Carlson gained an early understanding and appreciation for yacht ownership from spending summers in Newport and Nantucket racing yachts both professionally and recreationally as well as doing deliveries throughout the northeast. He graduated from Salve Regina University where he studied business marketing.
Carlson’s passion for the water began at his family’s summer home on Lake Delavan, Wisconsin sailing scows against some of the finest sailors in the world. His love of the open water led to a career sailing extensively throughout the North and Southeast of the US, Mediterranean and Caribbean. After sailing, Carlson turned his expertise and enthusiasm for yachts into a sales position at a leading sales firm in Fort Lauderdale, the yachting capital of the world.
His vast experience selling both small and large yachts worldwide gave Carlson extensive knowledge of the intricacies involved in each deal and an understanding of the importance of fine detail when closing a complex transaction.
Carlson’s business and marketing studies allowed him to put into practice one of the most innovative and unique digital marketing campaigns led by any yacht brokerage house in the industry using the latest in web technology, social media and digital videos.
“To have the opportunity to own and operate a brokerage house utilizing today’s technology unlike any yacht sales firm is very exciting. We continue to set a new standard in yacht sales and management everyday with the hardest working team on both land and water,” said Carlson.
Mike, his wife Jackie, and two boys, Andrew and Teddy reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They continue to travel and explore new waters each and every day.