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30 years as Operators, Owners, Executives, and Advisors to Iconic Marinas and Boatyards

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Specializing in 3rd Party Operations and/or Operating Partners of Marinas and Boatyards.

Led by industry icons Kevin Quirk and Jim Bronstien

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Marina Management Roadmaps Built Exactly To Your Needs

We know Marinas, large and small, Megayachts to dry-stack. We’ve been there and done it, many times.

We know the business. We know the numbers. We know how to operate. We know how to maximize customer service and maximize returns.

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Our Specialties

SUPERYACHTS
MEGAYACHT &
COASTAL MARINAS,
LARGE & SMALL

WE KNOW MARINAS

Delivering only the finest in systems, sales, customer service, marketing and administrative requirements

3rd party operators for developers, hotel owners, condominium associations, private equity investors.

We operate and advise for both U.S. marinas and abroad including Panama, Bahamas, and Costa Rica, and others.

Services

What We Can Do For You

US Marina Group is your choice for marina operations, oversight, and analysis. We can maximize your potential and take the mystery out of the marina business.

We work with you as a partner. We have owned and operated some of the finest facilities in the U.S. so we know when you need. Give us a call.

marina and boatyard business analysis and layouts

independent expertise in marina business

From Our Founders

About US Marina Group

US Marina Group is a quality and viable option for oversight of your marinas. Whether 50 slips or 500 slips,  small boats in dry stack or Superyachts in coastal waters, our team is well versed in procedures, systems, sales, customer service, administrative and financial requirements needed to operate your marina with the highest level of integrity.

The iconic background of our principals includes a history of long term executive management and ownership at some of the most well know marina facilities in the world including Bahia Mar, Pier 66, Rybovich, Marina Pez Vela, among several others.

Our team has in depth background in operations, financial analysis, personnel and customer service, as well marina layout and design.

We have extensive experience, knowledge, passion and commitment unmatched in the industry International Office in Ft Lauderdale, US office in Palm Beach

Marinas

Marina Palms, brand new in 2016, this 112 slip marina located in North Miami, Florida is surrounded by the beautiful Marina Palms Development. This marina is the showcase operation of our Marina Management Company, US Marina Group.

17th St Yacht Basin (Hilton Marina in Ft. Lauderdale) is also managed by our group. This iconic superyacht facility handles yachts up to 300′ on the face dock in addition to 25 additional slips surrounding the property. Our team was engaged as of June 2018 following a sale of the property. Look for tremendous improvements to the marina and property coming soon!

Marine Business Advisors is a division of US Marina Group with active clients in numerous marina and boatyard businesses.
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Operating these primary facilities as well as others over the years has established US Marina Management as a quality and viable option for oversight of your marinas.

Jim Bronstien

Professional Experience

Marine Business Advisors – 2007-present – Owner

An advisory/consulting firm for new and existing businesses, primarily engaged in the marina and boatyard industry.


Saunders Yachtworks  –  2008 – present – Shareholder/Board Chairman

The largest boatyard in the Gulf Coast region, with locations in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Marina Palms (d/b/a US Marinas)  –  2012-present – Managing Partner

New in 2016 –112 slip full service marina in Miami–Marina Management /boat club business.


Tres Niñas Boat Rental  –  2012-2017 – Owner

Costa Rica’s first and only boat rental business based out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica


Marina Pez Vela  –  2007-2010 – Development Partner

Major Costa Rican based marina and boatyard development project. 3rd marina in country to be built. Active partner to open first phase.


Broward  Marine   – 2006-2007 – Chief Operating Officer

Well-known Yacht builder in Ft. Lauderdale. Engaged during transition to new business owner.


Rybovich   –  1984 -2005
President/Owner – 10 years
COO/Vice President Marketing – 11 years

One of the most prominent and well-known boatyards, marina and custom boat manufacturing businesses in the country.


EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor of Science in School of Business
  • Degrees in Finance and Marketing
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Numerous on-going seminars and personal development courses
PRIMARY COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP:
  • Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council–Senior Board Member
  • Red Cross—Palm Beach Area Region–Former Board Chairman
  • Palm Beach County Film Commission–Former Board Chairman
  • Rotary Club of Palm Beach–Past-President
  • SunFest of Palm Beach County–Past-President
PRIMARY INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP:
  • Marine Industries Ass’n of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC)–Founding Board member, Past-President, Recipient of Member of Year Award
  • Marine Industry Association South Florida (MIASF)–Former Board member
  • American Boat Builders and Repairer’s Association (ABBRA)–Past-President, Recipient of President’s Award
  • International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC)–Co-creator
  • Marine Industry Conferences/Training Programs–Frequent presenter

Kevin Quirk

Kevin is widely known in the South Florida marine industry with over 20 years of executive marina management experience, most recently as Vice-President of Marina Operations for Pier Sixty-Six Marina, overseeing both the Pier 66 newly renovated marina as well as the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.

In 2015, Kevin had full oversight for a $23 million redevelopment of the iconic marina prior to its recent acquisition by Tavistock Development Group.

Kevin previously served as Vice President of Marina Operations for LXR Luxury Marinas, a Blackstone Group LLC.

In that role he was in charge of the operations of 7 full-service resort marinas, with over 18,000 linear feet of dockage including  Pier 66 Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Boca Raton Resort and Club Marina, South Seas Island Resort Marina, Sarasota Hyatt Marina, Hilton Key Largo Marina, all in Florida, as well as the El Conquistador Resort and Marina in Fajarda, Puerto Rico.

Kevin had full oversight for the renovation of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center Superyacht facility in 2003.

The marina, which was under Kevin’s oversight until sold in 2014, set a new standard for world-class Marina facilities while enabling it to meet the requirement of hosting the world’s largest Boat Show, the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat show.

Kevin has been an active member of the Fort Lauderdale community with membership with MIASF, US Superyacht Association, Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Lodging Association, SKAL, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Winterfest Boat Parade, and Broward County Boys and Girls Clubs.

He is a graduate of Penn State University.

Get In Touch

OFFICES IN
FORT LAUDERDALE AND WEST PALM BEACH:


CONTACT US:

513 Par Court
North Palm Beach
Florida 33408


PHONE:

561-346-9580

or

954-873-3157