Preston here. I have launched myself upon marketing my talents as a waterfront property specialist here in Manatee and Sarasota counties. As a sailor and water-lover for all of my life, it makes sense that I focus more time on the kinds of properties that I have a real affinity for, and that means properties where you can tie up BOATS.
(this picture is of Hornblower, the Baba 40 I sailed on to Tahiti, in about 1987)
I grew up in Gloucester county Virginia on the 5 rivers of the Mobjack Bay, just across the York River from Williamsburg and Yorktown. When I was a kid there, individuals could still make a good living for their families operating a single boat, usually fishing crabpots in the summer and tonging oysters in the winter. Crabs were so plentiful that walking down the shore, you'd see one in the shallows every few feet, and if you went wading, like as not you'd get bitten!
Later I sailed as far as Tahiti and Bora Bora via the Panama Canal. The time I've spent working on boats both as an amateur and as a professional have been some of the best times of my life.
I have been thrilled to work with buyers on waterfront property. Their passion for their new waterfront homes, and the life it calls forth for them and their children, has been a delight to share. Believe me, when you understand how much that dream means to them, there is little you wouldn't do to safeguard them in the transaction of their lives!
I have dreamt up a website that combines resources for the buyer and for the boat nut at www.BoatsAndWaterfront.com. Please visit and leave me your feedback -- I'd like it to be interesting and useful, and your help is appreciated (as are your referrals).