Mark Davenport was born and raised on the West Coast of Florida and grew up in a family that owned large motor yachts. He worked his way through college as a dive master and then served active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Mark moved to California in 1999 and has been in yacht sales ever since, having gained extensive experience in both power, sailboats, maintenance, repairs and yacht restoration. With almost 20 years in the yacht sales industry, he has been helping his clients find their perfect boats in both pre-owned as well as new with many years selling new, popular brand name boats such as Catalina and Hunter sailboats as well as Mainship, Marlow Pilot, Elling and Eastern motor yachts.
Mark believes that the key to a successful broker-client relationship begins with open and honest dialogue about the needs and expectations of the client and a thorough explanation of the purchase or sales process and that the transaction should always be FUN!
Mark has logged over 20,000 nm as a professional skipper, doing deliveries throughout the Caribbean, the East Coast and the West Coast from Washington to Mexico. Mark has also owned and personally restored two large cruising sailboats, high performance racing sailboats, as well as owning many different types of powerboats. There are not many yacht sales professionals in the industry that have such a broad background of experience in all aspects of the boating lifestyle, all of which helps Mark find his clients their perfect dream boat!