Discharged from the USAF, I settled in the Bay Area and used my computer training until returning to school.
I completed my education (BA) using the GI Bill at San Francisco State College in 1972, then worked with a national corporation managing 40 independently owned dealer outlets for five years.
Following a stint of motivational training to industry, I entered the sales side of the marine industry and have been a licensed salesman and broker for 28 years. During that time, owning my own business and managing others.
I have been recognized nationally for my effort in marine safety and have worked closely for the last ten years with the California Department of Boating & Waterways & USCG.
Credentials and/or accomplishments:
I have cruised the West Coast to the Sea of Cortez (5 times) and have knowledge in preparing a vessel for ‘offshore’ cruising.
Some Caribbean cruising and Bay & Delta since 1954. I have sold over 15 million dollars worth of vessels and have many clients counted as best friends to this day. May every day you spend on the water be your best day….
The boat looks fantastic,, it is beautiful,,,, so happy, thanks so much, it is great…..Michael ONeil, Owner, new Sense 46
Mik, I am happy and I am sure you are! Working on ELAN tomorrow and sailing. Life is good.Richard Atkinson, Oceanis 323 sold, purchased ELAN, Oceanis 37
Thank You, Mik, We could not have navigated the “waters” of buying a boat without your expertise.Maggie Stienstra, Catalina 42
I can’t imagine any better service. We talked about the service compared to other brokers we dealt with – no comparison. I told the seller that they picked a good brokerage. Major benefits: prompt return of phone calls, advice in negotiations and help with haul out schedules and ‘splash’. Our experience; Mik, you were always prompt. You did everything you agreed to and then some! Jerry Ramsey, new owner, Beneteau 461 ‘Perfect’
Dear Jack, I would like to say what a positive experience we had with you, and Mik, regarding the sale of our Beneteau sailboat. We had talked with one other broker before finding you, and came away from that experience slightly depressed. From the outset though, both you, and Mik were upbeat and positive in your interactions with us. That attitude, and your professional manner made the whole process easier than I could have imagined. Finding the right buyer, so quickly, during these economic times was quite an achievement. Thank you, Mik, and the staff, for a job well done.Michael Williams, Beneteau ‘About Time’
His (Mik Maguire’s) concern for his customers and the trust we put in him built a friendship that endures to this day.Irv Alameda, Owner, Mikelson 61PHMY ‘Family Affair’