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Brian Costello is Skating By

By Nisha Barlow

September 7, 2016

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Brian Costello hates snow. Brian Costello is from Detroit. Brian Costello decided in the 2nd grade he was going to move.

Decisions made at age 7 can be a little rash, so he stuck it out as long as he could. After a 20-year battle of wills, Brian noticed that global warming wasn't going to hit the area fast enough, and he decided to move south.

Brian owned a restaurant and catering company in Michigan, and upon moving to North Carolina took up a job in the sales side of the hospitality ...
Brian Costello is Skating By

Meet the Staff: Q&A: Bernie Peacock

By Megan Toale

August 2, 2016

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Bernie Peacock

Senior Broker

Resides: Sarasota, Florida.

Years with POP Yachts: 5 years this past May.

Family: I have two kids. My son is 35 and works for Sprint in Northern Va. and my daughter is 20 and attends St. Leo University.

Q. When did you first get into boating?
I'm originally from Maryland, so I grew up around boats and have always lived near the water.

Q. How did you get started with POP Yachts?
I am not sure. I think I saw something online. Did a phone interv...
Meet the Staff: Q&A: Bernie Peacock

Meet the Staff: Q&A: Mike Hatcher

By Megan Toale

June 16, 2016

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Mike Hatcher

Senior Broker

Territory: Eastern Florida

Resides: Edgewater, FL

Years with POP Yachts: 5 1/2 years

Family: Married for 41 years, 2 kids, one 37 and one 26.

Q. What is your position with POP Yachts?
I am a licensed broker for Florida and also I am a senior broker for Pop Yachts.

Q. How did you get into selling boats?
I have always loved boating and offshore fishing and I used to buy and sell boats as a hobby and that is how we met.

Q. Where is your f...
Meet the Staff: Q&A: Mike Hatcher

Meet the Staff: Q&A: Kevin Stigall

By Megan Toale

May 23, 2016

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Kevin Stigall

Senior Broker

Resides: Coloma, CA - Tucked on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California. Right where gold was discovered back in 1849!

Years with POP Yachts: 6 years.

Family: Married with a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy.

Q. How did you end up in the Yacht Broker business?
My passion for being in the nautical world didn't really take off until my years in the US Navy. As one of the 5 navigators aboard the USS Taylor, I learne...
Meet the Staff: Q&A: Kevin Stigall

What Your Compass Rose Is Really Saying!

By Bobby Brown

February 8, 2016

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If you could have only one navigation aide on your boat, it should be a compass. A compass is a tool used for navigation that points to the magnetic north. Almost every boat built today comes standard with a compass. In order for you to read your compass, you need to understand the 32 points of the compass rose. This way you will always be able to return to your starting point. The purpose of this blog is to help you understand what your compass rose is telling you.



What ...
What Your Compass Rose Is Really Saying!

Your Day Of Boating May Be Longer Than You Think!

By Bobby Brown

February 1, 2016

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A great day of being on the water can include cruising your favorite areas, fishing, skiing, or perhaps even sunning at the sandbar. After this much fun, you are probably ready to get back to the boat ramp or your boat slip and end your day.

However your boating day isn't done just yet - not if you want to have a pleasant outing next time. Loading your boat on the trailer or securing her in the slip is simply not enough. As you already know, it's important to have a checklist for when y...
Your Day Of Boating May Be Longer Than You Think!
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