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Marlow Marine  Sales, Inc.

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Marlow Marine company members share a singular goal - to make your experience with us enjoyable and rewarding. Our philosophy is to focus on each individual customer and to deliver exactly what they are looking for to perfection.

All of the Marlow Marine staff, from the office personnel to the brokers to the service yard men and women, have a passion for boats and all things related to them and the sea. Our park-like setting on three bodies of water and our commitment to excellence draws the best in each area of expertise to our company. Our staff in sales and service boasts an average of twenty years in the Marine business.

With our experience and our passion, we will make your dream a reality.


Company President, Michael Cannova; Executive Administrator, Jarlath Warren; Company Chairman, David Marlow


Jennifer VonGraupen, Sales Office Manager


Madison Arnish, Administrative Assistant


 When you visit or call Marlow Marine Sales you will be greeted by Madison Arnish, our front office Administrative Assistant, and Jennifer VonGraupen, our Sales Office Manager.

Kim Hackelberg


Megan Hackelberg, Service Assitant

Kim Hackelberg and Megan Hackelberg are a little less visible. But are certainly no less critical as they are invaluable in overseeing many areas of our company!


♦ Bill Thomas, New Boat Sales Manager


Bill came to Marlow Marine with 25 years of business experience in the high tech computer industry where he started in customer service at 20 years old and worked his way up through sales and then to owning his own software company.  He grew up sailing in Annapolis and fishing in the outer banks of North Carolina.  Bill was the top selling new boat sales person at Marlow Marine within 24 months and was quickly promoted to New Boat Sales Manager.   Bills customer service and sales background has made him a natural at owner orientation for all of our customers.  In the last 8 years Bill has made it a point to get as much sea time on the boats as possible, taking boats to and from boat shows, picking up new boats at the port, and going on trips with customers as part of training.  If you don’t find Bill in the office he is probably on a boat learning something new.

♦ Tom Pride, CPYB

Tom has been selling new and brokerage yachts for almost 40 years, specializing in motor yachts and trawlers, the vessels of those who are out there “doing it.” Formally trained in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Naval Architecture and employed by the US Navy, USCG and NOAA in ship and submarine design, he was able to successfully transition careers to his avocation of messing around with boats. A former liveaboard cruiser with a love of the sea and restoring antique boats, Tom looks forward to helping the true cruisers develop the best possible vessel to match their needs, as he has helped more than 600 active cruisers already. He is proud to have earned the specialized title of Certified Professional Yacht Broker, an accomplishment recognizing years of experience and detailed testing of the knowledge in all aspects of yacht brokerage acquired during those years, and earned by less than 10% of yacht brokers throughout the world. Tom believes in the saying, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” and feels that he is always preparing to offer that opportunity to his next client.

♦ Eric Gervais

In his early years, Eric developed a strong love and respect for yachting, having explored many rivers, lakes and oceans while growing up in Coastal New England. During High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (delayed entry program) to serve his country and further explore the world. Earning a meritorious promotion early in his career, he seized the opportunity for extensive travel abroad on the Marine Security Guard Program (a “joint venture” between the Marine Corps and U.S. State Department that provides special operations and internal security at American Embassies and other locations abroad). With extended tours in Japan, Denmark and El Salvador, he has traveled to over 30 foreign countries giving him some unique and very well-rounded skill sets.  After college, he worked as a Stockbroker before following his childhood dreams of purchasing his own businesses in the yachting industry. As the owner of Coastal Yacht Services and Coastal Yacht Maintenance, Eric has really enjoyed going back to his “Yachting Roots”. He was asked to join “Team Marlow Marine” in 2011 and has become a First Class Yacht Broker with a client for life approach and exceptional knowledge in many areas. Having logged untold nautical miles aboard various yachts over the years working as a delivery Captain with his Yacht Service and Yacht Maintenance companies, Captain Eric has an exceptional understanding of the numerous differences between Yachts (ride characteristics, quality of construction and fit/finish just to name a few). Since 2011 he has been able to log thousands of nautical miles aboard many different Marlow Explorers (ranging in size from 49’-97 ‘) and therefore knows from firsthand experience, the additional features and benefits of a well thought out and quality built yacht. He is one of a select few Captains that operates Marlow Explorers for new boat off-loads, boat shows and during the client delivery and yacht orientation process. You will be hard pressed to find a better candidate to assist you with your Yachting needs.

Kathy Lynn Quam

A Florida resident since 1980 and resides for the last 30 years in St. Petersburg, Florida She has a dedicated passion for cancer research and has served as a volunteer advocacy chair-person for the American Cancer Society. During that time, she has received her Master’s Degree in Business Science and served as Vice President of VSE, transporting fiber optic submarine cable for over 15 years. She is an active member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, where she enjoys the SPYC cruising fleet and other activities shared at the Yacht Club over the last decade. The most exciting time of her life is “now”, where she is able to follow her passion for boating while working zealously for the exceptional yacht builder David Marlow, at Marlow Marine Sales. She stays enthusiastic and dedicated to her passion and career in the exciting yachting industry at Marlow Marine Sales.



Rod Silva

Rod brings to Marlow Marine a wealth of yachting experience and knowledge. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Science in 2005, Rod began his sales career as an account executive for one of the largest private equity lenders in Florida. In 2006 he moved from Miami to Sarasota, where he quickly realized that the boating industry was his true calling. Since early 2007 he has thrived as the VP of Operations for Coastal Yacht Services, one of the most established Yacht Management companies in Florida. He has worked closely with Marlow Marine for the past five years at the Miami International boat show, Fort Lauderdale International boat show, Palm Beach International boat show, and other private Marlow events. In early 2016 he was asked to join the Marlow sales team full-time. With an extensive bilingual (English-Spanish) background in sales, marketing, and over-the-top customer service, Rod is here to assist you with finding your next dream yacht.

Ellen James

After growing up boating on the waters of Long Island, New York, Ellen began her career on Wall Street, and then working for a Fortune 200 Company for over ten years, decided to venture out on her own as an entrepreneur.  After many years of owning several different successful businesses both in New York and here in Florida, all built from the ground up, Ellen felt she had achieved her goals.  After enjoying her success, Ellen felt it was time for a change.  Her new found passion for boating has her taking on a new career with the Marlow team!  Ellen’s main focus is her dedication to the client’s needs in finding the perfect boat to enjoy making their new memories. 


Jack Bostock 

Jack brings a very diverse and unique background to Marlow Marine.  Jack A. Bostock was born a 7th generation circus performer.  His family came to United States as performers with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus in the early 1950’s from Europe.  As a young boy Jack walked the tight rope and flew on the Flying Trapeze all over the US until his family settled in Sarasota Florida, the circus capital of the World. There, he found his first lifelong passions and began training in martial arts.  He became a very accomplished competitor and has been a State champion, Jr Olympic Champion and a SR National Champion.    He has been a martial artist for the last 27 years and for the last 22 of those years along with his family they have ran the largest Martial Arts Academies in Manatee County.  After achieving success in all areas of his life, Jack was ready for a new adventure and that is what lead him to Marlow Marine, a place where Quality, Cooperation and Innovation meant something.  He was fortunate enough to already have close relations with a few of the top brokers at Marlow and welcomed the opportunity to join the Marlow Team.  At Marlow Marine Jack has been soaking up the knowledge around him like a sponge, using the same work ethic and attention to details honed as a martial artist with a goal of becoming an amazing yacht salesman. Jack is proving to be a valued asset at Marlow with his energy, drive, determination and his Bi-lingual back ground.

Joe Hackelberg
Project Manager & Operations Manager

Mike Byrd
Purchasing Manager

Dan Knies
Service Manager

joe hackelberg mike byrd


Contact Marlow Marine Sales, Inc. to begin your search for your perfect yacht!