As sales and marketing manager for industry leaders such as Bertram, Donzi and DeFever trawlers, his understanding of the needs of the yacht broker and new boat sales person is secod to none. Using his well-rounded knowledge in all aspects of media, Jim became the founding publisher of the highly successful MarineMax Yachts and Brokerage magazine, Lifestyles magazine and Coastal Yachting magazine.
Carrie was the Marketing Manager for MarineMax Yachts & Brokers division in Fort Lauderdale, FL, she worked at HMY's Yacht Sales' Charleston office and was office manager at Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales' Charleston office. Carrie is well versed in the yacht broker market place and would like to use her experience to help you sell to this huge market.
Born and raised in South Florida, Julianne Raines loved to draw and paint from a young age. Throughout her primary education she participated in various art classes and competitions. Using the skills she acquired from the family bakery business, she worked her way through college as a cake decorator. She began her college years studying biology but eventually decided she would only be happy with a career in the arts and changed her major to fine arts and then, finally, to graphic design.
In 2003, shortly before graduating from Florida Atlantic University, Julianne began her career designing for a woman's hand bag company. While there, she not only created various design pieces but also used her drawing skills to design handbags and fabric patterns. As her career proceeded she spent many years designing for a non-profit organization in the marine industry as well as a top notch PR and marketing agency. Julianne has been in the graphic design business for nine years now. She recently moved, with her young family, to Winston-Salem, NC where she is currently freelancing.
Carol Parrott - Circulation Manager
Carol has been with PYB since its inception in this position. She began her career in the yacht brokerage business with John G. Alden of Florida, then became a yacht charter broker with Richard Bertram & Co., United Yacht Charters and Carol Parrott International, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has worldwide knowledge of the yacht brokerage companies, boat/yacht manufacturers and cruising areas.