Tim joined Sara Bay's service department as our service writer in June 2015. Tim's been in the marine industry for 32 years. He owned a marina in Michigan for 25 years and was a General Manager for another marina for 8 years. With his experience, he can fully understand your service needs and recommend services to keep you on the water!! When Tim's not writing your work orders he will be boating or riding his Harley!!
Randall started his career at Marine Mechanics Institue in 2003. He started working at a marina in Orlando while attending school to develop his skills. He moved to the West Coast of Florida to work on Siesta Key as a marine technician then joined Sara Bay Marina in 2013. He earned his Yamaha Master Technician Certification in September of 2018 and is also a certified technician for Mercruiser and Volvo and is a Seastar Optimus installer. He loves the outdoors. When he is repairing your boat he pays attention to every detail and is commited to making sure you're able to enjoy your boat trouble free!
Doug started his marine career 30 years ago at Wellcraft Marine in 1986. He started working at Trailer Estates Marina as a tech in 1997. He earned his first certification from OMC, Evinrude & Johnson in 1998, Honda in 1999, Volvo Penta in 2001 and Yamaha in 2013, and is currently working on his Yamaha Master certification. He is dedicated to repairing and maintaining your boat like it were his own, making him a crucial part of our service team. Doug loves to go boating offshore, loves to spearfish, and ride his motorcycle!!
Felipe is our newest member of the service team. He just graduated from Manatee Technical School Marine Technicians program. While helping the other techs and learning the ropes he takes care of the boatyard for us. You will know him by his smiles while you are getting your hooked up to leave!! He is a dedicated new dad that loves his family.
Ken started his marine career 31 ago at Wellcraft Marine. He started working at Trailer Estates Marina as a tech and rigger in 1998. He earned his first certification from Mercruiser in 1990, OMC, Evinrude & Johnson in 1996, and Honda in 2011 and Garmin certified installer in 2015. He is working on his Mercruiser Master Technician certification. Ken has attended many boat manufacturer trainings to keep up with the newest boating trends. Kens scope of training is well rounded, he keeps up with the latest technology to install your new electronics and keep your engines running trouble free.
Suzanne began her career in 1978 at Excalibur Marine as the Parts Manager. In the 20 plus years before joining Sara Bay Marina in 2006, she continued adding to her experience in Parts, Service/Repair, and Warranty work. As the Parts Manager, she's a valued member of our team and brings extensive knowledge to her department. You can count on her to help with any questions you may have!
Our Dockmaster, Jason Silverman has been in the Marine industry for 20+ years. He started his career in New Jersey, spent a short time in Seattle, and has been in South Florida for several years before joining Sara Bay Marina in 2018. Jason handles his work with professionalism and a very positive attitude. When asked about working here, he said - "I married the woman of my dreams, Michelle, in 2018. Then we moved to Sarasota, which we both love. I'm happy to be a part of the Sara Bay Family!".
Steve has been part of the Sara Bay Family for 11 years. He's happily married and the proud father of 2 cute dogs!! When he's not working hard, he's out with his family on their boat.
A Sarasota native, born and raised here and graduated from Sarasota High School. Bryan has worked in the marine industry for 44 years, the last 15 of them at Sara Bay. He's presently the Lead Forklift Operator working in the Storage Department. Happily married to his wife, Bonita, for 32 years. His great attitude and friendly spirit help him to excel at both team work and customer service.
Born in Scotland and immigrated with his family in 1975 @ 8 years old. Traveled in the U.S. and internationally as a Nuclear Certified Welder for 20 years. Greatest accomplishment is marrying the love of his life, Annie. He joined our Marina team in 2018.
Our Director of Operations and General Manager, Matthew Ray, has been passionate about boating from a very early age. As the son of Sea Ray founder, C.N. Ray, naturally the “water gene” has played a pivotal role in his professional and private life. He has been delivering boats to clients for almost 2 decades and has always shared his passion for boating with his 3 children, first teaching them how to water ski on Lake Wallenpaupack in the early 1990’s. Matthew worked with MarineMax for over 18 years in Brick, NJ and Sarasota, Fl selling and promoting the boating lifestyle to countless families and individuals in the Northeast and West Central Florida. During his time at MarineMax, Matt led numerous getaway trips from NY to Newport R.I & Block Island, as well as the Baltimore Inner Harbor, Annapolis and Cambridge, MD. Prior to this Matt was in Commercial Real Estate as an Owner/Partner for 18 years with his own firm and was the Operations Executive with the Cendant Corporation’s CBCRE Unit. Matt’s passion for boating is rivaled only by spending time with his family - his wife Cathyann, and now adult children - Callie, Maddy, and Jack. He now shares this passion for the boating lifestyle throughout our organization and is focused on providing the best boating experience possible for our customer's in Sales, Service, Parts, and all aspects of the Sara Bay & Estero Bay Marina's.
Chris started his career in the boat business in 1999, moving boats with tractors and fork lifts. He was promoted to a Salesperson in 2000 and quickly to a Sales Manager position in 2002. Since then, he has held a Sales Management role in small and large boat dealerships throughout South Florida. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his sons, grandsons, and his 2 chihuahua's. His boating experience and knowledge have made him a great fit for our Sales Manager at Estero Bay Marina.