Oﬀshore fishing on his uncle’s 44’ Egg Harbor out of Ocean City, Maryland in the late 1960’s laid the foundation for what turned out to be Lou’s extremely enjoyable and rewarding profession. He continued boating and fishing oﬀ the mid-Atlantic coast, the Florida east coast and the Bahamas throughout the 1970’s which led Lou a life-long career in the boating industry. In 1980, after graduating from Francis Marion University with a degree in business management, Lou took on a sales/customer service position with the Viking Yachts. The years spent at Viking Yachts proved to be invaluable as he learned the important art of listening to customers to help deliver them the right boat for their specific needs. His experience at Viking Yachts along with his many long-term industry connections made the transition from manufacturing to retail sales seamless.
Between working at Viking Yachts and South Jersey Yacht Sales, Lou spent several years delivering a variety of vessels along the entire east coast. He also sold boats at various boat shows for a Viking dealer in Florida. In 1986 Lou decided to come home to southern New Jersey and settle into his 30-plus year association with South Jersey Yacht Sales. Lou’s successful career can be attributed to his many years of experience with both the building and selling sides of the boating industry. The management portion of Lou’s job has enabled him to gain important knowledge and relationships with many prominent boat builders. These relationships have strengthened his well-rounded brokerage sales. Most importantly, Lou’s success is based on his integrity and professionalism.