Matt grew up in Maine, where he spent every possible moment on the water in Casco Bay and Penobscot Bay. Even before he could walk, he was sailing with his family on a 100 year old Dark Harbor 17 that they have maintained for three generations. From his first sail, Matt was hooked. His love for the water evolved over the years to independent boat restoration projects, which have taken him all over the North East in search of the ‘perfect’ project boat to fix, use, and resell.
Matt graduated from St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York where he studied history and higher education. During his summers, he worked at Brewers Marine in South Freeport Maine where he helped run the marina.
After graduation, Matt joined True Course Yachting, a yacht management company, where he delivered and maintained client’s yachts up and down the east coast. He helped the company expand, and ran their second location in Camden, Maine.