home to the world-famous Heineken Regatta), Sarasota FL and now the small historic seaside town of New Bern NC.

After selling the marketing firm he had founded, Cliff now combines his marketing skills with his passion for boating. Cliff is drawn to yacht brokerage because of his 50 years on the water, countless boat purchases and sales, an impressive background in marketing and sales, and a love for boaters and dock life. Today Cliff loves matching buyers with sellers and helping them see each deal to a successful close.

 

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Porter Walsh

Porter grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where his family always had boats. He discovered his passion for the water and the boating lifestyle at a young age. With over 15 years of experience in the boating industry, Porter’s career has taken him through various trades, from the auto industry to masonry. However, he has always been drawn back to being on the water and working with boats, where his true passion lies. Two years ago, Porter and his wife relocated to South Carolina, where he now works at Dataw Island Marina. In his spare time, Porter enjoys fishing on the water, has developed a newfound passion for golf, and cherishes moments spent with his wife and friends.

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Captain Paul Taormino

Captain Paul was raised in Mantoloking, NJ where his affinity for the ocean flourished through surfing and boating. Following his graduation from the University of Colorado Boulder, Paul went on to establish several technology companies on both the east and west coasts.

His countless boating adventures have led him to explore multiple locations including California, Mexico, the Bahamas, Florida, and all along the eastern and western seaboard. His extensive travels have helped Paul develop his passion for exploration and maritime expertise.

Paul utilizes his mechanical knowledge, comprehensive understanding of boating, technology and negotiation skills to ensure satisfaction for both buyer and seller.

Paul and his wife Sara reside in Naples, Florida with their two children and dog Hurley.

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Heather Graham

My boating life began on small inland lakes with my grandfather, and decades later, that passion has been passed on to my own family. After privately selling a small Chaparral and working with Knot 10 to purchase a beautiful Formula – I learned both the value of a top-notch firm AND love and respect for the boat sale process. I greatly enjoy learning the intricacies of each vessel I list and understand each unique need of my buyers. Communication is key, well-done photography is essential, and honesty is non-negotiable. I want to earn your business the first time and every time after that.
Nearly every April – October weekend, you will find us frequenting our local Ohio islands – whether it be – socializing at Crews Nest, relaxing on Sandusky beaches, or simply enjoying an evening playing on Lake Erie. We are “boat people” and are so grateful for the memories lake life provides our family and friends.

David Risch

David grew up sailing and racing with his family on Long Island Sound. At age 17, he formed a company that provided on-board sailing lessons, boat management and longrange deliveries. At age 23 David acquired his USCG 75-ton Ocean Operators license. For the last 30 years, David has volunteered his expertise with yacht clubs and racing organizations teaching ocean racing preparation, seamanship, and navigation. After living in Marion, MA and cruising and racing his C & C 40 throughout the northeast for over 30 years, he and his wife Diane sold the family home in 2021 to live aboard their Gulfstar’49 in Jacksonville, FL.