Michael’s love of the ocean saw him racing one-designed yachts in his youth and sailing whilst attending the University of Wisconsin. Upon graduation, he worked his way up from chartering in the Caribbean to competitive racing within the global maxi boat and 50ft IOR circuits globally for five years. Michael then moved his young family from England to San Diego in 1992 to work as a service representative for Barient/Sparcraft during the America’s Cup.
Michael has represented new build and service yards for over 20 years, working with the brokerage community, liaising with yacht owners and managers and participating in marketing events and sales efforts. His wide range of skills have seen him project manage and oversee a vast range of builds, and refits in their entirety together with the transformation of a world-class marina and repair facility. At Ocean Independence, team-player Michael serves as technical and project manager for brokerage survey projects.