Rick Delaura caught the boating fever from his family cruising the Long Island Sound as a young child. At the age of 15, he bought his first boat and has had one ever since.
His marine career started as a mechanic for Cerino’s of Port Milford Connecticut as a rigging technician in 1984. Cerino’s was multi-brand boat dealer and marina/boatyard, selling Egg Harbor and Pacemaker Yachts, Wellcraft, Larson and Checkmate boats. Rick graduated to Yard Manager and then to Service Manager.
In 1992, he moved to Florida and started his own business, First Marine, a yacht maintenance company. In addition, Rick subcontracted for Egg Harbor Yachts for Boat Show set-ups and new boat deliveries from New Jersey to the southeast. Once in the Southeast, his travels have encompassed the entire Gulf of Mexico as well as the Northern and Southern Bahamas.
His vast knowledge, garnered from years of mechanical and cruising proficiency, along with the understanding of what it takes to create a great boating experience, makes Rick a Yacht Broker who will comprehend your boating needs and do whatever it takes to fulfill them.