Growing up in South Africa, Brad gained a passion for boating early on in life. He was attracted to the sailing life and moved to the Caribbean, where, for several years he managed a large cruising catamaran. This passion brought Brad to Annapolis, the mecca for sailors in America; this was his first experience with the Beneteau brand.
In 1998, Brad relocated to Vancouver and established First Yacht Services, dedicated to the service of new and used Beneteau sail and power boats, as well as most of the other brands in the marketplace. Since then, First Yachts has commissioned no fewer than 300 Beneteaus, both power and sail. In the process, they were awarded some of the industry’s most recognized service awards.
Brad is passionate about helping clients find the ideal yacht to suit their purpose. He brings 25 years of experience in all facets of boating, be it family cruising, local or offshore racing or special projects, such as a Vic-Maui campaign.