Luke Ackerman grew up sailing or fishing every weekend off Southern California and Catalina Island. Luke Sailed 5 days a week on Farr 40s through high school and filled the rest of his time with fishing on his family's Boston Whaler Outrage. Luke has since captained or sailed most things that float, and even a few things that did not. Luke is coming to Knot 10 from 7 years of development and management with West Marine. Luke helped lead projects with West Marine which focused on education, safe boating, and having the right product in the right market. It is safe to say boating and being on the water is his life.
Luke's goal at age 14 was to race from Los Angeles to Hawaii in the Transpac. He went out and pursued every skill and experience to make him the best. He apprenticed in a shipyard for fiberglass and carbon construction, learned how to sew sails, became a rigger, and went out and put on 10,000 miles before he got on his first race. This same passion for yachting will give any client and edge when listing or wanting to buy a boat.
Luke is based out of Wilmington NC which making servicing clients in the Carolina’s his preferred backyard however Luke has clients with boats all along the east coast & spends time wherever the job takes him. Whether sail or power if you’re looking for experience along with youthful energy you have found your broker for life!