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MMS Staff


MARLOW MARINE STAFF ♦ Sales & Office


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.

Marlow Marine Sales, Inc.


Company President, Michael Cannova and Company Chairman, David Marlow

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David Marlow

Kim Gnadt, Executive Administrator

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MMS OFFICE STAFF

Jennifer VonGraupen, Sales Office Manager

Jennifer VonGraupen, Sales Office Manager

Taylor O'Quinn, Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Taylor - Reception and Admin Assistant

When you visit or call Marlow Marine Sales, you will be greeted by Taylor O'Quinn, our Front Office Administrative Assistant, and Jennifer VonGraupen, our Sales Office Manager.

Kim Hackelberg

Kim Hackelberg

Nadine Aust, Service Assistant

Nadine

Kim Hackelberg is a little less visible. But she is certainly no less critical and is invaluable in overseeing many areas of our company! Nadine supports the service team in providing exceptional service to all of our Marlow customers.


♦ William Thomas

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 salesperson at Marlow Marine within 24 months and was quickly promoted to New Boat Sales Manager. Bill’s customer service and sales background have made him a natural at owner orientation for all of our customers. In the last eight 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 the training. If you don’t find Bill in the office, he is probably on a boat learning something new.

William Thomas

Eric Gervais

♦ 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, residing for the last 30 years in St. Petersburg, Kathy 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 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 of 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, Inc. She stays enthusiastic and dedicated to her passion and career in the exciting yachting industry!

Kathy Lynn Quam

Rod Silva

♦ Rod Silva

Rod brings Marlow Marine a wealth of yachting experience and knowledge. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's 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.

♦ 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 the 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 U.S. until his family settled in Sarasota, Florida, the circus capital of the world! There, he found his first lifelong passion and began training in martial arts. He became a very accomplished competitor and has been a State champion, Jr Olympic Champion, and an 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 run 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 mean 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 detail 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 background.

Jack Bostock

Matt McHugh

♦ Matt McHugh

Matt is a native Floridian, born and raised in Sarasota. Being born into a family of educators, Matt spent 20 years in that field. After graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he took the position of business manager at a private school where he spent 15 years handling all the financial responsibilities, marketing, PR, HR, and sales for prospective families. After 15 years in the private sector of education, he then co-founded and assisted in the application process and implementation of a public charter school where he spent his next six years helping to grow that school in many of the same capacities. However, growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, he has always had a love and appreciation for the water and boating lifestyle. When he was presented with the opportunity to join the well-respected team at Marlow Marine, it seemed like a perfect fit. When Matt is not at work, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and two children, typically somewhere on, in, or near the water. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you with any of your boating needs, whether it’s a new build, or assisting with a brokerage deal.

♦ RuthAnn Tucker

My love for the water and passion for boating began early in life on Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, where I spent most summers crewing and cruising the Great Lakes. After moving to Florida in the late '90s, my husband, daughter, and I spent most of our free time on our center console and flats boats enjoying fly fishing, competitive spearfishing, and diving all of Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. In 2006, I moved with my family to Bilbao, Spain, where we had a marvelous 13 years on the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean off the coast of Valencia, Spain. I am very proud and honored to be a part of the Marlow sales team representing the most outstanding cruising vessels on the water today. I bring to you my enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion, including a long and successful career of entrepreneurial ventures, high-level sales, and customer satisfaction expertise plus vast design knowledge to assist you with the highest integrity. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your journey and develop a relationship that will stand the test of time.

RuthAnn Tucker
Jeff Saplis

♦ Jeff Saplis

Born in Michigan, Jeff's love of the water started at an early age when his father would take Jeff and his brother fishing on the lakes in Michigan on the family boat. He was bitten by the boating bug and has never looked back. As a young man, he ventured into the restaurant business that evolved into a 30-year career, in which Jeff and his partner designed, built, owned, and operated what would become a successful chain of restaurants in multiple states and the Caribbean. His boating days were spent actively racing sailboats competing in everything from the Chicago Mackinaw race 6 times to Key West Race week and SORC over a dozen times, along with being the crew chief for a 2 time Rolex champion in the St. Thomas Rolex Regatta. His love for sailing took Jeff and his wife Anna of 30 years to the Caribbean for many cruising vacations. The cruising area was so enjoyable; they have maintained a home in St. Thomas for the past 25 years. The British Virgin Islands are a great backyard cruising ground. Jeff is an active member of the St Thomas Yacht Club. If you are thinking of heading South or throughout the Caribbean, please feel free to contact Jeff. He has a tremendous amount of local knowledge to assist you on your trip. Jeff is the founder of Quiet Angel Foundation, a 501 3C non-profit focusing on the health and well-being of the youth of our country. He is also a big supporter of the Make A Wish Foundation. His hobbies include hosting social gatherings to showcase his passion for cooking and fine red wine, listening to music, and of course, anything boating. After following Marlow for many years, Jeff became a proud Marlow owner by building a 58E. He was so impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of the boat; he approached David and Michael, requesting to be considered as a member of the dynamic sales team. Jeff looks forward to helping you design and build, or acquire your Marlow Explorer.

Safe travels and calm seas


Joe Hackelberg

Project Manager & Operations Manager

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Mike Frank

Service Manager

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Mike Byrd

Purchasing Manager

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